Senior SAS Data Quality Analyst

Employer
ACS Group
Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Posted
Apr 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 21, 2017
Function
Analyst, IT, QA Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Job DescriptionSenior SAS Data Quality AnalystSeeking a full time Senior SAS Data Quality Analyst to work with our client, a financial services client remotely.The Data Quality Assessment & Monitoring Analyst will collaborate with business process stakeholders, business subject matter experts, data stewards, program managers, information architects, data governance leads, core Business As Usual operations teams, and technology teams driving the implementation of Data Quality (DQ) improvements necessary to meet DQ standards. This will involve coordination with Finance, Risk, Consumer, & Commercial Line Of Business partners along with internal collaboration with the team. This role will also be prepared to operate under new data management standards and governance that include adoption of standards for business term definitions, authoritative sources, data quality framework, and ensuring there is ownership and accountability for data with each of the data source providers. The ability to learn fast, work under pressure against tight deadlines in a constantly changing environment, attention to detail and excellent communication skills are essential for this job.1? Must have SAS DataFlux experience and Data Management Studio (not SAS DI Studio). SAS DataFlux Web Studio is a plus.? Make Data Quality part of Enterprise-Wide Data Governance: Leverage tools and methods to Profile, Monitor & Assess Key Data Elements (KDEs) to measure change in DQ to and drive accountability and compliance at sourceQUALIFICATIONS - ESSENTIAL? SAS DataFlux/Data Management Studio Business Rules Manager experience is a major plus. ?? Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience ?? 5+ years' experience in developing and executing data profiling, job flow development and data quality assessment/monitoring using SAS DQ/DataFlux solutions and SAS Data Management Studio ?? SAS Programmer, with SAS knowledge and experience, including Base SAS programming, DATA step, SAS Macro language and SQL programming. Be proficient in Base SAS programming (DATA step), SQL programming (ie, use of SQL pass-through or PROC SQL), as well as the SAS Macro language for use in making code more efficient ?? 10+ years' experience developing and using SQL for data analysis ?? 5+ years' experience developing reports and dashboards using SAS Business Intelligence ?products; Visual Analytics experience is a plus ?? Strong knowledge of Hadoop, BigData,- BigSQL, Apache HIVE is a plus ?? Understanding of data management /data governance practices, business and technology issues related to management of enterprise information assets and approaches related to data quality ?? Demonstrated process workflows, system workflows, and requirements documentation related to Consumer, Commercial, Risk, Finance and/or Treasury ?? Proven ability to build strong, collaborative relationships with key partners in business and technology ?? Demonstrated project management skills with ability to develop, facilitate and bring to successful conclusion ?? Strong communication skills, both verbal and written with ability to translate information so that users can effectively understand and make meaningful informed decisions ?? Ability to identify and interpret stakeholders needs and requirements ?? Ability to work in virtual teams and matrix organizations ?? Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and knowledge of databases such as Access ?? Good written and spoken communications skills in English and thought-leadership skills ?MAJOR RESPONSIBILTIES/ACTIVITIES: ?2?Drive strategic solutions and timely remediation of data issues through effective root cause analysis, solution recommendations, and coordination with cross-functional data stewards and Business Subject Matter Experts resulting in data remedies that are understood and properly prioritized.??Improve data standards by providing empirical feedback from regular data assessment identifying patterns in DQ that go beyond existing data rules??Provides assistance to team members and may lead a team focused on projects, processes, issues and/or problem resolution??Delivers on all aspects of research, analysis, design, support, and testing??Provides department leadership and may supervise assigned staff, scheduling and assigning?work, establishing unit goals and objectives and providing training?Work across all other Enterprise DQ initiatives to ensure there is a cohesive approach to DQ remediation??Participate in cross-functional working groups directly and indirectly relating to accounts, metrics and regulatory reporting with the ability to influence owners of data to act for the collective good of DQ??Analyze and document current state information process flows and source to target mappings to bring transparency to the complexity and interdependence between systems and data??Prepare business requirements to address system root causes and arrange for sign-off from stakeholders across Functional, Line of Business, and Technology Services?Interested candidates please send resume in Word format Please reference job code 419916 when responding to this ad.Posted by StartWire.