Product Analyst position at DriveFactor

Product Analyst

 About DriveFactor

Headquartered in Richmond, VA, DriveFactor combines mobility technology and high-powered data and analytics software into a single, revolutionary offering in the usage-based auto insurance (UBI) market. Usage-based insurance means using electronic sensors to measure how a car is driven and setting rates based on those sensor readings. DriveFactor’s offering helps drivers improve their driving and benefit from personalized rates and safe-driver discounts.

Basic Function:

The Product Analyst is responsible for performing data analysis on telematics for client specific projects.  The role will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

Principle Accountabilities:

 Perform both data and behavioral analysis on telematics data for various clients.

  • Document properties and configurations of DriveFactor databases for client and internal presentations.
  • Obtain knowledge of the DriveFactor product offering.  Develop recommendations on the development of new reports or analytics that would improve the efficiency or effectiveness of the offering.
  • Perform special projects and other analytics activities, as assigned.
  • Contribute to quality analysis and testing as needed.
  • Participate in client meetings and issue resolution meetings.

Required Qualifications:

 College degree/Senior or 2+ years’ experience with data analysis and report management

  • Strong attention to detail and proven analytical capabilities
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • 2+ years’ experience with Excel
  • Must be highly resourceful in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Strong customer service skills

Preferred Qualifications:

 Bachelor’s Degree

  • 12+ months’ experience with data analysis and report management
  • 3+ months’ research experience
  • Knowledge of SQL
  • Interest in and working knowledge of mobile applications

To Apply:

Email with your resume and salary requirements.  Please indicate the position for which you are applying.


Summer Accounting Internship with Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates

Another fantastic paid summer accounting internship with Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates.  Our contact is looking for students who are either junior or seniors (Post Bacc students should also apply) and would be available to work approx. 40 hours a week from May to August.

If you are interested, send your resume to and put “Robinson” in the subject line.

Robinson, Farmer, Cox Associates, a firm of CPAs and management consultants serving municipalities throughout Virginia, announces openings for Summer Internship Positions in our Richmond Office.

RFC performs governmental audits covering federal, state and local programs. In addition, the Firm provides services for not-for-profit clients, charitable organizations, voluntary health and welfare, and property owners associations. A full range of professional accounting, auditing, fiscal planning, consulting and tax services are also offered. RFC has offices in Charlottesville, Blacksburg, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Staunton and Louisa.

Qualifications: RFC welcomes resumes from candidates who are currently pursuing a degree in Accounting.

Job Description: Interns develop basic auditing skills while traveling with partners, directors, audit managers and other staff accountants to various engagements throughout the state of Virginia. Interns gain experience in performing governmental audits and audits of non-profit organizations. Some out of town travel is required with all expenses paid by RFC.

Specific Duties Include:

Various tests of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenditures

• Prepare workpapers relevant to audit assignment

• Communicate with clients concerning audit matters after consultation with supervisor

• Assist in the preparation of financial reports


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10 hour a week, paid Accounting Internship at Foundry Golf Club

Students or Recent Alumni,

Here is another request to help you to get some first hand experience in the field.  Our employer is interested in a senior or recent alumni who is available 7-10 hours a week for this spring and possibly beyond that time.  You will need to have a car because the position is about 40 minutes from VCU.  Please send your resume to and put “Foundry” in the subject line.

FT Technology Analyst position at Freddie Mac!

Job number: 7631 on Hirebusrams!
1773BR on their Website
Technology Analyst
Our Technology Analyst Program allows college graduates the opportunity to move into a corporate environment through a wide variety of experiences and responsibilities. Analysts start in a cohort with the opportunity to build their network company-wide with peers and leaders alike. Over 12 months, the cohort is trained as a group on practical workplace competencies and applications, along with the business of Freddie Mac. There will be additional training around core IT skills provided through an Analyst Community of Practice (COP) program to develop workplace competencies and understanding of the business of Freddie Mac. Each Department will provide internal/external education with certification opportunities and assist with career advancement. The goal of the Technology Analyst program is to provide all Analysts the learning opportunities through a career track program wherein analysts are hired directly into an IT department based on skill set. This will allow analysts to build and strengthen skills as well as develop a broader set of competencies.
• Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, information systems, management information systems, or a related technology discipline
• Basic experience or knowledge required in one of the following: programming, architecture, system analysis, network engineering, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC); programming fundamentals, databases / SQL; Internet web browsers; UNIX Shell; Rational tools or HP Mercury Tools , HTML; XML
• Exceptional quantitative, analytical, and organizational skills
• Customer service attitude, communication skills, and interpersonal skills
• Organizational and time management skills
• Ability to begin full time employment in June 2015
• Graduation no more than 18 months prior to start date
The Freddie Mac Technology Analyst program is looking for new talent with skill sets in the following areas:


• Design, develop and support enterprise applications
• Perform application development, prototyping and technical consulting
• Perform “what-if” analysis to simulate stress testing
• Identifies application bottlenecks and opportunities to optimize performance
• Builds enhancements and fixes for the production release
• Performs Data Change Requests, Defect triage and resolutions
• Supports Environment maintenance activities

Information Security

• Develops and administers data security policies as well as safeguarding information
• Evaluates existing data security procedures and identifying new areas of risk
• Administers and Train IT Security policies and rules
• Supports patch management, anti-virus programs, vulnerability detection, threat analysis and response
• Responds to security incidents
• Additional project work will be assigned based on both the department’s needs and the availability of time from associate
• May be expected to respond to calls outside of normal business hours

Infrastructure Support

• Functions as a focal point between end users, business analysts, and IT partners by blending technical knowledge with business best practices
• Assists in the release and deployment of product updates
• Diagnoses problems within commercial (COTS) and/or proprietary enterprise platforms
• Will focus on maintaining a stable environment, upgrading to newer technologies, monitoring and resolving Remedy tickets, working closely with clients including Sr. Executives to resolve issues and working with vendors to both resolve issues and analyze new technologies.
• Additional project work will be assigned based on both the department’s needs and the availability of time from associate.
• May be expected to respond to calls outside of normal business hours.
Project Manager:
• Responsible for the management of significant projects within IT
• Report, assess, track or maintain project status, schedules, budgets, resource forecasts, issues logs or risk logs
• Communicate and coordinate across the Project Management Office and a project team to plan and execute project tasks and report status
• Communicate project scope, deliverables and schedule
• Understand and follow processes leveraged by the Project Management Office including Project Methodologies, documentation and procedures

Business Analysis

• Responsible for interfacing between technology and specific business/functional areas
• Identifies business requirements, project and process specifications
• Coordinates with teams to ensure issues get resolved
• Works with internal and external partners as necessary
• Understands the life cycle of a development process
• Maintains processes within given organization in order to support the IT projects


The hired candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Freddie Mac does not intend to support hiring any students, exchange visitors, or recent graduates on F-1, J-1, or M-1 visas, or any individuals requiring sponsorship for an employment based visa application (such as H-1B) in connection with these openings.
Freddie Mac is a shareholder-owned company with an important public mission: to make home possible for more of America’s families. To do this, we need smart, creative people from diverse backgrounds who want to make a difference in other people’s lives as well as their own. We demonstrate our commitment to employees by providing a comprehensive Total Rewards Program. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity employer who firmly supports and recognizes the value of diversity. EOE, M/F/D/V.
Information Technology

Student Guide for Hirebusrams: Making appointments & searching for jobs and events

Students and Alumni,

You already have an account on Hirebusrams, but it is up to you to access and utilize it.  This guide will certainly help you to navigate the system.  Log on so you can schedule an appointment with either myself or Sarah Zehringer & search for jobs and events.  Use our career website ( and on the homepage you will can click to access the database and sign on using your eID.

Please keep in mind that we do not schedule appointments via email and the only day you can “drop in” to see a counselor is walk-in Wednesdays (from 9-12 & 1-3pm).

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