Burning Glass

  • Product Analyst

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/13/2018 4:22 PM)
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  • Overview

    About Burning Glass

    At Burning Glass Technologies, we strive to create a job market that works for everyone. We are an analytics software company whose tools play a growing role in informing the global conversation on education and the workforce by turning data into insight. Powered by the world’s largest and most sophisticated database of jobs and talent, we deliver real-time data and breakthrough planning tools that inform careers, define academic programs, and shape workforces.


    Burning Glass’ applications drive practical solutions and are used across the global job market: by educators in aligning programs with the market, by employers and recruiters in filling positions more effectively, and by policy makers in shaping strategic workforce decisions. At the same time, Burning Glass’ data-driven applications for workers and students help them choose career goals and build the skills they need to get ahead.


    Analytics are at the heart of our mission, and our Analytics team plays a critical role in delivering insights for our products and clients from hundreds of millions of job postings and resumes. The team is responsible for developing models for classifying, validating, and understanding the job market data in our software products; ensuring and maintaining data quality; and creating reports which analyze areas of the labor market that are critical to our clients and partners. Our team’s technology stack includes Python and R for data science and analysis, and SQL Server/ PostgreSQL, Hadoop, and ElasticSearch for managing and working with our large datasets.


    About the Position:

    We seek a Product Analyst to join the firm’s growing analytics team. The Product Analyst will work directly with the Ontology section of the Analytics team performing quantitative analysis to improve the data available for Burning Glass products, investigate important issues in the labor market and support client engagements. 

    Burning Glass’s research is driving the conversation, nationally and globally, around some of the most critical issues facing the job market and is frequently cited in national publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Economist. The Product Analyst will play a vital role in developing cutting-edge analytics to provide insight to power Burning Glass products, as well as supporting Burning Glass’s public and client-based research. The ideal candidate will possess strong quantitative research skills and will have a passion for using data to improve product performance, boost client satisfaction and illustrate key trends in the job market.


    Responsibilities include:

    • Manipulating, validating, and analyzing data using SQL, R, Python, and other analytical tools to inform and support data testing and product.
    • Creating visualizations of complex data sets or test results for ease of understanding.
    • Pulling and preparing data for public reports and media outreach efforts.
    • Developing new metrics and scoring methodologies to describe the labor market
    • Running specified queries using Burning Glass’s proprietary labor market database and other published data sources, preparing data for presentation, and verifying data accuracy.
    • Supporting client engagements across a range of industries including higher education and human capital management.



    Requirements include:

    The ideal candidate is highly professional, intelligent, mature, and organized. S/he is able to work independently, multitask, and anticipate requests, and enjoys working in a busy, dynamic, and entrepreneurial environment.


    Other requirements include:

    • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, or another quantitative field.
    • Experience manipulating, cleaning, and analysing large datasets.
    • Advanced proficiency required in at least one of the following statistical analysis/data management tools: SQL, R, Python.

    Prior experience working in a product or software development environment desirable, but not essential.

    Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and comprehensive benefits package offered. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter


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