Senior Data Analyst

Senior Data Analyst

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.

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Essential Functions and Responsibilities - List of significant responsibilities and essential duties that must be completed in order to achieve the objectives of the position

  • Analyzes and interprets diverse sets of educational data using a variety of statistical methods
  • Uses SQL, Python, R, or Scala to clean, manipulate, and transform data for analysis
  • Reports, explains, and presents statistical analyses using graphs, charts, and tables
  • Applies understanding of learning science to develop methods for measuring student learning and engagement
  • Uses understanding of data collection to design and implement new methods of measurement
  • Stays informed of emerging trends in learning science, learning analytics, and data science
  • Clearly communicates with users to assess needs and requirements for data products
  • Designs and maintains Tableau dashboards
  • Pitches value of potential data products using functioning proofs-of-concept
  • Works across academic colleges and programs to provide valuable data-informed insights on trends of performance metrics

Required Education and Experience - Minimum education and/or prior experience qualifications, required certifications, etc.

  • Master’s degree in learning science, data analytics, behavioral or cognitive psychology, statistics, or a closely related field
  • 2+ years of experience in data analysis and visualization
  • 1+ years building dynamic, interactive dashboards
  • 1+ years working with relational databases

Required Skills - Required proficiencies, specialized knowledge, technology skills, etc.

  • Strong written, oral, presentation, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to explain the significance of data and trends to stakeholders
  • Ability to manage tasks independently while working in a team environment
  • Ability to use SAS, R, or Python to run multivariate and other statistical analyses
  • Ability to create data dashboards and visuals using a tool like Tableau
  • Ability to create datasets for analysis & reporting using SQL, Python, R, or Scala.
  • Ability to explain analysis results to non-technical audience
  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing data projects




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