Business/Data Analyst
Job ID: R0042080 | Software Engineering and Development | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia, School of Medicine is seeking a Business/Data Analyst to support its Business Intelligence (BI) Program under the Manager of Business Intelligence Projects and Operations. This initiative provides BI tools and services for the administrative staff and leaders of the School of Medicine to make better and faster decisions, gain new insights, and optimize business processes. In order to deliver these tools and services, this initiative is focused on the maintenance and enhancement of an enterprise data warehouse, which integrates data from multiple sources to satisfy the reporting requirements for decision-making. The ideal candidate will have experience in Tableau or PowerBI with the implementation of data warehouse projects and working knowledge of Alteryx or similar data-mining tools.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
The primary focus of the work includes, but is not limited to the following:
  • Gathering requirements, analyzing data sets, and documenting processes to capture business and end-user needs. Working with stakeholders to identify specific data sets needed to solve business problems.
  • Working with business partners and data owners to understand requirements for data use, analysis, accessibility, and quality.
  • Prioritizing needs within and across projects based on business impact.
  • Communicating solution tradeoffs to business partners to frame and influence project decisions.
  • Engaging data visualization team members to communicate solution, vision, and priorities.
  • Collaborating with data operations teams to integrate data into the data warehousing structure and understand how information is stored, modeled, and tagged.
  • Assessing the risks of solution options and developing plans to mitigate them.
  • Supporting enterprise data strategy and organizational change management.
  • Defining, setting up, and executing test cases to validate that the solution meets functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Understanding the decision-making process, workflows, and business and information needs of business unit heads and service manager/owners.
  • Supporting user experience specialists and information architects to enhance information visualization through the development of dashboards and user interfaces.
  • Working closely with source system owners, architects, and business units for knowledge sharing, mentoring, and training.
  • Determining and documenting data definitions and other metadata contents by engaging key stakeholders; ensuring consistency in data definitions across all projects.
  • Acting as a go-tovperson for end users to interpret and use information.
  • Identifying and aggregating data from internal and external sources.
  • Identifying new opportunities to leverage data and to integrate data or applications to enhance business value.
  • Identifying, mediating, and eliminating data quality issues. Answering user questions about reporting, and developing ad hoc solutions to data needs and requests as needed.
  • Maintaining high UI and data quality standards through ongoing testing.
  • Developing training infrastructure and materials and training users to utilize BI tools in an effective manner to make strategic and tactical decisions.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, MIS, computer engineering, or related discipline.
  • Experience: At least five years of experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced knowledge in data analytics, data science, management information systems, finance, accounting, and/or statistics.
  • Experience as a data analyst, business intelligence analyst, market research analyst, financial analyst, statistician, or equivalent roles.
  • Experience with consumer-level data for the purposes of analysis, reporting, and/or marketing.
  • Experience with business analysis.
  • Experience in other IT roles or functions, such as quality assurance/testing, development, enterprise architecture, or project management.
  • Experience working on a project using Agile or iterative methods.
  • Familiarity with company structure and operations outside of IT.
  • Strong Excel and SQL skills.

Preferred Skills/Proficiencies/Tool Sets:
  • Ability to generate insights from information.
  • Working knowledge of usability design.
  • Ability to perform functional requirements analysis and business domain analysis.
  • Deep understanding of data analysis and usage requirements.
  • Proficiency in technology management.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt and respond to change.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts in plain language.
  • Facilitate group discussions that encourage collaboration; seek diverse opinions.
  • Ability to quantify resource requirements and measure and communicate proposed project benefits.
  • Risk assessment, negotiation, and problem-resolution skills.
  • Influencing skills and demonstrated ability to engage both developers and business partners to achieve target outcomes.
  • Ability to perform duties independently or as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Excel; working knowledge of various databases, SQL, and software programs; working knowledge of data management; and working knowledge of BI tools such as Tableau or PowerBI.
  • Experience with data modeling tools, defining, and documenting business glossary and data definitions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

This position is eligible for a full or partial remote work schedule. A partial remote schedule would include three days per week in the Charlottesville office and two days per week from a remote location. Fully remote candidates will be required to attend several days of onboarding activities in Charlottesville at the commencement of employment and will be required to attend in-service activities in the Charlottesville office several times per year.

This is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit https://hr.virginia.edu/benefits.

This position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen is required for this position prior to employment.

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community, please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.



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