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Sr Data Analyst
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on May 18, 2022
Job Id #55343 Posted March 30, 2022


  • Business Data Analysts act as a bridge between the technology and business (non-technology) teams providing business growth and expansion to a capability.

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • The BDA will work on a program that will consolidate all Consumer Communications into a central organization and platform

Team and Team size:

  • Team
  • (Consumer Data, Team size12)

Top Responsibilities:

  • Understand and document the business requirements based on the customer’s needs. This includes understanding and evaluating the request, the business process or use case, and general system capabilities
  • Determine operational objectives by defining business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats
    • Analyze large amounts of data and business processes to form ideas and solutions to fix the problem
      1. Ensure business rules are clearly defined
      2. Ensure metrics are clear and have supporting data
      3. Ensure metrics are measurable
      4. Ensure requirement collection is standardized - Data Selection or Transformations (including Table Joins)
      5. Ensure Data Governance standards are incorporated
  • Research and gain a high-level understanding of Data Elements and Sources
    • Define the source of data – type of ingestion, relationships, tables, variables, and transformations that may be needed
    • Become a SME in how the data will be used and how it functions
    • Test Data Profiling and Creation
      1. Ensure that individual requirements do not contradict each other or describe the same requirement using different wording
      2. Individual requirements must never be unclear/ambiguous
      3. Related requirements must be grouped together so that requirements can be modifiable. This characteristic is exhibited by a logical structuring of the requirements.
      4. There must be a way to prove that a requirement has been fulfilled. Each requirement should be testable—it must be possible to design a test case that can be used to determine if a solution has met the requirement.
  • Presentation and Handoff to IT
    • BDA creates and ensures that artifacts (SAD) are complete per the business and the artifact is ready for review with IT teams to begin the Solutioning phase of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
    • Presenting ideas and findings in meetings
    • Complete the necessary reviews to hand off to development
    • Create process flows to simplify hand off from business to IT resources
    • Partner and collaborate with developers during solutioning/development phase
  • QA/UAT and Operational Readiness
    • Develop QA and User Acceptance Plan (UAT) and Testing in coordination project and business leads
    • Issue resolution - Proactively troubleshoot data quality issues by identifying the root cause of data discrepancies and determining and implementing recommendations for resolution
    • Work with business counterparts on operational readiness activities to ensure that necessary training and procedure updates have occurred.

Software tools/skills:

  • SQL, JSON, MS Office toolset.


Bachelor's degree

  • 3+ years of experience leading data related initiatives (system integration, data warehouse build, data mart build or related) and a proven track record of exceeding expectations on this initiatives
  • Ability to write/understand complex SQL queries involving advanced unions, joins, aggregations, and groups
  • 3+ years of business analyst experience
  • 3+ years of QA/UAT experience

Nice to have:

  •  ETL experience
  • Experience with Healthcare data
  • Experience with marketing or reporting capabilities
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Project management experience
  • JSON
  • Azure

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

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