Data Analysis Specialist

Maplesoft Group - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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Maplesoft Group is currently seeking a Data Analysis Specialist to join one of our clients located in Calgary

The Senior Business/Data Analyst is responsible for a wide range of activities, including but not limited to:

  • Facilitation and liaison, bridging the gap between business & technical resources;
  • Identifying/analyzing opportunities for improving business and systems/data related processes, information and research needs, while ensuring data integrity and data security;
  • Recommending strategies and direction; planning and coordinating improvements;
  • Interpret/translate customer's needs into functional and technical requirements;
  • Prepare requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations;
  • Define test conditions and conduct testing according to plan;
  • Actively participate in review of team deliverables, contributing to the development of consistent and effective documentation that adheres to team standards and templates;
  • Manage group collaboration with business stakeholders, effectively facilitate small to medium size meetings and workshops and elicit meaningful input from all members of the group;
  • Maintain a current awareness of techniques, methodologies, and standards for project management;
  • Participate in the establishment and continuous review and improvement of Business Analysis standards, procedures, and processes;
  • Understand business process modeling notation and techniques, as well as process improvement methods and criteria;
  • Work collaboratively with project managers, solutions architect and Business Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) by participating in process reviews and/or providing process-modeling services of current state and/or future state;
  • Preparing documents such as business process, data models, and high-level user documents;
  • Create and maintain data flow diagrams, data dictionaries, and business glossaries;
  • Interpret data and analyze results using statistical techniques and provide ongoing reports;
  • Develops data models for review and approval which meet the needs of the organization's information systems and business requirements;
  • Design reports and include tools that can help our customers easily digest the data, such as statistics, graphs, images and lists;
  • Develop, maintain, and enhance existing databases and reports;
  • Demonstrate well-developed communication skills. Produces effective and professional written materials including presentations to stakeholder groups;
  • Analyze customer requests and provide guidance and technical assistance on obtaining accurate information from our internal data warehouse;
  • University Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Science, Commerce/Business Administration or equivalent practical experience.
  • 10+ years using Structure Query Language (SQL); 10+ years BA experience; 5+ years of Data Analysis experience in a delivery-focused Business Intelligence role;
  • Experience producing and reviewing system and feature level documentation for complex initiatives;
  • Experience with Business Process Management lifecycle and modeling techniques;
  • Good understanding of business and process analysis approaches and techniques;
  • Ability to perform effectively and prioritize under tight deadlines with multiple priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic environment;
  • Understanding the necessity and value of team work and ability to work effectively as part of a team;
  • Ability to work well with users having varying technical understanding;
  • Ability to understand technical solution and process flow at a high level;
  • Strong client/user interaction skills to elicit requirements;
  • Proven strong communication skills - both written and oral - with technical and non-technical staff and with management;
  • Expertise in facilitation, negotiation, gaining consensus and managing conflict of diverse stakeholder groups;
  • Strong initiative and problem solving skills;
  • Strong working knowledge of Jira and the Microsoft suite of applications is required;
  • Attention to detail and quality;
  • Business Analyst Certification;
  • Knowledge of Data Model and Architecture tools;
  • Experience/Knowledge of Agile methodologies and supporting tools;
  • Experience in Microsoft Professional Office Suite, including Visio;
  • Previous experience with Informatica, AWS, SQL Server, Oracle, JIRA
Maplesoft Group prides itself on its distinct corporate culture and recognizes that success is a direct reflection of our most valuable asset - our people. Therefore, attitude and ambition are key personality traits we seek out, along with skill and aptitude, in potential employees.
We thank you for your interest in Maplesoft Group and wish to advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.