Data Product Analyst

HELLO, WE'RE PEOPLE ROCKET!

A bit about us… People Rocket is leading a revolution in consulting — breaking the traditional dependency model. We use modern ways of working across industry, organizational, and geographic boundaries. Our approach creates independence for our clients by building their innovation capacity. We take an inclusive approach to innovation that values multidisciplinary collaboration. We source diverse perspectives, lived experiences, and expertise to create better solutions.

As an organization, we stand against systemic racism and oppression, and promote equity and belonging in our work and our working environment.

People Rocket is a global team of, what we call, ‘T-shaped’ people! T-shaped people come to People Rocket with a breadth of previous experiences and an in-depth knowledge of a specific domain or domains (i.e. marine biology, learning science, natural language processing , and communication design — just to name a few!). Our approach to hiring people with intentionally broad in-depth knowledge areas and with diverse professional/lived experiences allows us to unlock adaptive expertise and collective intelligence — also, it is what we believe makes our team the best it can be.

A bit about what we do… we work with organizations to invent a better future, so they can:

  • Take giant leaps forward on their most complex (and interesting) challenges
  • Step back to see their work from a new, more generative place
  • Challenge their assumptions and redefine what impact means for them
  • Take bold steps they might second-guess on their own
  • Problem solve from a fresh and inclusive perspective

A bit about our job descriptions…you won’t see traditional requirements, on purpose. If after reading this, you believe 20-50% of your experiences are related and you're excited about our work — perfect — we want to hear from you! Please know that People Rocket is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race or color, gender identity or expression, religion, ethnicity or national origin, sexuality, physical ability, neurodiversity, or age.

It is Wednesday and you are getting settled in for an afternoon collaborating with the team at PR. Your goal for today is to gain a better understanding a new client. Co-designing innovative analytics solutions is something you are passionate about, and you look forward to working with your team to learn more about the client's user needs. The team will then brainstorm to define a path forward to meet them. You may be part-time in the role, allowing other time in your week for study, caring, or other projects.



You meet with a client who would like help driving strategic business outcomes and enabling data-driven insights. You qualitatively interview the client with another team member, leaning on your tech and business requirements gathering techniques, as well as ethnographic interview skills learnt at People Rocket. To identify dashboard, metric and report requirements, you and the team host an impromtu workshop with the client. You often translate between different client groups to align on what is needed in the future.

Once the workshops wraps, you have a quick call to debrief with the People Rocket team. You align on what requirements you heard and next steps. A few design ideas came to mind during the meeting, and you share the rough sketches, as well as map thoughts on the data flow for initial feedback. Sharing unfinished work is a key value in People Rocket and one you are getting more used to. You spend the remainder of the afternoon prototyping a dashboard and business intelligence reports. Tomorrow you will send these back to the client to showcase what a solution might look like. Before you finish up for the day, you jot down some prototyping concepts that been percolating, you are eager to see how users would interact with the ideas and can't wait to test them.