Senior Data Manager

  • 1904 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

LiveStories is a venture-backed company building modern tools to make civic data actionable and usable. Governments—the world’s largest sector—depend on LiveStories to be more data-driven, transparent, and productive. Businesses, universities, schools, and researchers depend on LiveStories to streamline their data operations.

We love data and believe in its power to transform how we live, work, and play. We obsess over simplifying access to data, so that anyone can gather insights. We look for people who can demonstrate versatility and creativity in working with data.

If you obsess over changing the world, and are passionate about open public/civic data, cool data visualizations, data-driven businesses, we would love to talk to you.

Job Description

Data is core to LiveStories mission. Our customers around the US and around the world sit on a large volume of data. They look to LiveStories to turn that data into actionable insights and stories.

We are seeking a senior data manager to lead our customers in making optimal, data-driven decisions. You will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders and customers to communicate findings, answer business questions, improve existing processes and innovate new solutions. You will undertake compelling analysis projects with a primary focus on public health, demographics, and economic conditions. The ideal candidate will be highly self-motivated and inquisitive, with strong analytical skills, extreme attention to detail and a passion for using data to drive business growth. Specifically, this person will help us query data, launch data products online, generate reports and answer ad-hoc data requests. The candidate will also lead a team of data analysts and project managers.

When successful in this role you will both identify best practices that LiveStories should adopt, and develop best practices that will be adopted by other organizations. It requires a person who is comfortable being neck-deep in data and playing with data to support business analysis. Are you up for an exciting, high-impact challenge?


  • Design, develop, and maintain robust and scalable solutions, reports, dashboards, etc. that will support our customers' and partners’ ongoing and ad-hoc needs.

  • Build the foundation to generate content by growing and expanding the LiveStories data library

  • Quickly gain an understanding of the LiveStories data model and be able to understand and characterize the data with metadata prior to ingestion

  • Apply segmentation and modeling methodology to improve our reports.

  • Collaborate on user experience funnel and attribution modeling to identify how users interact with our site through different marketing channels and improve retention and conversion.

  • Work with internal stakeholders in various areas to correctly frame and answer high-level, open-ended business questions.

  • Verify and validate the accuracy of data, documentation, processes, and conclusions.


  • BA/BS and/or MA/MS in a relevant quantitative field or equivalent experience

  • 10+ years relevant experience is preferred in leading large, complex, time sensitive customer driven data projects

  • 5+ years of people management experience. Leading and growing a team of data analysts and project managers

  • Experience retrieving data from SQL databases and manipulating and analyzing data using complex SQL queries or computing languages such as R or Python

  • Strong statistical knowledge and understanding of A/B test design and analysis

  • Experience with causal inference methods and/or machine learning preferred

  • Experience in managing a team of data analysts and project managers

  • Superb written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent ability to visualize data and communicate conclusions to stakeholders of all levels

Additional Information

Our benefits include:

  • Competitive performance-based compensation

  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance

  • 401K Plan 

  • An incredible team of smart, dedicated, and supportive people

  • Unlimited vacation policy

  • Company-wide team activities (such as sailing, happy hours etc.)  

  • One Friday off every month

  • Annual Personal Travel Bonus

  • Monthly lunches with the CEO

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.