Principal Data Analyst

Tinley Park, Illinois

100% Remote

Full Time

$160k - $180k

My client is a full service payment processor with over $38 billion in annual card volume. They work with 4 of the largest card processing platforms in the U.S.: First Data, Vantiv, TSYS, and Paymentech. With a very senior management team, they have a diverse and specialized payment processing resources. They are building the next generation of capabilities that powers our merchant-first ecosystem. Operating in 46 countries, their best-in-class sales enablement and merchant processing is rapidly growing

They are looking for a talented Principal Data Analyst who is able to turn data into insight and then action. This position will entail meeting with business stakeholders to deliver solutions upon their needs. The candidate will possess strong critical thinking skills, navigate various data environments, as well as solid hands-on technical. The successful candidate will be a thought partner to the stakeholder community and help them understand data and generate further questions. The role involves close interaction with business stakeholders as well as the Data Engineering team. They are looking for someone with great communication and interpersonal skills.

Required skills and responsibilities:
  • Provide thought leadership with internal stakeholders so that they may be able to leverage insights better.
  • Partner with key stakeholders to prioritize, scope, and perform in-depth analyses that drive and inform strategic decisions, primarily related to portfolio assessment, financial modeling, and growth initiatives.
  • Develop insights to answer complex questions via thorough and well-designed data analyses using Looker, SQL, Python, and other tools to optimize learning outcomes.
  • Oversee advanced data analytics and interpretation, define key performance indicators and other performance metrics, and create advanced forecasting and statistical models to predict portfolio behavior.
  • Collaborate with Data Engineering teams to map source data, create data pipelines, and define business rules and reporting requirements to support business units onboarding new data.
Identify information and visualizations required to tell a compelling and meaningful story using data, establish baselines, and monitor growth or decline in metrics.
  • Contribute to tools, documentation, and instruction to enable our customers to increasingly use data independently.
Preferred skills and qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, computer science, or a related quantitative discipline.
  • Strong communication, negotiation, and empathy skills to understand, roadmap, and execute our stakeholders' data analytic journeys.
  • 7+ years of experience with advanced SQL Knowledge (Snowflake, BigQuery, Redshift, Oracle, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, etc.).
  • 5+ years of experience with reporting/visualization tools, design, and standards – Looker, Tableau, PowerBI, etc.
  • Experience in analysis of financial or payment data preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Looker / LookML is highly desired.
  • Strong understanding of data preparation, processing, and classification.
  • Experience with Python and related modules.
  • Familiarity with the software product lifecycle.
  • Experience working within an Agile environment.
  • Must be proactive, demonstrate initiative, and be a logical thinker.
  • Extensive consultative skills, including understanding and applying stakeholder requirements, drawing out unforeseen implications, and making design recommendations.
  • The ability to define design reasoning and understand the potential impacts of design requirements.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and collaboration skills with a track record of taking solution ownership.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skill

Posted by: Tommy Lieberman

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