Director or Manager of Data and Analytics 2018-04-09T15:12:53+00:00


Director or Manager of Data and Analytics

Menlo Park, California, United States


UpLift operates at the intersection of travel, technology and alternative lending. Founded by luminaries from the travel industry, UpLift is a well-financed Series B startup that provides point-of-sale financing for consumer travel. The consumer travel segment is a $1 Trillion global market that is underfinanced relative to other key consumer verticals. UpLift is generating revenue and rapidly scaling, and yet is still early enough for the right candidate to make their mark in a fundamental way on the company.

The Director of Data & Analytics is responsible for organizing large volumes of data from diverse sources and is able to explore and distill observations into meaningful and actionable information. At a basic level, metrics need to be accurate and timely. At a more complex level, distilled insights need to be novel and guide the company to improve operational efficiency and offer new compelling products for customers and partners. This position will be the first data analytics leadership position and you will be expected to build the data analytics team as the company grows.


  • Understand business needs, objectives, and opportunities and create solutions from data analysis
  • Overseeing all analytics operations, develop and implement strategies for effective data analysis and reporting
  • Define, track and report on metrics across all domains – operations, credit performance, product performance, and external data sources
  • Evaluate, select and implement analytics and reporting systems
  • Hire, lead and develop a team of data analysts
  • Build systems to transform raw data into actionable business insights
  • Actively follow industry best practices and new developments


  • Bachelor’s degree in data science, engineering, statistics, applied mathematics, computer science or similar field is required
  • At least 5 years’ experience developing key metrics and analytics that drive business decisions and actions
  • Proven analytics thought leader with experience leading and growing world class analytics and data science teams
  • Strong business acumen with an understanding of the marketing, engineering, operations and leadership that drive company metrics and customer experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency as an analyst or data scientist
  • Proven track record of being able to quickly learn, develop, innovate and implement new technologies
  • Ability to attack complex business questions with data; the curiosity to dive deep, identify the root cause rather than just spot the trends
  • Experience in machine learning (TensorFlow and PyTorch) a plus


  • Full-time salary and equity
  • Health insurance, including vision and dental
  • 401k
  • Easy commute, close to Menlo Park Caltrain station


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