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Data Analyst on Strategy Team at Meetup

From: user 9.
Sent on: Thursday, December 8, 2011 12:52 PM

Data Analyst 

We're starting a local community revolution! Our goal is a "Meetup Everywhere about Most Everything", and we're on our way. We help people "use the internet to get off the internet" because Meetups change lives and can change the world. 

We are profitable, growing, and committed to building an all-star, all-NYC company. We are a company that values doers over talkers and mentors over managers. We are a company where people who take risks and win are rewarded and grow. 

Our team is ambitious and passionate; the environment is relaxed and fun. We get shit done that makes a difference. 

Do you love digging into large data sets to solve complex problems? Do you thirst for the chance to assess and explain what motivates people to act the way they do online and offline? Do you want to see your work influence a company strategy AND help fuel a social movement? If just reading these questions makes your heart beat a little faster, than have we got the job for you. 

Meetup is looking for a Data Analyst to partner with our existing Data Analyst on the Strategy Team.  You’ll be part of a team that conducts extensive research to inform and influence the direction of our product and company.  We are looking for a unique individual to help drive all things quantitative and to evolve into a thought leader on the team. 

The ideal candidate will apply her/his quantitative skills to customer development and in doing so make an enormous impact on the company and product. 

Primary Responsibilities: 
• Work with teams throughout the company as an analytical contributor to provide data and data-driven insights that lead to a better user experience 
• Proactively inspire colleagues at Meetup to address opportunities you’ve discovered 
• Create ad-hoc reports from SQL database and web analytics tools as needed to guide strategic insights 
• Improve periodic reporting routines of key performance indicators while providing insightful analysis of website and marketing data 
• Build reporting systems to streamline the operations of internal teams 
• Become the company data expert, owning parts of the data model and optimizing it 
• Develop, execute, and analyze quantitative experiments for key website experiences 
• Perform cohort analysis on key user segments 

Other Activities May Include: 
• Helping develop profitability, retention, customer profile / segmentation, and ROI models 
• Participating in data-driven strategic analysis of potential growth opportunities (new services, price optimization, new markets, etc.) 

• Bachelors’ Degree in a quantitative field (Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Engineering, etc.) 
• 2-4 years’ experience (professional or academic) with SQL, RDBMS, and data warehousing concepts
• 1-3 years’ experience with Java and/or scripting languages (Python, PHP, Perl) 
• Manic attention to detail 
• Ready to do whatever it takes to help the team succeed 
• Ability to work well independently or in a team 
• Highly organized, self-motivated thinker 
• Desire to think about data at a strategic level to tie it back to business insights 
• Extensive experience and interest in latest web trends and players in the social networking space 
• Experience extracting pragmatic findings out of large dataset associated with online behaviors 

The Ideal Candidate Will Also Have: 
• Extensive experience working with large datasets, particularly with statistical software packages (R, SAS, SPSS, or similar) applied to real-world business situations 
• Experience working with web analytic packages such as Google Analytics, Omniture, etc. 
• Experience with A/B testing, factorial design, preferably in the context of web businesses 
• Strong experience programming with OO languages and web technologies (Javascript, Ajax, SOAP, etc.) 
• Familiarity with Lean Startup/Customer Development Concepts (bonus points for having read "4 Steps to the Epiphany") 
• Market research, direct marketing, applied economics or strategic consulting experience 

Every member of the Meetup Team is expected to: be an Innovator; be a Collaborator; be a Champion for their ideas; be an Expert; have High Standards; be dedicated to the power of self-organized groups and our mission of A Meetup Everywhere About Most Everything ("MEME"); and most importantly, Get Stuff Done That Makes a Difference! 

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If the above describes you and your passions, we'd love to hear from you! 
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