Data Analyst

As a Data Analyst at Productive Edge, you will be a member of a high performing team delivering software solutions to clients. Your days will normally consist of the following activities:

Ø  Partner with project leadership to understand client business processes
Ø  Work with client and internal stakeholders to gather functional and technical requirements on current and future systems and processes
Ø  Serve as a subject matter expert in the customer's business process and be able to break down processes into manageable steps
Ø  Discover and understand individual sources of structured or unstructured data for the customer’s business process and how the data might change throughout the process
Ø  Collaborate with customer to identify patterns, trends and anomalies in the data, communicating these to the business and understanding the genesis of these patterns
Ø  Participate in Agile development activities to ensure quality, clarity, and transparency throughout delivery
Ø  Deliver software that adds measurable value to clients, ensuring client satisfaction throughout engagement

To excel in these daily activities, a Data Analyst at Productive Edge would make use of the following experience and skills (not all of these are required, but highly desirable):

Ø  Agile methodologies (Scrum, XP), tools (JIRA), and artifacts (epics, user stories)
Ø  Diagramming/modeling tools (OmniGraffle, Visio), artifacts (data flow, sequence, state machine, entity relationship, process flows, use cases) and languages (UML, BPMN)
Ø  Development/technical knowledge and skills (SOA, OOP, .NET / Java, SQL)
Ø  Ability to document system-level requirements like services, database models, integration points and server configurations
Ø  Formal training in software development and/or system design
Ø  Quality processes (test cases, defect triage)
Ø  Excellent communication and presentation skills, working with both client and technical teams
Ø  Time, task, organization and meeting management

 About Productive Edge

Productive Edge is a Chicago-based technology company. We have enterprise, web, mobile and social practices and are experts in the latest technologies.

Productive Edge offers the unique opportunity to use your talents in a progressive, highly-collaborative environment. Because we focus on building long-term partnerships with our clients, Productive Edge team members are constantly challenged to anticipate the technological needs of diverse corporations. Our passion for developing the best solutions to today’s enterprise challenges makes Productive Edge such a rewarding place to work. We also offer an attractive suite of benefits including health, vision and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a 401k retirement plan.

Our reputation for delivering premium technological support means that we are growing all the time. We have an open loft-style work environment in downtown Chicago, steps from the red/brown line and a fun work atmosphere with outings, foosball, stocked fridge and other activities. While we have a fun work environment and a passion for what we do, we also have a flawless record of timely delivery for our clients and expect each team member to embrace our high-performance standards.