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Senior Analytical Engineer: SQL and DBT #2760



Menlo Park, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2023
GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. GRAIL, LLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN). For more information, please visit
GRAIL is seeking a Senior Analytical Engineer, supporting Commercial Operations. GRAIL’s Senior Analytical Engineer integrates data engineering and data analysis to curate and transform raw data to produce Business Intelligence (BI) ready datasets which will optimize our Commercial Sales Operations. This position is located in Menlo Park California, with onsite 2 days a week.
In this role you will build out data marts using DBT and SQL for new data sources coming into our data warehouse, in close partnership with our Data Platform team within Software Engineering. As GRAIL’s first Analytical Engineer, you’ll have an exciting opportunity to shape our best practices and workflows on data transformation, testing, and documentation, while working collaboratively with stakeholders across our Commercial Organization (Sales, Marketing, Customer Success, Customer Experience, Product) to understand the organization-wide needs for data collection, analysis, reporting, and application. GRAIL's successful Senior Analytical Engineer is someone comfortable supporting a commercial sales organization in performance analysis, who can think strategically but is also hands on with a proven track record building a data ecosystem that delivers compelling business value in a rapidly growing environment.
You will:
Design, build, and maintain data models in DBT using SQL.
Collaborate with data analysts, data engineers, and business stakeholders to document data requirements for data marts.
Ensure data quality and integrity with testing.
Automate and scale common ad-hoc requests Lead on our best practices, workflows, and documentation.
Analysis data in Redshift.
We look to you to bring:
Expert level professional experiences in SQL and optimizing SQL queries from diverse sources towards creating performance or like analysis.
5-8 years of direct analytical engineering or data engineering experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or another quantitative field.
Or, 2-5 years of direct analytical engineering or data engineering experience with a Master’s Degree (preferred) in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or another quantitative field.
Additional professional experiences may be substituted for Degree.
3+ years of experience with DBT or similar tools, including defined working experience with often complex data modeling principles, patterns, and industry trends.
In depth experience with relational databases, query authoring, and performance tuning.
Experience in designing and re-organizing facts and dimensions tables, complex data models and SCD’s.
Python scripting experience is highly preferred.
SalesforceTools (Sales, Marketing, Service Cloud).Experience with implementing CI/CD processes.
Solid understanding of data warehouses like Snowflake or Redshift and BI tools like Tableau.
Demonstrated positive collaboration skills with key stakeholders and system users to deliver robust systems and compelling results.
Desired Experience:
AWS (Redshift, S3, Glue, Managed Airflow) Snowflake,Tableau.
DevOps, such as CI/CD pipelines, containerized deployment, infrastructure as code, such as Terraform.
Life sciences / Biotech sector experience in a regulated environment GxP, FDA, ISO 13485.
The expected, full-time, annual base pay scale for this position is $124,000 to $168,00. Actual base pay will consider skills, experience, and location.
Based on the role, colleagues may be eligible to participate in an annual bonus plan tied to company and individual performance, or an incentive plan. We also offer a long-term incentive plan to align company and colleague success over time.
In addition, GRAIL offers a progressive benefit package, including flexible time-off, a 401k with a company match, and alongside our medical, dental, vision plans, carefully selected mindfulness offerings.
GRAIL is an Equal Employment Office and Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status. We will reasonably accommodate all individuals with disabilities so that they can 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 to request accommodation. GRAIL maintains a drug-free workplace.