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Facebook data scientist

at BlitzMetrics in MN USA   —   Jul 11, 2014   |  
dennis yuAt Facebook HQ
Do not respond to this posting until you've read ever part of it! Any responses that are not accompanied by the requirement will be immediately ignored.

Are you a metrics nut / data geek?

Entrepreneurial and drive for results?

Comfortable presenting to all levels whether data geeks from other teams across the league to marketing executives, or to the media?

Do you secretly get excited when someone mentions vlookup or pivot tables in Excel?

Help us create the likes of which internet marketing has never seen by showing off your analysis skills!

We need your help to build models to drive merchandise sales, identify optimizations for our website, grow our raving fan base, and set the standard for digital excellence for each of our prolific clients.

If you don’t have a statistics background, have used all the latest whiz-bang tools, a decade of experience doing analysis, or a career in internet marketing, that’s okay.

Certainly, being proficient in Site Catalyst, Google AdWords, Facebook Insights, marketing automation tools, SAS, MySQL, and Excel would be a big plus, but we’re looking for someone with raw critical thinking skills and initiative – someone we can train up.

This is not a pure number crunching position. Yet you must be equally proficient whether discussing marketing strategy or analyzing complex data sets.

If accepted, you will report to the VP of Optimization, Alex Houg, for BlitzMetrics. You will help us grow this new function, first by rolling up your sleeves to build out the models, and later to manage a team.

Extend our optimization process into a variety of different verticals, including media and entertainment companies.

Show us what you're made of! Attached is an example data set of page and post level insights from San Diego Immigration Lawyer, Jacob J. Sapochnick's Facebook page ( covering January 1st, 2014 to February 1st, 2014. Analyze this data and tell us what you find interesting.

You can grab the Page and Post level data from here:

Make recommendations backed by the data on how we can improve engagement, what is driving the most traffic to our site, the impact of factors external to marketing (winning a case, immigration news), or other channel strategies based on what we have learned here.

Tie in any other data set you choose. Pull from other APIs if you are so inclined. Create meaningful charts and graphs. Be creative in showing us how you think, not that you are a report monkey.

Please submit your analysis to, copying, and

We're ending this on Friday, February 28th at 5pm PST. Feel free to include your resume and blog URL, too.
Level 1: Assisting other analysts with ad campaigns / client analysis.
Level 2: Manage facebook ad campaigns
Level 3: Provide analysis on campaign performance
Level 4: Manage client projects in our system
Level 5: Help clients formulate social strategy
Level 6: Write industry articles, speak at conventions
Level 7: Negotiate partnerships
Show us you have a history of taking responsibility and getting things done.
We love free thinkers and passionate people! Don't do things by the book, do things that get results.
Some history or grasp of internet marketing and the concepts there within. Professional history is not a requisite, but helps!
NO canned letters-- we'll discard those.
Quickly able to learn and run with new ideas
Project Management
Content Generation
Internet marketing
Office (Word, Excel)
Google Adwords
Data Analysis
Facebook Page Management
Facebook marketing
We prefer college degrees, but in certain situations, we accept interns who have a demonstrated passion for social media.

Show us your blog or finished site, for example, or a particularly well-performing campaign you've worked on. We're not after talkers or theorists, we're after doers who can show results.
Level 1 is at $12/hour and moves up from there.

When you hit Level 5, you start earning salary and a share of company revenue.
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