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Data Engineer - REMOTE 

Product & Technology ·

Role is 100% REMOTE! You can work from anywhere within the US!! 

Varis is a well-funded and fast-growing technology startup. Our incredible team includes top industry leaders with decades of experience. We are innovation driven, customer centric, and ready to transform Business-to-Business (B2B) Procurement with insights gleaned from data. Our culture is focused on bold vision, launching the simplest (yet still valuable) initial solution to learn, then either failing or scaling fast. We seek teammates who drive value creation, are great problem solvers, have strong interpersonal savvy, and can successfully learn on the fly! Joining us now is a ground-floor opportunity to shape our limitless future. On our team you will: see and feel the direct impact of your work; be surrounded by passionate people; learn how to be an entrepreneur; and be at the center of a highly dynamic business model with tremendous individual and collective potential. 

The Data Engineer is accountable for implementing methods to improve data reliability and quality. They combine raw information from different sources to create consistent and machine-readable formats. They also develop and test architectures that enable data extraction and transformation for predictive or prescriptive modeling. 

 He/she must conduct the analysis of raw data, developing and maintain datasets, improving data quality and efficiency around the data pipeline.  
 
We are looking for an experienced data engineer to join our team. You will use various methods to transform raw data into useful data systems. For example, you’ll create algorithms and conduct statistical analysis to provide important insights to foster product and technical adoption within and outside of Varis. Overall, you’ll strive for efficiency by aligning data systems with business goals. 

To succeed in this data engineering position, you should have strong analytical skills and the ability to combine data from different sources. Data engineer skills also include familiarity with several programming languages and knowledge of learning machine methods. 

If you are detail-oriented, with excellent organizational skills and experience in this field, we’d like to hear from you. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  1. Analyze and organize raw data 
  2. Build data systems and pipelines
  3. Evaluate business needs and objectives
  4. Interpret trends and patterns
  5. Conduct complex data analysis and report on results 
  6. Prepare data for prescriptive and predictive modeling
  7. Build algorithms and prototypes
  8. Combine raw information from different sources
  9. Explore ways to enhance data quality and reliability
  10. Identify opportunities for data acquisition
  11. Develop analytical tools and programs
  12. Collaborate with data/research scientists and ontologists on several initiatives

Education & Experience 
 
Level of Formal Education:  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent experience 
Area of Study:  Data Science and or Computer Science 
Years of Experience:  Minimum 2 -3 years’ experience in related field 

Type of Experience: 

  • Modeling large data sets and data repositories
  • Experience in eCommerce, B2B, Sourcing, or Procurement environment is a plus.

Language Skills: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 Technical Competencies: 

  • Previous experience as a data engineer or in a similar role
  • Technical expertise with data models, data mining, and segmentation techniques
  • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Java and Python)
  • Hands-on experience with database design (e.g., SQL, Key-Value, and Document based, etc.)
  • Data engineering certification (e.g IBM Certified Data Engineer) is a plus

Skills and Ability: 

  • Knowledge of planning, designing, and implementing a data pipelines, architecting and designing through scientific method the use of machine learning techniques, to ensure that the data science management best practices are planning, designed and implemented.
  • Strong background in research and analysis, including the ability to evaluate source authority
  • Solid problem solving and conceptual thinking abilities
  • Great numerical and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable in technical environments and eager to learn new systems as needed
  • Ability to context switch between systems-level thinking and attention to minute details
  • Time management skills, demonstrated success in handling multiple, sometimes conflicting priorities
  • Capable of balancing quick decision-making with attention to quality and accuracy

Personal Attributes: 

  • Interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Executive level presence
  • Maintains a positive attitude, high energy, and strong sense of urgency
  • Ability to learn quickly and think creatively
  • Resident expert on cutting-edge customer experience

Other/Preferred: 

  • Knowledge of various eCommerce and Internet technologies

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all required responsibilities and skills. Other duties and special projects may be assigned per business needs. Job descriptions are subject to change at any time with or without notice. Varis is wholly owned by The ODP Corporation, which is the legal employer of Varis associates. ODP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

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At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Physical:

  • Health Insurance
  • Wellness Fairs
  • Flu shots
  • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
  • Ergonomic Support
  • Return-to-Work Programs

Emotional:

  • Mental Health Benefits
  • Support Programs

Work-Life:

  • Location Events & Activities
  • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
  • Recognition & Rewards Programs
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
  • Paid Time Off

Financial:

  • Retirement Programs
  • 401(k) Match
  • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
  • HSA Match
  • HRA Funding
  • Discounts/Perks
  • Life/Disability Plans

Community:

  • Charitable Giving
  • Volunteering & Mentorship

At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

Emotional:

  • Employee Assistance Programs

Community:

  • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion

As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

  • Description

    Overview

    Data Engineer - REMOTE 

    Product & Technology ·

    Role is 100% REMOTE! You can work from anywhere within the US!! 

    Varis is a well-funded and fast-growing technology startup. Our incredible team includes top industry leaders with decades of experience. We are innovation driven, customer centric, and ready to transform Business-to-Business (B2B) Procurement with insights gleaned from data. Our culture is focused on bold vision, launching the simplest (yet still valuable) initial solution to learn, then either failing or scaling fast. We seek teammates who drive value creation, are great problem solvers, have strong interpersonal savvy, and can successfully learn on the fly! Joining us now is a ground-floor opportunity to shape our limitless future. On our team you will: see and feel the direct impact of your work; be surrounded by passionate people; learn how to be an entrepreneur; and be at the center of a highly dynamic business model with tremendous individual and collective potential. 

    The Data Engineer is accountable for implementing methods to improve data reliability and quality. They combine raw information from different sources to create consistent and machine-readable formats. They also develop and test architectures that enable data extraction and transformation for predictive or prescriptive modeling. 

     He/she must conduct the analysis of raw data, developing and maintain datasets, improving data quality and efficiency around the data pipeline.  
     
    We are looking for an experienced data engineer to join our team. You will use various methods to transform raw data into useful data systems. For example, you’ll create algorithms and conduct statistical analysis to provide important insights to foster product and technical adoption within and outside of Varis. Overall, you’ll strive for efficiency by aligning data systems with business goals. 

    To succeed in this data engineering position, you should have strong analytical skills and the ability to combine data from different sources. Data engineer skills also include familiarity with several programming languages and knowledge of learning machine methods. 

    If you are detail-oriented, with excellent organizational skills and experience in this field, we’d like to hear from you. 

    Primary Responsibilities: 

    1. Analyze and organize raw data 
    2. Build data systems and pipelines
    3. Evaluate business needs and objectives
    4. Interpret trends and patterns
    5. Conduct complex data analysis and report on results 
    6. Prepare data for prescriptive and predictive modeling
    7. Build algorithms and prototypes
    8. Combine raw information from different sources
    9. Explore ways to enhance data quality and reliability
    10. Identify opportunities for data acquisition
    11. Develop analytical tools and programs
    12. Collaborate with data/research scientists and ontologists on several initiatives

    Education & Experience 
     
    Level of Formal Education:  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent experience 
    Area of Study:  Data Science and or Computer Science 
    Years of Experience:  Minimum 2 -3 years’ experience in related field 

    Type of Experience: 

    • Modeling large data sets and data repositories
    • Experience in eCommerce, B2B, Sourcing, or Procurement environment is a plus.

    Language Skills: 

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

     Technical Competencies: 

    • Previous experience as a data engineer or in a similar role
    • Technical expertise with data models, data mining, and segmentation techniques
    • Knowledge of programming languages (e.g. Java and Python)
    • Hands-on experience with database design (e.g., SQL, Key-Value, and Document based, etc.)
    • Data engineering certification (e.g IBM Certified Data Engineer) is a plus

    Skills and Ability: 

    • Knowledge of planning, designing, and implementing a data pipelines, architecting and designing through scientific method the use of machine learning techniques, to ensure that the data science management best practices are planning, designed and implemented.
    • Strong background in research and analysis, including the ability to evaluate source authority
    • Solid problem solving and conceptual thinking abilities
    • Great numerical and analytical skills
    • Ability to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment
    • Comfortable in technical environments and eager to learn new systems as needed
    • Ability to context switch between systems-level thinking and attention to minute details
    • Time management skills, demonstrated success in handling multiple, sometimes conflicting priorities
    • Capable of balancing quick decision-making with attention to quality and accuracy

    Personal Attributes: 

    • Interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Executive level presence
    • Maintains a positive attitude, high energy, and strong sense of urgency
    • Ability to learn quickly and think creatively
    • Resident expert on cutting-edge customer experience

    Other/Preferred: 

    • Knowledge of various eCommerce and Internet technologies

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification and are not intended to be a complete list of all required responsibilities and skills. Other duties and special projects may be assigned per business needs. Job descriptions are subject to change at any time with or without notice. Varis is wholly owned by The ODP Corporation, which is the legal employer of Varis associates. ODP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

     

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  • Benefits

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Physical:

    • Health Insurance
    • Wellness Fairs
    • Flu shots
    • Fitness & Nutrition Programs
    • Ergonomic Support
    • Return-to-Work Programs

    Emotional:

    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Support Programs

    Work-Life:

    • Location Events & Activities
    • Onboarding Plan & 'Buddy'
    • Recognition & Rewards Programs
    • Flexible Work Schedules
    • Paid Holidays (as applicable by business unit)
    • Paid Time Off

    Financial:

    • Retirement Programs
    • 401(k) Match
    • FSA/HSA Pre-Tax Benefits
    • HSA Match
    • HRA Funding
    • Discounts/Perks
    • Life/Disability Plans

    Community:

    • Charitable Giving
    • Volunteering & Mentorship
  • Benefits Part-Time

    At Office Depot, we offer our benefits around the 5 facets of Total Well-Being: Physical, Emotional, Work-Life, Financial, and Community. Here’s a look into what we offer:

    Emotional:

    • Employee Assistance Programs

    Community:

    • Associate Resource Groups focused on Diversity and Inclusion
  • About Us

    As the working world continues to evolve, so are we. Shifting from an office supplies retailer to a business services platform is not a simple task, nor is it one we take lightly. It requires the diverse talents and contributions from each and every associate – all driven by our 5C culture of Customer, Commitment, Change, Caring and Creativity. We’re working together to make a difference, challenge the status quo, and be the trusted experts that help our customers manage their businesses. We’ve got 40,000+ associates to date – and we’re always looking to add great talent to our team. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help transform our company to fuel the businesses and communities around us is knocking. Start your #LifeAtDepot and discover how you can be a part of the transformation.

 
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