Savvysherpa, Inc.

We're looking for a few
good sherpas.

Do you want to work in dynamic research teams? Do you enjoy rigorous intellectual debate? Do you like the idea of working for a truly data-driven organization? Then you’ll like Savvysherpa.

We want candidates who are:

  • Analytical, articulate, inquisitive, and insightful
  • Skilled problem solvers
  • Able to work collaboratively
  • Receptive to peer review
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Critical thinkers and quick learners
  • Attentive to detail
  • Able to work productively without supervision
  • Interested in understanding business problems and building data products to meet business needs

For more information or to apply, please email us at careers@savvysherpa.com.

 

Current Positions Available:

Data Analyst

ETL Database Architect

Bookkeeper

Research Scientist

Technical Writer / Research Writer

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Data Analyst

Collaborate with research teams to provide data and analysis for a wide variety of projects. Acquire client data and develop subject matter expertise. Use that expertise to ask insightful questions. Prepare datasets supporting development of data products and advanced data analysis. Support execution of prospective experimentation. We’re looking for articulate, insightful, self-motivated individuals with a strong desire to learn and develop keen insight and critical-thinking skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Write SQL queries, procedures, scripts using SQL Server Management Studio
  • Develop deep expertise with client data
  • Analyze complex datasets
  • Work collaboratively with researchers and analysts
  • Be able to articulate what questions can and can’t be answered based on available data
  • Develop industry or domain expertise
  • Maintain technical skills

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in quantitative discipline (Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Computer science, Engineering)
  • Masters degree preferred
  • Experience writing SQL
  • Understanding of data architecture

For consideration, submit your resume to careers@savvysherpa.com.

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ETL Database Architect

Location

6200 Shingle Creek Blvd., Suite 400, Minneapolis, MN 55430

Job Duties

The ETL Database Architect is primarily responsible for extracting and manipulating data from internal and external sources using a variety of retrieval methodologies, translating and analyzing data to create business solutions for Savvysherpa clients in various industries including healthcare, health insurance, and retail, and creating and maintaining database management systems to house data. More specific duties include:

  • Translating business questions into analytical needs and using SQL and a variety of other tools to extract and manipulate data
  • Mining consumer transaction data from various transactional systems including client databases as well as available e-Commerce data
  • Working with IT personnel to build and maintain large consumer research databases and archives
  • Administering the technological platforms that enable research methods and analytics tools
  • Preparing reports, Excel spreadsheets, dashboards or multi-dimensional queries using a variety of tools
  • Reviewing data set and database integrity and creating normative and comparative validation and control criteria and standards for database and data sets
  • Validating and verifying accuracy of reports and other outputs
  • Developing standards and processes for analyzing data to identify critical issues that may represent opportunities for improvement
  • Maintaining documentation of data collection, manipulation methods, measures, results, data sources, and other relevant information
  • Monitoring changes and innovations in industry standards and integrating the same into processes
  • Contributing to the analysis and presentation of research findings and providing recommendations to clients for innovation and marketing action.

Requirements

Requires Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field. At least six (6) months of experience with analytical manipulation and interpretation of large databases using tools including SQL, Google Web Tool (GWT-EXT), PHP, HTML, CSS, Linux Platform. Candidates must also be able to pass a background check.

For consideration, submit your resume to careers@savvysherpa.com.

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Bookkeeper

Job Description

Maintain accurate financial records by processing transactions and verifying results for Savvysherpa. Inc.

Duties

  • Accounts Payable/Receivable coding, posting, and processing
  • Resolve account / billing issues
  • Reconcile bank and merchant accounts
  • Document and maintain intra-company transactions, balances, and inventory transfers
  • Assist with inventory control, reporting, and analysis
  • Prepare information for external accountants, auditors, and investors
  • Collection and remittance of applicable sales tax
  • Process expense reports and maintain travel expense balances
  • Assist with payroll and hiring processes
  • Monitor fixed asset and capital purchases
  • Balance general ledger by preparing a trial balance; reconciling entries
  • Prepares financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested

Desired Skills/Qualifications

Associates degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience, as well as knowledge of bookkeeping and generally accepted accounting principles. Preference with strong knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software and experience in supply chain / logistics environment.

For consideration, submit your resume to careers@savvysherpa.com.

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Research Scientist

Savvysherpa, Inc. is currently looking for innovative, quantitative minds to work as both junior and senior Research Scientists. Research Scientists participate in every stage of the research process, from data conditioning to gathering new data to building data products. Research Scientists should be:

  • Analytical, articulate, inquisitive, and insightful
  • Skilled problem solvers
  • Able to work with large datasets
  • Receptive to peer review; able to work collaboratively
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Quick learners
  • Attentive to detail
  • Able to work productively without supervision

Desired Experience

  • Masters or Ph.D. in a quantitative discipline such as Statistics, Economics, or Mathematics
  • Experience exploring, manipulating, cleaning and visualizing data with SAS, R, or Python
  • Industry experience in model development, research and implementation
  • Deep knowledge of statistical, econometric, or mathematical approaches with interest in learning and applying new data mining and machine learning methodologies
  • Ability to interpret results and articulate insights to business professionals

For consideration, submit your resume to careers@savvysherpa.com.

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Technical Writer / Research Writer

Savvysherpa specializes in data analytics and data-driven product development. We are seeking writers who can:

  • Write copy that is smart, professional, accessible, and clear.
  • Produce research reports, white papers, presentations, marketing copy, web copy and phone scripts to support research goals and meet client needs.
  • Assist client account managers with background research and meeting preparation.
  • Work with statisticians and researchers to analyze and interpret complex research data.
  • Maintain current documentation of ongoing research projects.
  • Participate in secondary research.

Desired Skills/Attributes

Candidates for this position should:

  • Possess strong analytical skills.
  • Be articulate, insightful, inquisitive, and quick learners.
  • Possess strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Be proactive in reaching out to colleagues to accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Be clear, concise, and engaging writers.
  • Have the ability to construct logical, well-organized arguments.
  • Consistently meet deadlines.
  • Respond constructively to direction and feedback.

Requirements

  • B.A. or B.S. in English, Business, or Science
  • Basic training in statistical concepts is preferred
  • Background knowledge of business and health care is preferred
  • Accepting entry-level and more experienced candidates

For consideration, submit your resume and at least two relevant writing samples to careers@savvysherpa.com.
Promising candidates will be asked to perform an analytical writing exercise.

This full-time position requires your physical presence in our Minneapolis office M-F. Contract, free-lance, and telecommuting work are not available.

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