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Director of Analytics | Growth Experience and SEO

Palo Alto

Vacancy opened 16-11-2018

Data science
Hadoop
Impala
Marketing
Optimization
SEO
Teradata

Description

About HouzzHouzz is the leading home renovation and design platform in the world. We have a highly engaged community of more than 40 million unique monthly users who leverage our technologies to find inspiration for their next home project, connect with over 2.3 million home design and remodeling professionals and discover products in the Houzz Shop. About the RoleHouzz is looking for a seasoned leader in analytics to drive insights for product growth and engagement initiatives across our site experiences. Houzz is the leading destination for ​home design enthusiasts​ and data is a key to how we improve user experience and engagement for the millions of homeowners and professionals that are part of our community.This is a role where you will help the product team to understand the health of the business, discover growth levers and identify opportunities for optimization. You will be tasked with scaling our existing analytics function to help us grow the business. The best analytics leaders understand that their product is the tools, accuracy, and accessibility of data so that all individuals can operate in a self-sufficient and trusted way to make the decisions needed to keep us moving aggressively towards our goals.You will lead a team of 6 quantitative analysts, digging deep into our rich sets of consumer engagement/log data. You will need to be able to translate strong insights about user behavior and analysis techniques into actionable work for analysts on the team. You will need to mentor and grow them on both technical skills and broader analytical approaches.With the open team structure at Houzz you will have the opportunity to work across all aspects of the business.What You’ll Do
  • Collaborate with leadership, product, engineering, marketing, and SEO teams to deliver reliable data and analysis used to make data-driven decisions
  • Mentor and grow an existing team of 6 analysts to foster their career growth and improve the overall output of the team
  • Hire and grow the team
  • Champion strategic areas where we can invest to improve our data capabilities, tools, and reporting/dashboard infrastructure to enable decision-making throughout the team
  • Work hand-in-hand with product teams to support strategic growth initiatives
  • Foster a data culture across the organization by leveling up our analytics function
  • Partner with Data Infrastructure team to deliver best in class data in terms of quality and structure
  • Evangelize the needs of the analytics team to ensure proper resourcing to match the growth of the product and business
  • At a Minimum, We'd Like You to Have
  • Achievements in analytics/data science at prior jobs where the analysis was critical to driving top line growth
  • Experience in performing analytics for user behavior on consumer web and/or mobile applications like the ability to write complex SQL queries and an understanding of A/B testing and experiment design
  • Strong user behavior intuition with an innate ability to know where to look next when initial results don't match expectations
  • Excellent ability to distill and communicate findings
  • Hands-on experience with modern distributed data technologies (hadoop, hive, impala, teradata, etc)
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline such as Statistics/Math/Engineering required
  • Ideally, You’ll Also Have
  • Experience with large scale consumer web/mobile businesses strongly desired
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience, including managing teams of analysts for at least 2 years
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    Benefits

    TGIF lunches
    TGIF lunches
    Cake and birthday celebrations every Fridays!
    Cake and birthday celebrations every Fridays!
    Possibility to earn high commissions
    Possibility to earn high commissions
    Access to our flexible benefits program including childcare vouchers, Cycle to Work (bicycle parking and showers available onsite), dental insurance, health screenings and an annual season ticket subsidy and loan program.
    Access to our flexible benefits program including childcare vouchers, Cycle to Work (bicycle parking and showers available onsite), dental insurance, health screenings and an annual season ticket subsidy and loan program.
    Gym membership discounts (London)
    Gym membership discounts (London)

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