Senior Data Analyst at Shippit

Business Operations, Full-time, Sydney sydney analytics full-time
Posted 8 days ago

Shippit is a powerful technology engine that is revolutionising how the world sends anything, to anyone, located anywhere. Logistics infrastructure is a sophisticated beast, and we’re not only improving the experience for everyone involved, we’re impacting the planet in a positive manner. Our deliveries are already 100% Carbon Neutral. While Australian founded, we’re truly global in our approach and have the benefit of being a free moving startup yet with the security of impacting a growing industry that needs some love and attention.


The Next Gen Shipping team is focused on game-changing initiatives to elevate the delivery experience and sustainability, leveraging the data and learnings from Shippit. Think of it like a start-up within the broader organization! We also lean heavily on Shippit for their strong existing analytics stack (Fivetran, Snowflake, dbt, and Looker), and partner closely with their awesome people in the data platform and business operations teams.

As a Senior Data Analyst in the Next Gen Shipping team, your concern first and foremost is our people. You’ll be ensuring that team members and stakeholders more broadly have the reporting and analytics they need to do their jobs best.

What You Will Do

  • Investigating requirements and creating reporting templates for core business requirements, such as a carrier performance comparison by lane within Looker--while you will be building reports, building templates for reports and enabling self-serve is even more important
  • Performing particularly gnarly once-off analysis utilising the full suite of tools available to you--sometimes, using a notebook, R, or Python just works better and helps us get to decisions more quickly
  • Driving definitions on data across the business and building out a usable data dictionary for internal use
  • Improving data quality issues arising from our integrations with carriers and with Shippit, helping to find causes of missing scans and anomalous issues
  • Running workshops to determine problem scope and the relevant insights required to drive us to decisions, and being the honest broker when your analysis shows a different result than what’s expected
  • Maintaining strong relationships across the business and being a trusted partner and advocate for all teams
  • Role Requirements

  • You have expert-level knowledge of SQL. You’ve optimised queries before, know the difference between a CTE and a sub-query, and you have strong feelings on style.
  • You consider yourself skilled on a next-generation BI tool or two.
  • You’ve worked with a cloud data warehouse before. Shippit uses Snowflake, but other solutions are acceptable.
  • You have experience working with Git. Just pressing the green button on Looker to push all your LookML to production is unfortunately not valid.
  • You have worked in a self-serve environment within analytics and believe strongly in data democratisation.
  • Finally, you have excellent communication skills--both written and verbal--have faith in your analytical prowess, and pride yourself on your resilience. You know how to make data tell a story, and you’ve probably got one ready to go for our interview.
  • Nice To Have

  • Considerable experience developing with LookML
  • Taking into account a user experience--Shippit has a high proportion of self-serve BI users and you are their advocate
  • Experience working in the shipping and logistics industry--or an allied industry, such as aviation or travel
  • Knowledge of what an event-based architecture is

  • We’re on a mission that needs the right humans to help make ship happen!

    The team behind Shippit come from diverse backgrounds, but all embody the core values that makes our business different. Our mantra is to make ship happen, every single day.

    WE PLAY THE STRAIGHT BAT - It's about radical candour which breed integrity and trust

    WE CREATE THE FUTURE - It's about innovation and disrupting the status quo

    WE RAISE THE BAR - It's about excellence and being better every day

    WE MAKE AN IMPACT - It's about ensuring that what we do makes a difference

    WE ARE GOOD HUMANS - It's about inclusivity of beliefs and personal circumstances

    We’re a phenomenal place to work, and we can back that up. Shippit’s been ranked as #9 in Linkedin’s Hottest Startups to work at in 2021. We have a high-performance culture, everyone can make a difference, together we make great ship happen.

    We have an overriding focus on wellness and are committed advocates for mental health awareness and gender pay equality & we’re committed to supporting and nurturing our team with perks like flexible work arrangements, parental leave and so much more!

    “We are a 2021 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to responding to every applicant”