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Senior Data Analyst - Incubation



IT, Data Science
Ramat Gan, Israel
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024


Placer.ai is a fast-growing high growth, big data pre-IPO company led by seasoned executives and repeat entrepreneurs who are building the world's first "Google Analytics for the physical world." Placer.ai’s platform provides instant visibility into any property in the U.S., presenting accurate details about visitation patterns and demographic breakdowns of visitors. Placer.ai’s customers can see where visitors have been before, where they go afterwards, where they typically go for sports, entertainment, groceries, etc., and what their interests are. Placer.ai's A.I.-based SaaS platform replaces archaic solutions such as manual surveys, installed cameras and other people-counting systems, creating a blue ocean market of more than $100B+.

Placer.ai has grown 3x year-over-year for the past 3 years, counting more than 4,000 paying customers across a range of industries, including 2 of the world’s top-10 retailers, 2 of the top-10 CPG firms worldwide, a world’s top hospitality firm, 2 of the world’s top-10 commercial real estate (CRE) firms and 2 of the world’s top multinational asset managers and hedge funds. Placer.ai has just raised $100M for Unicorn ($1B+) valuation in Series C funding.


We are looking for a Senior Analyst to join our incubation team. This is a strong team of Data Scientists and Product Managers that develop prototypes for new tools and features while working with our customers.

The role involves analyzing data from various stages of a product's lifecycle, including prep work, tracking model outputs over time, assessing the impact of updates on customer output, and creating performance metrics. Our analysts work on multiple projects with other senior team members, and are expected to take initiative with minimal daily guidance.


  • Defining performance metrics and quality criteria for multiple models operating at scale
  • Tracking experiments over time and identifying failure points or drifts
  • Developing monitoring capabilities for deployments, performance and data quality tracking as well as customer usage
  • Taking an active role in the design of new products’ pipelines and models
  • Testing out new hypotheses regarding existing features or new ones
  • Working with first-party data and building tools for better visibility to our customers


  • Strong data literacy: good understanding of how reality is reflected in our data, and how a mathematical manipulation translates into an insight
  • Self-driven but great team player: Work independently with multiple parties, and at times, on several projects in parallel
  • Customer-facing mindset: learn multiple business domains, and adopt a customer’s point of view on how a model offers a solution to a real-world challenge
  • Excellent understanding of complex processes: be able to review the high-level architecture of a solution and its shortcomings in a would-be production system
  • Good communication skills: present and share knowledge to tech and non-tech staff in Hebrew and English

Technical requirements:

  • 5+ years of working as a data analyst
  • 3+ years of working with python and familiarity with the typical analyst tech. stack (pandas, numpy, plot.ly/seaborn, etc.)
  • 3+ years of working over a cloud environment - GCP, AWS or Azure
  • B.Sc or its equivalent in a quantitative fields
  • Additional, preferred skills:
    • Familiarity with BI tools as serving layers - Tableau, Looker, PowerBI, Data Studio, Sisense, etc.
    • Working with geo data and it’s python stack
    • Familiarity with big data processing tools such as Spark
    • Analytics over relational databases


  • Join a rocketship! We are pioneers of a new market that we are creating
  • Take a central and critical role at Placer.ai
  • Work with, and learn from, top-notch talent
  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent benefits


Placer.ai is an equal opportunity employer. Placer.ai’s applicants are considered solely based on their qualifications, without regard to an applicant’s disability or need for accommodation. Any Placer.ai applicant who requires reasonable accommodations during the application process should contact Placer.ai’s Human Resources Department to make the need for an accommodation known.