Senior Data Analyst DA/ZR

Location: Bellville, Western Cape

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Are you analytically minded, curious and enthusiastic about data? Passionate about finding insights in datasets, with the ability to synthesise and clearly communicate the results and drive business impact?

An exciting opportunity exists for a Data Analyst to join an Analytics team. You will be 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 dashboards.

Permanent, Cape Town based

Job Description

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
Processing, cleansing and verifying 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.

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 Modellers to draw up detailed data models.
Articulate data trends in business terms and provide a narrative around the insights.
Produce complex data views (prototypes) quickly and generate insights as a team of 1.
Assist with planning / set up of roadmaps for implementation of prototypes.

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


Provides guidance, training, and problem solving assistance to other team members
Coach and assist junior team members

Bachelor’s degree (statistics/data or computer science/engineering) or equivalent
Practical experience in analytics, data visualisation or reporting

Knowledge and Experience
5+ years of experience performing data analytics
Strong knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Business Objects), databases (SAP HANA, Cloudera), querying (SQL)
Experienced in visualising/presenting data for stakeholder use
Business experience in financial services an advantage
Strong analytical-thinking and problem-solving abilities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience working with data in various data sources and databases
Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical terms
Demonstrated experience in handling large data sets and relational databases
Experience working in an agile environment
Excellent attention to detail
Understand different data modelling approaches - Kimball/Data Vault

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