Senior Business Analyst

Employer
Westat
Location
Rockville , MD
Posted
Sep 29, 2021
Closes
Nov 05, 2021
Industry
Research
Hours
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking a Senior Business Analyst with RDBMS experience and an aptitude for critical, analytical, and creative thinking skills.  The position involves working with project teams to gather study requirements and support deployment, configuration, and enhancement of a Westat multi-mode platform.  The Westat platform and web sites are used to manage multi-modal data collection efforts and project operation dashboards.

Job Responsibilities:
•    You will be part of a team that deploys, configures, and maintains Westat platforms to support project study data collection and operations.
•    Work with project teams in gathering requirements, budgeting, monitoring project lifecycles, and maintaining schedules.
•    Support reporting and analysis of study operations data.
•    Contribute to the maintenance and enhancement of web sites and platform capabilities.
•    Responsible for developing performance monitoring capabilities to determine system and data health.

Basic Qualifications:
•    A bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science, information technology or related field. 
•    At least 10 or more years of experience with RDBMS and SQL is required. 

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Strong data exploratory skills.
•    Analytical skills to break down complex problems, propose appropriate solutions, and provide risk assessment of solutions.
•    Talent for identifying key performance indicators and transforming quantitative data into compelling visualizations.
•    Excellent verbal and written communications skills. 

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Previous experience managing the collection of research quality data or strong understanding of data research operations.
•    SSAS and SQL Server BI.
•    Experience with C#, .NET web forms and/or Telerik controls.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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