That's a juicy headline and, trust me, we'll deliver on it. But let's start with some background first.
iPhone Photography School is the world's largest mobile photography resource. We help millions of people take better photos. And we only plan on growing our impact.
That's why we're expanding our team. If you’re smart, experienced, and driven, we want you to join our team as a Senior Business Analyst.
But what's in it for you? Why would you want to join us?
In a typical analyst job, there are certain things you enjoy about it and other things you don't enjoy so much… or at all. But this is not a typical analyst job.
Let's break it down.
Let's face it. You work more than you'd like to.
Every responsible job will have emergencies and important deadlines that will cause you to work longer-than-normal hours occasionally. That's normal. It becomes an issue when long hours are the norm.
They add up and are never compensated for. Your social life, hobbies, and even your health suffer. Paradoxically, all the overtime additionally leads to a decreased quality of work, too.
We're not falling for this paradox. We want (and even ask) our team members NOT to work long hours. We're building our team for the long term. It's a marathon, not a sprint.
Besides, we don't need to obsess about every hour our team members work or don't work. Seeing the results is good enough for us, so you'll be in charge of your own schedule.
Most analyst jobs are very fragmented. And while it’s fun to focus on the analyses, this means that the execution of your recommendations is the job of someone else.
These people often have different ideas, priorities, and incentives - none of which you have any control over. So your solutions sometimes might not even see the light of day. Or they might turn out totally different from what you’d envisioned.
In the long run, that's pretty deflating. What's the use of recommending something if it will be overruled by someone else anyway?
We don't work like that. With us, you won't work on anything that is unlikely to be implemented. If we start something, then we deliver it.
In addition, you'll get to take part in all stages of any project - from planning to execution to measuring success. We do things this way because it ensures better results. But it’s also just a decidedly more satisfying way to work.
The job of the analyst is to accurately evaluate the current situation, come up with possible plans of action, and then recommend the best one.
That's why you love the job. The problems start when you're asked to create analyses that justify a predetermined course of action. Obviously, that's just backward.
This happens when your supervisors care more about their personal agenda than the success of the project. And just like that, you're turned from an analyst into a political pawn.
It's not what you signed up for.
We've created a culture where the best ideas win. No one cares who came up with the suggestion. There are no personal attachments. We just pursue the best course of action for the company.
This means that you can focus on what you truly love about your job - the analysis - and you don't need to manage anyone's ego or hidden agendas.
Have you ever had to work on a project that’s pretty clearly destined for failure... yet no one is speaking up about it? People will even readily talk about the problems in private, but the issues never seem to be discussed openly and thoroughly.
Typically team members just don't want to start rocking the boat. Maybe they're afraid about their job. Or their concerns have been systematically ignored in the past. Or they just don't care enough.
Whatever the reason, that's a toxic way to work.
On our team, it’s everyone's responsibility to point out issues when they see them - no matter what their position in the company. And then we deal with the problems openly.
It’s not easy, by the way. But we believe we can only be successful if everyone speaks their mind.
Do you know who your work is ultimately benefiting? Or do you choose not to think about it because you might not like the answer?
So many people in the corporate world don't believe that their company, all things considered, creates a positive impact in the world.
You won't have to swipe ethics under the rug when you join our company.
Our impact is clearly positive. We help millions of people take better photos. Every week we receive hundreds of heartfelt thankyou notes from our students saying we helped fill their lives with the joy of photography.
On top of that, you'll be proud of our company's products. We track customer satisfaction for all our courses, and our scores are on par with companies like Apple.
Join us and you'll work for a company you actually believe in.
Running an online business like ours offers a chance to track and optimize literally everything. And that's what you'll be doing.
You’ll implement and debug complex business systems, come up with reliable ways to track their performance, analyze data to see how each step of the system performs, and then make changes based on this data.
If this sounds like fun, you’ll be great at this position.
Of course, we don't expect you to do all of this alone, which is why you'll be working closely with our marketing and development teams.
Your work will determine the success of our company. Literally.
Over the last 18 months, we've spent 4.5 million USD on Facebook ads. Thanks to a proprietary ad budget adjustment algorithm created and maintained by our analysts, we've reaped massive returns on this investment.
In fact, this success has allowed us to become the most profitable photography education resource in the world.
And there are countless other opportunities for your work to change the trajectory of our company's success.
Join us if you want to take these challenges on.
Our market changes so fast that we have no alternative but to constantly get better.
That's why we’re extremely serious about learning. Our team members are expected to regularly spend time on improving their skills and getting better at what they do.
Want to master a new tool or expand your skill set (e.g., learn about using python for data analysis)? We'll suggest the appropriate online course and encourage you to take it - during work hours, of course.
Not sure how to tackle a particularly challenging project in a specific niche of online business? Find a world-class expert in that field and we'll pay for their time so you can get better.
Let's be frank. You've been successful as an analyst largely because you're really smart. That's just the nature of the work.
We, in turn, know that talented people want to work with other highly talented people.
Our success and company culture attract some of the most brilliant people from around the world. We recruit people who are not just smart, but are also positive, motivated, and work hard to achieve things that others call impossible.
You'll be working with some of the most inspiring people you've ever met. But it won't be easy to get in. On average, we only accept 1 out of every 500 applicants for any position at our company.
Can you make it past our selection?
Please only apply if you meet all these criteria. Other applications will not be considered.
A strong track record in project implementation (including implementation of IT solutions) will be considered an advantage.
This is a full-time position. You can do this job from anywhere in the world – including your home, our office in Latvia, or any paradise location.
If you delay submitting your application,
someone else will be hired before you.