Our vision is to build the next generation platform to enable easy and fast creation of audio and video content powered by cutting-edge AI. Building a revolutionary way to record, transcribe, edit, and mix spoken audio and video comes with a series of unique challenges and requires solving hard and complex problems.
 
As our first Analytics Engineer, you will help build our data stack to serve our business needs and to cultivate a data-informed culture. If you are ready to get your hands dirty, curious, and motivated by having a huge impact on the business, this role could be a great fit for you!
 

What You’ll Do

  • Design, create, and maintain analytics friendly datasets, broadly and easily consumable by technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Work closely with engineering teams to ensure robust data instrumentation.
  • Standardize, monitor, and document data assets to ensure consistent and high quality data.
  • Partner closely with product, marketing, finance, and business development teams to define metrics and develop dashboards to democratize data, build data intuition, and inform business decisions.
  • Assess and implement new data stack technologies as needed.

What You Bring

  • 5+ years of experience in Analytics Engineering, Business Intelligence, Data Engineering, or Data Analytics.
  • Strong SQL and data modeling skills.
  • Experience implementing and defining best data practices (e.g. logging, data monitoring) at scale.
  • Effective communicator and ability to translate business needs into tractable work items.
  • Curiosity and strong willingness to learn new subject areas, savviness to navigate and thrive in a dynamic environment, and a growth mindset needed to build a successful team and company.

About Descript

Descript is building the next generation of tools for communicating with video and audio. We are a team of 85 (planning to double in 2022) — with a proven CEO and the backing of some of the world's greatest investors (Andreessen HorowitzRedpoint Ventures, Spark Capital). Descript HQ is in San Francisco, and our AI research team, Lyrebird, is based in Montreal.

Descript is the special company that's in possession of both product market fit and the raw materials (passionate user community, great product, large market) for growth, but is still early enough that each new employee has a measurable influence on the direction of the company.

As a small startup, Descript relies on employees who thrive in an environment where they are regularly called upon to translate high level goals into day-to-day priorities, and are regularly presented with technical and business challenges that extend beyond their comfort zone.

Benefits include a generous healthcare package, catered lunches, and unlimited vacation time. We currently have offices in San Francisco and Montreal, and are open to folks working remotely between PST and EST time zones. Whether you love WFH or can’t wait to get back to being in person, we're interested in offering an environment that works for you.

Descript is an equal opportunity workplace—we are dedicated to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. We believe in actively building a team rich in diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions to better allow our employees, products, and community to thrive. 

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