Data Analyst

| Greater LA Area

The Analyst will provide analytical support to the sales, marketing, and business development departments. They will focus on performance and optimization of our key client accounts. They will collect and analyze data, and then apply mathematical models and statistics to guide key decisions and management.

Core responsibilities include optimizing campaigns, preparing and interpreting data and reporting, and reviewing key performance indicators (KPIs) to provide suggestions and guidance. The analyst will also support the product and engineering teams, as well as executive management, in building and evaluating tools and software.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Compile, analyze and interpret performance data to best optimize advertiser campaigns.
  • Build and evaluate mathematical models and optimization approaches towards maximizing advertiser’s return on investment (ROI).
  • Analyze data across our marketplace to uncover opportunities for growth and efficient allocation of resources.
  • Work with engineering and product teams to prototype, build, and evaluate the MediaAlpha platform’s optimization tools.
  • Help clients build, execute and optimize campaigns, measure and present results.
  • Provide consultative and strategic marketing guidance for clients.
  • Build templates and tools to improve efficiency and efficacy of analysis and optimizations.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Strong analytical ability and attention to detail
  • Experience synthesizing large data sets.
  • Capacity to think critically and creatively, identify problems, and propose solutions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-starter who can take initiative on projects, work to scale existing processes and implement new ones.
  • Strong Excel proficiency (pivot tables, vlookups, data manipulation).
  • Strong proficiency with statistical and financial concepts (e.g., confidence intervals and ROI).
  • Experience using programming/scripting languages for data analysis and mathematical modeling preferred (SQL, Python, R, Stata, etc.).
  • 2+ years of work experience in an analytical role.
  • B.S. required, must be in a quantitative discipline (e.g., economics, finance, engineering, math or statistics). 

COMPENSATION

  • Highly competitive salary and bonus program participation.
  • High quality health and dental care plans with no employee contributions and zero deductibles (in network). Flexible spending account.
  • Unlimited PTO.
  • 401K company contribution program (after 90 days).
  • Professional training and education reimbursements.
  • Generous employee perks (e.g., mobile phone program, gym membership, employee lunches).
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • PerlLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • CSSDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We are in the heart of the central business district in downtown LA, close to shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and 7th / Metro train stop.

An Insider's view of MediaAlpha

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The office is an open environment of collectively hard-working people. Anyone can (and will) approach anyone else for questions or a casual conversation. It's a nice balance that allows us to accomplish our goals while staying sane cooped up in a building for several hours a day. The cold brew tap doesn't hurt, either ;)

CJ

Media Buying Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

We are making the insurance buying process easier! It's interesting stuff.

Tony

Director of Yield Optimization

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've grown in so many ways! The individual time spent with my Team Lead has helped. Our company culture, goal-setting process (OKRs), and book club helped increase my professional knowledge, and not just in accounting!

Lily

Accounting Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

Someone will be successful on the engineering team if they are not afraid to ask questions to better understand the reason why we do things and strives to find the best solutions.

Amy

VP of Technology

What are MediaAlpha Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We sponsor an annual company-wide volunteer day and are active members of PledgeLA to support and encourage volunteering year-round.
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Highly diverse management team
MediaAlpha's management team is as diverse as our team members. We are focused on continuous improvement of our Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
MediaAlpha offers Dependent Care and Medical FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 66% of annual salary up to $10000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
100% paid dental coverage for team members and their families.
Vision Benefits
100% paid vision coverage for team members and their families.
Health Insurance Benefits
100% paid health coverage for team members and their families.
Life Insurance
100% paid life insurance coverage in the amount of $100,000 for team members.
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
MediaAlpha offers a Safe Harbor Contribution equal to 3% of a team member's gross salary. Team members are 100% vested at the time of enrollment.
Performance Bonus
MediaAlpha offers annual performance bonuses and spot bonuses for extra efforts.
Match charitable contributions
MediaAlpha matches team member contributions to non-profit organizations up to $2,500 annually.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
MediaAlpha provides team members with flexible work schedules.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes working from home on occasion as needed.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Team Members receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Pool Table, Shuffle Board, Darts, and TV's.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Employees get free lunch on Monday, Wednesday, Friday.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site garage parking.
Fitness Subsidies
We pay up to $75 per month for fitness classes or gym memberships.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
MediaAlpha offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
MediaAlpha team members are encouraged to share information through lunch and learns. In addition, our book club meets once a quarter.
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We offer professional growth reimbursement to team members looking to expand their knowledge in tech and beyond.
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Aside from all of the benefits and perks, we embrace individualism and truly believe that encouraging authenticity results in happier and more productive teams.

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