Data Analyst / Scientist [Full-time or intern)]

San Francisco, California
At Plato, we’re on a mission to help engineering managers become great leaders. Our platform intelligently matches “mentees” to highly experienced engineering leaders of various backgrounds to help resolve their most pressing management challenges. After raising over $3M from SaaStr's Jason Lemkin, Slack, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan, and more earlier this year, we've experienced exceptional and rapid growth.

As our Data Analyst / Scientist, you’ll be very autonomous and build this team from scratch. You will work closely with all the departments of the company: sales, marketing, customer success, product and engineering. You’ll also work to surface key insights that will inform our product roadmap and help each department make the best decisions.

This is a dynamic opportunity that’s polyvalent, strategic and technical and that will have a big impact on the product and on the performance of each team. Your day-to-day will consist of talking to sales, marketing, customer success, product and engineering teams, understanding their needs, challenging them, and implementing warehouses, trackers, database models, and dashboards to help them solve their problems.

The person occupying this position will have an exceptionally broad view of every aspect of Plato's business. The scope involves both technically rigorous work, including the use leading-edge data analysis technologies, and daily interaction with everybody on the team.

At Plato you’ll have a big impact on the growth of a promising startup as well as the career development of 100’s of engineering leaders.


    • A data nerd - you are highly comfortable with basic languages (SQL, Python, etc.) and highly rigorous on your work
    • A business-driven person - you hate building models and dashboard without understanding the needs of the business
    • A people person - you can easily talk, understand and help anyone in the company
    • A pragmatic problem solver: Can you take a complex problem, break it down in simple components, think big but start simple?
    • A structured and autonomous worker
    • A communicator: can you interact with product, engineers, customer success in a simple and succinct way?
    • A problem-solver: you have a bias for action and are quick to come up with solutions


    • Ideally double specialty in Business and Engineering (or CS)
    • If internship: Available for 6 months (full-time) or more
    • Experience or willing to work in a startup or other fast-paced environment
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Experience with HR or Engineering space, a plus
    • Experience in B2B SaaS, a plus
    • Local or moving to SF
Very few companies have the potential to do something truly meaningful to actually help others. We believe that making managers better, more successful, and happier results in a happier overall workplace. And improving that even 10% leads to a ripple effect.

We spend nearly all of our waking lives at work. Let's make that better.