Job description

We exist to help people achieve financial clarity. At Thrivent, we believe money is a tool, not a goal. Driven by a higher purpose at our core, we are committed to providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given.

At our heart, we are a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, dedicated to serving the unique needs of our clients. We focus on their goals and priorities, guiding them toward financial choices that will help them live the life they want today—and tomorrow.

Job Summary

The Data Analyst is a mid-level position with responsibility for obtaining, developing and analyzing data, prove/disprove hypotheses, and develop insights. The individual in this role will be expected to consult with internal customers to develop business requirements and provide possible solutions and approaches to their analytic needs. While expected to exhibit a significant amount of independence in interacting with business partners and in preparing analyses, the role works under the general direction of their leader or senior data analyst. Develops an understanding of Thrivent’s products, systems, and processes.

Job Responsibilities And Duties

  • Collaborates with technical resources, business resources, and business owners to: 1) define specific hypothesis/questions to evaluate and analyze, or 2) gather, develop, validate and analyze data and data requirements in support of internal audits.
  • Conducts moderately complex SQL queries and works with other data extraction, reporting and analytic tools to validate and/or develop analysis and reporting to provide insight.
  • Develops plans to evaluate hypothesis/questions and measure performance.
  • Produce and maintain models and data using a variety of corporate software tools.
  • Partners with business, IT and customers to ensure that the design, execution, presentation, and distribution of actionable insights or data streams can be readily implemented and meets management requirements.

Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor's degree in economics, quantitative business analysis, applied mathematics, statistics, management information systems, actuarial science, or equivalent experience required
  • 3+ years of experience in financial services and/or research and analytics or 2+ years of experience in the actuarial field.
  • Intermediate skill in using analytics tools (such as Microsoft Power BI, Alteryx, ACL, R, Python, etc.) in a corporate environment.
  • Intermediate skill with relational databases, data warehousing, data mining and OLAP.

Other Critical Factors

  • Strong attention to detail, excellent organizational, planning and problem solving skills.
  • Able to work with a sense of urgency on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, within a stated objective.
  • Ability to utilize technology to create reports and/or secure information necessary for decision making in a manner that is readily consumable by customers.

Additional Information

  • This position allows a flexible work arrangement meaning you may work on-site and/or remotely from the Minneapolis, MN or Appleton, WI area.

Thrivent provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law. This policy applies to all employees and job applicants.

Thrivent is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please let us know by sending an email to or call 800-847-4836 and request Human Resources.

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