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Prelude Ventures
Prelude Ventures

Business Analyst



IT, Sales & Business Development
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Saturday, November 4, 2023

Welcome to Planet. We believe in using space to help life on Earth.

Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest constellation of imaging satellites in history. This constellation delivers an unprecedented dataset of empirical information via a revolutionary cloud-based platform to authoritative figures in commercial, environmental, and humanitarian sectors. We are both a space company and data company all rolled into one.

Customers and users across the globe use Planet's data to develop new technologies, drive revenue, power research, and solve our world’s toughest obstacles.

As we control every component of hardware design, manufacturing, data processing, and software engineering, our office is a truly inspiring mix of experts from a variety of domains.

We have a people-centric approach toward culture and community and we strive to iterate in a way that puts our team members first and prepares our company for growth. Join Planet and be a part of our mission to change the way people see the world.

Planet is a global company with employees working remotely world wide and joining us from offices in San Francisco, Washington DC, Germany, and The Netherlands.

About the Role:

An exciting opportunity to grow your data career has arisen in Planet’s Business Insights team. We need someone to surface actionable data so the business can make strategic, data-based decisions. You’ll need to manipulate large, complex data sets derived from a broad spectrum of systems. You should be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge of analysis concepts, tools and techniques. The successful candidate should be able to articulate and present complex information and data clearly. To contextualize the data being processed, you should be able to liaise with subject matter experts. By maintaining high standards of data quality, reliability, and governance, you will deliver trusted metrics which may be consumed directly or contribute to further, more complex analysis.

The ideal candidate will have a mix of curiosity and passion along with a drive for results. You will gain first-hand experience in data analysis, particularly focusing on commercial, transactional data sets. Your role will be to build data products and solutions such as dashboards, scorecards & reports.

Impact You’ll Own:

  • Translate business requirements into functional specifications
  • Design, develop & build data models and reports
  • Database querying (mostly in Google BigQuery)
  • Build metrics dashboards (mostly in Looker or LookerStudio), reports & scorecards
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and validation of data
  • Help internal consumers interpret the data we publish and contribute to the signaling of process improvement
  • Turn complex information and facts into clear findings

What You Bring:

  • Self-starter and quick learner with excellent analytical skills
  • Advanced SQL skills
  • Demonstrable experience manipulating data in Excel or other spreadsheet solutions
  • A graduate degree in Computer Science, Statistics, Informatics, Information Systems or similar quantitative field
  • Prefer 3+ years of experience in analysis (emphasis on Finance if possible)
  • Be experienced working with a variety of databases with deep knowledge in at least one
  • Excellent organizational skills with an accurate and reliable working ethic
  • Experience with coding language principles : logic and scripting
  • Flexible and able to react to change quickly and efficiently
  • Highly motivated and proactive team player, eager to learn
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

What Makes You Stand Out:

  • Experience with visualization solutions like Qlik, Tableau, PowerBI or Looker
  • Experience analyzing market ERP & CRM solutions such as NetSuite and Salesforce
  • Google Cloud knowledge, especially BigQuery
  • Experience with git, dbt and VisualStudio

Benefits While Working at Planet:

  • Additional company winter holidays and regular global days off
  • Remote friendly work environment and flexible working hours
  • Contribution to our growth by offering equity options for employees
  • Giving back to the community - one day per quarter for charitable work
  • Learning and Tuition Reimbursement
  • Regular hack-weeks and meetup events to exchange knowledge
  • Home office budget
  • Employee Resource Groups providing empowering spaces for connection and mentorship

Why we care so much about Belonging.

We’re dedicated to helping the whole Planet, and to do that we must strive to represent all of it within each of our offices and on all of our teams. That’s why Planet is guided by an ultimate north star of Belonging, dreaming big as we approach our ongoing work with diversity, equity and inclusion. If this job intrigues you, but you’re thinking you might not have all the qualifications, please... do apply! At Planet, we are looking for well-rounded people from around the world who can contribute to more ways than just what is listed in this job description. We don’t just fill positions, we aspire to fulfill people’s careers, most excited about folks who are motivated by our underlying humanitarian efforts. We are a few orbits around the sun before we get to where we want to be, so we hope you’re excited to come along for the ride.

EEO statement:

Planet is committed to building a community where everyone belongs and we invite people from all backgrounds to apply. Planet is an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. Know Your Rights.


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