• Data Analyst

    Location
    US-VA-Arlington
  • Overview

    We are looking for an expert in Data Analysis and technical consulting to join our team who is driven to deliver valuable customer experiences. Our analysts are team-oriented, collaborative, and focus on delivering value in everything we do. We use agile methods to analyze, define and document business requirements for software solutions which align with organizational goals and help our clients achieve their desired outcomes. We support our clients in their digital product needs – from vision to roadmap to execution.  

     

    Responsibilities

    • Demonstrate understanding of relational databases, data architecture and data modelling
    • Capable building complex SQL statements to answer business questions.
    • Experience designing conceptual data models/ entity relationship diagrams/ business process maps
    • Experience establishing data dictionaries
    • Able to interpret, understand, and explain data to clients
    • Basic knowledge of dashboard management and creating (drag and drop) for storytelling of regular information reports and ad-hoc requests
    • Requirements elicitation: Apply different techniques to facilitate meetings and workshops, create a shared understanding with stakeholders, and engage team-members without using reams of paper or electronic documents.
    • Requirements analysis: Collaborates with stakeholders and product teams to understand business context and decompose large requests into smaller items which can be understood and executed by members of the team.
    • Strong interpersonal skills to engage team members, clients, and stakeholders and communicate business expectations to the technical development expert in ways they can produce desired outcome.
    • Builds trust and respect, establish relationships, and develop rapport with technical and non-technical team members
    • Industry or subject matter expertise (e.g. finance, employment, hospitality, web analytics)

    Qualifications

    • B.A. or B.S. (focus in Computer Information Systems, Business Management, Engineering, or related area of study is a plus)
    • 4+ years’ experience in IT or related industry
    • Prior consulting or client management experience
    • Experience with Enterprise Data Management 
    • Intermediate/Advanced SQL skills, Excel skills, including, and proficient in MS PowerPoint
    • Basic statistical knowledge
    • Strong analytical aptitude and able to structure complex or undefined business problems
    • Hands-on experience using tools to help clients make data-driven decisions 
    • Knowledge and practice of core Agile values and principles a plus
    • Initiative to learn new strategies and trends to continue to educate self analytically, technically, and technologically

    About Excella

    Excella is a technology consulting firm serving commercial, non-profit, and federal clients in the Washington, DC area. Excella builds innovative custom software solutions with a strong focus on Agile engineering practices. We believe that great work leads to great things –- for our clients and our employees. We are growing fast and need passionate, innovative people who love working with technology and are ready to make an impact.

     

    Here's what you can expect from us:

     

    • We care about our employees. In fact, The Washington Post and The Washington Business Journal consistently rank us as a "Best Place to Work."
    • You'll work with great people who love what they do: our team includes published authors, certified trainers, and internationally renowned speakers.
    • We have a "bring your own device" workplace and will share the cost of a new computer of your choice -- Mac or PC. It's up to you.
    • We'll invest in your career by providing 3 days of paid professional development every year, including travel and registration fees to attend classes and conferences, in addition to tuition assistance for degrees and certifications.
    • Starting day one, every employee is bonus eligible and receives 17 days of paid vacation.
    • You can bike, drive, or metro to work -- our commute reimbursement plan has you covered.

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