Do you love answering questions and telling stories using data? Do you have a knack for turning data into compelling insights? Have you ever wondered why there isn’t a higher correlation between the occurrence of “econometric analysis”, “creativity”, and “excellent writing skills” in a single job description, but you feel that you were born to satisfy such a call if it were made. Do you find typically that you are more likely to know who Edward Tufte and Steven Levitt are than those around you?
If so, then Zillow has a job for you. Be part of an analytics team helping to bring innovation, creativity and excellence to the real estate industry. You'll work in an informal, collaborative atmosphere with a team of strong, smart, self-starters like yourself.
In this role, you’ll conduct research and analysis of real estate market conditions, interesting real estate patterns, and past and future market trends. Projects will include both periodic market reports of various types as well as specific ad hoc reports on topics of interest to you and Zillow customers, and results will be used in blogs, press releases, and web-published reports.
An undergraduate degree in economics or other highly quantitative field. A current grad student in a quantitative field is desirable.
Demonstrated research ability.
Experience with data access and manipulation tools such as MS SQL or R is highly desirable. You’ll be responsible for gathering your own data while on the job so it’s better if you already have those skills.
Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications, particularly the presentation and manipulation of data in MS Excel.
Knowledge of multivariate statistics or econometrics and experience with market research and analysis is highly desirable.
Detail-oriented, analytical, and accurate.
Strong verbal and written communications skills.
Strong project management skills.
Zillow.com - 20 months ago