JOB OPENINGS / Infrastructure & Technology Operations

Our Engineering Team uses innovative methods and technologies to ensure our users always have secure access to our content and our employees have best-in-class, custom tools to get the job done.

 

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

ABOUT THE ENTERPRISE DATA ARCHITECT ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

The Enterprise Data Architect is a highly visible and key cross-functional role that is tasked with ensuring the Tech organization is operating with a data first mentality and that data quality, integrity, consistency, and reliability are core requirements of all software/data systems. The Enterprise Data Architect will develop a detailed knowledge/understanding of the data our systems produce and provide both tactical and strategic direction as it pertains to data management, consumption, and production. This individual must possess the combination of business knowledge, technical skills, and people skills to define and guide data strategy.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Champion data quality, integrity, consistency, and reliability throughout the tech organization by defining and promoting best practices and establishing/enforcing data governance across all product squads
  • Provide subject matter expertise and thought leadership on advanced data techniques, data architecture, and data integration implementations, including the assist and review of logical and physical data models as well as other important data structures (messaging, events, etc.)
  • Establish standards and guidelines for the design and development, tuning/optimization, and deployment of persistence technologies
  • Partner with the data warehousing group, product analytics, and business intelligence to ensure their data needs are being met
  • Develop specific metrics (KPIs) to assess data quality/consistency and measures/reports on these metrics periodically
  • Works with the security architect to ensure compliance with data security and privacy mandates

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science/Engineering/Mathematics/Statistics preferred
  • Several years of experience being responsible for data architecture on an enterprise-wide scale
  • Extensive experience modeling and implementing operational systems (transactional systems)
  • Expert knowledge and experience with both structured and semi-structured data and persistent storage systems, including both SQL based and flexible schema systems (notably PostgreSQL, MongoDB, and ElasticSearch)
  • Experience working with Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence systems. Experience in multi-dimensional modeling and developing star schemas, normalized and denormalized models, and utilizing “slow-changing” dimensions.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to work independently and establish strategic objectives, project plans, and goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively across different functional areas. Can communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Possesses strong consensus building abilities and negotiating skills

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you'll like a lot!  Health Benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Free drinks and snacks, Game Room, Guest speakers and learning events, volunteering opportunities, and a mentor program.

Things you'll love! Amazing Coworkers, Unlimited vacation (you need time, take it!), Weekly happy hours – enjoy a few drinks with your amazing co-workers, Transparent and approachable executives

 WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC:
Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best-in-class user experience in order to make these moments even more special.  We are focused on building a user-centric, content-rich, mobile-first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture. Connect yourself to work that matters!

ABOUT THE WEB ANALYTICS ANALYST ROLE AND OUR TEAM:
We are looking for a Web Analytics Analyst to help us plan more personalized and fun weddings in a shorter time. As our Web Analytics Analyst, you will identify insights and trends in our data, enabling us to build products that better address a couple’s needs during life’s most important moments. Given the unique perspective of working across products and brands, this role is positioned to influence decision making by providing thoughtful analytical insights.

This position in the Business Intelligence & Digital Analytics department sits at the intersection of User Experience, Product Analytics and Data Intelligence. You will be closely aligned to the Product organization, contributing to the practice of analytics-based decision making, driving the selection and adoption of new tools, and educating the Product and Design teams on their use. The position also works in close collaboration with the Data Intelligence team to identify and cleanly capture the data required for our algorithms.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Support the production and distribution of web analytics including:
    • Scheduled reports
    • Ad hoc reports as necessary to aid the Product organization in the analysis of web-based products
  • Maintain the digital tracking infrastructure, including compiling and reviewing data requirements for the collection of web analytics and event data, and evaluating the product analytics landscape for new tools as they emerge
  • Educate the Product organization in the practice of Product Analytics and the accompanying toolset
  • Proactively identify notable changes in patterns and trends across all products and brands
  • Help to “clean up” and centralize data for consumption by multiple stakeholders

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Must have excellent problem-solving skills with a knack for recognizing trends/patterns in large data sets
  • Must be comfortable drawing key insights from data and communicating/presenting these findings to stakeholders and decision makers
  • Must be able to identify and communicate effectively with product and engineering teams
  • Experience with A/B testing
  • Experience collecting and leveraging user event data for analysis (e.g. segment.io, keen.io, MixPanel)
  • Experience with data visualization tools (e.g. Birst, Mode, Tableau, chart.io, d3)
  • Basic SQL querying skills
  • Strong attention to detail and deadlines
  • Self-motivated, able to multi-task, and keen to work in a collaborative environment

BENEFITS & PERKS:

Things you'll like a lot!  

  • Health benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Free drinks and snacks, game room, guest speakers and learning events, volunteering opportunities, and a mentor program.

Things you'll love!

  • Amazing coworkers, unlimited vacation, weekly happy hours, transparent and approachable executives