6 River Systems (6RS) is a Shopify (SHOP) company leading the way to faster fulfillment. E-commerce has changed the world and our solutions power winning warehouses of the future. We’re revolutionizing warehouse automation with collaborative mobile robots driven by artificial intelligence and advanced cloud-based software.


Our culture is built on trust, smarts, and collaboration. As a team, we encourage open discussion about particularly challenging problems. We are as passionate about hiring the right people as we are about building great products.

Position Overview

As a Market Analyst you must thrive working in a fast paced and technical environment while balancing the need to make both tactical and strategic decisions, often with incomplete information. You should have experience and comfort interacting with all levels of management and communicating perspectives with people from all areas of the company, including executives.

Key Activities: 

  • Understand the markets that we serve and and potential markets could serve (ecommerce, shipping and logistics networks, robotic and automated fulfillment)
  • Validate market need and market size for products we want to build (especially in Hardware)
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills with the ability to use data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations and drive action
  • Utilize online market research and document findings for use in product and market expansion concepts
  • Understand our competition and perform valid and reliable market research SWOT analysis
  • Interpret data, formulate reports and make recommendations
  • Devise and evaluate methods for collecting data (Surveys, Questionnaires, Opinion Polls)

High attention to detail including precise and effective customer communication and proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously

  • Can research market reports, visit customers and visit non customers to validate product concepts
  • Research with internal stakeholders and external customers to understand 6 River’s current products and assist in defining the future roadmap
  • Present perspectives on concept validity to leadership
  • Work with Product Managers to help build impact briefs (business cases) and financial models to help justify a product
  • Formulate a plan and present data to senior management
  • Remain fully informed on market trends, other parties researches and implement best practices

What you’ll need day one: 

  • 3+ years experience in market research or related field
  • Experience interacting with various levels of management and providing concise market and product research for review
  • Demonstrated initiative and independent thinking
  • Strong perspectives that also welcomes constructive criticism and fosters collaboration
  • Possess search engines, web analytics, and business research tools acumen
  • Excellent knowledge of statistical packages (SPSS, SAS or similar), databases
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Adequate knowledge of data collection methods (polls, focus groups, surveys etc)
  • Working knowledge with CRM programs so you can find research opportunities within our existing customer base.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking
  • Advise peers and senior management on the best ways to use provided data

Why 6RS? Recognized by the Boston Globe as a Top Place to Work

  • Entrepreneurial spirit of a start-up combined with the stability of a global commerce company
  • Competitive compensation packages and Shopify RSUs
  • Company-paid health, dental, and vision coverage for all employees
  • Paid holidays, vacation/sick time, and parental leave
  • Annual 401k contribution from the company
  • Lifestyle spending account

About 6 River Systems
Founded in Waltham, Massachusetts in 2015, 6 River Systems is a leading collaborative mobile robotics fulfilment solution and part of global commerce company Shopify. Founders Jerome Dubois and Rylan Hamilton were previously executives at Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics). The 6 River Systems solution is operating in more than 20 facilities in the U.S., Canada and Europe, fulfilling millions of units each week for companies including Lockheed Martin, CSAT Solutions, ACT Fulfillment, DHL, XPO Logistics, and Office Depot. To learn more, visit www.6river.com.

About Shopify
Shopify is a leading global commerce company, providing trusted tools to start, grow, market, and manage a retail business of any size. Shopify makes commerce better for everyone with a platform and services that are engineered for reliability, while delivering a better shopping experience for consumers everywhere. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Shopify powers over one million businesses in more than 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Allbirds, Gymshark, PepsiCo, Staples, and many more. For more information, visit www.shopify.com.