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Senior Data Specialist (7638)

Capitol, VA 23219

Posted: 07/01/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Data Analyst Job Number: 7638

Job Description

Position Title: Data Specialist
Position Status: 6-month contract with rolling extensions
Schedule: HYBRID
Overview: Our client is looking for a Data Specialist for a HYBRID position based out of Richmond, VA.  
  • Conduct data cleansing from multiple database sources working with stakeholders as needed.
  • Help Define Data ownership as requested.
  • Work closely with stakeholders as needed.
  • Help define company data assets to populate data models.
  • Help to develop strategy for long term data platform architecture.
  • Document data-related processes.
  • Help define and implement data retention policies and procedures in accordance with Virginia State regulations and stakeholder needs.
  • Support database performance by monitoring, evaluating, and suggesting resolution for processing and programming problems.
  • Secure database by preparing access and control policies and procedures and implementing disaster recovery procedures.
  • Extensive experience operating within a software development lifecycle (SDLC).
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in analysis implementation (10 years preferred).
  • Expertise in Database Querying (SQL and/or Oracle).
  • Strong documentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and customer service skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to creatively approach and solve situations.
  • Well-developed analytical, diagnostic, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience in creating and maintaining a data dictionary.
  • Strong background in at least one area: Fiscal, IT, HR.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of experience as a Business Systems Analyst, with a focus on IT development projects.
  • Strong understanding of software development methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, etc.).
  • Database Querying (SQL, Oracle and/or Crystal).
  • Understanding of systems development life cycle (SDLC).
  • Familiarity with project management concepts and practices.
  • Task entry and tracking via Jira (preferred).
  • Adept at report writing and presenting findings.
    About Our Client: Our client is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free workplace by both policy and practice. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition. Employment and personnel practices conform to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination. While the Company is committed to following this principle in every facet of employment, all employees share in the responsibility to promote and foster a favorable work environment.
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