Overview: Management Science Associates, Inc., (MSA) is a diversified information management company that for over half a century has given market leaders the competitive edge in data management, analytics and technology. We are seeking an experienced Senior Data Analyst to join the MSA IT/OPS division which has been offering data and insight solutions to the Consumer Package Goods industry since the early 1980s.
Work directly with Client Service and/or client to recommend methods to accomplish desired results. Translate client requirements into operational instructions.
Query, extract and validate data from client databases in order to fulfill requests. Understand the data and processes used to produce intended results. Provide time and resource estimates upon request.
Identify problems based on project documentation, processes, and experience. Fully research problems and present findings and proposed solutions to team.
Cross-check and assist other Data Analysts in problem solving.
Design and establish criteria for User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and production implementation. Perform quality assurance functions to validate data, software, hardware, or procedure changes. May audit quality assurance checks for projects across business unit.
Review processes with attention towards continuous improvement concerning efficiencies, costs, turnaround, and risk. Present suggestions to team and implements changes.
Create and maintain detailed documentation and define standard operating procedures. Possess thorough understanding of the business requirements and processing tools.
Communicate and coordinate work across functional areas within the division
Lead technical discussions and is able to participate in client calls and meetings
Understand strategic goals for respective area and align personal goals
Attend ongoing training to achieve personal, professional and technical improvement
Assist in the training of lower level Operations staff
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent experience. A master's degree in a relevant discipline may substitute for one year of experience
Minimum four years related experience performing data management, quality assurance, and operational database support tasks
Strong technical skills including SQL and Unix,
Relational database experience and data analysis
Knowledge of SAS, Oracle, PL/SQL, and Appworx a plus
Analytic and problem solving skills
Communication skills, both written and oral including the ability to translate and present technical and analytical issues; ability to interact with all members in a team or divisional environment
Well developed data mining and manipulations skills and knowledge
Strong technical skills and the ability to work on multiple platforms
Effective time management skills
Strong multi-tasking skills
Project management skills
In-depth knowledge of database structure and data models
Basic MS Office applications
Ability to translate and converse about technical and analytical issues to the technical and non-technical divisional employees both internally and externally
Responsible for assigned project work
May be responsible for coordination of some projects
Meet operational expectations for on-time delivery and quality data