Information Technologist II

East Lansing MI
Jul 13, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Database Administration
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Working/Functional Title

Data Science & Analytics Developer

Position Summary

Independently meets with customers to determine requirements for predictive data analysis; develop, test and implement complex analyses using a combination of statistical analysis and programming tools; develop, tests and implement complex application solutions including integration with existing software; develop and write code of the highest complexity and participate as an independent, fully functioning professional expert on the Data Analytics team; participate in evaluation of new service offerings, setting technology direction and the general coordination of data science activities; provide training and assistance to customers and internal staff.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business or related information technology field, with coursework in an information technology specialization related to the area of employment; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience experience developing reporting and analytics solutions for large organizations; experience developing analytical solutions with customers on projects involving complex and ambiguous use cases; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications
  • Ability to model and analyze data in statistical tools such as SPSS, SQL, R, SAS, Python, or similar.
  • Experience with Cognos Business Intelligence Suite, Excel, SharePoint, MS Power BI, Tableau, R Shiny and other similar analytics tools. 
  • The ability to use data retrieval and manipulation, statistical, data mining and machine learning tools. 
  • Ability to develop in Java, C++,and other object oriented languages.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to effectively communicate to a variety of audiences.
  • Clearly articulate analytics results and methods to non-technical audiences.
  • Excellent communication skills including, presenting, editing, and writing as well as accuracy and attention to detail
  • Understanding of and experience with data warehousing design and OLAP data models.
  • Understanding of data structures and the ability to write SQL against a variety of data sources including, but not limited to, Oracle and SQL Server.
  • Familiarity with statistical data models used in predictive and prescriptive analytics.
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