Data Analyst Ref: DAS/ZR

Company:
Location: Bellville, Western Cape

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We have an opportunity for a Data Analyst with experience using various data tools, analytical methods and data visualisation to turn data into actionable business insights. The successful candidate will have to demonstrate flexibility across the BI team working on multiple data, digital transformation as well as analytics type of initiatives.

If this sounds like you and you are looking for a challenging opportunity, apply to the link below.

This is a permanent opportunity based in Cape Town


Role Requirements

Data Preparation

  • Acquire data from various data sources and combine & transform data into interpretable datasets, reports or dashboards
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques
  • Extend the company’s data with third party sources of information when required
  • Process, cleanse and verify the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Perform data profiling of data contained in source systems
  • Provide detailed analysis of all data implemented into the database
  • Provide the data mapping and associated transformation rules for each data item
  • Ensure that the business requirements and subsequent development activities are supported by accurate information.
  • Responsible for the end-to-end tasks within the data analysis framework working with business representatives, product owners, etc. to define and elicit requirements, analyse data and create reports/dashboards

Analysis and Visualisation

  • Interpret data, analyse results using analytical techniques and provide reports and/or dashboards
  • Identify, analyse, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Use data to answer key questions about the business.
  • Own and maintain dashboards, ongoing reporting, and ad hoc requests from the organization.
  • Support and maintain the project data models at multiple levels of detail and functionality (conceptual, logical, normalised, relational, dimensional, application level, subject-level, integrated, etc.)
  • Assist Data Modelers to draw up detailed data models.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Work directly with management and other business users to gather requirements, provide status updates, and build relationships
  • Present information using data visualisation techniques
  • Facilitate requirements gathering workshops with the business
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to analyse information needs, functional requirements and business processes

Coaching/Mentorship

  • Provide problem solving assistance to other team members

Qualifications and Experience

  • Diploma/Bachelor Degree - Information Systems; Statistics; Data or Computer Science; Engineering) or equivalent
  • Functional experience in analytics, data visualisation or reporting
  • 10 to 12 years related experience working in an IT environment across functions
  • 5 years of experience performing data analysis
  • Knowledge of and experience with reporting packages
  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings for stakeholder use
  • Experience working with data in various data sources and databases
  • Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical terms
  • Demonstrated experience in handling large data sets and relational databases with proven SQL skills
  • Ability to comply to and manage data assets under strict governance framework
  • Experience in agile development desired
  • Business experience in financial services or financial asset management would be advantageous
  • Ability to work with data profiling, data quality and reference data toolsets
  • Knowledge of various toolsets such as SAP Hana Studio, SAP Data Services, Informatica Data Quality Suite, Cloudera big data storage and Microsoft Power BI will be advantageous.
  • Proficiency in MS Excel

Knowledge and Skills

  • Profile source data and determine all source data and metadata characteristics
  • Advanced analytics to address business requirements
  • Vendor Management
  • Data Warehouse Modeling
  • Statistical analysis and data

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