Data analysts work with clients and colleagues to find relevant data, generate enough material for analysis and prepare flowcharts and visualizations for presentation. Writing clear reports and creating effective visualizations for various members of a company at different levels of seniority is a core part of a data analyst’s routine work, in which the findings of the data analysis must be presented in an accessible and unambiguous way. Taking part in meetings and presentations to convey the findings is also a regular feature of data analyst jobs.
Data collection from literally hundreds of different sources forms a major part of a data analyst’s daily work. The analyst must then use his or her initiative to interpret the raw data and identify any patterns in it, interpretations which might be included in a presentation or report.
To begin analyzing data, data analysts must be able to render it visible. Compiling Excel spreadsheets, Power BI models and using DAX, M or SQL queries constitute another routine part of the work, as will coding and re-coding data contained within various databases to identify patterns.
Use of visualizations and storytelling with data is a core function of the position. Relying on the mentorship and input of senior analysts and business leads is critical to success.
Interview clients and stakeholders to determine business outcome results- not taking face value answers
Utilize experience in order to define business outcomes for stakeholders and clients in a clear to understand way
Document forecasted and actual time and work deliverables as a way to measure workload and billable time to clients
Stay educated through CPE, certifications, and approved materials on process methodology, current data visualization and data analysis techniques
Develop artifacts and deliverables to clients and stakeholders which may include, reports, data visualizations, data modeling and system documentation
Work directly with the BI team to deliver projects and services to clients as defined in sales and account management process
Perform, when possible, quantitative analysis in order to measure outcomes
Understand core concepts around data storage and access specifically in structured data systems such as databases
Understanding of mathematical concepts regarding statistics and data fundamentals
Strong knowledge of relational databases, statistical mathematics, and visualization tools
Build, present and maintain reports, dashboards and data driven models to internal and external teams and stakeholders
Keen ability to problem solve
Ability to logically plan
Strong oral and written communication
Continual desire to learn, absorb, and apply new information and skills
Extraordinary focus on customer service
Innate ability to multi-task and stay organized
Exhibit a professional demeanor and strong interpersonal skills
Ability to interact in a variety of situations to include: customer service, orientations, training and networking
Ability to interact and communicate professionally with C-Level management
Must be able to physically work with team in Houston Offices as part of LSS/Agile development processes
Bachelor’s degree and/or two plus years related experience
Weekend and evening work is possible due to projects and client issues
Power BI experience
Strong experience in Excel
Experience in database systems is essential
Ability to define time requirements based on complex tasks is essential
Microsoft data certification (current) is a plus
Additional Salary Information: Paid raining, bonuses, 401k with matching, paid employee health insurance, FSA, PTO and lots of fun events
About IRONEDGE GROUP
IronEdge is a Houston based company with offices throughout Texas. We have bee in business for over 13 years and are growing every year. We are a service-driven organization; we understand the way to promote our company and, thus ourselves, is to act professionally and courteously with clients, visitors, vendors/suppliers, and inquirers.
IronEdge is a team-oriented, “family atmosphere” environment in which to work. We encourage open communication both between co-workers and with management. IronEdge likes to refer to their communication practices as “transparent” (all employees should feel free and comfortable within this “family” to communicate as they deem appropriate, yet respectfully)
IronEdge encourages all employees to be forward-thinking and feel comfortable to communicate thoughts, suggestions, and ideas with anyone inside the organization
We genuinely wants all staff to enjoy their employment here and will help in facilitating that mindset.