Senior IT Analyst

Chicago, IL

This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role on an Analytics team that is delivering highly valuable information and solutions to a fast-growing company.


We strive to empower our team members to stay curious and think critically. Our team collaborates with each part of the organization to provide analysis and insights that guide decision making. Verano is looking for a creative, self-starting Data Engineer who can help explore the ever-expanding cannabis data landscape. A successful candidate will be able to tackle analytics across many different subject areas, maintain the existing platform and improve Verano’s analytic capability across the enterprise.


The key to success in this role is flexibility and resourcefulness. In a highly competitive and fast-moving market, our employees need to make good decisions quickly. Access to current, complete, and accurate information is critical to that decision making process. The successful candidate in this role is someone who does not like to be placed in a box, someone who likes to understand the bigger picture, someone who embraces challenges and someone who is willing and able to contribute in any way they can.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional groups such as Finance, Marketing and Operations to ensure all business needs are understood such that appropriate analytic plans are developed and quickly implemented.
  • Work collaboratively with third party software providers and data providers to design, implement and support optimal interfaces for data acquisition.
  • Select and leverage the appropriate tools, technologies, and languages to build, execute and operate the data pipelines between Verano’s business systems and Verano’s analytics environment
  • Define data governance assumptions and procedures to ensure data quality and reporting accuracy.
  • Continually enhance, expand and improve Verano’s analytic data models to support consistent, fast and complex decision-making requirements.
  • Incorporate machine learning, predictive models and/or artificial intelligence into the data pipelines to produce richer and more informative insights to the organization
  • Perform ad-hoc and exploratory analysis on new datasets or new concepts
  • Clearly communicate important insights and KPIs to leadership or executive stakeholders


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of professional experience in data engineering role in a cloud environment.
  • Bachelors (or equivalent experience) in a quantitative field, such as computer science, statistics, mathematics, finance, or accounting required.
  • Must have experience building pipelines that acquire, transform and aggregate data from various sources to a conformed data model that can be consumed by business intelligence platforms.
  • Proficiency in the following (or similar) technologies: Python, FiveTran, BigQuery, Google Cloud Platform, SQL. Advanced skills in more than one technology preferred.
  • Experience utilizing a BI tool (Looker, Tableau, Power BI, Qlik, etc.)
  • Familiarity with different statistical modeling practices is beneficial.
  • Experience in CPG, Retail, Pharmaceuticals is beneficial.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have strong problem-solving and time management skills.
  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Operates with autonomy, discretion, and integrity.
  • Ability to think strategically, execute tactically, and collaborate across many teams, levels and situations.
  • Pronounced bias to action and a sense of urgency; able to quickly form, communicate and defend a point of view. Demonstrated ability to think-on-the-feet and make quick decisions.
  • Bachelors (or equivalent experience) in a quantitative field, such as computer science, statistics, mathematics, finance, or accounting required.


Working Environment:

Preference is at the company’s corporate headquarters in Chicago, IL. Secondary markets of FL, PA, CT, MA, RI, NY, NJ, AZ, NV, CA, WV, MI, OH, MD, AR would be acceptable. Will consider other locations for the right candidate.


EEO Statement:

Verano is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We place priority in an environment of inclusion, diversity, and social justice and are committed to securing a better, brighter way forward for our employees, our markets, and our communities.

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