Business Intelligence Analyst

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Hi, welcome to PerkSpot. We’re looking for a smart, data-driven individual to join our team as a Business Intelligence Analyst. 

Data analysis and reporting is some of the most important work we do here at PerkSpot. In this role, you will work with the rest of the Business Intelligence team to build and maintain reports that directly track company KPIs and determine if new features are running properly. Your reports will also allow users to obtain information directly pertaining to their accounts. Your work will serve to improve the overall effectiveness of our platform, while informing key decision makers about customer needs and where to invest future efforts.

About PerkSpot

PerkSpot is an employee benefits company that works with America’s top employers to offer exclusive discounts, rewards, and recognition to millions of employees. These exclusive perks and savings are a great recruitment and retention tool that allows employees to take advantage of unique opportunities and feel great about the company they work for. We help employees from over 1,000 companies like Spotify, Walgreens, McDonald's, and Lyft save on everything from gym memberships and movie tickets to electronics, new cars, and travel.

Profitable and growing, our company was founded in 2006 by good people with a great vision, and we’re carrying on the work they started. In 2018, our company was proud to announce an additional investment of $50 million dollars from Susquehanna Growth Equity. As we continue to grow, we’re excited about our leadership position in the industry, but we’re also committed to doing more - developing better products, reaching more employers, and getting more employees engaged with our platform. Our passion is to make every place a great place to work, starting with our own. We’re a big platform, but a small team. That means we’re going to trust you with more responsibility than you’d have anywhere else and invest in your success and growth more than any other employer.

Meet the Business Intelligence Team

The Business Intelligence team is made up of like-minded individuals who are dedicated to PerkSpot’s success. We work diligently to manage current and future reporting projects, develop and execute SQL queries, and maintain our current warehouse structure. All of this work is done to make sure that PerkSpot’s data reporting is as accurate and thorough as possible. The Business Intelligence team also collaborates with every internal department on their current projects and KPIs, effectively controlling the quality of work done at PerkSpot and setting the tone for long-term, future growth.

Life as a Business Intelligence Analyst:

  • Navigating unstructured and undisciplined data sets; providing insight into how best to structure the data to derive actionable results 
  • Working within our reporting dashboard to build out visualizations, assist in data flow construction, and ensuring accuracy of reporting 
  • Receiving and prioritizing incoming reporting and data tickets 
  • Conducting in-depth, detailed analysis of PerkSpot’s data; presenting these findings to department heads and company leadership 
  • Partnering with company leadership to advise on key company decisions, like new product features and customer needs
  • Addressing any urgent reporting needs or product issues promptly
  • Regularly attending team meetings and brainstorming new features, solutions, and analysis ideas
  • Adhering to deadlines and requirements of assigned projects

What we’re looking for:

  • 1-3 years of experience in analytics 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, Business Intelligence, or similar field
  • Proven proficiency in SQL and high-level MS Excel
  • Demonstrated background in data visualization, report development, and dashboard/flow development
  • Excellent communication skills, with a proven ability to synthesize complicated data concepts into actionable solutions
  • Desire to create and fulfill a long-term vision for the product and company as a whole
  • Well developed critical thinking skills, with a solution-oriented mindset and not afraid to keep asking “why” 
  • Proven ability to adhere to deadlines, stay organized, and understand project limitations
  • A positive attitude, collaborative spirit, and thoughtful approach to all work

What will REALLY help you stick out:

  • Familiarity with SQL and/or Domo
  • Experience in a fast-paced, high-growth startup environment
  • Exposure to statistical software such as R, SAS, or SPSS
  • Project work that demonstrates cross-departmental collaboration and results that drove the business 

Your First Few Months:

During your training, you’ll work closely with our Business Intelligence Director to learn all about our existing data warehouse structure, current KPIs, and departmental/company reporting strategies. After that you’ll get right into it, helping the team to build ETLs, cards, and dashboards within our current reporting system. Soon we’ll have you writing SQL queries and dealing with ad hoc project requests, and then trust you to take charge with building out and support larger projects and working with teams to create end-to-end analytical solutions. Because of your unique position on a small team, you’ll be able to impact the company’s reporting structure and data analysis for years to come.

The Perks of Working at PerkSpot

We’re a big platform, but still a small team. That means we’re going to trust you with more responsibility than elsewhere, and invest in you more. You’re going to grow – a lot.

We work out of our office in Chicago’s River North neighborhood. When we are in the office, we dress how we like, encourage flexible hours and an open time-off policy, stock a good beer selection, and we’re pretty obsessive about our coffee. Most of all, we welcome good people with lots of energy and enthusiasm.

PerkSpot offers the full suite of benefits you’d expect from a profitable, established company, including health and dental insurance, a generous parental leave policy, 401(k), pre-tax transit benefits, and fully-funded disability coverage. We have in-office bike storage, a private gym, and a shower on-site.

We hold weekly company get-togethers where we learn from what went wrong and celebrate what went right. Every week at PerkSpot, we aim a little higher and get a little bit better than the previous week.

Because we consider every member of our team to be a fundamental part of our success, we encourage everyone to be invested in our success, regardless of their position. We want every one of our employees to think like an owner: put in the effort to exceed expectations, solve problems before they come up, and always go the extra mile. It’s this drive to succeed that makes PerkSpot such an interactive and fulfilling place to work.

Chicago + Remote: We have a solid footprint in Chicago, but we also hire exceptionally talented people who reside elsewhere.

We love the friendships we've forged in our Chicago office. But let's be real; things have changed. We don't plan to all return 100% in-office, but our office and gym are open on an optional basis for all employees who feel comfortable, including happy hours and team events. However, because culture and relationships are important to us, all candidates should be open to being in-office with their teams at pre-arranged times throughout the year. The specifics vary by role, so please discuss your plans with the hiring team.

How to Apply

All applications will be kept strictly confidential. Please submit a resume AND cover letter (we know it is old school, but a cover letter is very important to us) telling us how you stack up to the qualifications, plus any other information you feel would be relevant to PerkSpot. Don’t be afraid to show your spark and personality!

All positions require a full background screening.

Offering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is a priority at PerkSpot. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law. 

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PerkSpot offers the full suite of benefits you’d expect from a profitable, established company, including health and dental insurance, 401(k), pre-tax transit benefits, and fully-funded disability coverage. We have in-office bike storage and showers on-site.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
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Disability Insurance
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