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Expert Data Analyst
  • Machine Learning
  • Excel
Boston, MA 02111
115 days ago
Company Description

PowerAdvocate leads the energy data industry by providing energy companies with clarity into their complex data. Our Energy FactBase, currently at $3+ trillion and growing, helps customers to create operational and financial excellence. We help our clients to understand how they can leverage our unique view of the marketplace to reduce costs and manage operation risk working with executives on the cutting edge in the power, oil and gas, and renewable energy sectors.

We develop applied Machine Learning solutions with the goal of scaling and automating the classification of millions of records of our clients’ supply chain data. For ten years, we have been classifying our clients’ purchasing transactions into our industry-specific categorization schema. This gives us an inordinate amount of training data – millions of rows of classified transactions representing over $3+ trillion of spend. That’s not a typo – three trillion dollars! Our efforts are focused on deploying fully-integrated Machine Learning algorithms to assist our industry experts in leveraging their knowledge at greater scale and efficiency. We have a fertile ground of training data, a can-do entrepreneurial spirit and appreciation for robust and effective analytics approaches to delivering value. To learn more about PowerAdvocate please visit us at: We are proud to be a part of the Verisk family of companies!

With a history of impressive growth, an innovative culture, and offering industry-leading solutions, Verisk Analytics is an amazing place to work and make a difference. In 2018, Forbes magazine named Verisk to its World’s Best Employers list and, in 2017, to its World’s Most Innovative Companies list for the third consecutive year. We also earned the Great Place to Work® Certification for the third consecutive year in recognition of our outstanding workplace culture.

Verisk is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk draws on unique data assets and deep domain expertise to provide first-to-market innovations integrated into customer workflows. We’ve been delivering predictive analytics and decision support solutions to our customers for nearly 50 years, helping them protect people, property, and financial assets. At Verisk, you’ll be part of an organization that’s committed to serving the long-term interests of our stakeholders, including the communities where we operate.

At Verisk, you can build an exciting career with meaningful work; create a positive and lasting impact on the business; and find the support, coaching, and training you need to advance your career. Our culture of innovation means your ideas on how to improve our business will be heard. As key contributors to our success, our team members enjoy working in a business-casual, collaborative environment that offers state-of-the-art resources, advanced technologies, and an excellent benefits package.

Job Description

Does your perfect day consist of analyzing complex information to find useful insights and connections? Do you like to slice-and-dice data to provide critical solutions that are useful to the company and its clients – or do you like to just do it for fun? If you have a strong desire to learn new tools and technologies to solve business problems, then we have the job for you.

PowerAdvocate is seeking an Expert Analyst to join our growing company, providing cutting edge intelligence to improve the energy industry. We are looking for a team player who thrives in a dynamic environment, and wants to enrich data to deliver superior customer results.

As an Expert Data Analyst within PowerAdvocate’s Spend Intelligence Group you will use your keen eye for detail, your creative analytical skills, and your love for working in a team to help PowerAdvocate maintain its leadership position in energy information. The Expert Data Analyst is a key member of the Spend Intelligence Group, responsible for the data aggregation, normalization, classification and enhancement process which turns raw customer spend data into PowerAdvocate Spend Intelligence. The analyst will utilize robust technology tools and energy industry knowledge to create a truly unique product that is one of PowerAdvocate’s fastest growing solutions. This full-time position has the opportunity for flexible hours and ability to work from home.


In addition to the following, other duties may be assigned to meet business needs:

  • Perform data extraction, manipulation, cleaning, analysis and QA of large datasets
  • Research energy industry data to accurately and granularly classify spend into industry-specific schema
  • Gain familiarity with energy industry suppliers and their services and products in order to accurately and granularly classify spend
  • Build data intelligence around business rules to deliver reportable and actionable information to stakeholders
  • Participate on a self-managed Agile Scrum team, an innovation PowerAdvocate has adapted from the software development domain

  • 1-5 years’ experience
  • Exceptional analytical, organizational, problem solving, and time management skills with attention to detail
  • Proven ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment, to manage multiple tasks and/or projects with changing priorities and to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Likes the balance of working independently and being a member of a team
  • Enjoys organizing large data sets, identifying discrepancies, and making appropriate adjustments
  • Experience with Excel to solve complex quantitative problems and analyze data
  • Demonstrated a willingness to think creatively and offer new ideas to solve problems
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Additional Information

Verisk Analytics is an equal opportunity employer.

All members of the Verisk Analytics family of companies are equal opportunity employers. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran's status, age or disability.

Unsolicited resumes sent to Verisk, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Verisk business mailing address, fax machine or email address, or directly to Verisk employees, will be considered Verisk property. Verisk will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

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