Director of Strategy & Insights at Karat (Remote)

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We're Karat, the leader in technical interviewing and pioneer of the Interviewing Cloud

Karat’s purpose is to unlock opportunity, and we built the world’s first Interviewing Cloud to conduct predictive, fair, and enjoyable technical interviews 24/7. Karat helps companies expand interviewing capacity, unlock developer time, and raise engineering quality so they can hire smarter and grow faster, and create more opportunities for software engineers. From our industry-leading solutions to Karat’s Brilliant Black Minds program, the work we do here matters. We’re a team of passionate, focused, human-centric team, and we want you to join us!

Come join our Strategy and Insights team

Our Strategy and Insights team is committed to leading the long-term strategic planning for Karat based on market trends, opportunities, and company strengths. Working closely with cross-functional leaders, we gather and analyze market trends that allow us to formulate and test hypotheses that increase the value of Karat across the entire client journey.

What you will do

As our Director of Strategy and Insights, you will also work to cement Karat’s position as market leader by leading a cross-functional team of analysts, driving thought leadership with clients, and synthesizing key insights across clients to advise on Karat’s highly impactful business strategy.

Karat’s HQ is based in Seattle, Washington, but we are open to remote candidates for this role (within the U.S.).

  • Partner with company leadership to set medium- and long-term strategic plans for Karat using a variety of resources (e.g. market trends, competitive analysis, comparative advantage, company assets, etc.).
  • Consider and analyze strategic questions that are core to our business (e.g. entering new markets, candidate trends, and competitor landscaping). Make recommendations to the leadership team to help shape decision-making and strategic focus.
  • Understand how Karat’s unique dataset enables Karat to outperform its competition and offers outstanding strategic value to clients, and develop plans for how to translate these assets into groundbreaking, innovative product offerings.
  • Build and lead a highly-leveraged team of subject matter specialists and analysts to draw out breakthrough insights that help leading technology clients build elite hiring processes. 
  • Using Karat’s 100,000+ interviews conducted, vast hiring experience, and a hypothesis-driven approach, establish a new function that utilizes data and strategic business insights to help achieve Karat’s goals.
  • Expedite go-to-market efforts in partnership with leaders from sales, marketing, and customer success by using outstanding analytics and insights of value to customers, and track results over time. 
  • Engage with senior clients on their business challenges and present frameworks, insights, and findings to help senior leaders with strategic decision-making.
  • Drive innovation in dashboard offerings that help internal partners meet client business needs, and help Karat offer expanded analytics offerings to customers. 
  • Coordinate with the VPs of Product and Engineering to organize and use Karat’s data and other complimentary data sets to pursue sophisticated analyses and draw out business insights -- market-wide, within industries, and for specific companies.
The experience you will bring
  • 10+ years of experience in management consulting or strategic planning
  • Proven ability to communicate insights and data to broad audiences (senior leadership, individual contributors, etc.) with engaging and compelling presentation skills
  • Strong leadership skills including proven track record of building, developing, and growing high-functioning teams
  • Strong management skills including proven track record of building, developing, and growing high-performing teams
  • Ability to run sophisticated engagements and coordinate the work of Analysts
  • Adept at using and developing analytical frameworks, developing and testing hypotheses, and using supporting data to craft presentation storylines
  • Experience in the field of technical recruiting, and/or experience working in and with recruitment, talent or engineering functions a plus
Benefits of joining Karat

Karat strives to offer everything you need to best support you today, tomorrow, and beyond. We’re proud of our current offerings, and highlight some of our team’s favorites below. There are more, just feel free to ask!

Compensation / Time Off:

  • Highly competitive salary and stock options
  • Generous paid PTO (see below) and Sick Leave (10 days per year)
  • Flexible Time Off Policy for salaried positions
  • Three weeks accrued per year for hourly positions
  • Parental Leave (12 weeks paid with transition back to work in part-time capacity)
  • 18 paid Company Holidays for 2021

Benefits / Wellness:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance via Cigna or Kaiser (for CA-based employees)
  • 100% premium covered for employees
  • 70% premium covered for dependents
  • FSA, STD, LTD, Standard Life Insurance, and Optional Life Insurance
  • Mental Wellness offerings such as Calm, Happify, Talkspace, Modern Health, and more
  • $150 per month contribution to miscellaneous benefit/wellness of employee’s choice
Learn more about usStatement of Non-Discrimination:

In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at Karat.

We value a diverse workforce: people of color, womxn, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know at [email protected].

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An Insider's view of Karat

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

We're passionate about what we do, but know how to turn off at the end of the day. Come here to work hard, build great trusted relationships, learn, and also to be recognized as a person with interests both in and out of the office, with plenty of work-life balance.

Gordie Hanrahan

Director of Communications

What are Karat Perks + Benefits

Karat Benefits Overview

Have a Voice
Everyone at Karat has a seat at the table, so you can be free to speak your mind and know you'll be heard.

Meaningful Equity
You'll be making an impact here, so you get a fair stake in our success too.

Unlimited Time Off
Take the time you need to do your best work and live your best life.

Health + Wellness
We got you covered: 100% of your health, dental, and vision insurance.

Equipped for Success
We'll set you up with a new MacBook Pro + monitor and whatever other gear you need.

Flexible Work Environment
Work from wherever you like, whether that's at our Seattle headquarters or your home office.

Save for your retirement the smart and simple way.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within

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