Meet Ed, our business analyst
If you'd like to join our product team, we're hiring
Before Ed came along, our entire product development process was managed by Kash, our Chief Product Officer. As competent as Kash is, our business began to grow rapidly and we realised he may need a little bit of help.
Ed co-ordinates our product features from start to finish, makes sure we're doing what we're supposed to be doing, and plays a lot of football in between.
1. Please describe your job! What do you do?
As a business analyst at ClearScore I work with all parts of the business to deliver new features to our site. I co-ordinate the development cycle from the initial idea to design, development, testing and release. New features often involve integrating with partners, for example loan providers, and in these cases I work with the business development team to fully integrate these partnerships.
2. What made you decide to go into business analysis?
I did a Maths degree and got my first job at a large publishing company. My role involved working with a development team to implement algorithms for a piece of educational software. Once that job was done I moved into a product management role with the same development team and have been in that world ever since.
3. What do you love about your job? What don’t you like?
I love that I am always busy, and I am always working on things that improve the product we offer at ClearScore. It is incredibly rewarding when a big new feature is released because I have seen all the hard work that has gone into it. The downside is that juggling so many things can sometimes get a bit stressful, but it makes things interesting and keeps me on top of my game.
4. When you’re not working, what’s your favourite thing to do?
Football. Football. Football. I play 5-a-side twice a week and have had a season ticket to Ipswich Town for the last 16 years (unfortunately). I also love beer, especially London's craft beers.
5. What’s your favourite quote?
"Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that" – Bill Shankly
6. If you could have any super power what would it be?
I used to want to be a pilot, so I think I would like to be able to fly.
If you'd like to work in the product team with Ed, we're looking to hire a Product Manager/Business Analyst.