You might hire a data analyst to:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain leading analytic systems, taking complicated problems and building simple frameworks

  • Identify trends and growth opportunities by analyzing complex data sets

  • Evaluate organizational methods and provide source-to-target mappings and information-model specification documents for data sets

  • Create best-practice reports based on data mining, analysis, and visualization

  • Evaluate internal systems for efficiency, problems, and inaccuracies, and develop and maintain protocols

  • Work directly with management and users to gather requirements, provide status updates, and build relationships
Required Skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
3+ years experience mining data as a data analyst
Prior experience with database and model design and segmentation techniques
Proven analytic skills, including mining, evaluation, analysis, and visualization
Strong programming experience with frameworks including XML, Javascript, and ETL
Technical writing experience in relevant areas, including queries, reports, and presentations
Practical experience in statistical analysis through the use of statistical packages including Excel, SPSS, and SAS
Strong SQL or Excel skills with the ability to learn other analytic tools
Proven success in a collaborative, team-oriented environment