Data Analyst II
Location:
Los Angeles , California
Posted:
November 24, 2017
Reference:
170008UB
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Job Summary
Provide detailed analysis of enterprise data sources for a variety of projects; provide data in response to one-time or recurring requests for reports or analysis; interface with business users in order to understand customer objectives and processes; effectively communicate system capabilities and limitations; extract data from a variety of sources using SSIS; learn and manage process mining analysis. Essential Job Functions

Extract and manipulate data to solve business problems:

• Respond to new requests for reports/data: understand customer objectives and processes; review and refine requirements; and communicate estimated hours and timeline to complete;

• Extract data directly from relational databases (e.g. Oracle, SQL Server), data warehouses, or other data stores using SQL;

• Format data for business use in Excel, Access, or similar format;

• Produce reports manually and through automated scripting; create and maintain scripts and macros used to automate reports;

• Support application testing for enhancements or system upgrades; identify and communicate data quality issues or data differences;

• Scope and deliver data for analytic purposes (data designed for the construction of advanced mathematical models); measure, document, and address data quality issues; maintain datasets and dataset documentation; and contribute knowledge and expertise to the success of the project; and

Communicate effectively:

• Be concise and precise in written communication;

• Incorporate best practices in developing intuitive reports to share with a broad audience; and

• Describe and document unique aspects or limitations of data to aid understanding.

Demonstrate business understanding:

• Develop in-depth knowledge of data associated with multiple lines of business (LOBs), and effectively support the data needs of those LOBs

• Demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning

Exemplify good teamwork:

• Proactively communicate with customers and team members

• Provide excellent customer service by making realistic commitments and keeping them

• Work productively on assigned tasks

• Collaborate effectively with other team members;

• Demonstrate accountability to management and customers for hours spent on assigned tasks

• Diligently strive to deliver value in the fewest possible hours

• Share effective SQL or other data extraction/manipulation techniques with team members

debug problems with report automation or queries; propose and implement remedies

Physical Actions

• Essentially sedentary work consisting of occasional walking, standing, and lifting/carrying 10 lbs. maximum • Functional ability of seeing, hearing and speaking • Ability to type proficiently

Physical Environment

• Work in a climate-controlled office, with occasional travel by car or airplane

Education Requirements

Bachelors degree or equivalent industry experience

Experience Requirements

4+ years’ experience with data extraction, manipulation, and presentation in usable format

Special Skill Requirement

• SQL: proficient with complicated queries (many tables, many joins, complex data relationships, large databases) • Report automation: proficient with scripting tools and languages (batch files and VBA for Excel)

• Communication: professional, concise, and precise in verbal and written communication

• Microsoft SQL Server, T-SQL

• Oracle, PL/SQL
• SSIS, Alteryx and Tableau preferred

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