Data Analyst

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Job Title: Data Analyst Contract: Fulltime, Permanent Salary: £32,000 – £45,000 (depending on experience) Location: Cambridge What it’s about Cambridge Assessment is Europe’s largest educational assessment agency, responsible for delivering qualifications to more than 8 million learners across the globe. Our assessments need mature data architecture to support end-to-end processes, and we are building the Data Architecture capability in our Architecture team. We are looking for an experienced Data Analyst to play a major part in this work. The Data Analyst will be our expert on recording the data analysis for our complex application landscape to support continual data integration, data analytics and support the architecture team with all aspects of data analysis as part of project activities and Cambridge Assessment Data and Analytics Strategy initiatives. This brand new position provides a unique opportunity for a highly motivated self-starter, who will relish the opportunity to make a significant personal impact in a high profile team with challenging priorities. You will be able to build strong collaborative working relationships to enhance your profile across the business whilst having responsibility for data analysis to support strategic projects and initiatives. What you’ll be doing Working as part of a team: Design and document data solutions that meet functional & non-functional requirements as part of Project Delivery Evaluation & analysis of requirements, help with development of functional specifications and test strategies. Support for users, developers and functional consultants during the project lifecycle. Collaborate with others to keep data models and data flows up to date and available for auditors and business. Support the architecture team to capture Risks, Issues, Assumptions and dependencies around data designs and work with stakeholders to mitigate. What we’re looking for: Qualifications STEM degree or relevant industry experience. Skills Essential Demonstrate strong skills in problems solving methods and evidencing solutions In-depth knowledge of how to communicate and visualise data Strong data modelling skills – both relational and dimensional Knowledge of foundational information management disciplines, such as Master Data Management, Data Governance, Data Architecture, and Data Integration. Strong skills in SQL, XML Understanding of how to work with data and share data in a responsible and secure way Excellent communication skills, ability to translate technical terminology to non-technical stakeholders Ability to work on a number of projects simultaneously to tight deadlines Desirable Erwin or Sparx EA R, Python NoSQL/non-traditional database technologies AWS/Cloud computing Experience Essential Knowledge / experience of data modelling, creating a database schema from a logical or physical models Experience of relational database platforms Data warehouse design experience Experience of turning functional specifications and change requests into technical specifications Knowledge / experience of data life cycles, data governance, data privacy frameworks Experience of project life cycles – ability to work within an agile team or to work to a Waterfall or Prince II project plan Desirable Experience with Tableau, Power BI, SAS, SSRS Experience with Big Data analytics platforms like Hadoop/HIVE and Cloud solutions for data analytics Who we are Cambridge Assessment is Europe’s largest assessment group, incorporating three major awarding bodies. It plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessment to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year. The Group is a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation. This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits. Benefits In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work: Generous contributory pension 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary) Enhanced maternity/paternity pay and childcare voucher scheme Childcare vouchers Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers Cycle scheme Season Ticket Loan Subsidised staff restaurants Support for professional qualifications Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches leads to innovation and creates an atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you. The closing date for receipt of applications is 12/02/2019 and interviews will be held on the following week . If you’re successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application. CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER