Analytics Engineer

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Year Up · Boston, MA/Remote (USA)

Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
$80,000 - $90,000 Per Year
Posted 3 weeks ago

Project Management
Machine Learning
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The location for this position is flexible and open to candidates in any state where there is a Year Up site:



The Analytics Engineer sits in Year Up’s Business Intelligence team, working toward the goal of enabling, supporting and promoting data-driven decision-making at Year Up. Sitting in IT, the Analytics Engineer collaborates with analysts and business users across the organization to produce analytical material that enables a more rigorous and empirical understanding of our operations and outcomes.


Business Intelligence sits at the intersection of business and technology, and this role is grounded in both. As a technical position, the day-to-day work will primarily consist of writing code and working with software. However, the work will serve the big picture needs of the business, and the analyst must become fluent in Year Up’s operations and quantitative management systems while effectively serving as an internal consultant.


This is an ideal role for a deeply analytical individual who is a self-starter, a quick learner, and who enjoys structuring and solving ambiguous problems. Business Intelligence must be responsive to succeed, and the incumbent must shift quickly and frequently to respond to the needs of an organization with high growth and rapidly evolving priorities. As a result, this will be a challenging position. However, this will also make it a high-growth opportunity with the potential to significantly shape the organization’s approach to data-driven decision-making.


In keeping with Year Up’s values, the Analytics Engineer will also have the opportunity to interact with students as coach, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in creating and sustaining a positive educational environment, with trust among students, faculty, and site leaders.



This individual’s core responsibilities will be related to the production of analytical insight. This will primarily be executed using database software, with a strong emphasis on SQL and data warehousing. Projects the Analytics Engineer will work on include:

  • Extractions and feeds from other systems or services (alone or in collaboration with Data Engineering)
  • Data modeling, processing, and warehousing
  • Advanced analytics
  • Visualization and reporting (alone or in collaboration with Business Intelligence Analysis)
  • Training, support and consulting (business-facing engagements)


Further responsibilities will include:

  • Data Analysis
  • Business Analysis
  • Process automation
  • Ad hoc research and analysis
  • Data quality investigations
  • Maintenance and technical support for existing business intelligence tools and systems


Additionally, there may be a long-term opportunity for:

  • Project Management
  • Data Governance and Master Data Management (MDM)
  • More advanced data engineering work, possible including exposure to integrations



  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in Business Intelligence
  • Strong SQL proficiency
  • Facility with at least one additional programming language. We use Python, but this may take any number of forms, potentially including:
    • Statistical programming languages, such as R, Julia, NumPy/SciPy, SPSS or MATLAB
    • General-purpose languages such as Python, C++, Java, PHP or Go
    • Web-oriented languages such as JavaScript or Ruby
    • Excel skills may be a suitable substitute, but must be truly expert-level and reflect an engineering mindset (advanced formulas and VBA, tackling problems with significant complexity)
  • Demonstrated experience with quantitative analysis
  • A proven record of creative problem solving
    • Experience framing, investigating and resolving ambiguous problems will be particularly valuable
  • Adaptability and learning agility
    • The ideal candidate will be comfortable operating in an environment with rapidly shifting priorities, and will be capable of contributing proactively in new and unfamiliar contexts
  • A passion for working with young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential, and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up
  • Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion


Candidates with one or more of the following will be particularly competitive:

  • Professional experience working in a related field, especially in IT or Education
  • Exposure to reporting tools, such as SSRS or Crystal Reports
  • Experience with data visualization, whether using Excel software such as Tableau, Power BI, Looker, etc., or a graphical programming language like D3.js
  • Knowledge of statistics/machine learning and experience delivering this functionality in a production environment
  • Exposure to system integrations or data engineering
  • Experience writing technical documentation
  • Demonstrated aptitude for cross-functional collaboration


Salary range: $80,000-$90,000



  • Year Up has established salary ranges for each of our sites, which allows us to pay employees competitively, equitably and consistently in different geographic markets. For roles in which the location is listed as flexible, the range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Salary offers take into account a candidate’s skills, experience, and location. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your location during the hiring process.

  • Benefits: Comprehensive healthcare options and dental coverage; 401(k) match for eligible participants.

  • Vacation: Earn three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year.

  • Professional Development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives ($2,500 per year)


** This is an exempt role (paid on a salaried basis). **



Year Up is a national 501(c)3 workforce development organization committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults—no matter their background, income, or zip code. Employers face a growing need for talent while millions of talented young adults lack access to meaningful careers. These inequities only further perpetuate the opportunity gap that exists in our country—a gap that Year Up is determined and positioned to close through three interconnected strategies: providing targeted skills training and connections to livable-wage employment for students and alumni; empowering others to serve and support young adults, and changing systems that perpetuate the opportunity gap. Year Up’s intensive training program utilizes a high expectations, high support model where students learn in-demand technical and professional skills and apply them during a corporate internship. Year Up has directly served more than 40,000 young adults since its founding in 2000. Year Up's nationwide presence includes Arizona, Austin, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City/Jersey City, Pittsburgh, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington.


Voted one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the country by The NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding and impactful place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and potential of our young people. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission.



Year Up actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to our young adults as we work to close the Opportunity Divide. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work environment. Learn more about our commitment to diversity:


As an equal opportunity employer, Year Up is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.



Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through our website.


Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We respectfully request no phone calls.



To ensure the safety of our young adults, staff, and families as we return to in-person work, Year Up requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless someone qualifies for an exception. Subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from being vaccinated. Face masks and physical distancing are also required in Year Up spaces.

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