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Location Analytics Developer, Marketing, - Lakeland

Apply Job Req. ID 9750BR Date Posted 08/06/2019 Location Lakeland, Florida
Are you interested in applying your GIS and Location Analytics skillset to a fortune 100 retailer? Do you have an innate curiosity to seek out insights and provide recommendations utilizing cutting edge technology and data? Are you looking for a career where site selection, growth, human geography problems come across your desk every day?

The Location Analytics Developer consults with business partners to provide research based recommendations in support of strategic decisions for Publix. This includes managing the development and deployment of analytical solutions by researching and gathering data, performing statistical analyses to glean insights, software coding and training end users on the use and interpretation of these solutions. The Location Analytics Developer drives results, provides consultation, and end-user application development regarding location-specific recommendations, opportunities, or business initiatives. These could be in store (market or customer level), in support of multiple business areas, for real estate purchase purposes, alternative business concepts, IS/TS, or merchandising initiatives. This position is responsible for providing in-depth consultation for these location-specific initiatives, which may be ongoing initiatives. Location analytics solutions are also developed into user-friendly applications and placed into a self-service Alteryx server or ArcGIS Online platform for business partners to access independently. By maintaining the Alteryx server, and ArcGIS Online platform, the GIS team is able to continually take on new data requests while current customers are self-maintained. This allows Developers to have more time to focus on the consultation and application development portion of their position. Furthermore, this position is responsible for overseeing GIS-related suppliers and providing guidance to GIS Analysts, and continually seeking to gain additional knowledge in data analytics, statistical methods, and predictive/prescriptive modeling.

The Location Analytics Developer reports to the GIS Analytics Manager.

Responsible for:
• providing insightful consultation and recommendations to help drive decision making processes in retail and support by developing analyses, metrics and reports.
• developing GIS analytical solutions or applications, actionable tools, and recommendations to assist in making key decisions regarding locations (store, market, customer level), alternative business concept, merchandising initiative, etc.
• architecting database schemas (blueprint for how data is structured) by developing the logical and physical data models necessary to support the analytical solutions.
• maintaining established data and analytical software and services supplier relationships as assigned to ensure GIS Location Analytics receives ongoing support for those products or services Publix is contracted to receive.
• assigning specific work tasks and training and coaching GIS Data Analysts in best practices in terms of analytical technologies, methodologies, verification, knowledge of data sets, drawing insights, and communicating learnings.
• coordinating with the Data Scientist, Sr Location Analytics Developers (currently titled MA Senior Consultant) and Mgr GIS & Location Analytics to proactively seek learning and training opportunities regarding predictive regression modeling software for creating regression models (linear, multivariate, logistic, Bayesian, stepwise, prescriptive, etc.), and data visualizations (ESRI, Alteryx, and Tableau).
• dedicating time to marketing innovation and quality improvement.
• managing special Marketing related assignments, which can include but is not limited to:
o Project management, executing reporting and presenting results to Marketing leadership.
o Directing outside agencies and other external resources to collaborate with internal associates.

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Analytics, Information Technology, Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science, Engineering or another analytical discipline from an accredited college or university
  • At least three (3) years in a geography/ GIS environment developing analytical solutions using advanced spatial statistical methods, application development and deployment, data visualization, and spatial modeling
  • At least three (3) years’ experience using ESRI product suite (ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcCatalog, and ArcGIS Online) including writing SQL expressions for GIS queries
  • Experience (2 years) scripting with Python or similar programming language, or experience (2 years) performing statistical analysis using R and/or ESRI GeoStatistical Analyst
  • Experience (2 years) using Alteryx and/or ESRI Model Builder to automate processes, reports, and application development
Preferred Qualifications
  • MBA or Masters in Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Analytics, Information Technology, Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science, Engineering, or another analytical discipline from an accredited college or university.
  • At least five (5) years in a geography/ GIS environment developing analytical solutions using advanced spatial statistical methods, application development and deployment, data visualization, and spatial modeling
  • At least five (5) years’ experience using ESRI product suite (ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcCatalog, and ArcGIS Online) including writing SQL expressions for GIS queries
  • Experience (4 years) scripting with Python or similar programming language, or experience (4 years) performing statistical analysis using R
  • Experience (5 years) using Alteryx or a similar ETL tool to automate processes, reports, and application development
  • Experience with distributed big data tools and processes
  • Any combination of the following: GISP, ESRI Certification, Alteryx Certification, Data Science Certificate
Potential Annual Pay with Bonus 75,530 - 113,880 Frequency of Pay Monthly Hours of Work Minimum 45 hours per week Year End Bonus One month’s pay (pro-rated in the first year) if associate remains employed through issue date of the bonus check. Address 3300 Publix Corporate Parkway City Lakeland Region FL between Orlando and Tampa Benefits ▪ Employee stock ownership plan that contributes Publix stock to associates each year at no cost
▪ An opportunity to purchase additional shares of our privately-held stock
▪ 401(k) retirement savings plan
▪ Group health plan (with prescription benefits)
▪ Group dental plan
▪ Group vision plan
▪ Sick pay
▪ Long-term disability insurance
▪ Company-paid life insurance (with accidental death & dismemberment benefits)
▪ Tuition reimbursement
▪ Vacation pay
▪ Free hot lunches (buffet-style) at facilities with a cafeteria
▪ Paycheck direct deposit
▪ Credit union
▪ Access to over 50 discount offers including discounts on computer, vehicle and wireless purchases
▪ 6 paid holidays (associates can exchange the following holidays with their manager’s approval: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day).

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