Data Analyst

    • Chicago, IL

About Us:

Braintree lets you move money from one place to another safely and securely. Every time you pay for an Uber ride, book a stay through Airbnb, or pay with PayPal when you check out online, you’re probably using our product. It sounds complex (and it is), but we make it so simple you can’t tell we’re there.

We solve world-scale problems and provide opportunities to match. We build diverse teams that recognize our strengths and allow us to work on our weaknesses. You bring skills and a relentless focus on the customer, and we'll provide the support you need to do the best work of your life.

Check us out: GitHub | Blog | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | The Muse | Glassdoor 

The Data Team:

The Braintree Analytics Team is committed to delivering actionable and insightful reporting and analysis to drive all parts of the business forward. We relentlessly advocate the use of empirical evidence to inform decisions so Braintree may achieve their greatest potential. As Braintree products and features rapidly evolve, the Data Analytics Team is key in identifying insights that can drive the next wave of payment innovations.  

  • Communication is key to our process, and we don't want to hinder it with walls. Many analysts work in pairs, which means you always have another set of eyes to help you.
  • We keep the team in sync with daily stand-ups and have regular retrospectives to discuss things that are going well and opportunities for improvements.
  • We value unique perspectives brought by diverse backgrounds and experiences. A broad range of ideas and perspectives help us to create the best possible output.
  • We learn and grow as a team with bi-weekly knowledge shares

Types of projects we work on:

  • We partner with Product teams to understand, measure and track product performance and adoption of new product features
  • We work alongside with the Data Science team to provide insights in the process of  building out innovative decision engines and products 
  • We influence how product features are prioritized and built using data-driven evidence
  • We facility the accessibility of data to enable our teammates to create their own analysis. 
  • We create and maintain customized merchant-facing reports and analysis to enrich the analytics offering from Braintree 
  • We support major Braintree and Paypal product/business initiatives by serving as the centralized knowledge repo for Braintree data 

What we look for in you:

  • Ability and desire to work in our collaborative environment including pair coding and comprehensive peer review
  • Strong communication skills, particularly in explaining complex topics to technical/non-technical, advanced/novice audiences alike
  • High levels of autonomy; sense of urgency and ownership in work
  • Resourcefulness  - ability to parse internal documentation, developer documentation, and code repositories
  • Statistics/probability- experience with building simple probabilistic models, simulations, and other computational techniques to run statistical analyses
  • Experience with scripting languages (e.g., Python, Ruby) for orchestration, data manipulation as well as building data product prototype (Shiny)
  • SQL experience - experience in transactional and data warehouse environments using MySQL, Amazon Redshift, or other database systems
  • Most importantly: curiosity and drive. 


  • Open dev days: every two weeks we spend a day working on projects that interest us and help us expand our skills and knowledge.
  • Participation in the technology community: we help cover travel and attendance costs for conferences, and we offer opportunities and tools for speaking.
  • Remote friendly culture 

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