Data Analyst

BrightBytes - San Francisco, CA - Full time

BrightBytes - San Francisco, CA - Full time

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About BrightBytes

BrightBytes improves learning for millions of students globally through the use of learning analytics and industry research. The company's flagship product, called Clarity, is an online platform that gives educational leaders everything they need to make faster, better decisions in schools. More than 10% of U.S. schools use Clarity, and hundreds more purchase the platform every week.

BrightBytes is a mission-driven organization founded by educational practitioners, education researchers and industry experts who care deeply about the education space. One of the founders is Rob Mancabelli, an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of educational leadership and the co-author of the award-winning book, Personal Learning Networks. BrightBytes hires mission-driven individuals who are eager to apply their educational expertise in a fast-paced, fun, entrepreneurial environment that delivers the tools that educators need to improve children's lives.

Job Description

We’re seeking a Data Analyst to help the BrightBytes Data Operations team scale our impactful education solutions, providing critical insights to districts across the country. We’re looking for folks with strong analytical skills, who want to put data into action helping school districts make better informed decisions. You’ll be working directly with our district customers and data research partners to bring our SIS data powered modules into districts, schools and classrooms. For you, managing mountains of potentially messy data sounds like a fun way to spend the afternoon -- and wrapping it up in a beautiful, statistically significant bow? All the better.

Here's What You'll Do

- Explore new data sets

- Investigate district source data and formulate questions to enhance data quality and completeness

- Write queries to transform raw data into fantastically clean, normalized datasets

- Work with school district technical teams to improve data quality and address inconsistencies, gaps and other issues

- Research and acquire publicly available data to supplement what is available from district student information systems

- Run, evaluate and extend data quality reporting tools and procedures

- Create customer-facing materials to help with data verification steps

- Train and score statistical models that drive our dashboard

- Research and prepare publicly available data sets to support features of additional BrightBytes modules

- Generate ad-hoc reports for customers

- Train and mentor new data operations team members

- Analyze internal data and prepare results to be used in marketing, white papers, and customer communications

Here's What We're Looking For

- Detail-oriented and extremely thorough: you take pleasure in ferreting out the smallest inconsistencies and making sure things always add up.

- Data savvy: you have a background in statistics and you feel confident navigating and analyzing large data sets. You’re also comfortable with database design, relational database terminology and can write advanced SQL queries.

- Strong problem solver: you live for the thrill of the chase. Naturally curious, you can’t help but dig deeper and get to the root cause of an issue.

- Clear communicator: you get your point across with the fewest most impactful words. Talking to customers, you know how and when to simplify complex technical issues vs. get into the nitty gritty.

- Collaborative: you thrive working with others to get the job done, and you bring an attitude that helps lighten the load for everyone.

- Technical aptitude and interest: you’re extremely comfortable navigating new systems and are excited to learn new tools that help you get the job done quickly and efficiently.

- Mission Driven: you care deeply about improving the state of US education and fulfilling the BrightBytes mission of improving the way the world learns.

And here are the requirements:

- 2+ years of relevant work experience that includes quantitative analysis and client-facing work.

- Bachelor’s degree in Economics/Statistics/Business or another quantitative field.

- Strong desire to work in the education sector.

- Experience with SQL is a must, exposure to other statistical languages (R, Stata, SAS) is a plus.

- Based in the Bay Area and able to work from a San Francisco office 2 times/week.

- Available to start immediately

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Data Analysis

Experience Level

Mid Level


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