Business Data Analyst

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada | Full-time

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Role Summary:

This is an opportunity in the exciting and fast-growing transportation technology industry.  Public transit is being transformed from a system of static, scheduled fixed-routes, to a dynamic on-demand network, and you’ll be one of the pioneers shaping this transformation. You’ll join a small and rapidly growing client success team.

As a Business Data Analyst, you’ll be responsible for analyzing transportation operations data, performing service design, running simulations, assessing key performance indicators, supporting new service launches, driving operational improvements, and providing technical systems support for multiple clients. You will develop a deep understanding of urban mobility challenges faced by transit operators.  You will become an expert on RideCo’s technology platform and data-driven design and operation of transportation services.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include:

  • Program and client management: Plan and execute special initiatives as per the project timeline. Support communication and coordination between project stakeholders including transit planners, senior management, marketing, and operations staff. Work closely with the client through the entire project lifecycle, prioritizing requests and fostering a strong relationship.
  • Implement transportation services: Work together with project managers, solutions engineers and client stakeholders to develop and implement transportation solutions that fit the needs of the customer. Translate client requirements into technical solutions leveraging the RideCo platform. Utilize a keen eye for detail to manipulate service parameters to meet the precise needs and goals of the client. 
  • Support new service launches: Setup, test, and tune system parameters, run simulations, oversee the soft launch, monitor KPIs on launch week and make ongoing system changes as needed.
  • Data analysis and performance reporting: Perform ad-hoc data analysis tasks to compare service performance against goals, evaluate trends, and identify areas for improvement. Collaborate with data engineers to design performance analysis reports spanning rider user-experience, driver user-experience, marketing, operating efficiency, and unit economics. Review the performance reports with stakeholders and the client operations team to generate insights and actions. Collaborate with Project Manager to develop end to end Quarterly Business Review presentations for senior stakeholders.
  • Run simulations and optimize service design: Perform simulations to analyze performance and operational KPIs. Iterate on the service model by tuning and optimizing dozens of parameters such as dynamic routing engine settings, vehicle count and mix, supply positioning, service frequency, location and density of potential stops, and demand models. Collaborate with the client, operations managers, and other key stakeholders throughout this process. Support the client in setting targets and KPIs for the service prior to launch.
  • Provide systems support: Provide ongoing technical systems and analytics support to operations managers. Advise them on using the system’s dashboards and interpreting the data. Perform system configuration changes based on feedback from operations staff, drivers, and passengers.
  • Drive continuous improvement: Collaboratively develop weekly/monthly actions to drive continuous improvements, and to achieve the service’s objectives (e.g. user experience, ridership, operating efficiency, financials, etc.).
  • Improve internal processes and tooling: Identify ways to further automate and systematize our internal processes. Collaboratively champion internal process/tooling improvements.
  • Support product improvements: Expand your knowledge of the transportation industry, understand clients’ pain points and identify gaps/opportunities in the product. Share your insights with the product team and assist the product management team in designing new features/improvements to RideCo’s platform.
  • Educate: Continuously expand the collective knowledge base of the company through multi-disciplinary learning and knowledge sharing.
  • Cross Functional Teamwork: Answer technical support tickets and perform administrative tasks when required.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Education: Undergraduate degree in Management Engineering / Applied Mathematics / Statistics / Finance / Business / Planning, or related discipline.
  • Experience in data analysis 
  • 1 to 5 years of experience as an analyst or related role.
  • Data wizard: Proficient in Excel and Microsoft Office tools. Experience working with business intelligence or visualization tools such as Tableau and Power BI . Knowledge of relational databases with the ability to read and write SQL is an asset. Previous experience in a geospatial analysis program such as GIS is also considered an asset.
  • Top-notch communicator: Strong written/oral communication and presentation skills. Experience preparing reports and presentations for management.
  • Location: Based in Waterloo, Ontario, or willing to relocate.
  • Willing to travel approximately 15%, as needed.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Base Salary: $70K - $90K + performance-based bonus + stock options
  • Work-Life Balance & Additional Perks: Flex-time work schedules, vacation time, weekly catered lunches, social events, casual dress code
  • Benefits Plan: Medical, dental, prescription, life/health spending accounts and more
  • Work Environment: Located in KW's most desirable work space in the heart of Uptown Waterloo 
  • Commuter Program: Complimentary rides to and from work 

Who we are: 

http://www.rideco.com

RideCo powers on-demand transit. Public transit agencies use RideCo's cloud-based software platform to provide on-demand shared rides in dynamically routed buses and vans. Our clients include some of the world’s largest transportation operators such as Los Angeles Metro, San Antonio Metro, and Calgary Transit.
Have you experienced getting frustrated with transfers and waiting while taking a public bus? Have you seen buses drive around in low-density areas with very few passengers on-board and wondered how inefficient that seems to be? You're likely aware of the first & last mile access challenges faced by transit hubs. We are solving these problems by re-imagining shared mobility. Imagine a world where vehicles have dynamic routes responsive to real-time trip demand. This 'dynamic shuttle' (or van /sedan) would pick you up, on-demand, at or near your doorstep, and take you to your destination or transit hub. Along the way, it may pick-up other passengers going in your direction. Your experience will be seamless: less waiting, less walking, fewer transfers, shorter travel time, and timely pickups and drop-offs. RideCo's 'dynamic shuttle' platform enables this seamless experience and low-cost shared rides for vehicle fleet operators and their passengers. By seamlessly moving more people in fewer vehicles we are catalyzing a generational shift in how people get around cities and towns. This means commuters spend less time in transit and more time doing what they enjoy.

RideCo powers a diverse range of use cases, including residential/ suburban travel; first-mile-last-mile connections for transit hubs; and corporate employee transportation. We are investing to scale up and capture the growing demand for on-demand shared rides solutions. 

 

RideCo is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to building and supporting a culture of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We hire the best talent regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, age, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression.  Building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills benefits our employees, our customers, our products, and our community.  

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require special accommodation to complete any portion of the application or interview process, please contact people@rideco.com.