Staff/Principal Technical Data Analyst

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Guru helps teams build and surface the knowledge they need to do their jobs in real-time. With offices in Philadelphia and San Francisco, we are seeking experienced Data Engineer to be a key player in the Data Infrastructure team to develop and manage the scalable data pipelines in the AWS Cloud environment. The Data Engineer will collaborate with business analytics, data science, and software engineering teams, in building and optimizing an innovative product that our customers love to use every day.

This job is not only about the data; it’s about how you lend your positivity and presence, combined with your skills, to an energized environment and highly collaborative team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Own the Data Model: Own the design, monitoring, and deployment of DBT for the Biz Ops & Analytics team and Guru’s Self-Service BI deployment. This also includes certifying downstream data sources on our reporting platforms and warehouses.
  • Iterate the Data Model for Speed: Optimize modeling and documenting new datasets as they become meaningfully impactful to the business for speed of query retrieval. This will regularly include answering the question “should this live in DBT or Mode?”. For context, we have several teams using these datasets on Zooms with customers where seconds vs. minutes make a big difference.
  • Be a Business Partner: Partner with Analytics leads to automate business metrics that define success. Additionally, work with Analytics leads to optimize their use of data, either through query reviews, modeling exercises, or dashboard audits, aligning overall data architecture with business requirements
  • Enable Data for All: Enable all Guru employees to adopt data as part of their business and usual via recorded Looms and “how-to”’s via Guru cards.
  • Data Engineering Partnership: We have a small and nimble sister team (data infrastructure) that sits in Engineering. They own our AWS Redshift instance and primarily service Engineering requests. This role will have a closer partnership with the Data Infrastructure team, both from a strategic knowledge sharing/cross-functional best-practice sharing focus to more tactical business continuity perspective. This is an opportunity to ensure best practices are implemented company-wide while internalizing how the Data Infrastructure team operates in order to help from time to time.


  • 7+ years of experience building/implementing/managing data pipelines, ideally in a modern data stack (for ex. DBT)
  • 5+ years of experience with data engineering concepts and database design
  • 2+ years of experience in DBT
  • Expert-level SQL knowledge, specifically performance tuning of AWS RedShift and DBT
  • Programming proficiency in Java or Python
  • Proficiency using version control systems like Git
  • Experience with ETL and analytics tools, such as DBT, Mode, Stitch and Airflow

Benefits to you:

  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Incentive Stock Option Plan
  • Paid Parental, Family & Medical Leave
  • Unlimited Vacation
  • 401k
  • Professional Development Stipend
  • Wellness Stipend
  • Home Office Stipend
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Thrive After Five: in recognition of our long-tenured employees, Guru celebrates your five year anniversary with a $10,000 personal travel reimbursement
  • Remote perks
  • Generous medical benefits package
  • Guru-sponsored company & team events, no matter where you work

About Guru:

Guru is a dynamic, fast growing start-up based in Philadelphia and San Francisco. Our mission is to reinvent the way people connect with meaningful information at work. Guru's knowledge management solution provides customer-facing teams access to expert-verified information where they work and when they need it most. We believe in cultivating a welcoming, inclusive culture that encourages personal growth through working hard and having fun.

Launched in September 2015, our vision is backed by an amazing group of investors including FirstMark Capital, Salesforce, Michael Dell, the Slack Fund, Emergence Capital, Thrive Capital and Accel. As we enter the next exciting stage of expansion, we're searching for passionate individuals to join our rapidly growing team.

This is a full-time position that can be Remote or based out of our Philadelphia or San Francisco offices. Re-location and/or Visa Sponsorship is not included in our hiring package. Applicants will need to be authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. All are welcome here. At Guru, being inclusive is very important to us. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, veteran status or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at [email protected] to request accommodation.

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What are Guru Perks + Benefits

Guru Benefits Overview

Our total rewards and compensation strategy strives to be competitive in the hybrid work market. We’ve revamped our employee perks and benefits to cater to our employee -- agnostic of location. Our benefits meet our team members' needs across multiple dimensions -- access to affordable and virtual healthcare, support needed for our growing population of Guru caregivers, mental health resources, and access to learning & development resources, just to name a few! We’re also intentional about how we design experiences to foster meaningful connection for employees. Come join us!

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
We have had required DEI training every year since 2018; unconscious bias, race in the workplace and this year, we facilitated trainings on microaggressions, as well as implicit bias, generally.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
(ERGs) are voluntary, employee-led, Guru-sponsored groups. Our currently established ERG's are: Black at Guru, Guru Women, LGBTQ+, and Solidarity (for non-Black employees working for racial justice)
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Our hiring processes engage a more diverse candidate pool driven by a data-driven pipeline strategy that is intended to increase representation at every stage and increase the diversity in every team.
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Guru offers a Medical FSA (with a $1,000 employer match), a Medical Limited Purpose FSA and a Dependent Care FSA (with a $1,200 employer match).
Disability Insurance
Guru's long-term disability insurance benefit is 60% of an employee's annual salary up to a $7,500 maximum monthly payout. Employees have the option to purchase this coverage.
Dental Benefits
Guru's dental plan covers 100% of the cost of preventative care, including x-rays.
Vision Benefits
Guru's vision insurance plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams with a $10 copay and lenses after a $25 copay. Frames and contact lenses are covered up to $130.
Health Insurance Benefits
Health insurance premiums are determined by coverage level. Guru offers a 100% fully subsidized plan for all levels of coverage and, on average, covers 90% of employee and 85% of family premiums.
Life Insurance
Guru offers fully subsidized, group-term life insurance with a payout of 1x an employee's annual salary for the duration of employment.
Wellness Programs
Guru will reimburse up to $1,200 per year for gym, fitness and health club membership fees and other eligible expenses related to health and wellness.
Mental Health Benefits
Our EAP benefit is provided by Guru at no cost to employees and can be utilized by employees and dependents. This benefit is a confidential referral and counseling service.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Guru's 401(k) retirement plan through Human Interest offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
Company Equity
Equity grants a core component of our compensation at Guru. We offer all employees Incentive Stock Options that vest over a four year period, as well as opportunities for additional refresh grants.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Through our Parental Leave policy, we provide 12 weeks of paid leave for all parental caregivers and an additional 4 weeks paid leave for birthing parents (for a total of 16 weeks).
Remote Work Program
We deploy a hybrid model, allowing employees to do their best work where they see fit. Employees can work from our hubs in Philadelphia or San Francisco, as often as they like, or can be 100% remote.
Family Medical Leave
We offer 10 weeks of paid leave that can be used for any family leave defined by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Thrive After Five is a perk in recognition of our long-tenured employees. We celebrate a team member’s five year anniversary with a $10,000 personal travel reimbursement to rest and recharge.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Company Outings
We offer Guru-sponsored company & team events, no matter where you work; we also host two annual team offsites per year (note in-person events are dependent on the COVID-19 pandemic).
Stocked Kitchen
Each hub location is equipped with a variety of snack and beverage options. Most importantly, each office has the fuel you need to power through the day -- no matter how may cups it takes!
Some Meals Provided
Our hub offices provide catered lunches on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Happy Hours
Our workplace experience team curates in-person and virtual team building experiences on a monthly basis.
Pet Friendly
We love our pups and are excited to see them in both our hub offices in Philadelphia and San Francisco!
Fitness Subsidies
Guru will reimburse up to $1,200 per year for gym, fitness and health club membership fees and other eligible expenses related to health and wellness.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Hub employees receive $500 for an initial home-office setup; Remote employees receive an increased reimbursement of up to $1,000 for an initial home-office setup.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Guru encourages employees to enhance knowledge and skills, to network with other professionals, and to obtain new certifications. We will maintain a $1,500 training benefit for all employees.
Tuition Reimbursement
We offer tuition reimbursement for employees who have been at Guru for two years. At two years, you may be reimbursed $3,000 for tuition costs; at five years of employment, this increases to $10,000.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
We offer 1:1 coaching and mentorship through Torch Leadership Labs, which provides high-impact, premium executive coaching through its online Torch software platform.
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

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