Data Analyst



a year ago

OracleT-SQLSPSSCognosPower BI

At OCAS, we’re looking for a passionate and experienced Data Analyst to help build and strengthen our data initiatives. You’ll play an important role in the analytics and research that help shape the future of Ontario’s postsecondary education system. You’ll also be responsible for data and data quality, standards and models, and communicating analysis and studies in Ontario’s postsecondary sector, as well as our own internal operational metrics and reporting.

With well-developed analytical and problem-solving abilities, you can organize and manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines and work well under pressure. A confident self-starter with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, you’re comfortable interacting with all levels of staff, customers and suppliers.

As a member of the OCAS team, you’ll work with remarkable individuals and teams who support each other in achieving high performance.

In this role, you will:

  • Design and support periodic and ad-hoc reports and research studies, perform data analysis using statistics and modeling, dissemination to internal and external customers
  • Assist in assessing the quality of data collection and ensuring distributed information is verified and of the highest possible quality
  • Translate business needs and complex data inquiries into easily understood business requirements, responses and reports
  • Communicate with data owners and application system developers
  • Actively participate on college committees supporting data, research, and information dissemination
  • Participate in the development of new products and services to meet the business unit goals
  • Gather supporting information and business requirements to aid in new product development

You should have:

  • A diploma or degree in mathematics, computer science, statistics or a related field
  • Outstanding skills in data analysis, statistics, data modeling and reporting
  • A passion to interpret data and find the story it contains
  • Strong technical skills with proficiency in:
  • T-SQL or Oracle scripting / querying or related database technology
  • SPSS, Cognos, Power BI or other business intelligence and analytics tools
  • Strong Microsoft Office application skills with specialized skills in MS Excel using pivot tables and ODBC data sources
  • Writing and presentation experience with an ability to convey technical and statistical information to a non-technical audience

Nice to haves:

  • Technical proficiency with scripting in R, Python, or other data, scripting and analytics tool sets
  • Understanding of the software development process focused on business requirement definitions and testing methodology
  • Understanding of Ontario’s postsecondary education system
  • Understanding of open data systems, particularly in education and government
  • Understanding of the concepts of data governance and knowledge management
This job's salary is undisclosed
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