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Engineering Internship – Data Analytics at Zymergen

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Employer: Zymergen

Expires: 04/01/2020

At Zymergen, our mission is to create a vibrant, sustainable future through biology. We have developed a platform with biotech capabilities to create new specialty molecules that were previously not available or practical through traditional petrochemical based chemistry. Zymergen has demonstrated the promise of its platform to produce both new and known molecules through chemistry and bio-engineering to deliver unique specialty materials. We are passionate about advancing technologies through the innovative use of biology.  Zymergen’s Software Engineering and Data Analytics teams play a critical role in fulfilling the company’s mission. Creating designer microbes can be a slow and complex process. The ability to combine biology, robotic automation, and proprietary computational and analytic methods to make microbe design a reliable, industrialized process. This process, at the heart of Zymergen’s business, is what distinguishes us from our competitors. The analytics team is responsible for analyzing all of Zymergen’s data and providing actionable insights to various teams including management and executives.Data Analytics interns will gain exposure to BI tools including Tableau and other ETL tools. Interns get to analyze data from a variety of sources including Salesforce, Workday, Netsuite, Greenhouse and our internal databases. Our team interacts with a large number of internal teams including Engineering, Manufacturing, Human Resources, and Finance. The candidate will also get to participate in and experience the growth phase of Zymergen, which has doubled in size since 2018.  Apply today to help Zymergen realize the future of technology, biology, automation, and computation.Job Description and Focus AreasAreas of focus may include:As a BI intern, you will have the opportunity to take ownership of meaningful, big-picture, real-time analytics projects and make an impact on the business.Requirement gathering/analysis, planning, documenting, transforming the business requirements into technical & function specifications for the creation of reports and dashboards.Create SQL queries to gather and prepare data for analysis.Use statistical methods and tools to validate and summarize results.Qualifications/Experience:Candidates currently pursuing their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any engineering discipline with knowledge of database concepts and with one or more semesters/quarters remaining after the internship concludes.Ability to work well in a dynamic, fast-changing environment that requires a high degree of multi-tasking with minimal supervision.At least some undergraduate education in statistics and experience with creating SQL queries is required.Experience with and Tableau, ETL tools, and Python is an advantage.Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0.Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.Founded in 2013, Zymergen is a science and material innovation company rethinking biology and reimagining the world. A World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, Zymergen partners with nature to create never-before imagined materials and products across industries – from agriculture to consumer electronics, personal care to pharmaceuticals, and more. The company’s materials are in use today, creating value for Fortune 1000 companies and major corporations across the globe. Our clients have sold over $1 billion worth of products using Zymergen microbial strains. For more information visit: