Data Analyst

Data Analyst

BuildDirect is a privately held technology company that is knocking down walls, changing the foundation and building a smarter, simpler and empowered home improvement industry. With our BuildDirect Demand Rank™ and BuildDirect Product Rank™ custom analytic and forecasting tools, we can identify in real-time, consumer interest in a product, its competitiveness in the marketplace, and locations it will best perform.

We love the people we work with and the culture we’ve built. For us, curiosity is a mindset that sees a problem as the start of a great solution. We believe the best learning and greatest discoveries come from trying, even if you fail. We love that we aren’t perfect, but every day we are trying to get better at what we do.

The Data Analyst will develop a deep understanding of BuildDirect’s business and dive into our data to find opportunities to improve business processes. A strong understanding of analytical methods, data warehousing, and statistics will be the foundations of exploration, either self-guided or directed by stakeholder requests.

What You’ll Do

  • Statistical analysis of data
  • Design multivariate and A/B tests to evaluate opportunities for improvement
  • Execute tests, report results, and recommend further action
  • Cleanse data before analysis
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on application of new analytics technologies
  • Be aware of impact of different site technologies on measurement
  • Develop dashboards to provide insight & drive business decisions
  • Transformation of complex data sets into meaningful conclusions and recommendations

What You’ll Achieve

  • Make actionable recommendations based on insights
  • Work with other departments to drive adoption of analytical principles in your organization
  • Create a culture of testing within an organization
  • Develop performance goals for web analytics

What You Need to Know

  • Databases and SQL queries
  • Calculation of lifetime values
  • Predictive modeling
  • Advanced data modeling functions
  • Machine Learning - programming languages can include:
  • Python
  • R
  • SAS
  • Java

What You Must Have

  • An audacious spirit that embraces uncertainty and challenges with enthusiasm
  • High levels of integrity and a commitment to do what you say you are going to do
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit that has grit, determination and challenges the status quo
  • High degree of empathy and the ability to see other’s perspective
  • Strong sense of curiosity and the desire to learn and get better everyday


    Date Posted:
    Jan 20, 2015 10:56 AM PST
    Company:
    BuildDirect
    Website:
    http://www.builddirect.com/Careers

    Company:
    BuildDirect
    Location:
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

    BuildDirect is a technology company that is knocking down walls, changing the foundation and building a smarter, simpler and empowered home improvement industry. With its BuildDirect Demand Rank™ and BuildDirect Product Rank™ custom analytic and forecasting tools, the company can identify in real-time, consumer interest in a product, its competitiveness in the marketplace, and locations it will... more