Analytics Co-op

  • Ancestry
  • Oct 28, 2021

Job Description

About Ancestry:When you join Ancestry, you join a human-centered company where every person’s story is important. We believe that by discovering the struggles and triumphs of our past, we can foster deeper bonds and more meaningful connections among families and communities. Our talented team of scientists, engineers, genealogists, historians, and storytellers is dedicated to empowering customers around the world from all backgrounds on their journeys of personal discovery.
With more than 27+ billion digitized global historical records, 100 million family trees, and 18 million people in our growing AncestryDNA database, Ancestry helps customers discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. Passionate about dedicating your work to enriching people’s lives? You belong at Ancestry.
You will help answer the business question 'How is the business performing', which is a strategic role in the Finance team at Ancestry. You will develop reports and scorecards to analyze measurements and other metrics on scheduled and ad hoc bases. You will work with several teams to identify and conceptualize data-driven insights to drive improved monitoring of customer performance and enhanced processes.
Excellent technical skills are necessary to produce the right insights and to access information from data sources across the organization. This role also involves unleashing the insights hidden within the data and explaining their relevance to non-technical collaborators, helping achieve applicable results.

Key Responsibilities / Performance Requirements:

Analyze data; explain trends and variances to support management decisionsPresent recommendations by creating dashboards, reports, and ad hoc analyses that explain what happened and whyLook for the next new opportunity to benefit AncestryWork with colleagues and peers to guide solutions and identify opportunities for innovationIdentify major problems/essential knowledge and translate them into technical analyses by working with company partnersLook for improvements in tools and techniques to improve several aspects of Ancestry's needsPerform analysis to identify trends, variances, and possible causesShow commitment to providing excellent data

Minimum Qualifications:

Pursuing a Bachelor's degree with a preference for Statistics, Computer Science, Information Systems, Economics, or a quantitative disciplineExperience with visualization software (e.g., Tableau) and database languages (e.g., SQL)

Preferred Qualifications

Research mindsetTeam player who is motivated and responsibleDesign, written and verbal skills; ability to present data and its effectsAdvanced proficiency in Excel (pivot tables, advanced formulas)Experience with statistical software (e.g., R, Python, MATLAB, or pandas)Basic financial knowledge
Additional Information:Ancestry is an Equal Opportunity Employer that makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, military or veteran status, citizenship, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. In addition, Ancestry will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
All job offers are contingent on a background check screen that complies with applicable law.  For San Francisco office candidates, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ancestry will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.  
Ancestry is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Ancestry via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Ancestry. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Ancestry as a result of the referral or through other means.