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Senior Business Analyst

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Company: Oyster.com

Location: New York City, NY

Date Posted: July 15, 2014

Source: Oyster.com

Oyster.com is expanding and we are looking for someone to join our team as a Senior Business Analyst.  As a Senior Business Analyst you will assist teams across Oyster to identify ways to grow faster, work more efficiently, improve the collection of our imagery and delight our users using data analysis. You will be responsible for measuring and tracking the health of many aspects of the business. You will need to have a deep curiosity about all aspects of our product and then use data driven techniques to assist in driving changes.

Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, delivers unbiased, expert information about hotels. Oyster sends trained experts to visit, comprehensively photograph, and critique each hotel reviewed on Oyster. Oyster.com has been featured by numerous media outlets, including The Today Show, 20/20, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. We are especially proud of being called ...

Oyster.com is expanding and we are looking for someone to join our team as a Senior Business Analyst.  As a Senior Business Analyst you will assist teams across Oyster to identify ways to grow faster, work more efficiently, improve the collection of our imagery and delight our users using data analysis. You will be responsible for measuring and tracking the health of many aspects of the business. You will need to have a deep curiosity about all aspects of our product and then use data driven techniques to assist in driving changes.

Oyster.com, a TripAdvisor company, delivers unbiased, expert information about hotels. Oyster sends trained experts to visit, comprehensively photograph, and critique each hotel reviewed on Oyster. Oyster.com has been featured by numerous media outlets, including The Today Show, 20/20, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. We are especially proud of being called a “well executed site” by 37 Signals – some of the toughest critics in the business.

What you will do

  • Analyze key performance indicators that represent the health of the business across a variety of functional areas (engineering, photo operations, edit)
  • Partner with teams to identify areas where performance can be improved based on data you have found
  • Collaborate closely with the engineering team to develop internal analytic tools and reports
  • Help us understand all aspects of our business and users from a data perspective and assist the company in acting on your findings
  • Assist in forecasting future spend and forecasting future headcount needs across the business based on data findings

The ideal candidate will have

  • BS/BA degree in analytical subjects: Engineering, Computer Science or Math
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in a data focused role
  • Spreadsheet modeling, SQL, quantitative modeling skills
  • Ability to synthesize information and see the big picture
  • Analytically-minded thinker with problem solving skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written English communication skills with the ability to communicate to different audiences and different levels of leadership
  • Team player and self-motivated problem solver with ability to effectively operate in a high energy, fast paced, constantly evolving environment
  • Project management experience is a plus
  • Must be able to perform customary physical duties and meet appropriate social expectations of a professional office environment

What we offer

  • Joining our team full-time brings genuinely unique benefits:
  • Brand new offices at 330 Hudson Street in the Soho neighborhood of Manhattan with the latest technology including large 30” monitors
  • We believe that one excellent worker is far better than two adequate performers; as such, we pay well and reward star performers as stars
  • Generous benefits package offered as a TripAdvisor company

*** This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization. ***

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