Senior Data Analyst

Baltimore, MD 21202

Post Date: 02/20/2018 Job ID: 34512 Industry: IT

Senior Data Analyst


Vision Technology Services, LLC (Vision) is a leading provider of IT talent and project management services to companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Western region including Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Colorado, and Florida. 


Vision has been voted by The Baltimore Sun as a Top Workplace in 2014, 2012 and 2011.  For five consecutive years, Baltimore SmartCEO named Vision the top 50 of Greater Baltimore’ s fastest growing companies based on employee headcount and revenue.  Vision has also been ranked as one of the top private companies by the Baltimore Business Journal.  First-class clients, talented consultants, and dedicated employees have been instrumental in Vision’ s growth since its founding in 2001.   Today, Vision is a preferred provider of staff augmentation services to some of the most recognized and respected companies and non-profit enterprises in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. 


Our unique business model is something that continuously sets us apart from our competitors and allows us to provide one-on-one interaction and support to both our clients and consultants throughout the weeks, months, and years of projects and engagements.  The end result is something that our Vision Technology team is very proud of, extremely satisfied clients with a 95% return rate and a 90% candidate return rate.


Currently, Vision Technology is seeking a Senior Data Analyst to join our team. 


  • The Data Analyst role is critical to ensure that Front Office Technology Reference, Analytical and Operational data are regarded as accurate, timely, reliable and trusted by business stakeholders. The Data Analyst accomplishes this goal by
    • Proactive monitoring and management of critical data sets,
    • Detect data anomalies (e.g., accuracy and timing) and work with Front Office Technology counterparts to enrich the data
  • The Data Analyst possesses strong technical skills, business unit expertise and leadership. Responsible for standardizing data definitions, naming conventions, and monitoring overall data quality. Incumbent is charged with establishing confidentiality guidelines for data owned by their respective business unit; facilitates the interpretation and implementation of data policies and guidelines. This position assures data is classified regarding sensitivity for information security purposes and is managed according to the data handling matrices that provides specific procedures, assuring data moves smoothly through the data life cycle (data collection and maintenance, and its access for current historical trend analysis. Also reviews and/or assists in the maintenance of business definitions in data models which diagram and document the above.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Consultation – Acts as the primary contact for the data management strategy and stewardship for various types of data used for Front Office Technology team. Uses advanced negotiation, oral and written communication skills to make technical and non-technical material understandable to business sponsors, and in providing analysis and recommendations for current and future needs which minimize redundancy and maximize compatibility of data. Engages appropriate IT and business partners to help shape strategic direction for data management to reduce risks, costs and to create consistency and efficiency.
  • Governance – Defines and manages process and controls for the creation, consumption and/or destruction of data (specify types of data). Includes collaboration with senior IT and business managers to obtain strategic support for the governance policies.
  • Quality Assurance – Incumbent provides highest level of quality assurance and data integrity. Applies regulatory standards and defines guidelines for data testing and usage. Creates and maintains documentation regarding data definitions, calculations, and usage. Continually tests data to ensure a seamless full cycle flow of information.
  • Analysis & Project Support – Responsible to provide Data on Demand services. Participates in project related work by assuming responsibility for data integrity, which may entail resolving processing issues, instituting data polices or procedures, and working with the appropriate technical and/or subject matter experts.


Education/Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor’ s degree and a minimum of 5 years related experience
  • At least 2 years’ experience in data management by one or a combination of the following: creating or maintaining complex databases; writing and executing reports to query databases; analyzing and presenting; serving as a data steward
  • Experience with the software development lifecycle and change control
  • High level of analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong SQL skills
  • Develop SQL queries or use available data profiling applications to perform data analysis based on business requirements and data profiling reports
  • Strong Knowledge of Oracle, Informatica, Unix Shell scripting, Autosys scheduling tools
  • Plan, design, develop, modify, debug and evaluate moderately complex software primarily for ETL and data warehousing/reporting applications
  • Support the creation of test plans, conduct unit tests of ETL mappings, stored procedures, and data validation scripts
  • Advanced communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Demonstrated ability to foster change and deliver business results using effective teamwork, communication and problem identification and resolution skills
  • Data management experience in financial services industry preferred


Desired Knowledge/Skills:
  • Experience in data management for the financial services industry with an asset manager, hedge fund, or investment bank
  • Experience working with JIRA or related issue/project tracking tools
  • Experience with cloud providers: AWS and Azure
  • Experience with cloud database technologies RDS, RedShift, Athena, Aurora, MS SQLServer
  • Experience with data management/ETL tool such as Glue, Nifi, Talend, IBM DataStage, Ab Initio


Vision Technology Services offers a competitive compensation plan and great employee benefits.  Vision’ s full-time, salaried employees receive world class style benefits from the nation’ s premier providers.  Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with company matching, Paid Time Off, Holidays, Educational Assistance, Long and Short Term Disability as well as Life Insurance Policies.


If interested in learning more about Vision Technology Services and the opportunity, please submit your resume for consideration to


Job Order Number: 34512 (Please reference in call or email)


Vision Technology Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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