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Data Scientist Analyst 50108 (SV1) in Dearborn, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 2/26/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: 50108

Position Description:

  • Act as an internal consultant supporting our global customers and dealers, and Marketing, Sales and Service data strategy. 
  • Work closely with business partners, data scientists and data analysts to better understand and evaluate data requirements and the type of data needed. 
  • Provide visibility to data quality issues and work with the business owners to fix data issues. 
  • Manipulate and profile data to form quality, unified data sets for analysis and consumption. 
  • Enable tactical and strategic data standardization transformations for data visualization. 
  • Apply understanding and analysis of complex data problems, devise methodical action plan, and implement robust solutions. 
  • Cleanse, curate and standardize data with quality to support sustainable and scalable data interaction, analysis and insight development. 
  • Understand, wrangle, transform, and visualize large data sets from many sources, using a variety of tools. 
  • Evaluate, explore and select the appropriate data platform technologies including Big Data, RDBMS & NoSQL to meet the analytics requirements. 
  • Implement enterprise data governance model and actively promote the concept of data sharing, data reuse, data quality and data standards. 
  • Perform any necessary data mapping, data lineage activities and document information flows. 
  • Build the metadata model & business glossary by gathering information from multiple sources: business users, existing data sources, databases and other relevant documents and systems. 
  • Serve as data subject matter expert and demonstrate an understanding of key data management principles and data use. 
  • Model and communicate findings to make data analysis actionable and understandable by business partners.

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated customer focus, with the ability to evaluate decisions through the eyes of the customer, build strong customer relationships, and create processes from a customer viewpoint. 
  • Strong problem formulation, analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to communicate in a clear and succinct manner. 
  • Have a working understanding of varying data types (e.g. customer data, lease, remarketing, loans, dealer, receivables, subvention, vehicle, etc.,) with a strong knowledge of automotive and/or financial data 
  • Strong interpersonal, and leadership skills, with proven abilities to communicate and present complex topics to leaders and peers in a simple, clear manner. 
  • Self-starter that is detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and work independently. 
  • Effectively collaborate with others and possess excellent oral/written communications in English. 
  • Strong team player who collaborates with others, solve problems and actively incorporate input from various sources and team members. 
  • Ability to anticipate obstacles, effectively evaluate information, and develop plans to resolve them. 
  • Change oriented, with the ability to actively generate process improvements, support and drive change, and confront difficult circumstances in creative ways. 
  • Resourceful and quick learner, with the ability to efficiently seek out, learn, and apply new areas of expertise as needed. 
  • Superior organization, coaching and interpersonal skills, combined with effective leadership, and decision-making. 
  • Strategic and clear thinking to translate discreet and complex ideas to business-driven results. 
  • Detail-oriented with a strong drive to enforce common standards. 
  • Demonstrated acceptance and adherence to high ethical, moral, and personal values

Skills Preferred:

  • 5+ years of experience working with big data-related projects, and data operations experience compiling data for analytics, working with data analysis methodologies and supporting tools 
  • 3+ years of experience in data design, data architecture and data modeling (both transactional and analytic) 
  • 2+ years of experience in Big Data, RDBMS, NoSQL technologies including Hadoop, SAS, MapReduce, Hive, Shark, Spark, QlikVew, etc.

Experience Required:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience working with data; including running queries and compiling data for analytics. 
  • Experience in data design, data architecture or data modeling (both transactional and analytic).

Experience Preferred:

  • Knowledge of command line experience with loading and manipulating files within HDFS 
  • Experience with data transfer and ingestion technologies including Attunity 
  • Ability to write SQL queries needed to query & analyze data 
  • Knowledge of data management standards, data governance practices and data quality

Education Required:

  • Bachelor degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Computer Science or academic equivalent from an accredited college or university

Education Preferred:

  • Master's degree preferred with a strong background in data science.

Additional Information:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to communicate in a clear and succinct manner and effectively evaluates information / data to make decisions. 
  • Highly self-motivated, with the ability to work independently.

Fast Switch, Ltd., delivering the Right Talent at the Right Time for over 21 years. We are an IT Consulting company with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, Cleveland, OH, Cincinnati, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused. You are our most important asset!          

We've differentiated ourselves by being creative, flexible, and fast. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company.

We're different. Our consultants and clients tell us so, and it's our great people who make the difference! 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 and 2017, 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.

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