Senior People Analyst, Learning Analytics

    • Boston, MA

Wayfair is currently seeking a Senior People Analyst to drive Learning, Development, and Culture analytics for our 16,000+ global organization. In this role, you will work to evaluate the efficacy, impact, and success of our learning programs and organizational culture initiatives at Wayfair. To do this, we use quantitative and qualitative data to drive insight and identify opportunities to close gaps. We tackle complex, big-picture problems head-on and use data and analytics to help frame talent strategy and drive decision-making.

We are looking for a data-driven senior analyst with strong technical skills, natural curiosity, and an ability to translate highly technical material to business stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have an affinity for solving business problems through innovative approaches - quantitative and/or qualitative - and will be able to keep an eye on the bigger picture while diving deep into our data sets and processes. 


  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the various stages of the employee lifecycle, and identify key metrics and methodologies to assess learning needs and impact of our culture programs and efforts across all stages
  • Initiate and execute analyses to evaluate learning, career development, and organizational culture in the workplace using SQL, Python, and/or R
  • Wrangle data across sources, communicating and justifying logic and assumptions
  • Modify and innovate upon analyses, using statistics and models to derive insights
  • Turn analyses into actionable data-driven insights, and make business recommendations to close gaps 
  • Create visualizations and dashboards to effectively facilitate ongoing monitoring of metrics using Tableau
  • Present a cohesive story with data and results, crafting a storyline that is easy to follow and that resonates with a senior audience
  • Respect the sensitivity, privacy, and confidentiality of candidate and employee data by adhering to best practices for data governance
  • Partner with the Learning & Development team and other business stakeholders to design analyses that address high-level business questions related to employee learning and professional development.
  • Work with the Culture & Values team and senior leaders across Wayfair to define metrics for tracking organizational culture and to identify initiatives to drive behaviors that reflect our core values
  • Communicate clearly and effectively across teams, levels, and leadership

 Skills & Experience

  • Masters degree preferred in a quantitative field like Business Analytics, Data Science, Mathematics, Economics, or Statistics
  • Demonstrated interest in driving value through measurement and improvement of learning programs (e.g., Kirkpatrick model)
  • Demonstrated interest in organizational effectiveness and change
  • 2+ years of experience in an analytical role in a fast-paced environment (in addition to any graduate education) 
  • Extensive experience using Python/R and SQL to write scalable code; experience with Natural Language Processing (NLP) a bonus
  • Experience with visualization tools (Tableau) preferred
  • Strong demonstrated ability to solve complex and ambiguous business problems leveraging data analysis and modeling; Intuitive sense of how quantitative and technical work aligns closely with business priorities and business value
  • Integrity and honesty, and, above all, a respect for complete confidentiality
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment where there can be degrees of ambiguity
  • Ability to identify and succinctly summarize roadblocks and constraints, propose potential solutions, and drive towards resolution
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to translate sophisticated analyses into a logical, convincing business narrative to share with a variety of business stakeholders

About Us

Wayfair is one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home. Whether you work in our global headquarters in Boston or Berlin, or in our warehouses or offices throughout the world, we’re reinventing the way people shop for their homes. Through our commitment to industry-leading technology and creative problem-solving, we are confident that Wayfair will be home to the most rewarding work of your career. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and dynamic challenges, then you’ll find that amazing career opportunities are knocking. No matter who you are, Wayfair is a place you can call home. We’re a community of innovators, risk-takers, and trailblazers who celebrate our differences, and know that our unique perspectives make us stronger, smarter, and well-positioned for success. We value and rely on the collective voices of our employees, customers, community, and suppliers to help guide us as we build a better Wayfair – and world – for all. Every voice, every perspective matters. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or genetic information

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