Business Analytics Senior Analyst



IT, Data Science
Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023

Who we are
At CarGurus (NASDAQ: CARG), our mission is to give people the power to reach their destination. We started as a small team of developers determined to bring trust and transparency to car shopping. Since then, our history of innovation and go-to-market acceleration has driven industry-leading growth. In fact, we’re the largest and fastest-growing automotive marketplace, and we’ve been profitable for over 15 years.

What we do
The market is evolving, and we are too, moving the entire automotive journey online and guiding our customers through every step. That includes everything from the sale of an old car to the financing, purchase, and delivery of a new one. Today, tens of millions of consumers visit each month, and ~30,000 dealerships use our products. But they're not the only ones who love CarGurus—our employees do, too. We have a people-first culture that fosters kindness, collaboration, and innovation, and empowers our Gurus with tools to fuel their career growth. Disrupting a trillion-dollar industry requires fresh and diverse perspectives. Come join us for the ride!

Role overview

CarGurus is seeking a Senior Analyst to join our Business Analytics & Reporting team. This team leads the analytical processes behind reporting, forecasting, and financial modeling, enabling day-to-day and strategic decisions. The Senior Analyst demonstrates an innate curiosity in uncovering how subtle nuances or decisions can significantly impact our data storytelling. They are a logical thinker excelling in complex problem-solving and are proficient in synthesizing insights from various data sources into clear, logical, and actionable proposals. This role offers opportunities for significant positive impact through a high level of autonomy. You will collaborate with multiple departments, gaining exposure to various dimensions of the business, and serve as a thought leader for a diverse range of stakeholders, including our senior leadership team. You will also contribute to fostering technical and professional mentorship among the team, supporting the growth of all members.

What you'll do

  • Conduct exploratory data analysis across diverse data sources to comprehend the performance of our business strategy and identify potential business opportunities/risks for mitigation.

  • Serve as an advisor to decision-makers, translating business questions into hypothesis-driven data analysis, and communicating tresults through visualizations and presentations.

  • Collaborater, share, and present data findings with stakeholders and our teams.

  • Work collaboratively across departments, using data to identify, validate, and recommend ideas for improving growth performance; define metrics to evaluate business performance and experiments; build reports and dashboards to monitor and comprehend them.

  • Advocate for and champion the use of data to enhance the quality of decision-making processes.

  • Mentor other analysts in their technical and professional development.

What you'll bring

  • A bachelor's degree (BS or BA) in computer science, mathematics, statistics, analytics, economics, or equivalent demonstrated analytical work experience.

  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in analysis and reporting, including proficiency in data visualization and related tools (e.g., Looker, Tableau, PowerBI), influencing business decisions.

  • Ability to influence multiple partners towards adopting new data-driven approaches and achieving shared business goals.

  • Capability to use hypothesis-driven analysis to directly address business questions.

  • Expertise in SQL and Excel.

  • Proficiency in data modeling and data movement/ETL concepts.

  • Thrives in ambiguous data scenarios, deriving the best possible insights.

  • Prior experience in SAAS/B2B related businesses is valued.

Working at CarGurus
We reward our Gurus’ curiosity and passion with best-in-class benefits and compensation, including equity for all employees, both when they start and as they continue to grow with us. Our career development and corporate giving programs, as well as our employee resource groups (ERGs) and communities, help people build connections while making an impact in personally meaningful ways. A flexible hybrid model and robust time off policies encourage work-life balance and individual well-being. Thoughtful perks like daily free lunch, a new car discount, meditation and fitness apps, commuting cost coverage, and more help our people create space for what matters most in their personal and professional lives.

We welcome all
CarGurus strives to be a place to which people can bring the ultimate expression of themselves and their potential—starting with our hiring process. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We foster an inclusive environment that values people for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. That’s why we hope you’ll apply even if you don’t check every box listed in the job description. We want to know what only you can bring to CarGurus.