Head of Data Analytics

Sterling, Virginia, United States Full-time



Sestra Systems, an innovative startup delivering IoT-based smart dispensing solutions to the beverage industry, is currently recruiting someone to run the Data Analytics team at the company.  This position will own Analytics Strategy and Product Development for Sestra’s customer and  market facing Data Analytics Product, as well as internal metrics, reporting and data science.  We are looking for a talented analytics management team member who wants the excitement that only a start-up can provide.  You will have an early-stage role, influencing the company’s technology direction.  


This is the  leadership role for data analytics within the company with many opportunities for impact.  

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Overall Analytics Strategy
  • Analytics partnerships and integrations
  • Analytics product management - Data around the beverage program is a core part of the Sestra Product offering. You need to drive the vision of what data each type of customer needs and how to deliver it best.
  • Sales Enablement - Sestra’s subscription billing model is different than most of the industry. Helping sales and marketing create compelling ROI documentation is key.
  • Data Architecture - You will work with the engineering team to ensure that the data architecture will suit analytics needs moving forward. Bonus points if you’ve built large scale data systems from scratch, but not required.
  • Analysis / Modeling / Data Science - Do our customer pour more drinks when it’s hot? How about at an Opera vs a Ballet? Can we project future pour volumes given the data inputs that we have available? Can we integrate with inventory systems in order to pro-actively reorder customer’s inventory? You need to be able to work on these types of questions yourself in the short term, with an eye to building a team to do it better as the company grows.

Experience Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience leading analytics efforts for a product or company is required. Online web portal experience desired.
  • Product Management experience a plus
  • SQL and Tableau are currently in use, SQL required, Tableau optional, excel required
  • Experience working with Food and Beverage or Event Space industries would be highly valued, particularly Point of Sales experience.


  • This position is located in Sterling, VA
  • TItle and Salary commensurate with experience 
  • Company equity
  • 401k
  • Medical, Dental, Vision coverage

About Sestra Systems

Sestra was founded by Lev Volftsun, a serial entrepreneur who has sold two technology companies to Cisco Systems and a third to Metaswitch, with a total accumulated value of over $1B. Our mission is to become the gold standard for beverage dispensing by bringing IoT connectivity to on-tap dispensing and serving the perfect pour, delivering revolutionary loss prevention to customers serving draft beverages (beer, wine, cocktails, cold brew coffee, etc.).   Our patented pour control technology ensures that each and every glass of beer, wine or mixed drink is poured to the exact volume and temperature specified virtually eliminating costly over-pouring. Our hands-free, push-to-pour dispensing increases speed of service, eliminating long lines and increasing revenues during the busiest service periods.  More importantly, our connected devices record all events and sync with the cloud to provide valuable real-time analytics and remote administration capabilities to our customers.   

Sestra’s smart dispensing solutions are installed as mission-critical applications within iconic sports venues, cultural centers, hotels and restaurants across the country.  The Washington Nationals, Kennedy Center, Warner Theater, Lincoln Center, Greenbrier Resort and Longwood Gardens are just a few of our local clients.