Senior Research Analyst in Western Governors University at Houston, TX

Website Western Governors University

This listing is about Western Governors University in Houston, TX
in 2022

About the job

If you’re passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country—and you’re committed to working hard to play your part in building that future—consider WGU as the next step in your career.

Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals. The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders. Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

  • Internal Posting Until 9/20/2021*****

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

Extract and manipulate data using SQL. Develop database objects

Code and perform unit testing of developed code

Proficient analytical skill set and experience with creating, cleaning, and analyzing large data sets

Develop and deploy complex reports and dashboards

Create data-informed processes to resolve business problems and use analytical methods to produce actionable insights

Manage change requests and troubleshoot data issues

Complete root cause analysis on KPIs

Collaborate in the forecasting of key business drivers and KPIs

Present findings to technical and non-technical audiences including executive staff

Design process and business audits for data quality

Ability to attend to detail, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines

Work closely and communicate effectively with business users and stakeholders. Requirements gathering and documentation from stakeholders

Responsibility to Lead or Manage an IR-supported initiative or project at the enterprise-wide level

Meet and Consult with the project stakeholders to determine scope, requirements, final product, and if needed, on-going maintenance support

Facilitate needs-analysis and IR resource allocation of project

Communicate project statuses and activities to IR and WGU leadership

Represent Institutional Research at meetings and other coordinating events to provide IR insights, perspective and results

Assist, train, and guide less experienced members of the team in technical processes

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, applied mathematics discipline, business, or other related degrees

4 years’ experience in data analytics, business intelligence, or information technology

Experience working with Agile methodology

Demonstrated experience in project management

Required Skills:

Advanced Excel

Advanced SQL skills

Understanding of inferential statistics and predictive modeling

Understanding of time-series forecasting

Proficiency in visual display of data

Experience developing and producing reporting using Cognos, Tableau, Power BI, or similar applications

Experience with working with different file formats such as JSON, XML, and CSV

Experience in data validation and testing to analyze, debug and fix issues

Knowledge of qualitative research analysis, methodologies and best practices

Experience in KPI development and application

Expertise in understanding, manipulating and querying large data sets with complex file structures

Experience and success with creative problem solving particularly with respect to innovative data applications

Ability to bridge communication and action between business user stories and technical requirements

Ability to explain complex data and research issues in a professional manner with technical and non-technical colleagues

Excellent communication and documentation skills

Ability to work well in a team environment

Professional communication across all levels of the organization

Experience working with enterprise data warehouses and big data

Familiarity with ETL techniques

Demonstrated ability to identify project risks.

Experience in change management

Skilled in project design and management. Can do big picture project management and detail results delivery

Skilled in stakeholder facilitation. Ability to anticipate customer needs and understand customer requirements

Ability to work independently

Experience in designing, organizing, and managing multiple complex projects simultaneously and with meeting deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in statistics, social sciences, data analytics, or other related degree

Experience working in Higher Education

Experience working with Salesforce

Time-series forecasting, machine learning, advanced ETL development, Spark, and big data

Experience coding in SAS, SPSS, Stata, or other recognized statistical software

Proficiency in Python, R, or Scala for processing and analyzing data

Experience creating Machine Learning Predictive Models

Experience in survey design and sampling methodology



As an equal opportunity employer, WGU recognizes that our strength lies in our people. We are committed to diversity.

Company: Western Governors University

Vacancy Type:  

Job Location: Houston, TX

Application Deadline: N/A

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