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Correlation Ventures

Business Analyst II



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 25, 2024

Earnest’s mission is to make higher education accessible and affordable for everyone. We empower past, present, and soon-to-be students to maximize their financial futures through thoughtful guidance and impactful products.

We build tools that help people feel in control of their financial future, including:

  • Private student loans - low rates, people-first service, and flexible payments.
  • Student loan refinancing - break free from high interest rates or monthly payments.
  • Scholarships - access to thousands of scholarships to help students pay less.

The Business Analyst position will report to the Lead Business Analyst.

As a Business Analyst, you will:

  • Perform hands-on, in-depth analysis to assist in identifying business opportunities and decisions
  • Perform root cause analysis to understand what’s driving performance across key business metrics
  • Clearly and concisely communicate insights and results to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Support strategic initiatives from planning to execution, offering data-driven recommendations and tracking their success
  • Work collaboratively to constantly elevate deep analysis and insights, fostering a culture of data-driven decision-making

Your Impact:

  • Informed data decision-making at all levels of the organization, reducing the risk of making decisions based on intuition or incomplete information
  • The ability for us to act quickly against your insights and recommendations to improve our overall business
  • Deep understanding of performance against our key strategic initiatives to keep moving us forward as a business

About You:

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in a data-centric role (e.g. analytics, business intelligence, business analytics, finance, investment banking, financial/risk modeling, pricing, management consulting, etc.)
  • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in quantitative field such as Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Business, or Finance or Combination of relevant education, experience and training
  • Ability to understand and act on complex, open-ended problems, and to adapt, operate, and thrive under ambiguity
  • Experience manipulating and summarizing data using SQL
  • Experience communicating results and insights to cross-functional stakeholders
  • Experience with data-visualization (ex: Looker, Tableau, etc.)

Even Better:

  • Experience developing forecasting models
  • Experience using in a statistical software such as Python or R
  • Experience in financial technology field

About Us:

What makes an “Earnie” culture:

  • Drivers – Drivers are satisfied by making things happen, not coming along for the ride. They feel a strong sense of ownership for their projects and teams and demand high standards from themselves and others.
  • Humility – Humble team players check their egos and consider the team’s needs above their own. They are self-aware of their strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  • Growth Mindset – People with a growth mindset approach challenges and failures as learning opportunities. They seek feedback to improve, give feedback to others, and genuinely want to perform well.

Earnies are committed to helping students live their best lives, free from the stress of student debt. If you’re as passionate as we are about our mission, read more below, and let’s build something great together!

Earnest believes in enabling our employees to live their best lives. We offer a variety of perks and competitive benefits, including:

  • Health, Dental, & Vision benefits plus savings plans
  • Work anywhere in the U.S.
  • Mac computers + work from home stipend to set up your home office
  • Monthly internet and phone reimbursement
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • RSUs
  • 401(k) plan to help you save for retirement plus a company match
  • Robust tuition reimbursement program
  • $1,000 travel perk on each Earnie-versary to anywhere in the world
  • Competitive days of annual PTO
  • Annual “my day”
  • Pet insurance!
  • Competitive parental leave
  • Plenty of Earnest swag, optional in person team gatherings, picnics, celebrations, and plenty of fun virtual events

At Earnest, we are committed to building an environment where our employees feel included, valued, and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging enables us to move forward with our mission. We are dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage anyone to apply if your experience is close to what we are looking for.

Earnest provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status disability or genetics. Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the Fair Chance Ordinance.


A little about our pay philosophy: We take pride in compensating our employees fairly and equitably. We are showcasing a range of your potential base salary, determined primarily based on a candidate’s location. Earnest takes a market-based approach, categorizing U.S. locations into one of five zones based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. The successful candidate’s starting pay will also be determined based on job-related qualifications, internal compensation, and budget. This range may be modified in the future.

Pay Range
$100,100$125,125 USD