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Business Intelligence Analyst
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Business Intelligence Analyst

About Toptal

Toptal is a global network of top freelance talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand. With $100+ million in annual revenue and over 40% year-over-year growth, Toptal is the world’s largest fully remote company.

We take the best elements of virtual teams and combine them with a support structure that encourages innovation, social interaction, and fun. We see no borders, move at a fast pace, and are never afraid to break the mold.

Position Description

Toptal prides itself on being a data-driven organization. The Business Intelligence Analyst is part of our world-class Analytics Center of Excellence. Its primary objective is to drive business impact and better decision-making. This role is critical to fostering trust in our data and confidence in our decisions.

You will partner with other more specialized Business Analysts, Data Analysts, and Report Developers to support our operational processes and major projects and initiatives to improve performance. The Business Intelligence Analyst is more of a generalist role that will serve a variety of data-related requests from our Talent Operations function, such as writing queries, pulling data, defining metrics, building/updating reports and dashboards, documenting definitions, answering questions, and providing general analytics support.

Building strong and positive relationships with business stakeholders is critical. You must be able to think independently and not just take orders. To be successful in this role you must live and breathe SQL daily and be proficient in creating Tableau reports. You must be a critical thinker, problem-solver, and self-starter.

This is a remote position that can be done from anywhere. Due to the remote nature of this role, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship. Resumes and communication must be submitted in English.


  • Empower data-driven decision-making by fulfilling stakeholder needs with data pulls, logic development, metric definitions, dashboard updates, and answering questions.
  • Ask probing questions to uncover true business needs and propose creative solutions to difficult problems.
  • Partner with data analysts to translate business definitions into SQL logic and embed the definitions in our data warehouse.
  • Partner with Report Developers to build mockups and develop custom reports and Tableau dashboards.
  • Partner with Business Analysts to analyze data, derive insights, and make recommendations.
  • Proactively identify opportunities to improve both our data foundation and our business processes.
  • Document data elements, metrics, dimensions, definitions, and data sources.
  • Train end users on data usage, complexities, nuances, and limitations.

In the first week, expect to:

  • Onboard and integrate into Toptal.
  • Rapidly begin learning about Toptal’s history, culture, and vision.
  • Shadow key teams across the company to learn the core of Toptal’s operations and capabilities, including Growth, Talent Operations, Enterprise, and SMB.

In the first month, expect to:

  • Understand the data generated through company operations and activities and where/how that data is stored.
  • Understand our ETL processes, timing, tools, monitoring, roadmap, and pain points.
  • Understand our source systems, and where they fit into our business processes.

In the first three months, expect to:

  • Develop a mastery of data elements.
  • Become the data expert supporting the Talent Operations group.
  • Prioritize and process backlog requests.

In the first six months, expect to:

  • Support the major initiatives of the Talent Operations group, directly contributing to revenue growth for the company.
  • Identify new opportunities to pursue with our business partners.

In the first year, expect to:

  • Play a critical part in setting up the new Business Analytics Center of Excellence for success.
  • Be seen as an expert on all things data.
  • Have established a centralized, certified, official data repository as a single source of truth.


  • 3+ years of experience in data science, data analysis, analytics, business intelligence, or reporting.
  • Experience in doing exploratory/raw data analysis, data modeling, and data governance (quality, accuracy, coverage, security, etc.).
  • Experience translating business logic and objectives into SQL code and linking data and analytics to business strategy and operations to drive real impact.
  • Experience building reports and dashboards using Tableau or other BI tools.
  • Ability to manage time, prioritize requests, and satisfy business needs effectively and efficiently.
  • Detail-oriented, methodical, and thorough.
  • Strong professional skepticism, including the ability to challenge assumptions.
  • Extremely proficient in SQL; experience with R, Python, or MATLAB a plus.
  • Experience with BI tools (Tableau, Qlik, PowerBI, etc.).
  • Strong technical background in math, science, engineering, or statistics.
  • Working knowledge of business processes and statistics.
  • Team player that builds strong relationships and establishes trust with business leaders, engineers, and business analytics colleagues.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain complex issues in a simple and intuitive way.
  • Work collaboratively and independently; take ownership of quality, accuracy, and timeliness of deliverables.
  • You must be a world-class individual contributor to thrive at Toptal. You will not be here just to tell other people what to do.
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Who You Will Work With

Travis Anderson

Travis Anderson

Senior Director of Business Analytics

As Toptal's Senior Director of Business Analytics, Travis leads a team that enables data-driven decision making by connecting business strategy with data activities (i.e., data analysis, reporting, diagnostic analytics, and data science). Business Analytics supports all functional areas of the business, including sales, marketing, finance, product, operations, and HR. Travis brings over a decade of experience building and leading analytics and engineering teams to drive significant business growth, including at Vivint Smart Home, Symantec, Brigham Young University, and at his own startup, Mapline. He holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Brigham Young University.

Brenda Kurz

Brenda Kurz

Chief Administrative Officer

As Toptal’s Chief Administrative Officer, Brenda works alongside the CEO and executive team to maximize the impact of CEO engagement and team initiatives. She is an experienced Chief of Staff and Director of Business Management, holding senior-level roles for nine years at Microsoft and Schwab Bank. Prior to that, she worked at US Bank and also served as the CEO of an innovative start-up credit union serving an underbanked demographic in the Seattle area. Brenda has a BS in Accounting from Portland State University and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Graduate School of Banking.

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We are a remote, global company and allow you to work from anywhere in the world. Therefore, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship. Are you able to work now, and in the future, without visa sponsorship?

How would you rate your SQL expertise?

How many years of experience do you have working within data analysis, analytics, or business intelligence?

Do you have experience working in either management consulting or within an analytical operations function?

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