0 Replies Latest reply on May 30, 2015 9:47 AM by Dee Dee Dial

    SpareFoot seeks BI Analyst with Tableau expertise to  join our team in DT ATX

    Dee Dee Dial

      Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst

      Do you love analyzing large amounts of data? Do you dream in SQL and Tableau? Are you as passionate about data hygiene as personal hygiene? Have you always aspired to bring your data analysis talents to bear on solving problems in the Self Storage industry? If so, SpareFoot has just the role for you.

      SpareFoot is looking for an experienced Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst to join its growing Analytics team. You will have an opportunity to show your skills at one of the hottest startups in Austin and contribute directly to all data aspects of our products in a fascinating vertical that we are rapidly disrupting.

      At SpareFoot, being data driven is central to our success, and we ask our sharpest minds (that’s you) to self-direct some of their time mining and analyzing our data to proactively discover new insights and models to benefit the business.  This is where you can make significant contributions to the company’s growing revenue stream.

      The Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst reports to the Director of Analytics and is responsible for supporting the Product organization by providing business insight and actionable intelligence to drive strategic business recommendations and initiatives as well as leading the effort to provide dashboards and reports to the entire Product team for daily decision making.

      This role requires competency in Product’s role, a mind for innovation, strategic thinking, relationship building, results focus and interoperating with both Analytics and Product, attending both teams’ standups and planning meetings.

      About Us

      • SpareFoot operates a network of websites that help consumers comparison shop for self-storage facilities (like Hotels.com for self-storage).  Some of our top sites: www.selfstorage.com, www.selfstoragedeals.com, www.sparefoot.com
      • Millions of consumers use SpareFoot to find storage at more than 9,400 storage facilities in the US each year.
      • We’re funded by top investors (Silverton Partners, Floodgate, Insight Venture Partners, Revolution Growth and Monkfish Equity), have an awesome team and revenue is growing FAST.

      What you will do everyday:

      • Lead continuous improvement initiatives for the Product Organization
      • Mentor and train others in BI best practices
      • Own business intelligence and reporting for entire Product team
      • Create and distribute high level business performance reporting
      • Transform data from our canonical data model into actionable analyses and reporting dashboards
      • Drive trend analyses and forecasting of key Product metrics
      • Drive monitoring and alerting of organizational health
      • Understand and provide input into Analytics team direction, reporting solution, canonical data model, and data architecture
      • Work independently and collaboratively to drive better analyses to meet business demands

      What you need to bring to the table:

      • Bachelor’s Degree and/or at least 3 years of work experience
      • Strong ability to analyze user requirements and build front-end BI applications according to specifications
      • Comprehensive knowledge of data warehouse and data modeling
      • Strong SQL skills and relational database management systems
      • Experience with the full BI stack and developing metrics, reports, and dashboards
      • Data integration, exploration and reporting automation experience
      • Self-starter attitude with strong communication, analytical, problem-solving, collaboration and interpersonal skills
      • Ability to analyze data and present it in an understandable way to less technical users
      • Ability to lead projects and assist in the prioritization of requests and assignments
      • Demonstrated ability to provide on-the-spot consulting and data insights
      • Strong analytical skills to identify trends, opportunities, and business insights
      • Experience with eCommerce data analysis and ROI projections
      • Experience working within agile development methodologies

      Bonus Points

      • Experience analyzing A/B test results and SEO, PPC and other ad campaigns
      • Experience working with reporting and dashboard creation in Tableau or GoodData
      • Experience in operational analysis of corporate initiatives preferred
      • Equivalent industry experience of five (5) or more years is desirable
      • Experience in statistical analytics and statistical tools (SAS, R, or other)
      • Advanced skills in data mining, machine learning, regression, t-tests, ANOVA analyses
      • Experience querying columnar stores like Redshift, Vertica or Greenplum
      • Advanced skills in report development, data analysis and predictive analytics
      Apply to this position at: jobs.sparefoot.com