Data Analyst

Last updated: 1st April 2013

Job Description

  • Interpret data and turn it into information that can offer ways to improve a business, thus affecting business decisions. The Data Analyst gathers information from various sources and interprets patterns and trends – as such this role is highly analytical in nature. Once data has been gathered and interpreted, the Data Analyst will report back what has been found in a comprehensive study to the wider business/relevant colleagues.

Key Responsibilities

  • BI Data Analyst:
    • Make recommendations about the methods and ways in which data is obtained and analyzed to improve quality and the efficiency of data systems.
  • Data Gathering:
    • Engage with both technical and business users to understand business context.
    • Identify and explore structured and unstructured data effectively and efficiently in order to source answers to business questions.
    • Work alongside teams within the business or the management team to establish business needs.
    • Compile and gather the relevant data.
    • Test and implement data source changes where required.
  • Data Manipulation:
    • Analyze, manipulate, and present data in a manner to clarify business requirements and as a basis for prototyping.
    • Specify design and build reports according to a wide variety of business needs.
    • Assist analytical team members by sharing best practice, technical, and analytical techniques.
    • Identify patterns, profiles, and trends in data sets
    • Define new data collection and analysis processes
  • Intelligence and Analytics:
    • Draw data from various systems, analyze information received, and compile reports.
    • Compile a report and communicate/present results.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Statistics
  • 2-4 years experience in data analyst role
  • Demonstrable ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Reporting and briefing skills to senior business stakeholders

Skill Set

  • Experience in data models and reporting packages
  • Ability to analyze large datasets
  • Ability to write comprehensive reports
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • An analytical mind and inclination for problem-solving

How to Apply?

  • Kindly send us an email at jobs@tarantula.net with your updated resume and a cover letter.