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Senior Data Analyst

APDS, a public benefit corporation

APDS, a public benefit corporation

IT, Data Science
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024
About Orijin
Orijin is on a mission to prepare every justice-impacted individual for sustainable employment. We partner with facilities and employers to empower justice-impacted individuals with the necessary educational tools to rewrite their life stories. We are the ORIGINal Ed Tech company that provides secure tablet computers connected to our robust cloud-based learning and communications platform to solve some of the most consequential challenges correctional facilities face across the U.S. Our approach has proven to exceed the technological needs of correctional facilities, reduce recruitment and retention costs for employers, and lead our learners to sustainable employment.
Orijin is a Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) and certified B-Corporation, with a business model that never charges incarcerated individuals or their friends and families for its technology or services. Orijin products and services are currently deployed in over 150+ facilities across 18 states and growing. You can learn more about Orijin’s work by visiting: https://orijin.works.
The Opportunity
As a Senior Data Analyst at Orijin, you will play a pivotal role in driving the company's growth and success by leveraging data to inform decision-making, enhance customer experiences, and optimize internal processes. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to extract insights from various data sources, build and maintain data pipelines, develop impactful visualizations, and ensure data governance and compliance. This role requires a blend of technical expertise, strategic thinking, and effective communication to drive actionable insights and facilitate data-driven decision-making across the organization.


    Data Architecture Leadership:
  • Structure data across the organization to ensure alignment with strategic objectives.
  • Coordinate and manage data systems across cross-functional teams.
  • Guide and implement data governance and compliance measures.
  • Data Insights and Strategy:
  • Formulate hypotheses and employability measures to drive insights and value creation.
  • Collaborate with the product team to incorporate data-driven features and enhancements.
  • Investigate patterns of learner behavior to unlock better ways to motivate, nudge and recommend content to learners to improve engagement and reduce attrition
  • Explore how to leverage machine learning techniques to enhance predictive modeling
  • Data Pipeline Management and Collaboration:
  • Build and maintain data pipelines with education partners, ensuring efficient data flow and integrity
  • Own the development and maintenance of data pipelines with education partners, including new data
  • Ensure data quality and integrity throughout the data pipeline process.
  • Utilize tools such as Redshift, AWS Glue, and Apache Spark for ETL processes.
  • Data Analysis and Visualization:
  • Develop and maintain data dashboards using BI tools like Sisense, focusing on self-service capabilities for customers and internal teams.
  • Identify key stories and metrics for visualization to drive engagement and decision-making across multiple audiences
  • Efficiency Optimization:
  • Guide data architecture towards modern and efficient approaches.
  • Manage query efficiency and adjust data structures and toolsets as needed to meet evolving requirements.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelors/Advanced degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in education technology, assessment, or education sectors preferred.
  • Proven experience architecting and managing data systems in complex organizational environments, and translating business requirements into data solutions.
  • Proficiency in Python and SQL for data manipulation and analysis.
  • Hands-on experience with AWS services, particularly AWS Glue for ETL and Redshift for data warehousing.
  • Familiarity with BI tools like Sisense for dashboard development and visualization.
  • Strong communication skills for effective collaboration with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Experience in data governance, risk management, and data security.


  • New York City or remote (must be willing to work Eastern Standard Time. Orijin has a NYC office as an in-person option)
  • Travel: 2-4 times per year. Additional travel may be required for applicants outside of NYC.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Orijin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and firmly believes in creating a workplace that respects and values diversity of cultural, ethnic, and experiential backgrounds. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. As an organization committed to the successful reentry of justice-involved persons, we strongly encourage candidates who share the life experiences of the citizens we serve to apply