The Computer Merchant, Ltd. Data Quality Analyst in Malden, Massachusetts
Reference # : 17-01607 Title : Data Quality Analyst Category: Information Technology
Position Type : Contract Experience Level : 4 Years Start Date / End Date : 07/24/2017 / 06/30/2018
Description Our client is in the process of implementing standard data collection formats and processes for school districts across Massachusetts. The Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF) is the standard format that all districts will utilize to report student, course, personnel and discipline information. The goals of our program are to (1) increase the quality and availability of data (2) reduce the amount of redundant work performed by districts to manipulate data for each collection and (3) establish a framework to support the future direction and needs of the Client which include real-time collection and sharing of information.
Our client is seeking a Data Quality Analyst to 1) improve the ability for the 434 districts to successfully certify data collections via SIF by providing excellent customer service and problem solving for districts and vendors 2) provide technical data analysis, troubleshoot problems, and provide guidance to vendors and districts trying to complete the transition to sending data via SIF XML standards.
Duties and Responsibilities
Analyze large data sets and investigate problems in the data
Help identify areas of potential data issues and write business rules and data validations to protect against bad data
Diagnose problems in the system or the business rules where bad data is identified
Help test bug fixes or enhancements to the system that will ensure data quality
Support the data collection effort by researching data questions
Coordinate with the business users and with the IT developers to ensure business rules are implemented as intended
Should be versatile and have decent experience of collection and analysis complex data, both narrative and statistically
Strong analytical skills
Excellent communication/interpersonal skills to building good working relationships
Ability to explain things in front of technical/non-technical persons
Ability to work alone and also within a team
Punctual and have time management skills
Project management skills considering all the aspects of planning, organizing and coordinating the project with stakeholders
Ability to handle the stress of tight deadlines and apply problem solving ability under deadlines
An active, self-motivated, quick learner, and innovative person
Ability to write and execute SQL queries
Intermediate/Advanced in Microsoft Excel and Access (as well proficient in Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
BA in Computer Science or related experience as a developer, business analyst, systems analyst, data analyst, or other related position, preferred.
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