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Mercatus Technologies Inc

Data Analyst

Product · Toronto, Ontario
Department Product
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

The Opportunity: 

Mercatus is looking for a Data Analyst who will play a significant role in building the next generation of retail data driven products. As a Data Analyst, you will be immersed in the entire grocery shopper’s journey, uncovering insights that drive product innovations destined to be productized in Mercatus’ Digital Engagement, Digital Commerce and Personalization products. Your responsibility is to increase depth of company and client insights, by creating trusted BI content and empowering company and client business users with the means to create their own insights. 

We are looking for someone with a strong retail business intelligence background, with a track record of uncovering insights that lead to product innovations. 


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Increase depth of company insights that drive product innovation 

  • Develop trusted BI content for both company and client decision makers in the form of reports and dashboards 

  • Data preparation and exploration capabilities that empower a broad range of both company and client business users with autonomous production and publishing of their own insights. 

  • Collaborate with product, analysts, and engineering to solve for BI and analytic business requirements. 

  • Discover patterns and uncover insights as you explore a broad range of data sets that are: structured to semi-structured, internally and externally sourced, large in volume, complex in nature, and diverse in format. 

  • Platform impact analysis, demonstrating company and client ROI 

  • Data visualization, creating tangible and trusted BI content for company and client decision makers through dashboards and reports 

  • Communicate discovered insights effectively with company and client decision makers 

  • Empower company and client business users with self-service analytic capabilities

  • Steer enterprise solution architects to meet BI and analytic needs 

  • Increase agility and decrease time to insight 

  • Validate user-built BI content 

Skills & Traits:


  • A track record of solving problems by making use of statistical methods to extract insights from data 

  • Understanding of the grocery/retail industry and data sources available for utilization 

  • Understanding of data mining concepts, algorithms, and statistical modeling

  • Advanced data preparation and exploration, including: data manipulation and shaping, filtering, blending, hierarchy definition, transforming, analysis of web logs and other semi-structured data sources, binning, pivoting, deriving new information, and summarizing. 

  • Semantic layer development 

  • Ad-hoc reporting and querying 

  • Advanced descriptive analytic capabilities 

  • Advanced data visualization, including: use of visualization libraries, rendering of very large data sets, embedded analytics, complex representation of information like network graphs, or multilayered geographic maps. 

  • The ability to discuss in detail your techniques and discoveries to technical and non-technical audiences in a language they can understand. 

  • Basic forecasting and predictive modeling 

  • Strong analytical and quantitative problem-solving abilities 

  • Ability to clearly communicate complex technical concepts

  • Passionate individual that believes in culture and teamwork

  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn new things 


Technical Competencies:


  • Proficiency with data preparation and exploration, big data, data warehousing, cloud computing, descriptive analytics and visualization

  • Proficiency working with database technologies, such as: Amazon Redshift, Amazon Aurora, SQL

  • Cloud storage and computing, such as: Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2

  • Business intelligence and analytics platforms, such as: Tableau and Google Analytics Suite

  • Ideally exposed to: Big data technologies such as: Hadoop, MapReduce, Splunk, Spark, Storm 


Education & Qualifications:


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics or a related discipline, or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent.

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as a data analyst including planning, designing, modelling, testing, implementing and maintaining databases and tools.

Perks & Benefits:


  • Competitive compensation & employee stock option plans

  • 100% company paid benefits plan

  • Yearly professional development budget

  • Lifestyle & wellness spending account

  • Employee Referral program

  • Weekly Ritual credits

  • Vibrant, pet-friendly office space in Toronto’s King West neighbourhood


Who is Mercatus

The grocery industry is in a state of flux. Consumers are embracing technologies, devices and services that make everyday tasks like shopping, cooking and list-making quicker, easier, more fun and more efficient. Mercatus empowers grocers to adopt this change driven by consumer demand, allowing them to grow with the evolving needs of today’s shoppers.  We create and build web and mobile applications exclusively for grocery retailers, helping them to extend their brand’s online presence, offer personalized experiences to their customers, and sell their products on the web. This is all done through one cohesive, enterprise-grade SaaS platform.

The Team

We’re not just helping grocery retailers grow, we’re helping more than 80 team members grow personally and professionally. The best thing about working at Mercatus is the people. We solve challenging problems every day. We’re scaling a company where people can build their work around their life, and not the other way around.

Flexibility and full autonomy mean you’re in the driver’s seat to create a schedule that works for you and your passions. We’re looking for people who will make our culture even better—people who have a desire to collaborate and bring their unique creativity to the table. If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Mercatus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.


No unsolicited agency referrals please.


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