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Data Strategy Lead
Posted on 8/2/2022
Burlingame, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Data Structures & Algorithms
  • Raw smarts: You can deconstruct complex problems and solve them
  • Process and communication: You can tackle a problem independently and quickly iterate to a solution, and then also document it in a way that's easy to understand for all audiences
  • 5+ years of professional experience, ideally in very analytical or technical roles
  • Bachelors or masters from a top school preferred
  • You've done something that proves you have initiative, tenacity, and grit
  • Constantly improve and iterate our data along the following core tenets:
  • Scale: Design the structure of our internal databases to ensure they are scalable, support the operational demands of the business, and provide the backbone on which we can build actionable insights
  • Completeness: Grow our databases by evaluating and negotiating with external vendors, or looking at other creative ways to find new sources of data, often for entirely new markets or segments of the business. Sources include but are not limited to ZoomInfo, LinkedIn, public websites, CrunchBase and more
  • Accuracy: Ensure the accuracy and integrity of our data through constant monitoring. Execute data migration and data quality projects
  • Relevance: Prioritize the most important set of information that we want to maintain, and surface insights at the right moments to drive actions to improve our business
  • Example Projects include
  • Evaluate the validity and ROI of new data vendors and sources
  • Define foundational concepts upon which we build our system (e.g. what is an account, what are key fields to maintain?)
  • Developing algorithms to identify duplicate, broken, missing or inaccurate data, and automatically fix or remove them from our system
  • Collect data to generate alerts for when an account or contact is most likely to purchase (e.g. a key contact changes jobs, a company opens a new location)
  • … and more!
  • You will be joining the team initially as a senior individual contributor, working with and mentoring a team of junior data scientists and engineers, with the scope to build out a Data Operations function in the near future as the company scales globally. Since we're still in scrappy startup mode, there's a lot of rolling up your sleeves and getting into the weeds to drive direct impact on a daily basis. We knock out today's problems while also balancing our need to build for the long-term
Desired Qualifications
  • Analytical skills: You have strong data intuition, can quickly structure analyses / data to answer key business questions. Excel and SQL, Tableau / Looker / data visualization platform experience are required; coding proficiency (e.g., Python) is a plus
  • Technical skills: Prior experience in designing, creating, and maintaining large-scale, complex datasets; an understanding of relational database architecture, and working knowledge of statistical modeling and machine learning techniques. Familiarity with standard CRM system structure is a plus

501-1,000 employees

Video & sensor-based security systems for enterprises
Company Overview
Verkada's mission is to be the essential physical security software layer for every building, and the foundation of a larger enterprise IoT infrastructure.
  • Generous company paid medical, dental & vision insurance coverage
  • Unlimited paid time off & 11 companywide paid holidays
  • Wellness allowance
  • Commuter benefits
  • Healthy lunches and dinners provided daily
  • Paid parental leave policy & fertility benefits
Company Core Values
  • Pave The Way
  • Solve Big Challenges
  • Take Strategic Risks
  • Think For Yourself