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BI Analyst

| Chicago

Founded in 2012 and recently named one of the nation’s fastest-growing private businesses by Inc. Magazine, RedShelf is a Chicago-based EdTech company helping to make education both more affordable and more effective by replacing yesterday’s pricey print publications with today’s more dynamic yet far less expensive digital content. Partnering with more than 400+ publishers and 640+ campuses nationwide, we offer leading-edge digital course materials and a seamless, end-to-end Content Delivery System for effectively distributing those materials.

Job Summary:

The Business Intelligence Analyst is responsible for providing the data and reporting necessary for intelligent decision making. The Business Intelligence Analyst will demonstrate knowledge of business intelligence concepts, practices, and procedures, and will independently complete daily tasks following quality and process standards, while relying on experience and the input of others to plan and accomplish goals.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform ad hoc data extraction, analysis, and interpretation
  • Partner with the development and product teams in gathering requirements, designing, testing, and supporting the development of data structures
  • Design and automate self-service reporting solutions
  • Troubleshoot data mining, data integration, and data quality issues
  • Work with business units to educate and improve understanding of data and analysis
  • Gather and consult on project requirements from stakeholders
  • Create and maintain consistency in reporting across the product line
  • Document and adhere to standard analytics and reporting processes
  • Completion of the Finance team’s monthly management reporting deck, including budget to actual comparisons/explanation
  • Assist with design and implementation of software to automate budgeting process
  • Assist in annual budgeting process

Requirements:

  • 5 years of professional experience relevant to business intelligence and/or data analysis, and a demonstrated working knowledge of relational databases, data mining, and reporting/analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of SQL
  • Understanding of data warehousing, star schemas, and dimensional modeling methodologies
  • Understanding of reporting tools, like SSRS, Power BI, and Tableau
  • Understanding data science concepts
  • Experience with data visualization and ability to turn data into stories
  • Ability to perform difficult analytical tasks independently
  • Ability to recognize problems and issues, and help develop and implement solutions
  • Ability to interface effectively with teammates and other business units
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and effectively drive business outcomes
  • Must be committed to building and managing internal and external customer relationships to support communication and progress of company objectives by providing high levels of customer service
  • An FP&A background/experience would assist with many of the items listed above
  • A can-do and positive attitude towards solving problems

Other Desirable Skills/Experience:

  • Knowledge and appreciation of the advances in higher educational software, course materials, and digital publishing is a plus
  • Background and/or experience in educational technology and/or publishing
  • Comfort and/or experience in a startup environmentIdeal candidate is self-sufficient and highly motivated, self-directed and possess high energy and a passion for RedShelf

Why RedShelf?

RedShelf prides itself on maintaining an informal but fast-moving, hard-working, entrepreneurial culture. Our team members are smart, innovative, and passionate about improving education through digital technology.

We offer the best of both worlds: the energy and opportunity of a rapidly-growing organization, coupled with the stability of an extensive client base, strong financial backing, and proven track record of success. In addition to a forward-thinking environment with ample opportunity for professional and personal growth, our team members enjoy competitive compensation and benefit packages.

RedShelf is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, individuals with a disability, veterans, and others who would enrich the diversity of RedShelf are encouraged to apply.

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Location

Beautiful and convenient River North office located minutes from Magnificent Mile and the Loop with one of the best rooftops in the neighborhood.

An Insider's view of RedShelf

What are some social events your company does?

Our development team gets together outside the office once per quarter with things like bowling nights, baseball games and water taxi trips to Chinatown. I try to host dinner parties every few months -- sometimes just for my immediate team, and sometimes a cross-team dinner to mix things up. Hoping for a company-wide Segway tour sometime soon, but

Howie

Senior Front-End Software Developer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We’re constantly collaborating with other dev teams in the company through shared github repos, slack channels and of course some inside jokes. We also work closely with teams outside of the dev department on various projects, including improvements to our book processor and the rollout of new product features.

Hadas

Junior Software Developer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

RedShelf is still a relatively small company, so even as a junior to mid-level developer I’ve been able to take on more responsibility, more quickly. My experience has become much more varied, instead of just focusing on a single type of skill that I might gain at a larger corporation.

Ben

Full Stack Developer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

It's critical that you encourage an environment of experimentation. People should never be punished for taking risks or making mistakes as long as they're learning and growing. As a product-focused company, the creativity for new ideas exists when your team is comfortable with failure and understands that success can be measured by what we learned.

Scott

CTO

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Coming from a very corporate environment, RedShelf is a breath of fresh air for me. Driven, like-minded people working together to change education, plus a fun office space, create an environment that makes you want to go to work every day.

Bita

Account Manager

What are RedShelf Perks + Benefits

RedShelf Benefits Overview

On top of our competitive compensation package that includes company stock options, we offer an engaging office culture with frequent onsite and offsite events including intramural sports, happy hours, volunteer work, and more!

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
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