Data Analytics Analyst - Tufts Technology Services
December 19, 2017
Data Analytics Analyst - Tufts Technology Services - (17001788)
Viewing technology in the context of work, scholarship and campus life, Tufts Technology Services (TTS) is a university-wide service organization committed to delivering technology services that support Tufts' mission of teaching, learning, research, and service. Understanding that IT enables innovation, TTS prioritizes holistic, human-centered design strategies to create timely and intuitive services, applications and tools that differentiate the Tufts experience.
Across our diverse and creative teams, we engage and focus our collective talent to strengthen Tufts' strategic IT capabilities. To keep pace with our community's emerging needs, we continue to evolve our competencies across four main families of practice, including Planning and Design, Service Delivery and Operations, Data Strategy, and Academic Technology.
Thinking and acting strategically with technology occurs through strong partnerships and an engaged community. Additionally, for technologies to take on integral meaning to our work, we also need reliable and consistent support in using them. With staff across all of Tufts' campuses, as well as a 24x7 IT Service Desk, we collaborate with schools and divisions to meet the demands of a global, mobile community and to enable the broadest possible access.
Come join our collaborative, flexible work environment, where leadership is valued at all levels of the organization, and opportunities abound to work with leading technologies and learn new skills.
As a member of the Data and Analytic Services team, the Data Analytics Analyst will actively participate and may lead key data and reporting initiatives, including end to end ownership for data visualization solutions. The ideal candidate will have 3 to 5 years of data visualization, business analysis and project management experience. This highly visible position will need to communicate and translate data and business concepts to a broad audience including senior university leadership.
This position will use knowledge of Tableau or other leading visualization software to build interactive visual applications and to provide analysis and research to support the university. In addition, s/he will work with data sources from disparate systems assuring that they adhere to data quality and accessibility standards.
Bachelor's Degree in Math, CS or similar discipline and 3-5 years of related experience.
1 - 3 years' experience building and deploying data visualization projects.
Experience with Tableau or other leading data visualization tool.
Experience in using analytic tools such as Excel and statistical packages.
Understanding of complex stored procedures, views, data aggregation/manipulation through table joins/queries, and database design.
Experience in requirement gathering and documentation.
Strong documentation and training skills.
Strong project management skills.
Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills.
Detail oriented, and the ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Possess maturity in judgment, creativity and ability to get along with widely diverse personalities.
Able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and integrity.
Familiarity with the Hadoop architecture.
Familiarity with Tableau, Oracle and Business Objects.
Knowledge of SQL.
Knowledge of Python or R.
Special Work Schedule Requirements: Occasional evening or weekend work, as well as the ability to participate in a 24x7 on call rotation for major incident support activities.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.