Sr. Data Analyst- Contract in Reston, VA
Posted on: April 15, 2019
Modis seeks a senior data analyst for a contract job with our
direct client in Reston, VA.
The Data Services group (DS) of our client seeks a Senior
Business/Systems Analyst with strong data skills to work closely
with Data Services staff; key business stakeholders, including
programs and regions; and Information Technology (IT) staff to
support the organization’s efforts in the areas of enterprise data
management and services. The senior analyst will be a subject
matter expert in key aspects of data and programs, supporting a
range of the organization’s data management programs and
The Senior Business/Systems Analyst must work with Data Services’
teams to communicate and engage with the business units to develop
a strong understanding of their reporting, data and product needs.
From this understanding, the Senior Analyst will work with the
business and the technology teams to help define requirements for a
project, identify data dependencies and/or relationships to develop
logical and physical data models, create data flow and system
activity diagrams, and write specifications for managing enterprise
information. Specifications may include business rules, source to
target mappings, design specifications, BI reporting
specifications, and/or use cases. The Senior Analyst must also be
able to work with architects, engineers and DBAs to ensure that the
business and technical requirements are being met throughout the
The Senior Analyst will also develop plans and materials to support
user adoption, training and customer service. Through direct and
regular contact with users from regions, programs and service
units, the Senior Analyst will provide regular insight and guidance
into the prioritization of enhancements for the data systems. The
Senior Analyst may also coordinate change control boards for the
platform in support of the platform manager.
The Senior Analyst will be given very complex data-related
problems, and must solve them using a variety of technical and
analytical skills, and be able to document and standardize the
processes for solving those problems. A successful candidate will
be able to generate efficiencies and mitigate risk within the data
management group, through sound technical analysis, and will
generate value for the business by providing solutions to their
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES
• Serve as a subject matter expert in multiple areas of data, and
use that expertise to support multiple programs.
• Communicate with and understand business goals and requirements,
and work to create data solutions that add value to the
• Demonstrate a strong attention to detail, high degree of
initiative, and excellent documentation skills
• Support technical project managers to ensure that all aspects of
the information analysis and requirements gathering process are
completed with the highest degree of accuracy and quality,
including the development and socialization of key project
• Develop and participate in the review of requirements, data
mappings, use cases and other artifacts and clearly communicate to
both the business and technical team members the system
requirements. Demonstrate the ability to define, analyze and
translate functional and non-functional business requirements into
activity diagrams source to target mappings, system use cases and
• Demonstrate the ability to access data (SQL), analyze data, and
be able to create the logical data model for incoming data.
• Support ad hoc data requests within existing governance and
security policies and best practices.
• Implement rollout plans for data and reporting tools that
involves training end users and helping to secure the ongoing
buy-in and use of the system. Develop key documentation, user
guides and other necessary training materials.
• Support a broad base of users of the data and reporting platforms
with excellent customer service and incident management skills.
• Ensure relationships with the customers and cross-team members
are professional and meet management expectations.
• Significant knowledge
and experience in managing and executing data management
initiatives, including data management, warehousing, provisioning
and business intelligence.
• 5-7 years’ experience
in data management of enterprise wide data.
• Understanding of
business process modeling, data provisioning modeling, entity
relationship modeling and dimensional modeling.
• Experience in project
• Demonstrated ability to
complete projects on time and on budget. Experience with education
related data is required.
Strong attention to detail
• Excellent documentation
• Ability to understand
business needs and translate them into technical specifications
• Experience in
developing requirements for business intelligence, master data
management and functional-data projects.
• Mastery of data
management concepts and best practices, as well as an ability to
become a SME in data
• Strong ability to
explain advanced data concepts to both database developers and
architects, non-technical end users, and senior executives
• Understanding of source
to target documents, use case and activity diagrams and use case
Working knowledge of DBMS client software (MS SQL, Oracle (Toad),
MySQL) is required
High proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access,
and Outlook) is required
Related Skills & Other Requirements:
• Expertise in understanding and writing SQL
• Demonstrated high competency in balancing multiple projects
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills
• Experience in process analysis and documentation.
• Strong organizational skills
• Understanding of various issues tracking/resolution, scope
estimation and scope management processes.
• Experience with Oracle Databases, Dataflux ETL and/or Cognos BI
• Experience with IBM Rational Suite tools (e.g., ReqPro, RSM,
Clearquest, and Clearcase) is preferred
Bachelor’s degree required.
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