Data Analyst, Finance & Operations

Data Analyst, Finance & Operations

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You + Helix

Helix is a place where innovators and doers gather in order to drive significant progress in population genomics. We have come together to work at the intersection of clinical care, research, and genomics.  

If you’re excited by the idea of making a meaningful impact and joining a team where we pride ourselves on driving innovation through fostering an environment with an emphasis on empowering one another to grow, Helix might be the place for you!

Helix + The World

Our end-to-end population genomics platform enables health systems, life sciences companies, and payers to advance genomic research and accelerate the integration of genomic data into routine clinical care. We support all aspects of population genomics from recruitment to translational research and help our partners use genomics to improve health outcomes, increase patient engagement, and lower costs.   Leading health systems, including Renown Health, AdventHealth, and Mayo Clinic, use our population genomics platform to power some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing population genomics initiatives.

For the COVID-19 public health crisis, Helix has built one of the nation’s largest COVID diagnostic labs and has been on the leading edge of national viral surveillance efforts tracking B.1.1.7 and other viral strains. 

Our big vision comes with big responsibility. That’s why we’re building a diverse team of experts in the field of genetics, engineering, design, business development, and beyond to help bring actionable insights to our customers.

What’s important to us:

  • You are focused on executing and making progress every day.
  • You are comfortable establishing a goal, or outcome, and motivating others to come along.
  • You have a passion to learn new things, solve problems, and want to develop a healthy obsession about data.
  • You are flexible and have a desire to be nimble, smart, and effective, all things that are important to the Helix culture.
  • You care about quality and the success of your customers; our participants, our partners, and our internal stakeholders.
  • You are proactive in thinking about the privacy implications of data, and seek to ensure usage of data is done in a responsible way. 


As a Data Analyst, you will:


  • Interface daily with Helix’s finance team, operations team, cross-functional stakeholders and executives.
  • Use data and analytics to routinely answer finance and operations questions and provide insight into the health of our business and product lines.
  • Define business metrics, develop data models, build dashboards, and create data products to monitor business performance and enable self-serve insights at scale.
  • Develop reports and tools to enable operations and finance to run more efficiently day to day. 
  • Routinely monitor business metrics for trends, changes, and unexpected behavior; work with the finance and operations teams to evaluate which metrics should be monitored.
  • Communicate and disseminate learnings across the business, to cross-functional stakeholders up through senior and executive leadership.
  • Independently design an accurate and consistent framework for answering analytics questions.
  • Provide leadership on analytics work occurring across the company, including mentoring data users in support of self-service.
  • Facilitate administration of BI platform for internal users by maintaining user/group permissions and monitoring adoption/usage metrics.
  • Proactively identify ways to improve day-to-day responsibilities, such as optimizing database structure, implementing report automation, researching the use of better analytics tools, etc.
  • Communicate business requirements to the rest of the Data team to enable new analyses.


Required Background:


  • 2+ years of relevant analytics experience, working in a highly cross-functional or customer facing role. 
  • Working understanding of finance, operations, and business metrics.
  • Extensive knowledge of SQL.
  • Experience with the following (or comparable) tools: Tableau, Redshift, and Excel.
  • The willingness and ability to learn new languages and tools as needed.
  • Track record of defining and shipping effective analyses and data visualizations.
  • Ability to communicate and present complex ideas effectively, with experience presenting to cross-functional stakeholders.
  • Highly analytical and quantitative, with an intense attention to detail.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced startup environment.
  • Eager to take on new challenges and learn new things.
  • An interest in genetics and healthcare. 


Nice to have:


  • Experience in health tech or related fields. 
  • Knowledge of data regulations, eg. HIPAA, CCPA/CPRA, GDPR.
  • Expertise in data wrangling and ETLs.
  • Working knowledge of Python and/or R.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or quantitative focused study.

Helix is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to providing employment opportunities regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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