Data Analyst

Location
Portland, OR, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 17, 2021
Ref
1025
Description
Business Data Analyst
About This Role...
The business data analyst is responsible for the creation and maintenance of data models and analytical tools. The business data analyst provides support in maintaining and supporting databases, including inputting and cleaning data, determining formats, researching data conversions, establishing data specifications, configuration/integration, updating sources, and ensuring data integrity. The business data analyst comprehends the business and information needs of the organization and translates them into requirements.
Roles and Responsibilities...
  • Analyze, define, and document business data models
  • Assist in developing and implementing systems to capture business information
  • Acquire data from primary and secondary sources and maintain data systems
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Improve data quality for Salesforce and related business systems
  • Analyze data using statistical techniques and provide reports
  • Provide backup support for the Integration Specialist
Technical Skills
Data Analysis and Modeling
  • Define conceptual, logical, and physical data models
  • Develop data dictionaries and document associated business rules
  • Develop data flow diagrams
  • Derive data requirements from business processes
  • Develop report requirements based on an understanding of business needs and data structures
Data Integration

  • Coordinate with the integration team and to deliver efficient data interfaces
  • Support integration activities including plans, requirements, and interface specifications (API and ETL)
  • Help implement, support and troubleshoot integrations
  • Provide support to all necessary applications, troubleshoot issues, and recommend appropriate solutions
Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring
  • Plan business analysis approach
  • Plan stakeholder engagement
  • Plan decision-making and approval processes
  • Plan requirements management
Elicitation and Collaboration
  • Elicit requirements
  • Validate requirements
  • Communicate requirements
  • Manage stakeholder collaboration
Requirements Lifecycle Management
  • Trace requirements
  • Maintain requirements
  • Prioritize requirements
  • Assess requirements changes
  • Approve requirements
Skills and Abilities
Business Analysis Competencies
Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Demonstrates strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Applies a variety of creative interviewing techniques to identify needs, issues, and solutions, while working with a diverse audience (business, management, technical)
  • Facilitates and maintains stakeholder confidence in the decision-making process
Behavioral Characteristics
  • Exhibits strong self-starter attributes
  • Demonstrates a high level of personal organization and time management
  • Builds trust with stakeholders by applying honest and ethical standards in all interactions
  • Adapts to rapidly changing environments and varieties of stakeholders
  • Accepts responsibility for, and ownership of, personal errors
  • Remains confident and 'cool under pressure' to perform in situations that are filled with more ambiguity than clarity
Business Knowledge
  • Understands both organizational and technology goals
  • Demonstrates business acumen in understanding business needs
  • Understands the organizational structure and enterprise architecture
Communication & Interaction Skills
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communications
  • Effectively facilitates stakeholder sessions, ensuring success through preparedness and co-ordination
  • Applies facilitation techniques to keep discussions focused and organized
  • Adjusts style of written communications to meet the needs of the audience
  • Relates, cooperates, and communicates with different kinds of people, including executives, sponsors, colleagues, team members, developers, vendors, learning and development professionals, end users, customers, and subject matter experts (SMEs)
Tools and Technology
  • Uses a variety of software applications to support communication and collaboration, create and maintain requirements artifacts, model concepts, track issues, and increase overall productivity
  • Use a variety of tools and technology to model, document, and manage outputs of business analysis activities and deliverables to stakeholders
  • Demonstrates proficiency working within a Microsoft-based environment (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, SharePoint).
  • Proficient with Business Intelligence tools like Power BI
Organizational Competencies...
  • Instill trust: Gain the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity
  • Communicate effectively: Develop and deliver multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Customer focus: Build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions
  • Drive results: Consistently achieve results, even under tough circumstances
Education and Experience...
  • Individuals must have a minimum of bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology/Systems, or Business, or in a related field
  • Minimum of five years' experience in a business data analyst role
  • Must have proven ability to quickly grasp NWEA processes and apply business analyst skills and knowledge in a fast-paced environment, with minimal supervision
  • Understanding of the practice of business analysis and industry standards

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