Data Analyst in Washington DC.

Title: Data Analyst
Location: Washington, DC
Openings: 1

The Data Analyst gathers user requirements for database changes, analyzes database requirements, creates specifications for the ETL team to load the data to the database, participates in functional design sessions, creates and executes test scripts for the load of the database, and aids in the escalation/resolution of data issues. The candidate must be familiar with the development lifecycle and must be proficient in querying databases via SQL or other tools.

Day to day activities:
·         Gather user requirements for database changes
·         Analyze database requirements
·         Create specifications for the ETL team to load the data to the database
·         Participate in functional design sessions
·         Create and execute test scripts for the load of the database
·         Aid in the escalation/resolution of data issues.
·         The candidate must be familiar with the development lifecycle and must be proficient in querying databases via SQL or other tools.

Must have Skills:

·         5+ years of relevant experience
·         Expertise with Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
·         Ability to translate high level business requirements into database and ETL requirements (source to target mappings)
·         Ability to document business processes
·         Knowledge of SQL for querying databases
·         Excellent communication skills
·         Strong analytical skills.
·         Ability to multitask is critical
·         Knowledge of testing tools such as HP Quality Center desired