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Sr. Analyst, People Analytics



IT, People & HR, Data Science
Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Sonder is on a mission to revolutionize hospitality and make a world of better stays open to all. No two Sonders are the same – each property has a bespoke design and contains a mix of rooms, suites, and apartments. Though each Sonder is unique, our mobile app allows guests to effortlessly navigate their stay. From check-in to checkout, everything they need is just a tap away. To be better is a never-ending pursuit and revolutions don’t happen overnight. But, together, we can forever change the way people stay, for the better.

We are looking for someone who breathes hospitality operations and is energized by the opportunity to maximize, motivate, and inspire a team to deliver an amazing Sonder guest experience. Our Sonder locations are distributed across a city in different shapes, sizes, ages, and styles, and we pride ourselves on offering a hotel-like service. That’s what you’ll own.

Life at Sonder

We aspire to build a workplace where employees can thrive. Our culture shapes how we make decisions, how we conduct meetings, how we communicate, and how we treat each other. It’s the coordinated way in which we work that gives us a shot at achieving the epic tale we hope to be part of. Our Leadership Principles are a foundational part of our culture and they play a vital role in guiding the values and actions of our team members. Each of these principles is at the heart of what we do. Check out this article to find out more about our Culture and Principles.

We are looking for a Senior Analyst of People Analytics to help build our people analytics function. In this role, you’ll function as a key member of the People Strategy team automating all people technologies and standing up a strategic People dashboard to ensure that the entire People team and the business has access to critical metrics and insights to make informed decisions regarding Sonder’s most valued assets, our EMPLOYEES!

The Senior Analyst of People Analytics will report directly to the Senior Director of People Strategy and Total Rewards and work cross-functionally with the People leadership team (and with leaders across other orgs) to centralize all people data and analysis into one center of excellence.

The Opportunity:

  • Standup and centralize all employee data as a key player of the People Analytics department

  • Automate data and reporting throughout all People systems and platforms

  • Launch and manage a strategic People dashboard with critical insights for the business and People leadership team

  • Create Sonder’s People analytics strategy and go-forward approach

  • Create and manage People dashboards that are presented to SLT and our Board of directors

  • Work on people analytics projects that are tied to the overall people strategy (e.g., Compensation related projects)

Who we Look For:

  • BA in Finance, Economics, Human Resources or related field and 4+ years of experience

  • 3+ years of professional experience in working with HR data process and streamlining/automating analytics process, including database building

  • 3+ years of professional experience in building Workforce Dashboard using visualization tools, e.g. MS Office, PowerBI, Tableau, etc.

  • 3+ years of professional experience in formulating workforce planning strategies using evidence derived from analytics

  • 3+ years of experience presenting analytics findings to stakeholders from various business units.

Desired Skills & Requirements:

  • Knowledge of programming languages, e.g. SQL, Python, Alteryx, R, SAS, etc.

  • Knowledge or Workday HCM functionality.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively communicate status, issues, and risks with the team.

  • Proficient in Google sheets, Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

  • Excellent customer service and cross-functional interpersonal skills.

  • Strong desire to learn and continuously improve.

  • Must have excellent organizational skills, the ability to prioritize multiple projects

  • High attention to detail

  • Technology sector experience strongly preferred


We offer attractive employee travel perks for any Sonder location as well as competitive stock, health and lifestyle benefits. For eligible employees, benefits may include:

  • Competitive compensation

  • Generous stock plan

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance (where applicable)

  • Flexible vacation

  • Wellness and volunteering days

  • Annual free credits and discounts to stay in Sonders

  • Workplace flexibility (for remote-specified positions only) #ABetterWaytoWork

Learn More About Sonder

Equal Opportunity

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other classification protected by applicable state, federal or local law. Extend Hospitality To All is one of Sonder’s Leadership Principles. Living up to that principle means fully embracing diversity: ensuring that all of our employees, guests, partners, and communities feel safe, respected, included, cared for, and empowered.

As part of our commitment to creating a workplace open to all, we have created Sonder Circles, also known as employee resource groups. These groups aim to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace aligned with the communities they serve.

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