Data Analyst

Company Overview

Niche is a website that helps you discover the schools and neighborhoods that are right for you. We have in-depth reviews, rankings, and statistics on every college, K-12 school, and neighborhood in the U.S. and millions of monthly website visitors. Located in Pittsburgh, PA in the heart of Shadyside, we're quickly becoming one of the largest websites in the U.S.


Job Summary

We’re looking for a highly motivated Data Analyst. We want someone who is passionate about data.  You’ll be tasked with seeking out new data and finding interesting ways of using that data to improve on the quality of our products and help people better choose places to live, work, and go to school.  



  • Seek out, collect, clean, and update data sources on K-12 schools, colleges, and places 
  • Help turn statistics and raw user generated content into compelling content for our users
  • Analyze the quality of our data and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Support sales and marketing teams with data exports and data analysis


Required Qualifications

  • 1-3 years relevant experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in math, statistics, economics, or a related field
  • Experience downloading and cleaning datasets
  • Basic knowledge of R
  • Basic knowledge of SQL and/or PostGreSQL databases
  • Hard worker who wants to learn and grow with the position and company
  • Good team player and go-getter
  • Passionate about all things data
  • Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment and handle multiple projects concurrently


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with geospatial and boundary data
  • Strong knowledge of multiple statistical analysis software packages
  • Basic understanding of ETL processes
  • Strong knowledge of modern statistical analyses (such as Bayesian methods, outlier detection, multi-level, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge of writing custom data analysis scripts


Benefits and Perks

This is a full time, salaried position with competitive compensation and benefits including 20 paid days off per year, paid parental leave, stock options, SIMPLE IRA, and a comprehensive health plan, including vision and dental, provided at no cost to the employee. Niche is committed to the local community and offers three paid volunteering days per year. We’ve also been ranked as one of the Best Places to Work in Southwestern PA by the Pittsburgh Business Times. EOE.


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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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