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Summary of the Senior Business Analyst job at Academia.edu

Academia.edu is hiring a Senior Business Analyst with 3 - 5 years of experience. Based in United States - San Francisco, CA and with Hybrid ways of working. The expected salary range for this role is $175,000 - $215,000
About Academia.edu

Academia.edu has built and is expanding the premier distribution and peer review platform for academic research. Guided by our mission to democratize and accelerate the world’s research, Academia aims to make every academic paper ever published available for free online and accessible by anyone in the world. This is just the start of our long-term vision and we are growing fast!

Academia’s platform has registered more than 210 million users (still growing at 2M monthly), and has many millions of unique visitors every month, including over 30M logged-in monthly active users (MAU). We have over 300,000 paying premium subscribers, which has contributed to us being profitable YOY the last five years in a row.

Academia has attracted $62 million in investment from leading VC firms including Khosla Ventures, True Ventures, Spark Capital, and Tencent. Our work has garnered favorable attention from trade and mainstream media including UK Times, Fortune, Wired, EdTech, Venture Beat, San Francisco Business Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, TechCrunch, Scientific American, and Forbes.

Senior Business Analyst - Job Role & Responsibilities

Senior Business Analysts at Academia.edu unearth large growth opportunities by analyzing our trove of data, and help product teams deliver value to users and growth for the business. Each team includes a dedicated product manager, product designer, engineers and user researchers, and each team owns a single product or initiative. We rotate teams every 6-12 months to keep the work engaging and the ideas flowing. As an embedded member of a cross-functional product team, you would solve problems like improving the slow-moving academic publishing market, or connecting academics with others around the world to share and collaborate on ideas. As a Senior Business Analyst your analytic superpowers will thrive here. If you’re excited to use data to identify opportunities, analyze and interpret test results to identify business growth opportunities, conceive ideas to realize those opportunities, and make recommendations to product teams and executive management, then apply now! We look forward to meeting you!

Please note that this role is in the San Francisco Bay Area. We're excited to have a packed and lively office on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Twice a week those of us in the Bay Area come to our office located in the Financial District for All Hands, intense collaboration, brainstorming activities, and fun events. There are small rooms for 1-1 mentoring sessions or heads down work, and larger rooms for team activities. We continue to support a flexible work environment for all of life’s surprises and needs with generous time off and flexible work schedules.

Academia is a proud equal-opportunity employer and we are committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

How You’ll Contribute

  • Proactively find opportunities for business growth, development, and scaling, identifying opportunities for the product team and the business
  • Gather, analyze, and interpret data to inform product strategy and product roadmap
  • Define key metrics, design and maintain dashboards, and lead business reporting for your cross-functional product team
  • Design and interpret results of experiments
Senior Business Analyst - Job requirements

The skills and experiences you bring to succeed (absolute requirements):

  • 2 years minimum experience consulting with one of the following firms: Bain & Company, McKinsey, BCG, Oliver Wyman, LEK. At this time we cannot interview candidates who do not meet this requirement
  • 1 year minimum additional experience post consulting, with a B2C digital product in growth, strategy, operations, or analytics
  • Experience applying critical thinking to business needs and problems, and identifying opportunities
  • Experience with Excel or Google Sheets for analysis and reporting
  • Strong cross-functional communication skills, including a proven ability to influence decision making
  • Ability to autonomously seek information, gather resources, and deliver results without waiting for direction
  • A work style oriented around results and creating impact

The Tools You’ll Use To Succeed

  • Don’t know the following tools? If you bring the knowledge of how to solve business problems, we’re happy to teach you the technical skills.
  • Knowledge of SQL and databases (we use Redshift) with the ability to write structured and efficient queries on large data sets
  • Python or R skills is a strong plus, but not necessary to apply
  • Mode for dashboarding and DBT for data transformations or similar tools also a plus, but not necessary to apply
What we offer at Academia.edu

Benefits And Perks

  • Competitive salary, stock options & 401k
  • Fully-covered medical, dental, & vision insurance for employees & dependents
  • Flexible hours, 21 days of paid vacation, 12 paid company holidays, and paid parental leave
  • Budget for professional development, team building, and books
  • Six weeks of fully-paid sabbatical leave for every four years you work here.

$175,000 - $215,000 a year

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June 14, 2024

About Our Company

Academia.edu has built and is expanding the premier distribution and peer review platform for academic research. Guided by our mission to democratize and accelerate the world’s research, Academia aims to make every academic paper ever published available for free online and accessible by anyone in the world. This is just the start of our long-term vision and we are growing fast!

Academia’s platform has registered more than 210 million users (still growing at 2M monthly), and has many millions of unique visitors every month, including over 30M logged-in monthly active users (MAU). We have over 300,000 paying premium subscribers, which has contributed to us being profitable YOY the last five years in a row.

Academia has attracted $62 million in investment from leading VC firms including Khosla Ventures, True Ventures, Spark Capital, and Tencent. Our work has garnered favorable attention from trade and mainstream media including UK Times, Fortune, Wired, EdTech, Venture Beat, San Francisco Business Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, TechCrunch, Scientific American, and Forbes.

Job Description & Responsibilities

Senior Business Analysts at Academia.edu unearth large growth opportunities by analyzing our trove of data, and help product teams deliver value to users and growth for the business. Each team includes a dedicated product manager, product designer, engineers and user researchers, and each team owns a single product or initiative. We rotate teams every 6-12 months to keep the work engaging and the ideas flowing. As an embedded member of a cross-functional product team, you would solve problems like improving the slow-moving academic publishing market, or connecting academics with others around the world to share and collaborate on ideas. As a Senior Business Analyst your analytic superpowers will thrive here. If you’re excited to use data to identify opportunities, analyze and interpret test results to identify business growth opportunities, conceive ideas to realize those opportunities, and make recommendations to product teams and executive management, then apply now! We look forward to meeting you!

Please note that this role is in the San Francisco Bay Area. We're excited to have a packed and lively office on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Twice a week those of us in the Bay Area come to our office located in the Financial District for All Hands, intense collaboration, brainstorming activities, and fun events. There are small rooms for 1-1 mentoring sessions or heads down work, and larger rooms for team activities. We continue to support a flexible work environment for all of life’s surprises and needs with generous time off and flexible work schedules.

Academia is a proud equal-opportunity employer and we are committed to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

How You’ll Contribute

  • Proactively find opportunities for business growth, development, and scaling, identifying opportunities for the product team and the business
  • Gather, analyze, and interpret data to inform product strategy and product roadmap
  • Define key metrics, design and maintain dashboards, and lead business reporting for your cross-functional product team
  • Design and interpret results of experiments

Requirements

The skills and experiences you bring to succeed (absolute requirements):

  • 2 years minimum experience consulting with one of the following firms: Bain & Company, McKinsey, BCG, Oliver Wyman, LEK. At this time we cannot interview candidates who do not meet this requirement
  • 1 year minimum additional experience post consulting, with a B2C digital product in growth, strategy, operations, or analytics
  • Experience applying critical thinking to business needs and problems, and identifying opportunities
  • Experience with Excel or Google Sheets for analysis and reporting
  • Strong cross-functional communication skills, including a proven ability to influence decision making
  • Ability to autonomously seek information, gather resources, and deliver results without waiting for direction
  • A work style oriented around results and creating impact

The Tools You’ll Use To Succeed

  • Don’t know the following tools? If you bring the knowledge of how to solve business problems, we’re happy to teach you the technical skills.
  • Knowledge of SQL and databases (we use Redshift) with the ability to write structured and efficient queries on large data sets
  • Python or R skills is a strong plus, but not necessary to apply
  • Mode for dashboarding and DBT for data transformations or similar tools also a plus, but not necessary to apply

What we offer

Benefits And Perks

  • Competitive salary, stock options & 401k
  • Fully-covered medical, dental, & vision insurance for employees & dependents
  • Flexible hours, 21 days of paid vacation, 12 paid company holidays, and paid parental leave
  • Budget for professional development, team building, and books
  • Six weeks of fully-paid sabbatical leave for every four years you work here.

$175,000 - $215,000 a year

Apply now

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