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Your Role and Responsibilities
The role of the Data Analyst is to support data modelling activities as directed by the Lead Data Modeler. These activities include analyzing source system documentation to draft a target data dictionary, identify data patterns (real time, intraday, batch) and develop target state data flow and process flow diagrams that will all serve as the primary inputs for modeling the data. The Data Analyst must possess an understanding of relational databases to develop the data modeling inputs in the appropriate context.
Under the direction and training of the Lead Data Modeler, the Data Analyst will make specific updates to the data models primarily in terms of data object names and definitions. The Data Analyst must also possess the skills to effectively collaborate with client Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to obtain all of the information necessary to develop complete and accurate data models in addition to managing all project artifacts using change control procedures.
This role will support the reverse engineering of requirements as directed by the Requirements Lead. These activities include analyzing COBOL programs to extrapolate comprehensive process flows, data flows and business requirements. The Data Analyst must possess skills in the areas of COBOL code, requirements management, effectively collaborating with client Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)and managing all project artifacts using change control procedures.
The IBM Client Innovation Center is an in-bound delivery model where we support our clients from our Baton Rouge, LA center. However, some travel is expected and all candidates must be willing and able to travel to meet our client needs across the US. Travel is typically related to knowledge transfer and training at the client site (Monday thru Friday). You are expected to travel approximately 50% of the time. No remote opportunities exist.
Required Technical and Professional Expertise
- A minimum of three years of Data Analyst experience
- 3 years experience with SQL
- Experience with COBOL
Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise
Unless specified as a Required Skill, the following are additionally preferred but not required:
- Microsoft Excel
- Critical Thinking
- R or Python-Statistical Programming
- Data Visualization, Tableau nice to have
- Presentation Skills
- Machine Learning
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IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. IBM Services partners with the world's leading companies in over 170 countries to build smarter businesses by reimagining and reinventing through technology, with its outcome-focused methodologies, industry-leading portfolio and world class research and operations expertise leading to results-driven innovation and enduring excellence.
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