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Analytics Engineer



Data Science
Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Monday, April 29, 2024

At Preply, we are unlocking human potential through learning.

We believe learning with a great tutor is life-changing. That’s why we match online tutors from across the globe with learners and empower them to create live language classes with AI-powered tools and learning materials. This is how we deliver progress, create engagement and keep our global community of learners motivated. So far, over 32,000 tutors have given more than 15 million lessons to learners from over 175 countries.

Meet the team!

At Preply, we are constantly running hundreds of AB tests, each with specific tracking and analytic requirements. This, along with the wide scope of our product and the sophistication of the tutor/learner interactions, makes for some rewarding challenges. Visit our Tech Radar to learn about the technologies we use at Preply!

Do you love data? Do you want to work with a modern data stack using DBT, Snowflake, Airflow, Looker, Databricks, Monte Carlo and learn about these tools or participate in choosing the next ones? Do you love SQL? Do you love transforming and orchestrating data? Do you enjoy working on a data team with version control, automated data testing and governing processes? Would you like driving them to the next step?

As part of the Data Strategy team, you’ll participate in critical data model decisions, impacting and driving projects across our entire data stack, from collection/ingestion to processing and modeling with the aim of empowering our people to inform their decisions with quality data.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Scale and evolve our data model optimized for simplicity, accessibility, performance, scalability and reliability. Ensure a smooth and organic growth of our data models;
  • Design and implement diverse strategies to meet existing requirements while anticipating the future needs of our internal clients;
  • Build and optimize ETL processes for the core data model, integrating additional data sources as needed;
  • Build up and optimize our data model into our BI Tool (Looker via LookML) including creating and maintaining data sources, custom metrics and dashboards. Contribute towards the strategy and design of self-service analytics reporting;
  • Optimize data ingestion and transformation in our multi-terabyte data lake and data warehouse platform;
  • Act as a referent for our Data Scientists, providing guidance and expertise as they build and produce their data pipelines, minimizing redundancies, inefficiencies and technical debt;
  • Work closely with data analysts, data scientists and backend engineers to understand business requirements and provide data ready for analysis;
  • Apply software engineering best practices like version control and continuous integration to the analytics code base. Select and instrument data quality tools and processes.

What you need to succeed:

  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or similar fields;
  • Around 4-5 years of experience in a similar role;
  • Strong coding skills in one or more languages (SQL, Python, etc.);
  • Experience with high-volume tracking events ingestion and processing;
  • Experience with data transformation frameworks/tools;
  • Prior experience modeling data into BI tools;
  • A rare combination of technical skills, business mindset and communication skills, able to persuade and influence data product stakeholders;
  • Strong curiosity, problem-finding and problem-solving skills;
  • Creative mindset and a proactive attitude towards the creation and evaluation of new solutions;
  • Good written and verbal communication skills. C1 English is a must.

Nice to have:

  • Previous experience scaling start-ups infrastructure;
  • Having work experience or knowledge of DBT;
  • Previous experience with Looker;
  • Experience developing critical data processes to standardized definition of KPIs and taxonomy of events across medium/big organizations;
  • Knowledge of coordination tools (Airflow, Luigi, Jenkins, etc.);
  • Working experience with the AWS stack/Google Cloud Platform.

Why you’ll love it at Preply

  • An open, collaborative, dynamic and diverse culture;
  • A generous monthly allowance for lessons on Preply.com, Learning & Development budget and time off for your self-development;
  • A competitive financial package with equity, leave allowance and health insurance;
  • Access to free mental health support platforms;
  • Access to Gympass-partnered wellness and gym centers throughout Spain to promote and support well-being and physical health;
  • Not in Barcelona? We offer an attractive relocation package to join us in our Preply Barcelona Hub;
  • The opportunity to shape the lives of learners and tutors through language learning and teaching in 175 countries (and counting!).

Our Principles

  • Care to change the world - We are passionate about our work and care deeply about its impact to be life changing.
  • We do it for learners - For both Preply and tutors, learners are why we do what we do. Every day we focus on empowering tutors to deliver an exceptional learning experience.
  • Keep perfecting - To create an outstanding customer experience, we focus on simplicity, smoothness, and enjoyment, continually perfecting it as every detail matters.
  • Now is the time - In a fast-paced world, it matters how quickly we act. Now is the time to make great things happen.
  • Disciplined execution - What makes us disciplined is the excellence in our execution. We set clear goals, focus on what matters, and utilize our resources efficiently.
  • Dive deep - We leverage business acumen and curiosity to investigate disparities between numbers and stories, unlocking meaningful insights to guide our decisions.
  • Growth mindset - We proactively seek growth opportunities and believe today's best performance becomes tomorrow's starting point. We humbly embrace feedback and learn from setbacks.
  • Raise the bar - We raise our performance standards continuously, alongside each new hire and promotion. We build diverse and high-performing teams that can make a real difference.
  • Challenge, disagree and commit - We value open and candid communication, even when we don’t fully agree. We speak our minds, challenge when necessary, and fully commit to decisions once made.
  • One Preply - We prioritize collaboration, inclusion, and the success of our team over personal ambitions. Together, we support and celebrate each other's progress.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Preply is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds can thrive. Different opinions and viewpoints are key ingredients in our success as a multicultural Ed-Tech company.

Preply will consider all applications for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or veteran status. Together, we are The World Class.