New York, NY, United States
Backed by the investment teams of Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, SoftBank Capital, Industry Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank, Work Market’s team is growing. We recently received $20 million in additional funding earmarked for hiring and are looking for a Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer who can build and support our information systems that empower our team and our customers to be more efficient and productive with data.
Work Market is the leading platform for freelance labor. Our freelance management platform enables both the biggest brands in the world and freelancing businesses to manage an end-to-end contract, on-demand engagements at scale. We are helping drive the rapidly growing freelance economy that will make up 50% of the workforce by 2020.
What We Do:
Work Market enables the on-demand economy by providing our clients with on-demand access to subject matter experts, allowing them to stay relevant and efficient in a competitive market. For freelancers, our solutions empower more flexible work schedules and greater visibility into their clients so that they can be selective and knowledgeable about individual project engagements while growing their businesses.
Our data team builds the tools and performs the analysis that allow our customers and internal teams to be more efficient and productive. We are customer-driven and work closely with members across the organization to help define and articulate a vision for data across Work Market and the freelance economy, providing simple, elegant solutions to complex problems.
In this role, you’ll work with the Director of Analytics and collaborate across all corporate functions to build dashboards, reporting tools, ad-hoc queries, and detailed analysis so that everyone has the data they need at the time they need it. This includes working with our reporting tools (Databases, Data Query Tools, and Web-based data management tools) to match our fast-paced business needs. Further, you will help shape how our teams and user base consumes data on a real-time basis.
- Building reports and dashboards to support our internal teams using our internal tools
- Contextualizing data for a variety of audiences, internally and externally, using tables, graphs, and other methods to communicate data insights
- Data collection, preparation, and transformation
- Exploring our data to uncover meaningful insights in changes to help drive company growth
- Other data projects as needs arise
Qualifications and Traits
- 1-2+ year business experience in a technical, statistical, or data-centric role. Freshly-minted graduates who are comfortable with SQL and/or Python will also be considered. You probably have a degree in Economics, Statistics, Math, Physics, or some amalgam.
- SQL (MySQL, Postgres, and AWS Redshift)
- Demonstrated interest and ability in working with data and extracting valuable insights.
- Proven analytical, problem solving, and troubleshooting ability
- Aptitude and desire to grow technical skillset
- Excellent communication skills
- Healthy dose of skepticism
- Conviction in their work product and methods
Bonus points for
- Experience with BI/Analytics tools (Looker, Excel, et al)
- Experience with version control (git, github)
- Basic Python
- Knowledge of SaaS-based businesses
Pick one (or more, if you’re feeling ambitious) of the following analyst challenges and submit your results (and supporting explanation/code) along with your resume:
- Counting Vitae
Take the plaintext version of your resume (or linkedin profile) and create a bar chart of character frequency. (Bonus: programmatically strip out punctuation and whitespace.)
- Friendly Competition
Here’s a list of all open jobs for the City of New York. https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Business/NYC-Jobs/kpav-sd4t
- Who has the most openings?
- Which departments have the highest and the lowest paying positions (based on current job openings)?
- Which jobs do you think are the hardest to fill? (What makes you say that?)
Hint: The viewer tool is somewhat broken. Download a CSV instead and show your work in whatever manner you choose.
- Show off
This is a free-form answer.
- Pick any dataset on labor you can find. (If you’re in the munging sort of mood, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has some rich datasets you can play with: http://www.bls.gov/data/)
- Draw a comparison between two related datasets or points of view (e.g. Which industries are laying off the most people and which industries have a huge hiring gap?)
- Show the relative results in a single page, slide, blog post, or document with some pretty graphs and supporting text.
Meet Some of Work Market's Employees
Joe’s role as front-end engineer at Work Market consists of day-to-day coding, along with bigger projects, like building the messaging feature with the Full Stack and Product Teams.
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