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Business Analyst

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    Mountain View, California
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Modis Engineering is currently recruiting for a Business/Forecasting Analyst job located in Mountain View, CA for a 1 year contract.

The Business/Forecasting Analyst is a critical member of the team. The primary objective of theTeam is to efficiently convert inputs and insights from qualitative and quantitative sources into relevant, accurate forecasts. The Forecasting Analyst is responsible for designing and implementing technical solutions that support forecasting accuracy, speed, and insight. You will play a key role in helping scale and expand.

To be successful in this role, you must have excellent analytical skills (ideally also statistical and/or programming/SQL skills), be able to clearly articulate and discuss complex quantitative concepts, and be comfortable in an ambiguous, fast-paced environment.

Forecasting Processes and Automation

Generate, analyze, modify and publish weekly forecasts of market demand over time

Identify, model and incorporate impacts of major business decisions in forecasts, communicate the impact and methodology to cross-functional partners

Improve publishing speed by designing and developing automation to replace repeated manual work

Manage forecast data pipeline and diagnose/fix pipeline issues

Forecast Accuracy

Work with cross-functional partners to collect and synthesize quantitative and qualitative data, propose and implement improvements to existing processes, and create scalable solutions to address forecasting problems

Build technical solutions that apply learnings from prior forecast errors to improve future-looking forecasts

Work with data scientists to develop and improve our automated forecasting systems, including applying statistical and other analytical techniques to improving system performance (i.e. efficiency and forecast accuracy)

Forecasting Insight

Build tools that enable the team to break down historical forecast errors with greater detail and accuracy; design and implement solutions to facilitate communication of findings with cross-functional partners

Generate impactful data visualizations and commentary on forecast trends


BA/BS degree in a quantitative field (e.g. Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Operations Research, Quantitative Economics). Master's Degree or PhD preferred

2-5 years of work experience in a highly analytical role, ideally in forecasting, data/business analytics, data science, S&OP and/or management consulting

Demonstrated analytical and problem structuring skills

Extensive working experience in SQL and large scale data analysis

Extremely strong spreadsheet proficiency

High degree of familiarity in applying technical solutions to address business challenges

Ability to self-start and self-direct work in an unstructured and fast-paced environment; comfort dealing with ambiguity

Strong attention to detail; excellent written & verbal communication skills

If you are interested, then please click APPLY NOW. For other opportunities, available, please go to If you have questions about the position, please contact Jharna Kachru at 408-328-0778 or

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