Senior Business & Data Analyst

Herndon, VA
Jul 14, 2021
Aug 13, 2021
Analyst, Business
Full Time

For more than 70 years, Northwest Federal Credit Union has provided valuable financial products and services for our members. Northwest offers employees a comprehensive benefits program including: medical and dental plans, paid time off, a generous 401k match, student loan assistance, parental leave, and the opportunity to grow professionally through a wide range of job-based, classroom and online training resources. Northwest Federal Credit Union has been recognized as a 2020 Top Workplace by The Washington Post and we believe that our success is built upon the excellence and achievement of our employees. Together, we serve and inspire to transform lives.

The Senior Business and Data Analyst operates as a member of the Data Analytics and Operations Team. This position collaborates with business partners to build, deliver, and refine analytics that lead to data driven decisions. The successful candidate will serve as a key influencer and champion for the use and management of information and analytics to drive and measure company performance and actionable insights for use in daily and strategic decision making.


  • Partner with business units and senior leadership to enable the vision and delivery of a data-driven organization.
  • Consult with business leaders on their business goals and recommend meaningful metrics and KPI\u2019s to ensure that analyses remain actionable and responsive to specific business needs.
  • Provide analytical reporting and analysis with summarized key insights and recommendations to improve and optimize performance across a variety of business portfolios.
  • Design and document dashboards, reports, and thresholds to alert business units of their business status and fluctuations in their portfolios.
  • Conduct highly advanced and complex analyses to identify insights and correlations indicating transformative changes that guide improvements in business performance.
  • Partner closely with enterprise data teams to establish standards, processes, thresholds, data dictionaries, and compliance of enterprise data architecture.
  • Create innovative visuals for reports to enable more effective consumption of data
  • Monitor historical and current performances of key metrics to detect and report anomalies
  • Ensure the quality, integrity, and accuracy of consumer data for enterprise data users (data science, analytics, reporting, and operations).
  • Review and perform root cause analysis of data errors and provide short-term and long-term solutions for issues, elevating issues when appropriate
  • Maintain awareness of current industry trends and make recommendations for future enhancements
  • Provide guidance, mentoring, and training to new and less experienced analysts
  • Excellent analytical capabilities and understanding of financial concepts and products.
  • Ability to quickly become knowledgeable in current and future policies, practices, trends
  • Excellent judgment and ability to analyze issues quickly and independently and to take appropriate action with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast paced working environment and effectively balance multiple, concurrent demands and appropriately prioritize responsibilities
  • Remains cognizant of and adheres to NWFCU policies and procedures as well as regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)


  • Bachelor\u2019s degree in Analytics, Economics, Finance, Mathematics or related field and a minimum of 6 year of relevant experience
  • Minimum 5-6 years of experience writing SQL, preferably in SQL Server or Hive (Hadoop)
  • Minimum 6 years of experience with BI analysis and reporting tools, preferably IBM Cognos Analytics or Tableau
  • Experience with requirements gathering, exploratory data analysis, definition of metrics, data visualization, and presentations
  • Ability to identify anomalies within extensive datasets, recognize trends, draw conclusions, and make recommendations
  • Ability to evaluate risk and identify program vulnerabilities
  • Experience with Hadoop Ecosystem, Python, R, or Pentaho a plus

EEO Notice

Northwest Federal Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law.

NWFCU complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Human Resources Department at 703-709-8900 or