• Data Analyst

    ID
    2018-3411
    Job Location : Location
    US-MA-Boston
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category/Department
    Strategy
  • Overview

    Our industry-leading Data Analytics group is seeking a qualified individual who is passionate about data and data-driven insights to join our team. The ideal candidate will be a generalist, excited about performing the roles of a data steward, data visualization, and data engineer, and supporting the enterprise with data quality and transparency initiatives. Significant opportunity to grow in the role, as we progress on our data analytics journey, with the overall objective of transforming Suffolk into a leader in data analytics within the construction industry.

     

    The ideal candidate would be excited to work in a dynamic environment, and committed to our vision as Suffolk continues its “Build Smart” journey. This is the perfect opportunity to become a part of an innovative and energetic team that will help Suffolk transform construction through sophisticated application of data analytics.

    Responsibilities

    • Data steward: Assess, improve and maintain critical data assets
        o Monitor the state of data quality within scope of responsibility
        o Establish goals for data quality improvement
        o Identify the best approaches for resolving data quality issues
        o Formulate business rules governing use of the data, perhaps including security and data life cycle management
        o Work with data stewards in other units to develop policies and best practices
        o Escalate problems where necessary to leaders of the data quality initiative

     

    • Data engineer: Extract, transport, and transform data
        o Build data pipes to extract data from ERP and other business applications for ingestion into enterprise datalake
        o Maintain records of data sources for enterprise-critical data
        o Collaborate with IT to understand best data sources for new business applications
        o Build and maintain simple, low-code applications for collecting and distributing governed data

     

    • Data visualization: Build and maintain dashboards
        o Support manager and business units in the design, development and maintenance of dashboards to drive data transparency, incl. for the SmartLabs
        o Monitor operations of dashboards in production, ensuring timeliness and accuracy of data displayed

    Qualifications

    • 4-year college degree in Computer Science, Information Management, or related field
    • Passion for construction required; experience / background preferred
    • An understanding of how data is used within business processes and its impact
    • Exposure to data quality concepts, best practices and tools
    • Relentless focus on data precision and vigilance around appropriate conclusions
    • Ability to influence others to modify behaviors and support data quality improvement
    • Communication and conflict resolution skills to help reconcile the different points of view and requirements that clash during cross-team and cross-organization efforts
    • Experience in translating business requirements to technical requirements and documentation
    • Experience in scripting / data science languages, ideally SQL, Python and / or R
    • Experience with building low-code applications in Microsoft PowerApps, Flow, and / or other applications a plus
    • Experience with building data visualizations in Microsoft PowerBI, Tableau, and / or other applications
    • Experience with business applications, e.g., Microsoft Excel, Access and Office Suite
    • Experience with ETL tools, e.g., Alteryx a plus
    • Experience with software development or programming a plus


    Necessary Attributes:
    • Demonstrates Suffolk’s core values of hard work, professionalism, integrity, passion and caring
    • Proactive self-starter with the ability to work with minimal oversight
    • Meticulous and organized
    • A team player with excellent collaboration skills

    Working Conditions

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stands; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

    EEO Statement

    Suffolk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law.  This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk

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