Business Insights Analyst at Sumo Logic
Redwood City, CA, US

In June 2017, Sumo Logic announced another $75M funding round led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from new and existing investors including DFJ Growth, Greylock Partners, Sequoia Capital, and others ( This brings our total funding to $235.5M to date.  Sumo Logic’s business has scaled significantly, tripling both our annual recurring revenue and customer count to over 1,500 customers, reflecting every major vertical and company size. 

Who Are We?
We are a secure, cloud-native, machine data analytics service, delivering real-time, continuous intelligence from structured, semi-structured and unstructured data across the entire application lifecycle and stack. Our mission is to democratize analytics, making it accessible, simple and powerful for businesses of all sizes to build, run and secure their organizations. With Sumo Logic, customers can harness the power of machine data to gain operational business and customer insights that lead to competitive advantage and differentiated customer experience.

What Do We Do?
Sumo Logic was founded in 2010 by experts in log management, scalable systems, big data, and security. We imagined a world of Yottabyte-scale machine data, where machine learning algorithms and advanced analytics could make sense of it all. Today, our purpose-built, cloud-native service analyzes more than 100 petabytes of data, more than 16 million searches, and delivers 10s of millions of insights daily – positioning Sumo among the most powerful machine data analytics services in the world. Our customers around the globe rely on Sumo Logic for the analytics and insights to build, run and secure their modern applications and cloud infrastructures. With Sumo Logic, customers gain a service-model advantage to accelerate their shift to continuous innovation, increasing competitive advantage, business value, and growth. 

Business Insights Analyst 

Role Description

The role of Business Analyst encompasses the following 3 areas. Our ideal candidate will be proficient in Business Intelligence and Analytics and be willing and in a position to support the Strategic Finance and Strategic Planning function at Sumo Logic. 

  1. Business Intelligence and Analytics (BI+A) – 60%

Be Sumo Logic’s go-to person on business intelligence and analytics

Technology and Systems

  • Provide input on technical, implementation and usability issues
  • Function as “full-stack” BI+A professional able to perform activities such as

o   Writing Python / SQL code to extract data from business systems e.g. SFDC, Sumo platform etc.

o   Designing data tables to ensure efficient performance and ease of future revision / expansion / updates

o   Implementing and maintaining a database e.g. Redshift instance, or partnering with Engineering team to do so

o   Developing user interface (dashboard, self-serve portal etc.) to extract business insights

o   Performing regular updates and maintenance of the data warehouse

Business Partnering

  • Assist in defining scope of version 1.0 of Sumo Logic’s BI initiative
  • Partner with functional teams (e.g. sales, marketing, customer success, FP&A etc.) to:

o   Understand business issues

o   Gather user requirements and identify data requirements

o   Develop the plan of action from a BI perspective addressing

  • What information is needed
  • What needs to be built
  • How it should be built
  • What is the output
  • How is the output accessed, etc?
  • Partner with functional teams to improve business processes to ensure capture of necessary business data, and ensure data integrity
  • Analyze large data sets and produce reports to address business questions and inform strategic decision making
  • Provide input and advice on BI+A best-practices


  1. Strategic Finance – 30%
  • Support Sumo Logic’s finance team from a financial strategy and planning perspective

o   Update and enhance Sumo Logic’s long-term financial plan

o   Produce quarterly SaaS KPIs

o   Perform peer benchmarking and tracking

o   Partner with FP&A on recurring and ad-hoc analyses

o   Assist in general corporate finance activities


  1. Strategic Planning – 10%
  • Support Sumo Logic’s business review and strategic planning process

o   Provide input on the planning process – timing and content

o   Develop and maintain dashboard to track business performance against objectives



  • Adaptable, strategic and capable of solving complex business issues
  • Aptitude for critical thinking, decision-making, problem-solving
  • Positive, can-do attitude, exhibiting openness to embracing new challenges
  • Exceptional responsiveness, high sense of urgency
  • Communicate effectively in a clear and concise manner, using data to tell the story
  • Build strong, credible relationships with business partners
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • High degree of composure: able to confidently handle challenging situations
  • Possess an attention to detail, displays sound judgment and prioritization