Data Quality Analyst

About Niche
Niche is the leader in school search. Our mission is to make researching and enrolling in schools easy, transparent, and free. With in-depth profiles on every school and college in America, 140 million reviews and ratings, and powerful search tools, we help millions of people find the right school for them. We also help thousands of schools recruit more best-fit students, by highlighting what makes them great and making it easier to visit and apply.

Niche is all about finding where you belong, and that mission inspires how we operate every day. We want Niche to be a place where people truly enjoy working and can thrive professionally.

About the Role
We’re looking for someone interested in an entry-level position to help us grow our business. As a Data Quality Analyst, you will be tasked with seeking out new data, maintaining current data, tracking data releases and improving the quality of our products.

What You Will Do

During the 1st Month:

  • Collaborate with various team members to learn about the company
  • You will work with data team members to learn about our data, data structure, and how your role fits within the team, the tech department and Niche
  • Shadow data team members to learn more about recurring tasks you'll be responsible for, such as cleaning and syncing data update requests within our database

Within 3 Months:

  • Assume responsibility for a recurring task that involves cleaning raw data, importing it into a database, migrating the data as needed, then working with QA on any issues
  • Be a part of a product team that works in two week sprints. Partner with a data team member to learn how they complete various product team tasks, such as adding new search criteria

Within 6 Months:

  • Work with your manager to discover what tasks/projects at Niche that interest you. Together, you will figure out a plan to ensure you are working on what best fits your interests and aligns with Niche’s goals
  • Be responsible for product team tasks
  • Own an area of external data updates. Be responsible for cleaning and migrating data changes

Within 12 months:

  • Be able to seek out, collect, clean, and update data sources on K-12 schools, colleges and workplaces
  • Start to develop methods to improve our data quality process
  • Be a contributing member of a product team
  • Write and maintain complex SQL/R code to clean and process data

What We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in math, economics, computer science, statistics or a related field
  • Hands on experience with databases; Expert knowledge of SQL and/or PostgreSQL databases is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of R
  • Hard worker who wants to learn and grow with the position and company
  • Can work independently in a fast-paced, startup environment and handle multiple projects concurrently

Why Niche?

  • Full time, salaried position with competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee
  • 20 PTO days, 10 Paid Holidays and 3 Volunteer Days Off per year
  • Parental leave
  • Stock options and 401(k) with employer match
  • Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users

Niche will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future for this opening

Candidates only. No recruiters or agencies, please. All of our open positions are located in our Pittsburgh, PA office and we are also open to remote candidates. Sorry, we do not offer relocation assistance.

Niche is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. 

As interviews are being held remotely, if there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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