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About Us
Smarter Sorting is a purpose-driven company committed to increasing sustainable options for unsold or damaged products. Our cutting-edge machine learning technology enables cost-effective, compliant decisions for all unsold products, and our process advances our partners’ zero-waste goals.
As a collective group of machine learning experts, successful serial entrepreneurs, data scientists, sustainability experts, and national account program managers, our passion for data-driven sustainability drives us toward a singular goal: to reduce waste through the salvation of unwanted items. Our goal is to take valuable products currently being driven hundreds of miles and burned and have them be used for their original purpose in local communities.
At Smarter Sorting: We do what it takes. We are driven to become experts. We are not jerks. We are real. We have grit. A healthy culture is key to our company’s success and more importantly our employees’ happiness. Our core values drive our culture and in turn, we achieve our vision.
Better decisions. Better data. Greener planet. All made possible by the best people. Come join our team!
About you:
Smarter Sorting is looking for a Data Analyst with 1-3 years of experience to offer support to our Technology department and Data team. This person will be responsible for learning our system, processes, and resources to ensure the completeness and quality of the product data on which we run our business. This person will be a strategic collaborator in supporting our data science and sales projects and our overall suite of products. Our Data Analyst will be crucial for sifting through data and determining quality and value, and where applicable, any holes there may be in the data. To be successful in this role, this person needs to be a meticulous auditor and analytically minded.
In addition, our Data Analyst will be expected to gather metrics on our internal operations to drive business decisions and optimize our efforts. This person needs to be a fast learner who can dive into new data sets, identify key facets, and distinguish quality from unsatisfactory. Data Science and Chemistry experience is a must.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Work closely with our Data Science team to develop data products and make data-driven decisions
  • Read and comprehend complex regulatory literature, provide summaries, reports and plan action items on regulation updates
  • Produce ad-hoc reports and scheduled reports
  • Source new data and understand its strengths and weaknesses
  • Find new uses for existing data
  • Audit our Auto Classification Engine results and deep-dive into regulatory classifications 
  • Uncover errors in coding and classifications
  • Contribute to our data quality efforts and our Auto Classification Engine strategy
  • Aid in rapid-turn-around sales and data projects
  • Contribute to improving our chemical and physical data

Your Experience + Skills:

  • 1-3 years of experience working in a data-related role
  • BA/BS in Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics, Physical Science, Computer Science, Information Management, Statistics or other STEM-related degree preferred 
  • Experience working in both Data Science & Chemistry required
  • Organized, strong attention to detail, analytical & critical thinker
  • Proficient in Excel & Google Sheets Coding experience in a scripting language; Python (preferred), R.
  • Experience in data visualizations
  • Database experience; Postgres, MySQL
  • Passionate about digging into data
  • Able to identify the most relevant information in a data set
  • Able to illustrate data-driven conclusions in both written words and graphic visuals
  • Strong analytical background including basic statistics, understanding data for ad-hoc analysis and informative plots, and ability to work in Tableau or equivalent

Your 1st month:

  • Complete dangerous goods transportation, health and safety, and environmental management courses through ShipMate
  • Develop a workflow for identifying issues in our Auto Classification Engine

Your first 3 months:

  • Provide weekly reports on suggested improvements and specific targeted improvements for our Auto Classification Engine
  • Develop Data Validation rules for key facets

Your first 6 months:

  • Develop automated auditing techniques and reporting
  • Build out strategies for implementing 10 new classifications

Your Benefits & Perks
Smarter Sorting offers:
-Competitive Compensation Packages
-Medical, dental & vision insurance
-401k program
-Short-term disability insurance
-Unlimited PTO
-Continuing Education & Lunch N Learns
-Bi-Annual All-Hands
-Volunteering & Special Events (with baby goats in attendance)
-Snacks, drinks, lunches, and dinners

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • IonicFrameworks
    • SinatraFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • DockerDatabases
    • InVisionDesign
    • WrikeManagement
    • MailChimpEmail

Location

We are in the heart of East Austin right next door to Lustre Pearl and all the best food. Our 2,500 sq ft. office used to be an auto body shop. #ReUse

An Insider's view of Smarter Sorting

What's something quirky about your company?

We always have baby goats, bunnies and chickens attend all of our company events because they've been scientifically proven to sharpen business acumen and bolster synergy.

Jared Robertson

Software Engineer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My team is working to develop a product that will bring back of store technology into the 21st century. We are helping clients better manage all of their back of store processes by providing tools that work for them instead of tools that they have to work with. It's fun to be a part of a team that is building out a revolutionary product!

Maya Lozada

Product Manager

What does career growth look like on your team?

Smarter Sorting is extremely supportive of our career growth. One of our values is 'We will become experts.' This year, Smarter Sorting sponsored my professional HR certification exam fees and a class at UT. Our company is always willing to support continuing education.

Valerie Lara

Director of HR & Recruiting

What is your vision for the company?

My vision for Smarter Sorting is to revolutionize the industry with smart technology. I truly want to maximize the salvation of unsold or unwanted items and force people to second guess the word “waste.” Internally, I want to create a culture where genuine, talented people can learn and grow.

Katy

VP of Customer Success

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At our fast-paced startup, idealistic ideation, sales, & product development are largely one in the same process. It has been gratifying to see ideas and observations communicated in 1:1's or team meetings turn into Smarter Sorting products. Now, these products have been implemented across many of the US's largest companies!

Scott

VP of Sustainability

What are Smarter Sorting Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $6500 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Acme Co. hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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