Business Analyst/Data Analyst 3 or 4

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Full Time

Job Description

The University of Virginia, School of Medicine (SOM) is seeking Business Analyst/Data Analyst 3 or 4to support its Business Intelligence ("BI") Program under the Chief Data Analytics Officer (CDAO). This initiative provides BI tools and services for the administrative staff and leaders of the School of Medicine to make better and faster decisions, gain new insights, and optimize business processes. In order to deliver these tools and services, this initiative is focused on the maintenance and enhancement of an enterprise data warehouse, which integrates data from multiple sources to satisfy the reporting requirements for decision-making.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Gather requirements, analyze data sets, and document processes to capture business and end-user needs; work with stakeholders to identify specific data sets needed to solve business problems.
  • Work with business partners and data owners to understand requirements for data use, analysis, accessibility, and quality.
  • Prioritize needs within and across projects based on business impact.
  • Communicate solution tradeoffs to business partners to frame and influence project decisions.
  • Engage data visualization team members to communicate solution vision and priorities.
  • Collaborate with data operations teams to integrate data into the data warehousing structure and understand how information is stored, modeled, and tagged.
  • Assess the risks of solution options and develop plans to mitigate them.
  • Support enterprise data strategy and organizational change management.
  • Define, set up, and execute test cases to validate that the solution meets functional and non-functional requirements.
  • Understand the decision-making process, workflows, and business and information needs of business unit heads and service manager/owners.
  • Support user experience specialists and information architects to enhance information visualization through the development of dashboards and user interfaces.
  • Work closely with source system owners, architects, and business units for knowledge sharing, mentoring, and training.
  • Determine and document data definitions and other metadata contents by engaging key stakeholders; ensure consistency in data definitions across all projects.
  • Act as a go-to-person for end-users to interpret and use information.
  • Identify and aggregate data from internal and external sources.
  • Identify new opportunities to leverage data and to integrate data or applications to enhance business value.
  • Identify, mediate, and eliminate data quality issues; answer user questions about reporting, and develop ad-hoc solutions to data needs and requests as needed.
  • Maintain high UI and data quality standards through ongoing testing.
  • Develop training infrastructure and materials and train users to utilize BI tools in an effective manner to make strategic and tactical decisions.


Required Skills/Proficiencies/Toolsets
  • Ability to generate insights from information.
  • Working knowledge of usability design.
  • Ability to perform functional requirements analysis and business domain analysis.
  • Deep understanding of data analysis and usage requirements.
  • Proficiency in technology management.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to adapt and respond to change.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts in plain language.
  • Facilitate group discussions that encourage collaboration, seek diverse opinions.
  • Ability to quantify resource requirements and measure and communicate proposed project benefits.
  • Risk assessment, negotiation, and problem resolution skills.
  • Influencing skills and demonstrated ability to engage both developers and business partners to achieve target outcomes.
  • Ability to perform duties independently or as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Excel; working knowledge of various databases, SQL and software programs; working knowledge of data management; Working knowledge of BI tools such as Tableau or PowerBI.
  • Experience with data modeling tools, defining and documenting business glossary and data definitions.


Minimum Requirements Business Analyst/Data Analyst 3:

Education: Bachelor's degree in data analytics, data science, computer science, management information systems, finance, accounting, statistics, or related fields

Experience: At least three years of experience as a data analyst, business intelligence analyst, market research analyst, financial analyst, statistician, or equivalent roles. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Minimum Requirements Business Analyst/Data Analyst 4:

Education: Bachelor's degree in data analytics, data science, computer science, management information systems, finance, accounting, statistics, or related fields

Experience: At least five years of experience as a data analyst, business intelligence analyst, market research analyst, financial analyst, statistician, or equivalent roles. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Additional required experience:
  • Experience with consumer-level data for the purposes of analysis, reporting, and/or marketing
  • Experience with Business Analysis
  • Experience in other IT roles or functions such as quality assurance/testing, development, enterprise architecture, or project management
  • Experience working on a project using Agile or iterative methods
  • Familiarity with company structure and operations outside of IT
  • Strong Excel and SQL skills


The ideal candidate will have experience in Tableau or PowerBI with the implementation of data warehouse projects, and working knowledge of Alteryx or similar data mining tools.

This position is eligible for a full or partial remote work schedule. A partial remote schedule would include three days per week in the Charlottesville office and two days per week from a remote location. Fully remote candidates will be required to attend several days of onboarding activities in Charlottesville at the commencement of employment and will be required to attend in-service activities in the Charlottesville office several times per year.

This is a restricted position; continuation is dependent on funding and satisfactory performance. Priority review of applications will begin on November 30, 2021, but the positions will remain open until filled.

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.



The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
Dice Id : 10300158
Position Id : R0030844
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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