Jr. Data Analyst

BrightBytes - Remote - Full time

BrightBytes - Remote - Full time

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About BrightBytes

BrightBytes, a mission-driven organization, is the world’s leading provider of research analytics to K-12 Schools. BrightBytes was founded by educators working closely with industry experts who care deeply about learning in the 21st century.

The organization’s flagship product Clarity, an award-winning SaaS platform, hosts nearly a dozen different solutions. Clarity improves learning for millions of students globally by giving educational leaders the learning analytics they need to make faster, better decisions in schools. There is a reason why BrightBytes, a fast-growing educational research and analytics organization, counts one in five U.S. schools as customers, has a 98% customer renewal rate, and more than twenty industry awards; it’s because its modules really do improve the way the world learns.

The combination of Silicon Valley technologists, an Emmy Award-winning designer, acclaimed statistical researchers, data scientists, and lifelong education practitioners makes up a team of individuals that bring incredible depth in a wide range of fields combined with a passion for education. 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 the success of all students.

Job Description

We’re seeking a Junior 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 someone with strong analytical skills, who wants to put data into action by 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’d 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

- 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:

- 1+ 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.

- Available to start March 1.

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Data Analysis

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Entry Level

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