Data Quality Analyst

About Niche

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Niche is the best place to research U.S. colleges, schools, neighborhoods, and companies. Every month millions of people use our easy-to-read and comprehensive reports cards, rankings, and reviews to choose the right schools, neighborhoods, and companies for them. is all about finding where you fit in and that mission inspires how we operate every day in our office. Our management team is dedicated to our workplace that encourages shared values, teamwork, and collaboration. On top of that, we want Niche to be a place people truly enjoy working.

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.

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
  • You will be part of a product team.  You will partner with a data team member to learn how they complete various product team tasks, such as adding new search criteria

Within 6 Months:

  • You and your manager will work on 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
  • Responsible for product team tasks
  • Own an area of external data updates.  You will be responsible for cleaning and migrating data changes

Within 12 months:

  • You will 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 SIMPLE IRA
  • 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. 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.

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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Working at Niche

Niche is a small team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We’re a unique blend of data scientists, engineers, parents, and “yinzers” who are looking for exceptional talent to grow our company. Read more about Niche and check out our team page.

We believe people’s lives are made better by having the right resources to inform their biggest life decisions. Your ideas and work will make an immediate impact on our company and millions of users.

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