Senior Business Data Analyst

Location: Waterloo, ON

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Athena Software was founded in 2001 as a family-owned company dedicated to providing a comprehensive and easy-to-use software platform for social service organizations.

Now, after almost 20 years in business, we’re a leading SaaS provider of case management software and client engagement tools serving nonprofits and health and social service agencies all around the world. Proudly based in the heart of uptown Waterloo, we also have employees in the U.S., Europe, and Australia.

When you work for Athena, you’ll be working on software solutions that help make a real difference in the lives of people doing great work in communities all over the globe, while enjoying our company culture of innovation, collaboration, and commitment to community. We’re also still family-owned, so we appreciate the value of work/life balance!

We are seeking a Senior Business Data Analyst (1 year contract) who wants to help deliver on Athena’s mission to be a key enabler of social impact for organizations working to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities around the world.

The Opportunity

As Senior Business Data Analyst, reporting to the Manager of Tailored Services, you will work with Athena Software’s clients and product team to develop common reporting data sets for Athena’s market sectors as well as custom client reports. You will tailor solutions to meet these needs, often working on multiple projects simultaneously - translating business process requests into workable solutions. In this role you will:

  • Be the subject matter expert for the Penelope (PostgreSQL) database.
  • Query Penelope databases, creating custom views and functions to facilitate updating and designing reports and creating data visualizations and/or data exports in multiple formats.
  • You gather and document requirements and provide informed quotes for estimated effort.
  • You write SQL queries and create visual representations of data in third party tools such as Excel, Tableau, and XML.
  • Familiarity with ETL processes using various data formats such as CSV, JSON and HL7.
  • You lead customer meetings, communicating to both technical and non-technical personnel
  • You build relationships and communicate with Athena’s customers regarding process and change requests, understanding the business issues and data challenges of their organization and industry.
  • You liaise with project and business leaders to interpret analytical requirements.
  • Document current and future standard operating procedures

This position is full-time contract role, located in our Waterloo, Ontario headquarters.

Who You Are

  • You possess at least five (5) years progressive experience in the field of reporting and data analysis.
  • You are able to learn new applications swiftly, independently, and with confidence.
  • You will use technical and analytical expertise and proven knowledge of specialized reporting tools to gather, examine, interpret, evaluate and report on data stored in various database structures.
  • You have a breadth of knowledge and experience with relational databases, including modeling table relationships and writing and executing SQL queries to join, retrieve and analyze data from multiple database tables.
  • You have exceptional interpersonal skills and outstanding written and verbal communication abilities.
  • You are able to succeed in a dynamic, driven environment, trail-blazing creative solutions to complex challenges.
  • You have experience creating dashboard reports in Tableau (a Tableau certification is preferred).
  • You have expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel (macros, v-lookups and pivot tables).
  • You have an Undergraduate University Degree or equivalent experience in Mathematics, Computer Science, Data Science or Programming
  • Experience in business analysis and project leadership experience an asset.

Does this sound like you? If so, please apply with your Resume and Cover Letter to the link provided.

Athena Software is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to inclusion and diversity. Athena Software does not discriminate based on race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability or any other basis forbidden under federal, provincial, or local law.

If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact the Human Resources department at 866.806.6014 x505 and/or human.resources [AT]

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