RentHop - Jobs
Every month we publish data studies and interactive widgets showcasing our latest findings. We have a long list of interesting data experiments to run, and we can always use new and fresh ideas in our brainstorming sessions. Bring your creativity and your favorite analysis package and we are ready to roll!
The pipeline for publishing studies includes:
- Brainstorming a cool idea
- Analyzing the data to explore the hypothesis
- Build an interactive tool to showcase the finding
- Write a report describing the key takeaways
- Interview with reporters and bloggers for publications
For those who aren't used to dealing with reporters -- don't worry, it's fun getting your name published and journalists love data geeks.
|-||Expertise in extracting, cleaning, analyzing and manipulating data|
|-||Eagerness to learn a breadth of skills from publishing studies to building infographics|
|-||Curiosity and creativity around real estate or neighborhood living|
|-||Initiative and independence to work in small teams|
See other cool perks of joining the team!
Immediate projects include data studies based on U.S. census data, city government open data, and RealtyHop's proprietary databases. The candidate is expected to have extensive knowledge of Public Relations as he/she will be required to interact with reporters, such as pitching data studies as well as responding to questions and explaining the findings. We will also experiment with our mortgage and property tax data to further assist investors with their investment decisions. The candidate is expected to conduct property valuations and present the results based on key metrics, including cap rates, IRR, equity multiple, etc We intend to use any findings to revamp our growth and pricing strategies.
The same analysis skills will be useful in optimizing our own business and monetization efforts. The candidate should be comfortable analyzing customer acquisition costs, demand elasticity, retention / churn metrics, and lifetime customer value. Tasks include interviews and focus groups with clients to test demand elasticity, computing customer lifetime value under different acquisition strategies, identifying and tracking differing metrics across differing cohorts, and optimizing our pricing packages to maximize customer and company value.
We will attempt to analyze foreign investor behavior, focusing specifically on Chinese investors and their holdings in major cities in the United States.
|-||Bachelors Degree or higher with knowledge of foreign languages or foreign literature|
|-||Masters Degree or higher with knowledge of corporate communications, public relations, or marketing|
|-||Minimum one year of experience in real estate with knowledge in finance or real estate finance|
|-||Familiar with hypothesis testing, CAPM, factor modeling, and residual analysis|
|-||Working knowledge of some or all: Excel, HTML, R, SQL, Argus, and geospatial data management and analysis|
|-||Extensive experience in U.S. census data and government open data|
|-||Fluent in Mandarin, deep knowledge of Chinese / Taiwanese culture, to translate website content and provide client support for our targeted foreign real estate buyers. Chinese webpages requires native proficiency in traditional Chinese characters.|
|-||Grow and lead a team of bloggers passionate about real estate.|
|-||Work with our designer to generate revamped offline and online creatives.|
|-||Collaborate with our PR firm to help spread the word.|
|-||Propose anything wild or crazy; it beats giving more money to Google and Facebook.|
|-||Bonus points if you want product management or business development responsibilities.|
|-||You're passionate about technology, development, algorithms, and data.|
|-||You can take a product idea and run with it, making adjustments and improvements along the way.|
|-||You know Python, PHP, JQuery, and MySQL (or comparable technologies). You're comfortable learning new technologies and applying them right away.|
|-||You're detail-oriented, but not afraid to ship fast.|
|-||You're comfortable working in small teams (the founders will be coding along with you).|
|-||Solve big problems - we have millions of monthly views, and we are a profitable graduate of Y Combinator|
|-||Amazing office space and amenities in Midtown, NYC (block from Grand Central).|
|-||Whatever equipment you need (4 monitors? Laptop? Beanbag? Tea shots?)|
|-||Daily team lunches (but order whenever you want from Seamless).|
|-||Competitive compensation and benefits.|