Principal Data Analyst

Capital One
Richmond, Virginia
May 07, 2021
May 27, 2021
Full Time
Locations: VA - Richmond, United States of America, Richmond, Virginia

Principal Data Analyst

At Capital One, data is at the center of everything we do. When we launched as a startup we disrupted the credit card industry by individually personalizing every credit card offer using statistical modeling and the relational database, cutting edge technology in 1988! Fast-forward a few years, and this little innovation and our passion for data has skyrocketed us to a Fortune 200 company and a leader in the world of data-driven decision-making.

As a Data Analyst at Capital One you will leverage analytic and technical skills to innovate, build, and maintain well-managed data solutions and capabilities to tackle business problems.

On any given day you will be challenged on three types of work - Innovation, Business Intelligence and Data Management:


• Use Open Source/Digital technologies to mine complex, voluminous, and different varieties of data sources and platforms

• Build well-managed data solutions, tools, and capabilities to enable self-service frameworks for data consumers

• Demonstrate ability to explore and quickly grasp new technologies to progress varied initiatives

Business Intelligence

• Partner with the business to provide consultancy and translate the business needs to design and develop tools, techniques, metrics, and dashboards for insights and data visualization

• Drive analysis that provides meaningful insights on business strategies

Data Management

• Drive an understanding and adherence to the principles of data quality management including metadata, lineage, and business definitions

• Work collaboratively with appropriate Tech teams to manage security mechanisms and data access governance

• Build and execute tools to monitor and report on data quality

Our ideal candidate will have

• Degree specialized in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics discipline

• Scripting experience in (Python, R, Spark, and SQL)

• Strong desire and experience with data in various forms (data warehouses/SQL, unstructured data)

• Experience utilizing and developing within AWS services

Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor's Degree plus 3 years of Data Analytics experience or a Masters' degree

• At least 3 years of experience in at least one scripting language

• At least 1 year of experience utilizing a business intelligence visualization tool

• At least 3 years of experience in querying and analyzing and working with data languages and platforms

Preferred Qualifications

• Master's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics discipline

• At least 4 years of experience coding in Python, R, Spark, or SQL

• At least 4 years of experience working within process management and improvement methodologies - Agile, Lean, Six Sigma, etc.

• At least 2 years of experience utilizing and developing within AWS services

• At least 2 years of experience delivering Data Governance and Data Quality Management concepts and practices within the financial services industry

Capital One will consider sponsoring a new qualified applicant for employment authorization for this position.