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Data Analyst

Apply Now Job ID: R0000037268 Date posted: 08/13/2019 schedule: Full time Location: 33 South 6th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55402-3601;


Primary Function:

Our analysts are expected to explore data, technologies, and the application of mathematical techniques to enable business insights.  Analysts spend about 50% of their time delivering insightful metrics, reports, and analysis through various technical approaches.  As a part of a team our analysts play a critical role in accomplishing the sprint goals.  They also develop domain knowledge as they learn about their business area and support applying key data management principles like metadata management, data profiling, and documenting their data lineage.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively exploring data and sourcing for specific use cases
  • Joining and creating measurable insights from the data to be shared
  • Developing metrics, reports, and statistics
  • Documenting calculations, code, and adhering to data management principles
  • Validating and testing data assets of others in the form of peer review
  • Exploring statistical analysis that could be applied to the data
  • Performing descriptive statistics including mean, variance, median, correlation
  • Applies insights and testing in partnership with business users
  • Active participant in team meetings
  • Support agile ceremonies

Reporting/Working Relationships:

Works directly with managers, engineering, and business users to gain insight and access to relevant data.  Engages with product owners and users to deliver completed work. Active participant in BI&A functions and training.

Job Requirements:

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years total work experience
  • Strong knowledge of data, reporting, and analytics
  • Familiar with various programming languages- SQL, R, Python
  • Stays current with new and evolving technologies via formal training and self-directed education

Desired Requirements:


• SQL, R, Python, Spark

Math and/or Statistics:

• Mathematical logic (AND, OR, NOT)

• Descriptive and Inferential Statistics

• Calculus (weighted averages, rates of change, single variable)

Testing and Research Design:

• Apply the scientific method and experimental design

• Generate insight from observational data

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