Business Analyst, Amazon Advertising Services LLC
Palo Alto, CA
30+ days ago

Job Description

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience defining requirements and using data and metrics to draw business insights
  • 3+ years relevant experience in financial/business analysis
  • Experience making business recommendations and influencing stakeholders
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Experience in SQL
Amazon Advertising is one of Amazon's fastest growing and most profitable businesses, responsible for defining and delivering a collection of advertising products that drive discovery and sales. Our products are strategically important to our Retail and Marketplace businesses driving long term growth. We deliver billions of ad impressions and millions of clicks and break fresh ground in product and technical innovations every day!

We are seeking an experienced Business Analyst will play a thought leadership role in the team – the team will look to you for advice on analytical and business issues facing them. You are right, a lot. You get a lot done. You work very efficiently and routinely deliver the right things. You will have a company-wide view of the analytical solutions that you build, and you will consistently think in terms of automating or expanding the results company-wide.

As a Business Analyst on this team you will:
  • Design, implement and support a scalable and reliable infrastructure for Data Warehousing, BI and Analysis for the benefit of the predicting, preventing, and reporting on pay defects.
  • Implement reports, dashboards and metrics decks which distill down complex business problems in measurable and actionable insights.
  • Recognize and adopt best practices in reporting and analysis: data integrity, test design, analysis, validation, and documentation.
  • Analyze and solve Product Analytics business problems at their root, stepping back to understand the broader context. Apply automation so that with every iteration on a problem, you build your solution to have maximum scale and self-service ability by stakeholders.
  • Conduct deep dive analyses of business problems and formulate conclusions and recommendations to be presented to senior leadership.
  • Develop pragmatic analyses and choose applicable solutions that make valuable contributions to Amazon’s Advertising businesses.
  • Understand a broad range of Amazon’s Advertising data resources and know how, when, and which to use and which not to use.
  • Recognize and use advanced analytical techniques to solve business problems
  • Collaborate with Engineers, Product managers, Data Scientists and other senior leadership stakeholders
  • Write high quality code to retrieve and analyze data.
What you will need to be succesful in this role:
  • B.S. degree in mathematics, statistics, computer science or a similar quantitative field
  • You're a strong BI Engineer and have worked in a big data environment,
  • Have been in business analyst, data analyst or statistical analysis role
  • Experience in using SQL to analyze data in a database or data warehouse and be able to use a major programming (e.g. Java/C) and/or a scripting language (Python) to process data for modeling
  • Experience working with a wide range of predictive and decision models and data mining techniques, as well as tools for developing such models
  • Knowledge of data warehouse technical architecture, infrastructure components, ETL and reporting/analytic tools and environments
  • Experience in business intelligence and visualization software (Looker, Tableau, Qlikview, MicroStrategy, QuickSight)
  • Experience in developing requirements and formulating business metrics for reporting, familiarity with data visualization tools, e.g. Tableau, Quicksight
  • Experience to break down complex problems, and a strong ownership to get things done and deliver results
  • Experience to display complex quantitative data in a simple, intuitive format and to present findings in a clear and concise manner
  • Experience with AWS solutions such as EC2, DynamoDB, S3, and Redshift
  • Expertise in Statistical Analysis packages such as R, SAS and Matlab
  • Relevant experience in a business intelligence engineering role, including data warehousing and business intelligence tools, techniques and technology, and business analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge and expertise with SQL, Linux, Oracle and OLAP and data warehousing concepts.
  • Experience in data mining, ETL, etc. and using databases in a business environment with large-scale, complex datasets
  • Knowledge and direct experience using business intelligence reporting tools. (Amazon Quicksight, OBIEE, Business Objects, Cognos, Tableau, MicroStrategy, SSAS Cubes, etc.)
  • Outstanding written communication skills. Able to distill complex data cross-tabulations into concise, meaningful insights with low entropy
  • Outstanding verbal communication skills. Able to concisely communicate trends in metrics and underlying
  • Advertising or Finance background is a plus.
Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit


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