Product Analyst at Toptal

About Toptal

Toptal is a network of the world’s top 3% of software engineering, design, finance, and project management talent – available on demand to help companies accelerate, adapt, and scale. With $100+ million in annual revenue and triple-digit growth, Toptal is the largest fully distributed workforce in the world.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun [see this video from The Huffington Post]. We see no borders, move at a fast pace, and are never afraid to break the mold.

If you’re not in the job market, you’re exactly the type of person we’re looking for.

Position Description

The Product team is looking for a high performing Product Analyst to lead analytical projects critical to our mission. You will be working closely with Product Management, Data Science, Analytics, Engineering, and Operations on fast moving, high-stake problems. A deep analytical passion to learn and ability to execute on key business priorities is a must.

This is a remote position that can be done from anywhere.

Responsibilities:

Your core mission with be Influencing decisions with data. You will provide quantitative support, market understanding, and a strategic perspective to our Product Managers. As a data-loving member of the team, you serve as an analytics expert for your partners, using analytical expertise to help them make better decisions. You weave stories with meaningful insight from data. You make critical recommendations for your fellow Toptalers in Engineering and Product Management. As a self-starter, you relish tallying up the numbers one minute and communicating your findings to a team leader the next.

You should be able to see different angles of a product or business opportunity, and know how to connect the dots and interact with people in various roles and functions. You should have substantial experience with analytical tools and techniques, and bring a solid skill-set in analyzing data and communicating recommendations. You will deepen your skill-set by working with analytical thought leaders across the company. You will work in an entirely distributed company and help define an entirely new space while learning about how an organization is built from the ground up.

In the first week you will:

  • Onboard and integrate into Toptal.
  • Work with other product managers to establish a modus operandi.
  • Independently study and learn the Toptal platform and product suite.

In the first month you will:

  • Work with our Product Managers to understand their KPIs, reports, and dashboards.
  • Start working with our Analytics team to learn our infrastructure and familiarize yourself with their tools and processes.

In the first three months you will:

  • Develop key success metrics critical for evaluating product success from a business and user perspective.
  • Have a solid understanding of how the Toptal platform works.
  • Start working with Product Manager to gather data insights and support them in their decision making process.
  • Help Product Managers to monitor and measure the success of our initiatives against company goals.

In the first six months you will:

  • Have full ownership over Product Analytics.
  • Have prototyped and built dashboards to provide insights at scale, solving for analytical needs.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to understand their business needs, formulate and complete end-to-end analysis that includes data gathering, analysis, ongoing scaled deliverables, and presentations.
  • Research product opportunities based on inputs from Product Managers and help identify features that will create a better user experience and make significant impact to the business.

In the first year you will:

  • Deliver effective presentations of findings and recommendations to multiple levels of stakeholders and tell compelling, concise stories with data.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in a quantitative discipline such as Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or Data Sciences.
  • 3+ years of relevant experience in product or data analytics.
  • Experience with articulating product questions, pulling data from datasets (SQL) and using statistics to make decisions.
  • Proficiency with SQL (advanced).
  • Proficiency with scripting languages such as R or Python.
  • Deep interest and aptitude in data, metrics, analysis, and trends and applied knowledge of measurement, statistics and program evaluation.
  • Distinctive problem solving skills and impeccable business judgment.
  • Experience telling stories with data to both technical and non-technical audiences and creating clear and compelling visualizations to convey complex data.
  • Mature and persuasive interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with various stakeholders who may have competing interests.
  • Experience synthesizing complex data into actionable goals.
  • You must be a world-class individual contributor to thrive at Toptal. You will not be here just to tell other people what to do.

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