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Data Insights Engineer

Technology | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Data Insights Engineer - All Levels

Sojern - Omaha or San Francisco

Job Description

Launched by leaders from Yahoo, Bluekai, Orbitz, Amadeus, Sabre, Avis, American Airlines and Adobe, Sojern is building the world’s leading data driven traveler prediction and optimization platform. We win with optimized data, tuned to our vertical sales and data acquisition strategy focus. Join us and together we can win the digital travel space. Work with a dynamic and flexible team whose laser focus on success provides opportunities for all.

Join us in our cool Omaha office (a converted bar!) or our airy loft in SOMA. In SF we are centrally located to all transportation. Our campus is SF and that can’t be beat. In Omaha we overlook a golf course and are easily accessible. We work fluidly between the teams. We offer competitive salary, equity, benefits, unlimited vacation days, equipment of your choice, fantastic coworkers, well-stocked kitchen, and team/community events.


  • Able to work fluently in in two of; Pig, Hive, Hadoop, Python, R, SQL to wrangle large data sets into actionable insights.

  • Are a data fiend and obsess over data cleanliness knowing that it’s next to data sainthood

  • Love to find data insights that help people do their jobs more effectively

  • Have the ability to express your ideas, absorb other people's, influence the team, and grow

  • Work closely with business stakeholders to understand and translate their data needs


  • Work on our hadoop cluster to aggregate, slice and dice our data to generate insights for internal customer facing stakeholders.

  • Visualize key insights into tableau dashboards and analytics reports

  • Work closely with the predictive analytics, data acquisition, customer insights and pricing strategy teams to blow peoples minds

  • Work with stakeholder requests turning their latent intent into statistical models that provide insight

  • Provide descriptive statistical insight on our data sets to qualify our insights

  • Ability to mesh with a multi discipline, multi location, high throughput team.

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years production experience in mix of: Java, C++, Python, Scala, R, Pig, Hive, SQL, Hadoop

  • 3+ years production experience with ETL, data wrangling/munging on a scaled system (50+M / day)

  • 3+ years production experience delivering reports to business stakeholders

  • Experience with professional team based development environment where engineers lead the roadmap

Desired Skills:

  • Practical experience applying descriptive statistical models in an online system

  • Ability to work with evil data scientists™

  • Knowledge of advertising technologies, techniques, pitfalls, opportunities


  • BS/MS/PhD CS, Applied Math, Physics, ML, Statistics, or practical equivalent