Data Analyst in Warren, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 1/3/2020

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Job ID: 55879

Data Analyst - 55879

The energy at our company is contagious. We’re driven by our immense passion, as we constantly seek out challenges and identify new opportunities. We work hard to connect with our customers and earn their loyalty for life.  Bring your talent to our company – our opportunities for growth span the globe. We will give you the training and opportunities to unleash your ambition.

Job Description:

The role of the Data Analyst is to distill information from data collected by the Connected Consumer Innovation Laboratory (CCIL) global Pilot capabilities. In this function, the resource will be called upon to provide detailed information regarding the performance of CCIL Pilot platforms, monitor the effectiveness of services being provided by the global environment and ensure that new initiatives are successfully integrated to maximize business benefits.

  • Determines business service data capture requirements and the applicable data infrastructure resources to assure delivery.
  • Trains and educates data consumer teams on data collection tools and equipment.
  • Establishes data quality standards and works with data consumer teams to ensure standards are met.
  • Reports on availability and data collection metrics for the various global Pilot service systems.
  • Ensures data exchange and reporting systems are operational on a 24 x 7 basis.
  • Provides access to data consumers and ensures the delivery of recurring data loads.
  • Assists consumers with set-up, testing and implementation of data collection applications that support Pilot service data visibility.
  • Troubleshoots data reporting errors and data quality issues.
  • Ensures that all data application updates are properly installed and rolled out.
  • Performs and documents procedures for data preparation including data cleaning, standardization and analysis.
  • Develops data collection and evaluation methodologies, including format design, project criteria and requirements, data compilation, relevancy and usage.
  • Prepares hourly, weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc data reports for distribution.
  • Presents data at conferences and meetings where needed.
  • Develops and maintains a data consumer access or limited access data research portal.

Required Qualifications:

  • A solid understanding of both UNIX-based (Linux, Solaris) and Microsoft Windows (2008, 7) operating systems. Adept at the use of performance analysis methods to tune systems, and resolve connectivity problems.
  • Specific experience delivering data and reporting information from Oracle, MongoDB, MySQL, and Hadoop repositories.
  • Proven practical experience programming in ETL / Unix Scripting.
  • Perl, Unix/MS Windows Shells.
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design.
  • Database schema design (logical and physical, NoSQL).
  • High degree of written and oral communication skills.
  • Solid and wide-reaching foundation in programming (Scripting, SQL) and database structures (Relational, Object).
  • Proven experience working as part of a technical team to communicate the changes needed to maintain a database's stability, or speaking with business leaders to describe performance options for Pilot databases and security controls.
  • High degree of analytical capability where problems are unusual and complex.
  • Report design and creation with Cognos, Tableau, and Quest Toad.
  • Knowledge of analysis software (i.e. SPSS, SAS) and Business Intelligence and analytics competencies.
  • In depth expertise with mathematical analysis (Arithmetic, Algebra, Calculus, Statistics).
  • Capable of handling multiple diverse and complex assignments concurrently.
  • Accustomed to 24x7 support responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Principles and practices of data management.
  • Database Management.
  • Data collection, validation, and reduction.
  • Research methodologies.
  • Information science theory.
  • Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Network, client / server performance troubleshooting.
  • Four to seven years' performance analysis experience with heterogeneous operating systems platforms leveraging a distributed architecture.
  • Understanding of Wired/Wireless Communication and Session Protocols.
  • Ability to perform troubleshooting test sequences for both computer systems architecture and enterprise applications.
  • Exposure to database management (ETL, transactional replication approaches).

Required Education: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science / Technology areas (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, etc.) or equivalent experience.

At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.

We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.

We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

Ranked '#1' supplier by over 50% of our customers nationally.

Ranked 'Top 3' supplier by over 75% of our customers nationally.

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