We are looking for a Senior Data Analyst to help us build out our data systems and pave the way in making data-driven product decisions.

You will be the first full-time data hire. Your role will be to establish the best practices for the company, implement it, and (over time) help us to build out the data team. This role will be a mixture of running experiment-based data analyses, building out executive level dashboards, and building out key data models.

How you’ll add value at Contra

    • Own all North Star metrics and dashboards (include methodology, underlying models + visualizations)
    • Build centralized data tooling to support data-driven decision making across the organization
    • Establish best practices for data analyses & experiments
    • Develop models to scale key product areas (like matching our independents to job opportunities)

You’ll be successful here if

    • You have formal education or bootcamp in data analytics – including data visualization, data cleaning, basis statistics understanding, and familiarity with basic ML approaches
    • You have experience driving a hypothesis-based testing approach, can reliably collect data, and make deliberate decisions based on the outcomes of experiments
    • You have strong knowledge of exploratory data analysis techniques and have advanced SQL skills to create and evaluate complex statements involving numerous tables and data relationships
    • You have experience defining data tracking needs and processes
    • You can distill complex data into easy to read and interpret dashboard to enable leadership / product teams to gather data insights and monitor KPIs
    • You can navigate ambiguity like a champ; as our first data hire, you’ll be working closely with product and engineer to pave the way for how we use data as an organization
    • You are a strong communicator and have the ability to influence decision making with data
    • You have a GSD attitude – no task is too small or big to reach best product outcomes
    • You have 2+ years experience in a data-oriented role within a fast-paced, hyper collaborative environment

How Contra can add value for you:

    • 🌎 Remote-first culture
    • 🍎 100% health coverage for US full-time employees, and health reimbursements for all international contractors
    • 💰 401k matching for US full-time employees
    • 💸 $4,000/year laptop reimbursement + additional equipment, co-working, education, meetup and charity budgets
    • 💛 No-meeting Wednesdays, and half days every third Friday of the month
    • 👋 Generous time off + a flexible parental leave
    • 🌴 Annual team wide off-site (our most recent was Nov 2021 in Tulum, Mexico)
    • A custom slack emoji, just for you!

Technical Requirements

    • PostgreSQL
    • Experience with data visualization tools (Looker / LookML a plus)
    • Python
    • A/B & Feature Flag Testing
    • Familiarity with DBT (or something similar)
    • Basic statistics understanding

Our Data Tooling

    • Segment
    • Looker
    • Big Query
    • Mixpanel
    • TBD [you’ll help us decide what’s next!]

Our interview process

    • Functional interview with product lead (30-45 minutes)
    • Non-technical (introduction & culture) interview (30-45 minutes)
    • Technical interview with our CTO (30-45 minutes)
    • Interview with Founders (30 minutes)

Salary Range

      • $150k – $175k  USD
      • Equity Value Range: $72,000 – $180,000 USD

About Contra

Contra is a professional community for the independent digital workforce. Digital professionals use Contra to create stunning visual profiles, earn money commission-free, and build high-quality professional communities and referral networks. Contra was founded just over a year ago by a group of independents who were tired of existing professional networks that are blind to the needs of digital professionals and is rapidly paving the way for the future of work, or the “passion economy” (a term coined by one of our earliest investors). Our June product launch, the first Annual State of Independence report, was the #1 product of the day, #2 of the week on Product Hunt. We’re also one of just a few companies partnering with TikTok to launch their TikTok Resumes Product.

Learn more about Contra


Contra on TikTok (our target audience is Gen Z)

Contra on Twitter

Contra in the Press

Ben on Twitter (our Co-Founder, CEO)

Gajus on Twitter (our Co-Founder, CTO)