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Business Data Analyst

  • Location:

    Springfield, United States

  • Sector:

    Financial Services

  • Contact:

    Tim Ryan

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:


We are looking for people that are broad in the sense that they can do business analysis, data analysis, in addition to logical modeling.

They should also have experience querying databases to do data profiling and analysis to verify the business and data requirements.

They should have some logical and critical thinking capabilities as this team also works with the business on their processing logic in the event that the data needs to transformed and stored in the data as such.

This is a complex role and requires critical thinking, ability to work quickly (No analysis paralysis), and communication is critical.


  • Communicate with stakeholders to perform business analysis and data analysis as required
  • Translate business logic into rules as appropriate
  • Translate and transform business and data requirements into data models (conceptual, logical and forward engineered to 3rd normal form physical)
  • Analyze and profile source system data using profiling tools
  • Evaluate existing data through SQL queries, reports and other methods to understand the data, and develop the data model appropriately
  • Design data models in data modeling tools (e.g. ERWin) and create/maintain appropriate documentation
  • Document data mapping and data discovery
  • Develop and maintain logical data models; work with Database team on physical designs and documentation
  • Develop initial DDL through ERWin tool and transition to database team
  • Partner with DBAs and SQL developers during the process of creating the first level physical design and views as needed
  • Documentation and maintenance of knowledge base as required
  • Conduct data model walk through and design reviews with both technical team members include DBAs, SQL Developers, ETL Developers and programmers
  • Conduct model walk through's with the business and technology partners in other organizations


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including visual presentation skills, are critical to success
  • Ability to clearly communicate complex technical idea effectively, regardless of technical capacity of the audience, and bridge the understanding between business and technology
  • Must be well-versed in data modeling concepts – conceptual, logical and physical, including dimensional modeling
  • Experience as a Data Modeler on data warehouse projects, including data marts
  • Understanding or familiarity of database systems – MS SQL Server, MySQL, No SQL is a plus
  • Ability to write SQL queries for data discovery and data validation
  • Experience working with data mapping template
  • Experience with ERWin or other data modeling software
  • Familiar with ETL tools such as Informatica, Talend is preferred
  • Additional experience as Business Analyst and Data Analyst is preferred
  • Significant financial or retirement services background
  • Experience working in Agile organizations – preferably SAFe with CICD practices
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Self-starter, with the ability to take ownership of tasks with limited supervision
  • Strong inter-personal skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Comfortable working in ambiguity, within a fast-paced environment with a high degree of urgency