Job Description :
Job : Data Analytics Consultant
Location :Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Duration 5+ Months

Required Skills :
5+ years combined experience as a systems analyst, business analyst or data analyst
In-depth knowledge and experience with relational database, big data/Hadoop concepts and ETL methodologies
Ability to write SQL and NOSQL queries for ad-hoc analyses, data quality, and data profiling when needed to gain a detailed understanding of the data

Job Description :
Positions in this function use advanced statistical and inferential analysis programs to provide specialized data analysis.
Organizes, sorts and filters data in order to distinguish patterns and recognize trends. Develops and maintains data preparation and validation routines to support data mining and has experience in creating complex data mining algorithms. Selects, recommends and applies appropriate analytic and statistical methodologies and techniques to execute against an analysis plan or research objectives. Evaluates new analytics tools and methodologies for possible deployment. creates data warehouses/marts and/or develops data mining analyses to support business decisions.
Primary Responsibilities:
Build constructive partnerships with business leadership to proactively recommend solutions to business/stakeholders
Participate in project meetings with customers to understand requirements of project or design objectives
Validate requirements with stakeholders and project teams, providing suggestions and recommendations as appropriate
Serve as a liaison between business and IT to ensure the business requirements are accurately translated into technical specifications
Communicate proposed technical solutions to business/stake holders
Support all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)
Ensure projects adhere to the standard Optum development processes
Participate in Solution reviews and validate the business/technical value of proposed solutions to the requirements in the PRD
Participate in HLD (High Level Design) reviews and raise any concerns related to technical challenges implementing the design
Complete and maintain mapping documents, technical specifications and design documents as required
Monitor and report on the progress of the project and escalate to management when delays or issues occur
Mentor and provide direction to junior analysts
Provide status on defect resolution during SIT (Systems Integration Testing) and UAT (User Acceptance Testing)
Support the project throughout the warranty phase, including monitoring and tracking issues reported, and managing deployment of bug-fixes
Provide feedback on resource performance to resource managers
Required Qualifications:
5+ years combined experience as a systems analyst, business analyst or data analyst
In-depth knowledge and experience with relational database, big data/Hadoop concepts and ETL methodologies
Ability to write SQL and NOSQL queries for ad-hoc analyses, data quality, and data profiling when needed to gain a detailed understanding of the data
Experience guiding business partners in helping them understand their IT data systems and its correlation to business processes
Experience helping the business elicit data analytics, reporting and BI requirements
Ability to deliver quality work on a tight schedules in a fast-paced environment, across multiple concurrent assignments
Excellent oral and written communication skills with an ability to influence and gain consensus
Strong analytical and problem solving skills and abilities
Ability to work in an unstructured environment, and the drive to learn new skills, IT tools, technologies and business processes
Preferred Qualifications:
5+ years professional experience in the healthcare field (IT or Business)
Bachelor''s degree