Data Analyst

Job description

Our people love the exciting and meaningful work they do, the cutting-edge resources and technology they have access to, the benefits we offer and the great community we’ve built. Want to join them?

As a Senior Data Analyst (Senior Associate) at Kainos, you’ll be responsible for matching the needs of data insight with understanding of the available data. Data analysts work closely with customers to produce insight products including reports, dashboards and visualisations but also contribute to project understanding of existing data structures so that inputs and outputs are fully understood. It therefore has a strong consulting element.

Most of our work comes through repeat business and direct referrals, which comes down to the quality of our people. The success of our Data Engineering teams means that customers are bringing us an increasing number of exciting data projects using cutting-edge technology to solve real-world problems. We are seeking more high calibre people to join our Data & Analytics capability where you will grow and contribute to industry-leading technical expertise.

Minimum (Essential) Requirements
  • Experience of facilitating workshops and discussions to effectively gather requirements and achieve a joint understanding of data and insight needs
  • Able to understand the client’s business challenges and recommend data visualisation and dashboard approaches to help address customer needs.
  • Able to identify missed opportunities for data insight
  • Able to review and comment on data models– for example pointing out why models are defective and suggesting improvements
  • Clear written and verbal communications; able to communicate with a wide range of people
  • Familiar with the production of data analysis outputs such as profiling reports data quality reports and data visualisations. Confident in summarising and presenting conclusions for senior stakeholders, telling the ‘data story’ without using jargon
  • Experience in manipulating or wrangling data for analysis
  • Proficient in more than one reporting or data visualisation platform
  • Strong SQL knowledge; able to read and understand XML and JSON
  • Able to produce proposed implementation plans for data analysis work, including estimated effort and technical implications of data insight products
  • Strong leadership, analytical and communication skills with a passion for data-driven decision making and for establishing best practice

  • Experienced with structured and unstructured data
  • Experience of Tableau and Google Analytics
  • Experience in combining qualitative and quantitative datasets
  • Experience of system performance analysis
  • Demonstrable thought leadership – e.g. personal blogs.
Who You Are

Our vision is to enable outstanding people to create digital solutions that have a positive impact on people’s lives. Our values aren't abstract; they are the behaviours we expect from each other every day and underpin everything that we do. We expect everyone to display our values by being determined in how obstacles are overcome; honest when dealing with others; respectful of how you treat others; creative to find solutions to complex problems and cooperative by sharing information, knowledge and experience. These values, applied collectively, help to produce an outstanding Kainos person, team and culture.

We're an inclusive bunch at Kainos and we believe in equal opportunity. We welcome applications from all walks of life, including those with criminal records. Everyone who is offered a position here undergoes a basic background check , however no one is treated differently due to their background where it isn't relevant to the role. It's important to note - failure to reveal information which is relevant to the position sought, could result in us having to withdraw the conditional offer of employment.

In short: Having a criminal record will not exclude you from a career with Kainos. This depends entirely on the nature and requirements of the position, together with the circumstances and background of offences. Kainos has a policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders (available on request).

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