• Business Intelligence Engineer (BIE)

    Location US-WA-Seattle
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(6/21/2018 8:57 AM)
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  • Job Description

    The AWS Forecasting team is hiring a Sr. Business Intelligence Engineer to improve the scalability and customer experience for our customers (AWS service owners) using our team’s products. Our team is responsible for growing the world's largest Cloud at the most optimized rate. The challenge is finding the optimum tradeoff between AWS service availability and fleet utilization, where a 1% improvement to utilization means millions in additional free cash flow. We own the development of methods and tools used by service owners and finance partners to forecast and plan service usage, infrastructure, and revenue. Our systems help business owners evaluate and make decisions about their service forecasts relative to their availability, utilization, revenue, and cost plans and goals. Our forecast and other demand signal outputs are used by downstream infrastructure supply chain and build organizations to drive server, network, and data center investments.
    If you have a passion for improving visibility, increasing understanding, and motivating action for your customers resulting in high impact improvements in the business and operations, this is the perfect role for you. In this role, you will work directly with customers, including senior leaders, to understand their opportunities, provide insightful analyses, and build repeatable reporting processes. Your work with prevent capacity shortfalls for AWS customers, while simultaneously reducing waste to save millions of dollars.
    The primary responsibilities of this role include:
    - Write high quality SQL to retrieve and analyze data from relational databases (ex. Redshift, MySQL), using your understanding of AWS’s data resources and know how, when, and which sources to use and which not to use.
    - Create user friendly repeatable reporting solutions to minimize ad hoc customer requests, which creates team thrash and a poor customer experience.
    - Work directly with customers to understand the business problems at hand and propose impactful analyses and solutions. Ensure customers’ problems are solved and sustained.
    - Provide requirements for teams responsible for building and maintaining data sources.
    - Define and develop business critical metrics and reports across all forecasting products, key performance indicators, and financials that are consumable by a wide range functions and levels.

    Basic Qualifications

    · Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Finance, Information Systems, or related field
    · 7+ years analyzing and interpreting data
    · Knowledge of data mining and processing using SQL and at least one of SAS/R/Python
    · Experience building measures and metrics

    Preferred Qualifications

    · Master's degree in Business, Engineering, Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics or related field
    · Understanding of data warehousing and data modeling
    · Experience with forecasting measures and monitoring
    · Advanced user of BI data visualization and delivery tools such as Excel, Tableau, Looker, Quicksight, etc.
    · Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, and an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
    · Proven problem solving skills, project management skills, attention to detail, and exceptional organizational skills
    · Ability to deal with ambiguity and competing objectives in a fast paced environment
    · Experience with project management or Agile development process is a plus

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