Data Analyst - Release Engineering

Location: Burnaby, BC

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Who we are:

Geotab is a global leader in IoT and connected transportation and certified “Great Place to Work.” We are a company of diverse and talented individuals who work together to help businesses grow and succeed, and increase the safety and sustainability of our communities.

Geotab is advancing security, connecting commercial vehicles to the internet and providing web-based analytics to help customers better manage their fleets. Geotab’s open platform and Marketplace, offering hundreds of third-party solution options, allows both small and large businesses to automate operations by integrating vehicle data with their other data assets. Processing billions of data points a day, Geotab leverages data analytics and machine learning to improve productivity, optimize fleets through the reduction of fuel consumption, enhance driver safety and achieve strong compliance to regulatory changes.

Our team is growing and we’re looking for people who follow their passion, think differently and want to make an impact. Ours is a fast paced, ever changing environment. Geotabbers accept that challenge and are willing to take on new tasks and activities - ones that may not always be described in the initial job description. Join us for a fulfilling career with opportunities to innovate, great benefits, and our fun and inclusive work culture. Reach your full potential with Geotab. To see what it’s like to be a Geotabber, check out our blog and follow us @InsideGeotab on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.

Who you are :

We are always looking for amazing talent who can contribute to our growth and deliver results! Geotab is seeking a Data Analyst who will work as part of the release management team and performs various functions, pre/post release performance monitoring, query performance analysis and comparison, exception reporting, and a variety of activities related to timely and high-quality software releases. This includes data collection and analysis to identify useful trends and process improvement with relevant information that will facilitate informed decision-making.

What you’ll do:

As a Data Analyst, your key area of responsibility is to capture and document requirements, create documentation, incident-based troubleshooting of processes and systems, implement improvements to current and future processes and systems, and provide broad-based support to key stakeholders. This position will work closely with internal technical teams, such as Software, Engineering Support, and Database Administration.

How you’ll make an impact:

    • Execute SQL queries using Google BigQuery against Geotab’s big data environment to analyze vehicle data support and data anomalies
    • Create, automate and use Colab/Python Notebooks and data science techniques to analyze MyGeotab and Postgresql data and create derivative datasets
    • Assist the team with software and on-call incident troubleshooting by providing meaningful insights using Bigquery data
    • Design and implement easy to use dashboards, reports, metrics, and monitors based on MyGeotab software and PostgreSQL data
    • Contribute to unit testing in C# when required
    • Provide assistance to support staff and colleagues from a technical perspective this may be in the form of ad-hoc questions relating to how certain features work or verifying the behavior by reviewing code
    • Perform data collection analysis validation and reporting for various teams
    • Analyze exception/error reports, log issues, and automate detection process
    • Conduct research and provide advice to other teams regarding the application and implementation of management tools
    • Prepare system performance comparison reports for major new releases
    • Query troubleshooting during release cycles
    • Establish good working relationships with various business units while working
    • on process improvements, integrations, initiative deployment, and support.
    • Building out automation tools and working with public cloud APIs
    • Develop tools for rapid detection of the potential issues
    • Provide technical support for engineering escalations
    • Large-scale log collection, analysis, and dashboard creation via Big Data tools.
    • Collaborate in a cross-functional team with senior engineers.

What you’ll bring to this role:

    • 3-5 years of experience handling a database with large datasets.
    • Advanced computer skills with knowledge of programming languages such as Python or C#/Java.
    • Experience with Postgres, Google BigQuery, Linux is an asset
    • Experience in data visualization and data storytelling is highly valued.
    • Experience working within a technical or engineering organization with knowledge of the high-technology industry is considered an asset.
    • High accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.
    • Ability to work well under pressure and respond to fast-changing priorities and deadlines.
    • Highly organized and able to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong interpersonal relationship-building skills.
    • Strong analytical skills with the ability to problem solve well-judged decisions.
    • Strong team player with the ability to engage with all levels of the organization.
    • Technical competence using software programs, including but not limited to, Google Suite for business (Sheets, Docs, Slides).
    • Passionate and proactive about efficiency and automation
    • Entrepreneurial mindset and comfortable in a flat organization.

How we work:

At Geotab, we understand that the world is always changing and that we need to change with it. Geotab has adopted a hybrid model for working, including a flexible work from home program, with the opportunity to work in our safe, clean offices. When working from home, you are required to have a reliable internet connection with at least 50mb DL/10mb UL. Virtual work is supported with cloud-based applications, collaboration tools and asynchronous working. The health and safety of employees are a top priority. We encourage work-life balance and keep the Geotab culture going strong with online social events, chat rooms and gatherings. Join us and help reshape the future of technology!

We believe that ensuring diversity is fundamental to our future growth and progress and is an integral part of our business. We believe that success happens where new ideas can flourish – in an environment that is rich in diversity and a place where people from various backgrounds can work together. Geotab encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes and when people are hired. We will ensure the accessibility needs of employees with disabilities are taken into account as part of performance management, career development, training and redeployment processes. If you require accommodation at any stage of the application process or want more information about our diversity and inclusion as well as accommodation policies and practices, please contact us at Click here to learn more about what happens with your personal data.

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