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Lead Data Analyst - MediaAlpha

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Job Title
Lead Data Analyst
Job Location
Los Angeles, CA
Job Description

MediaAlpha is a customer acquisition solutions provider powered by technology and data science. The company provides industry-leading solutions designed to reach consumers shopping within high-consideration categories such as property and casualty insurance, health and life insurance, personal finance, travel, education and more.

Hybrid Schedule: in office Wednesdays

Role Overview

We are looking for a Lead Analyst on the Analytics Team who will provide analytical support to multiple business units across the company. This individual contributor role will manage priorities and lead initiatives for the analytics team that tie into the company’s strategic goals. Core responsibilities include managing advertiser performance and optimizations, preparing, interpreting, and streamlining reporting, and creating and reviewing key performance indicators (KPIs) to provide strategic guidance across various business units.


  • Establish, implement, and iterate on advertiser campaign optimization best practices
  • Be a trusted expert across our business units to find opportunities to maximize revenue and profitability
  • Master the MediaAlpha platform’s tools and data
  • Help clients strategize, build, and execute campaigns and measure results
  • Provide consultative and strategic guidance for internal teams and clients
  • Build templates, tools, and dashboards to improve team efficiency and efficacy of analysis
  • Lead special cross-functional projects


  • Strong analytical ability and experience synthesizing large and disparate data sets
  • Capacity to think critically and creatively, uncover problems, and propose solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter who takes initiative on all projects and strives to build and improve upon existing processes
  • Experience leading cross-functional projects and working with tech/engineering teams
  • Experience creating executive-level presentations
  • Proven track record of training and mentoring analysts
  • Strong Excel proficiency (pivot tables, vlookups, data manipulation)
  • Experience applying statistical techniques to real world business problems (designing tests/experiments and evaluating results)
  • Strong SQL skills
  • Experience leveraging programming skills (Python, R, etc.) to build dashboards, automate reporting, build predictive models, and apply data analysis techniques at scale on huge datasets
  • 6+ years of work experience in a Data Analysis or similar role
  • Bachelors degree required, preferably in a quantitative discipline (e.g., economics, business, finance, math, engineering, statistics) or commensurate experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with search, display, performance, and/or direct marketing
  • Experience with R Shiny and Shiny Server
  • Experience with Airflow


Compensation & Benefits

We are excited to offer a competitive base pay range of $120,000 to $200,000 per year for this position, based on experience and qualifications. But that's not all - as a valued member of our team, you will also have access to an array of top-notch benefits, including:

  • An annual discretionary bonus program and participation in our Restricted Stock Unit program
  • 100% Employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for you, your dependents, and spouse or registered domestic partner
  • 100% Employer paid short term disability, long term disability, and life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching contributions to help you plan for your future
  • Open Paid Time Off policy with a birthday day off and 11 holidays 
  • Professional development reimbursement along with a subscription to Coursera
  • Cell Phone, Wellness, and Internet expense reimbursement, along with a subscription to the Calm App
  • 100% fully paid parental leave for team members up to 22 weeks for the primary caregiver and 12 weeks for the secondary caregiver 
  • Dog-friendly offices (LA and AZ) along with a $300 pet adoption reimbursement 

Now you might be thinking “I could absolutely crush this job, but on paper I don’t have everything they want.” Go ahead and apply! We seek to hire the best, but sometimes the best ends up looking a little different than we originally envisioned.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

MediaAlpha is committed to fostering, cultivating, and maintaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our philosophy and actions are built on the premise that as an employer and citizens of our communities, we can create opportunities for lasting change. 

Fair Chance

MediaAlpha will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with state and local "Fair Chance" laws. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans in our application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at or (213) 316-6256.



MediaAlpha Headquarters Location

Los Angeles, CA

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MediaAlpha Company Size

Between 100 - 500 employees

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MediaAlpha Funding Rounds

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  • Debt Financing

    $20,000,000 USD