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Senior Data Analyst

Posted about 1 month ago

Title: Data Analyst
Location: Bethesda, MD; Raleigh, NC
Type: Contract-to-Hire - 6 months

Our client, the world's largest producer of wood pellets for energy consumption, is seeking a Data Analyst.



  • Acts as technical subject matter expert for the curation, management, and visualization of data across the enterprise
  • Supports technology stack supporting data management, including data warehousing, transport, visualization, master data management, and other tools
  • Designs and provides oversight for development best practices for the data landscape 
  • Defines and is responsible for the execution of maintenance activities supporting their technology stack
  • Performs unit testing on software and/or system changes
  • Keeps up to date with system documentation, knowledge base articles, and potential software updates and roadmaps.
  • Works with a Business Analyst to translate business requirements into technical requirements
  • Trains business analysts and end users on proper system functionality
  • Keeps system documentation up to date as necessary
  • Participates in team agile ceremonies
  • Maintains, enforces, and follows ITGC and SDLC standards, as they relate to systems analysis activities
  • Occasional night and/or weekend work is required to support software deployment


  • Bachelor’s Degree in IS, CS, or Data Science required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 7+ years of related experience
  • Agile Full lifecycle software development
  • Experience with the Azure suite (Azure Data Lake, Azure Data Factory, Azure DevOps)
  • Experience with Microsoft Stack of applications and services
  • Experience in cloud architectures, including web, application, and database component
  • Strong competency with database application design, SQL, SQLDB design/development including stored procedures, T-SQL, SAS, understanding of data structures and experience with MS SSIS, MS SSRS, ETL processes and working with large data sets.
  • Working knowledge of modeling tools (e.g., ERWIN Model Manager, IBM Rational Suite, Rational (RSA & RDA) Informatica, etc.)
  • Strong access modeling/SQL Query skills leaning towards the physical data modeling practice.
  • PowerBI implementation and management experience strongly preferred
  • Hands-on technical experience using data warehouse, business intelligence and analytics products
  • Experience of working in critical production environments that rely heavily on data processes is a must.
  • Assist in owning existing processes running in production, optimizing complex code through advanced algorithmic concepts.
  • Optimize pipelines, dashboards, frameworks, and systems to facilitate easier development of data artifacts.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required; ability to present technical material to a non-technical audience strongly preferred
  • Deep understanding of Office365 and DevOps
  • Working knowledge of solutions for various deployment models (Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), (SaaS) and emerging cloud services to optimize the essential characteristics of cloud computing

Preferred Qualifications - What Will Set You Apart

  • An inquisitive attitude with excellent problem-solving skills
  • A passion for continuous learning
  • Solve our most challenging data integration problems, utilizing optimal ETL patterns, frameworks, query techniques, sourcing from structured and unstructured data sources.
  • A can-do attitude that leans into issues in order to solve them
  • The ability to lead through influence and relate to different personality styles
  • The ability to explain and advocate for new technologies to management

Travel requirements

  • 0-25% travel, project dependent