Senior Data Analyst (JOB ID 3975)

CSUN in California

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted August 11, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary 6249-7917
Employment Type Full-time

Senior Data Analyst (JOB ID 3975)
IT Admin & USS Dirs
Full Time / $6249 - $7917 mo

CSUN's Commitment to You
CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining an inclusive work environment.

Major Duties
Under general direction of the Director, Data and Analytics, this is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with campus constituents to understand their analytics and reporting needs. As a key member of the new Data and Analytics team, provides data modeling and report building skills to support the organizational decision making process, and provides knowledge of statistical analysis on as-needed basis. Designs, develops, tests and maintains reports and processes to meet user decision making; works with departments to define business problems and questions and performs analysis; works with data architects or application specialists to identify the data sources required to support an analytical project or development of a complex report; and uses reporting tools (i.e. OBIEE and Tableau) to build reports and dashboards. Evaluates diverse data sets, identifies new types of data and data sources to determine patterns; synthesizes the data into meaningful metrics and numbers; monitors data quality, identifies inconsistencies, and development of recommendations to optimize business processes and performance. Develops prototypes and other agile tools to quickly demonstrate new concepts, reports and dashboards. Performs other duties as assigned.

Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a job-related field. Five years of full-time, progressively responsible field-related experience, systems implementation and PeopleSoft development.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Extensive knowledge of: programming, systems analysis techniques, and systems development principles; and relational database principles. Functional knowledge of: OBIEE, OBIA, PeopleSoft, SPSS, Access, Excel, SQL Server, Tableau, Crystal desirable. Knowledge of statistical analysis. Strong knowledge of Data Warehousing concepts; knowledge of SQL writing scripts for analysis, testing and support activities; and knowledge of and experience with ETL tools. Knowledge of higher education data and academic environments. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Highly self-motivated; team-player. Ability and specialized skills to: use the following software applications and operating systems: Windows, Linux; code, test, and debug software applications; provide ongoing project leadership to technical development staff; analyze problems and propose effective solution; understand functional and procedural requirements and develop alternative solutions; relate system solutions to departmental management and staff; and develop and make presentations; conduct meetings; develop and provide user training; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
The university offers an excellent benefits package.

The salary range for this classification is: $6249 - $10,033

The anticipated hiring range: $6249 - $7917, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

General Information

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

How To Apply
Please complete the on-line application/resume upload submission process in order to be considered for any open position within the university and its auxiliaries. The hiring department will contact the best qualified candidates and invite them to participate in the interview process.


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Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity at (818) 677-2077.    

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