People Matter

Senior Analytics Engineer - Growth



Sales & Business Development, Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2024


Nextdoor is where you connect to the neighborhoods that matter to you so you can belong. Our purpose is to cultivate a kinder world where everyone has a neighborhood they can rely on.

Neighbors around the world turn to Nextdoor daily to receive trusted information, give and get help, get things done, and build real-world connections with those nearby — neighbors, businesses, and public services. Today, neighbors rely on Nextdoor in more than 315,000 neighborhoods across 11 countries.

Meet Your Future Neighbors

In the Analytics Engineering team at Nextdoor, we believe in the transformative power of information, bringing together data from a wide variety of sources and making it digestable and actionable by everyone in the company. We are a lean but powerful team with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, because that’s what we seek out and respect in others. We collaborate cross-functionally to make the numbers available and clear, playing a key role in the company’s overall effort to foster stronger and healthier communities.

At Nextdoor, we offer a warm and inclusive work environment that embraces a hybrid employment experience, providing a flexible experience for our valued employees.

The Impact You’ll Make

As a Senior Analytics Engineer at Nextdoor, you’ll work to democratize data and reporting to drive strategy and measure performance against KPIs across the business. This role focuses on Nextdoor’s Growth Initiatives. You'll be responsible for understanding where our data comes from, transforming it, and making it available to stakeholders across the company via queries, tools, and dashboards. The ideal candidate is a tech-savvy strong communicator who understands how to make data understandable by everyone.

You should be excited to bring your experience and expertise every day in order to:

  • Own reporting tools, pipelines, and dashboards to ensure consistent availability and accuracy of mission-critical data
  • Partner with key stakeholders on KPI development and tracking across the organization
  • Build datasets and reports that represent the source of truth for our key metrics
  • Keep data sources fresh even while requirements and definitions change. Address data quality issues and build in alerting
  • Partner with data science, finance & strategy, marketing, sales, product, and engineering on analytics engineering strategy to enable data-driven decision making across the company
  • Set expectations and SLAs on data availability, and own communications around SLA performance to the business
  • Drive self-service and data literacy for business users on our data platform by creating and documenting data structures and sets, SQL and data tools training, and dashboard development
  • Care deeply about data quality and empowering employees to leverage data to help them succeed in their careers and help Nextdoor grow and succeed
  • Participate in in-person Nextdoor events, trainings, off-sites, volunteer days, and other team building exercises
  • Build in-person relationships with team members and contribute to the KIND culture that Nextdoor values

What You’ll Bring To The Team

  • 5+ to 10+ years working in data engineering or analytics
  • Expert knowledge of SQL, including writing and optimizing queries in multiple dialects
  • Strong command of Looker (preferred) or another BI/visualization tool
  • Experience working with ETL/ELT pipelines
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to understand, tackle, and solve problems from both technical and business perspectives
  • Experience effectively presenting insights and summarizing complex data to diverse audiences through visualizations and other means
  • Demonstrated experience working with and delivering to cross-functional stakeholders from multiple parts of the company (Finance, Engineering, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience driving projects end-to-end and can speak to outcome and impact
  • It’s ok if you don’t have all of these requirements; if you think you’d be a good fit for the role, please get in touch with us!

Bonus Points

  • A background working for an ad-supported site with user-generated content
  • Experience in data related to one of our target areas (i.e. finance, product)
  • Experience with writing and reviewing version controlled code (github)
  • Experience writing in a scripting language such as Python or R
  • Experience in an agile or kanban workflow


Compensation, benefits, perks, and recognition programs at Nextdoor come together to create one overall rewards package.

The starting salary for this role is expected to range from $112,000 - $180,000 on an annualized basis, or potentially greater in the event that your 'level' of proficiency exceeds the level expected for the role. Compensation may also vary by geography.

We also expect to award a meaningful equity grant for this role. With equal quarterly vesting, your first vest date would be within the first 3 months of your start date.

Overall, total compensation will vary depending on your relevant skills, experience, and qualifications. We have you covered! Nextdoor employees can choose between a variety of great health plans. We cover 100% of your personal monthly premium for health, dental, and vision – and provide a OneMedical membership for concierge care.

At Nextdoor, we empower our employees to build stronger local communities. To create a platform where all feel welcome, we want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the neighbors we seek to serve. We encourage everyone interested in our purpose to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, or any other trait that unfairly targets a group of people. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we always consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

For information about our collection and use of applicants’ personal information, please see Nextdoor's Personnel Privacy Notice, found here.