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JOB: Data Analyst Position at Meetup

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Data Analyst

Do you love digging into large data sets=
to solve complex problems? Do you thirst for the chance to assess and expla=
in what motivates people to act the way they do online and offline? Do you w=
ant to see your work influence a company strategy AND help fuel a social mov=
ement? If just reading these questions makes your heart beat a little faster=
, than have we got the job for you.

Our goal is a “Meetup Everywhere about Most Everything”, and we’re on our w=
ay.  We help people use the internet to get off the i=
nternet and form community.   Meetups make a dif=
ference in people’s lives and can change the world. We’re fast-growing, down=
town NYC-based, venture capital-backed, and a great place for top talent to =
do their best work.

e Data Analyst is a key role on Meetup=92s Strategy Team.  You=92ll be part of a SWAT team that conducts extensive research to in=
form and influence the direction of our product and company. &nbs=
We are looking for a unique individual to help drive all things qua=
ntitative and to evolve into a thought leader on the team.

This new role is a great position for a candidate wi=
th a traditional quantitative background looking to branch into business.   
There is tremendous room for growth in this posi=
tion.  The ideal candidate will learn how to apply hi=
s/her quantitative skills to strategy and in doing so make an enormous impac=
t on the company and product.

 Primary Responsibilities:

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Manage periodic reporting of k=
ey performance indicators while providing insightful analysis of website and=
marketing data

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Create ad-hoc reports from SQL database and web analyt=
ics tools as needed to guide strategic insights

Work with teams thr=
oughout the company as an analytical contributor to provide data-driven insi=
ghts that lead to a better user experience

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Build reporting systems to =
streamline the operations of internal teams

Become the company data ex=
pert, owning parts of the data model and optimizing it


=B7       Proactively ins=
pire colleagues at Meetup to address opportunities you=92ve discovered


Other Activities May Include:

=B7       Developing, execut=
ing, and analyzing split testing routines for key website experiences

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Helping develop profitability, retention, customer profile / segmentation, a=
nd ROI models

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Participating in data-driven strategic analysis of poten=
tial growth opportunities (new services, price optimization, new markets, et=



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Bachelors=92 Degree in a quantitative field (Mathem=
atics, Computer Science, Economics, Statistics, Engineering, etc.=

=B7       2-4 years=92 experience (profess=
ional or academic) with SQL, RDBMS, and data warehousing concepts=

=B7       1-3 years=92 experience with Jav=
a and/or scripting languages (Python, PHP, Perl)

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Manic attention to detail

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Ready to do whatever it takes to help the te=
am succeed

=B7       Ability to work well independently or in a team

=B7 =
Highly organized, self=
-motivated thinker

=B7       Desire to think about data at a strategic level to tie it b=
ack to business insights

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Extensive experience and interest in latest web trends=
and players in the social networking space

The Ideal Candidate Will Also Have:

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Extensive experience working wit=
h large datasets, particularly with statistical software packages (R, SAS, S=
PSS, or similar) applied to real-world business situations

Experience working w=
ith web analytic packages such as Omniture, Google Analytics, etc.

=B7       Experience w=
ith A/B testing, factorial design, preferably in the context of web business=

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Strong experience programming with OO languages and web technologies (Javasc=
ript, Ajax, SOAP, etc.)

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Market research, direct marketing, & strategic cons=
ulting experience

Whew! =
Got all that?  So=85 if you have a desir=
e to make a significant difference, solve complex problems and work to see i=
nsights change the Meetup platform,  
please submit your resume and cover lette=
r to
.  Make sure your letter includes your compensation requirements and why =
you were inspired to apply for this job.  Please refe=
rence the job title in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will =
not be considered.