Job Openings Senior Data Analyst I

About the job Senior Data Analyst I


Contract (Hybrid working model)


A large financial services company


Cape Town


Guided by Lead Analysts, this role will be responsible for sourcing and transforming a wide range of data across the business into formats that can be used by end users to develop differentiating business insights.

We are looking for an individual with experience in using a variety of data tools, analysis methods and data visualization to turn data into actionable insights with demonstrable business impact.

They will assist in specifying complex business rules using the specified toolsets to enable the data modelers to create complex analytical models. Hence, they need to understand and continuously seek to build knowledge of data and information.

The person fulfilling this role will not only analyze data models, but also test the outputs, investigate & troubleshoot data issues and devise solutions in line with best practice. A high competency in problem solving capabilities is thus essential. They should be able to communicate business information to technical teams, as well as be competent in communicating challenges and solutions to the team.

An understanding of data management solutions and a keen sense of the strategic value of information to an organization will be of importance.

You will be responsible for the end-to-end tasks within the data analysis framework working with business representatives, product owners, etc. to define and elicit requirements, analyze data and create reports/dashboards.


Data Preparation

  • Acquire data from various data sources and combine & transform data into interpretable datasets, reports or dashboards
  • Assess the effectiveness and accuracy of new data sources and data gathering techniques
  • Extend the company's data with third party sources of information when required
  • Process, cleanse and verify the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Perform data profiling of data contained in source systems
  • Provide detailed analysis of all data implemented into the database
  • Provide the data mapping and associated transformation rules for each data item
  • Ensure that the business requirements and subsequent development activities are supported by accurate information.

Analysis and Visualization

  • Interpret data, analyze results using analytical techniques and provide reports and/or dashboards
  • Identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets
  • Use data to answer key questions about the business
  • Own and maintain dashboards, ongoing reporting, and ad hoc requests from the organization
  • Support and maintain the project data models at multiple levels of detail and functionality (conceptual, logical, normalized, relational, dimensional, application level, subject-level, integrated, etc.)
  • Assist Data Modelers to draw up detailed data models.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Work directly with management and other business users to gather requirements, provide status updates, and build relationships
  • Present information using data visualization techniques
  • Facilitate of requirements gathering workshops with the business
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to analyze information needs, functional requirements and business processes


  • Provides problem solving assistance to other team members
  • Coach and assist junior team members


  • Adept at queries, report writing and presenting findings for stakeholder use
  • Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical terms
  • Ability to comply to and manage data assets under strict governance framework
  • Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical terms
  • Strong analytical-thinking and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information
  • Attention to detail and accuracy


  • Diploma/Bachelor Degree (Information Systems; Statistics; Data or Computer Science; Engineering) or equivalent (preferred but not essential)


  • Functional experience in analytics, data visualization or reporting
  • 2-5 years of experience performing data analysis in a BI environment
  • Knowledge of and experience with reporting packages
  • Experience working with data in various data sources and databases
  • Demonstrated experience in handling large data sets and relational databases with proven SQL skills
  • Experience in agile development


  • Business experience in financial services
  • Ability to work with data profiling, data quality and reference data toolsets
  • Experience in Data Vault modelling methodology

**Please note : If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.