Sr. Quantitative Analyst

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Structuring Team at Inspire is responsible for forecasting the operational and financial performance of our portfolio of energy customers and developing the analyses necessary to understand that performance and communicate it throughout the organization. As a Senior Analyst, you will work with the Director of Structuring and cross functionally to build out and continuously refine the operating model. The role combines financial modeling, data analytics, data science, and commercial strategy.

THE SENIOR ANALYST HAS FIVE MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Develop new operating model features designed to improve the accuracy, flexibility, or speed of our forecasts
  2. Work with the Data Science team to train and validate new or updated machine learning models that are used as part of the forecasting process
  3. Work with the Analytics team to help develop the reporting required to understand the model’s outputs
  4. Work with the Pricing and Risk desks as well as the FP&A team to ensure alignment between the model and our operational and financial strategy.
  5. Present data-driven strategy recommendations to the executive team on a regular basis.

SOME YEAR 1 DELIVERABLES

  • Build out enhancements to the current beta models (New Markets/Structures/Channels, Sensitivity Analyses, Scenario Planning, Bug Fixes, etc.)
  • Work with the Structuring team to build new beta models (Natural Gas, VUE, Texas, Climate, etc.)
  • Build out internal reporting upstream of analytics to help us validate and understand model outputs
  • Contribute meaningfully to commercial and operational strategy discussion informed by modeled analyses

SUCCESS METRICS

  • The quantity and quality of improvements made to the model
  • The incremental financial value of commercial recommendations
  • The quality of documentation produced for model changes and strategies
  • The degree to which the person can distill and present complex data to a senior level audience

DESIRED TRAITS

  • Relentlessly Curious: this is somehow who always wants to look one step deeper to understand something. They proactively search for understanding.
  • Problem Solver: when faced with a challenge, they work the problem methodically to completion.
  • Intellectual Integrity: They should always aim to deliver a solution that they can stand behind 100%, but they should also be the first to acknowledge when there is a flaw in their logic, reasoning, model, etc.
  • Big Picture Thinker: With help and guidance, they can grasp the big picture and prioritize their work by what is most important to the business outcome we seek.

EXPERIENCE

  • Must Have
    • Python & SQL working knowledge (minimum 2 years)
    • Data analytics and reporting preferably at a high growth startup (minimum 3 years)
    • Financial/Operational Forecasting and Modeling (minimum 3 years)
    • Experience building new forecast models from scratch and contributing to existing models (minimum 2 years)
  • Nice to Have
    • Data Science background (machine learning models, advanced statistics,  regression forecasting, conditional probability)
    • Experience presenting analytic topics to C-Suite
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SQLLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases

Location

3402 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

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Inspire Benefits Overview

Inspire’s culture balances the serious nature and tone of a professional company with the move-fast-and-execute tone of a rapidly growing emerging tech company. We believe in working hard and producing, but doing it in a positive and friendly environment where collaboration is rampant.

Inspire calls its employees Avengers. It’s a team out to even the score on behalf of the common man, to challenge the status quo and confront apathy and old-world bureaucracy. Every Avenger lives for the mission: To build the world’s most consumer-focused clean power platform and inspire a connected moment towards a brighter energy future. Avengers are scrappy, restless, humble and committed to balancing passion with purpose and profit.

Inspire offers competitive compensation and equity packages, plus benefits such as health, vision, life, and dental insurance - Not to mention, unlimited vacation, 401(k) plan, a dog friendly workplace & LOTS of cupcakes!

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Inspire provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Remote Work Program
Our remote work program includes work remotely on occasion as needed.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Inspire sponsors family oriented events annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Full-time Inspire employees receive unlimited PTO.
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Inspire offers relocation assistance for certain roles.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Inspire offers employees professional development opportunities like onsite training courses, the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Inspire hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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