Product Analyst - Technical.ly

Product Analyst

Axios |  Arlington | Product

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1 big thing: Axios is a growth-stage startup dedicated to providing trustworthy content in an audience-first format. Earlier this year, we celebrated a major milestone, launching a SaaS product for corporate communications called Axios HQ.  In our first year we’ve already passed $1M in ARR and welcomed over 150 customers to the platform. Axios HQ We are looking for a Product Analyst to glean actionable insights to guide our product roadmap.

Why it matters: Our Product Analyst will champion a data-informed culture by empowering others to use data to make responsible decisions, ask smart questions, and by performing complex ad-hoc analyses for key stakeholders. This person will collaborate with a variety of other teams and regularly provide insights and contexts to key stakeholders.

The details: You must be a highly collaborative problem solver and capable of understanding how data is implemented, distributed, and consumed. An understanding of how to work with large amounts of data to support or refute a hypothesis is also essential in this role. A strong candidate should be able to analyze, translate and communicate effectively about data with product and engineering teams as well as executive stakeholders. The ideal candidate will have a passion for Axios, a collaborative spirit, and possess the following skills: 

  • Deep analytical skills and experience performing advanced product and customer analyses such as cohorting, user segmentation, and funnel analysis
  • Strong attention to detail and focus on accuracy
  • Ability to analyze large datasets to identify patterns/trends and apply statistical techniques
  • Ability to communicate complex topics to executive stakeholders in a direct manner – both verbal and written
  • Familiarity with data models and database design development
  • Ability to work with stakeholders, translate business requirements, and present findings
  • Proven track record of collaborating effectively with colleagues at all levels 
  • Advanced proficiency with SQL
  • Demonstrated experience in handling large data sets and relational databases (Postgres, MySQL, Redshift, etc)
  • Preferred experience working with hybrid and NoSQL databases (BigQuery, DynamoDB,  Redis, etc)
  • Experience working with business intelligence tools such as Looker, Tableau, et al

Don’t Forget:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health insurance (100% paid for individuals, 75% for families)
  • Primary caregiver 12-week paid leave
  • 401K
  • Generous vacation policy, plus company holidays
  • Company equity
  • Commuter and cell phone benefit
  • A commitment to an open, inclusive, and diverse work culture
  • Annual learning and development stipend

Additional pandemic-related benefits:

  • One mental health day per quarter
  • $100 monthly work-from-home stipend
  • Tele-mental health services 
  • OneMedical membership, including tele-health services 
  • Increased work flexibility for parents and caretakers 
  • Access to the Axios “Family Fund”, which was created to allow employees to request financial support when facing financial hardship or emergencies 
  • Weekly company-sponsored exercise and meditation classes 
  • Virtual company-sponsored social events

 

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Axios is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Axios makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

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What excites you about your products?

Our work, everything we do, is rooted in a commitment to putting our readers first. Online users have access to more content than ever before. At Axios, we want to ensure those who access our products are reading, hearing and seeing the information that matters in the most efficient way possible.

 

What’s the communication process like at Axios?

As a remote-first company, Axios has mastered digitally fostering a team spirit with frequent employee check-ins on Slack. Axios values transparency at all levels, including a weekly anonymous Q&A with its founders every Monday at the all-hands meeting. Real-time feedback is central to its culture and employees are encouraged to share their ideas and opinions openly.

Within the network of more than 250 employees, a new hire will be assigned to a smaller team and work with them every day. But no feat is accomplished without collaboration between fellow Axios squads, giving the Analytics & Insights team a chance to learn about the engineers’ daily tasks, and so on.

 

What does it feel like to be an employee at Axios?

It offers the stability of a large media company with the feel of a close-knit team. That’s partly due to the organization of our smaller squads, but Axios also makes it a priority to understand each employee’s needs. All new hires fill out a “user guide” with specifications about their communication style, decision-making process and interests. This helps new employees acclimate to our company seamlessly.

Axios encourages all employees to share opinions and ideas about new processes or potential changes. As a workplace, Axios wants to make sure all employees feel heard, and that logging on to work is something to look forward to.

 

Describe the technologists you seek to hire at Axios. 

A person who is passionate, fun, a team player and willing to take on a challenge.

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