Data Analyst | IT Recruitment

Role Purpose:

The main purpose of this job is to source and transform a wide range of data across the business into formats that can be used by end-users to develop and improve the business and assist with making smarter decisions and delivering better products.

 

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems or a related field from an accredited university or college.
  • 3-to-5-year work experience as a data analyst.
  • Knowledge of programming languages like SQL, Oracle, R, MATLAB, and Python.
  • Technical proficiency regarding database design development, data models, techniques for data mining, and segmentation.
  • Experience in handling reporting packages like Business Objects, programming (Javascript, XML, or ETL frameworks), databases.
  • Proficiency in statistics and statistical packages like Excel, VI to be used for data set analysing.
  • In depth knowledge of data visualization software like Tableau, Qlikview, Power BI.
  • Experience in working with AWS (S3) would be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of how to create and apply the most accurate algorithms to datasets in order to find solutions.
  • Experience in working with stakeholders to assess potential risks.
  • Experience in analysing existing tools and databases and providing software solution recommendations.
  • Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical, lay terms.
  • High-level experience in methodologies and processes for managing large-scale databases.
  • Demonstrated experience in handling large data sets and relational databases with proven SQL skills.
  • Understanding of addressing and metadata standards.
  • Adept at queries, writing reports, and making presentations.
  • Ability to work with data profiling, data quality and reference data toolsets.
  • Understanding of predictive modelling, machine-learning, clustering and classification techniques, and algorithms.

 

Responsibilities:

Data Management

  • Managing master data, including creation, updates, and deletion and data integrity.
  • Managing users and user roles.
  • Provide quality assurance of imported data, working with quality assurance analysts if necessary.
  • Commissioning and decommissioning of data sets.
  • Processing confidential data and information according to guidelines.
  • Managing and designing the reporting environment, including data sources, security, and metadata.
  • Supporting initiatives for data integrity and normalization.
  • Evaluating changes and updates to source production systems.
  • Providing technical expertise in data storage structures, data mining, and data cleansing.
  • Adhere to internal documentation, processes, protocols, and standards.

Data Analysis

  • Extract and combine data from various sources and analyse information retrieved.
  • Interpret data, analyse results, and provide ongoing reports.
  • Leverage data to find new ways of analysing key metrics.
  • Identify, analyse and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets.
  • Understand the business data flows and consumption of data in order to create new analysis that will highlight areas of improvement.

Development

  • Develop & generate reports, analyses, and visualisation.
  • Assessing tests and implementing new or upgraded software and assisting with strategic decisions on new systems.
  • Stakeholder Engagement – engage with stakeholders to define the requirements that would meet the specific needs of a business problem.
  • Actioning and delivering on areas identified through stakeholder engagements and own insights.
  • Data Integration – writing code.
  • Build analytical products that promote access to data and accelerate the time to insight.
  • Establish automated data processes and track key performance indicators (KPI).
  • Participate in post-implementation reviews of development.

REPORTING

  • Prepare, publish, and provide commentary for standing reports and dashboards on time against daily, weekly, monthly, and annual deadlines.
  • Supporting the data warehouse in identifying and revising reporting requirements.
  • Generating reports from single or multiple systems.
  • Troubleshooting the reporting database environment and reports.
  • Training end-users on new reports and dashboards.

 

Skills and Attributes

  • Proficient in English, proficiency in Afrikaans an advantage.
  • Strong mathematical skills to help collect, measure, organize and analyse data.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Drive to automate repetitive tasks (i.e., low tolerance for repetitive activities and desire to automate).
  • Strong collaboration skills.
  • The ability to extract valuable insights from highly complex data sets.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Flexible and able to learn and adapt to new environments.
  • Diplomatic and assertive and able to manage conflict and difficult discussions.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • High-level written and verbal communication skills.
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