Technical Data Analyst

Recruiter
in pact.co.uk
Location
Hove, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
03 Sep 2019
Closes
09 Sep 2019
Ref
1240766667
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A new opportunity for an experienced technical data analyst to join a leading Financial Services Company based in Hove.

The Senior Technical Liability Data Analyst within is responsible for:

Data extraction and analytics for numerous teams/departments spread across multiple locations (e.g. for Financial Reporting, Longevity Risk, Group Financial Crime)

Develop robust and re-usable solutions that meet quality control, version control and auditing standards

Manipulation of data from various systems for the production of MI/reporting

Suggest and implement improvements to streamline current processes.

Responsibilities Include:

Work autonomously to maintain technical processes and to support systems critical to the smooth acquisition and running of bulk schemes and annuitant payrolls, ensuring these continue to meet business and regulatory requirements.

Work autonomously to ensure analysis and requirements are detailed enough for correct technical decisions to be made and/or solutions implemented right first time

Engage, and lead, in other business-critical projects ensuring correct technical decisions are made and requirements implemented in an appropriate manner

Communicate effectively with colleagues, third parties and senior managers to ensure understanding of technical issues and requirements and to secure agreement to the appropriate course of action.

Identify improvements to technical process and systems and propose effective solutions to relevant business problems that will support effective and efficient achievement of objectives

Comply with agreed methodologies and standards to ensure good governance in line with the company's general principles and commercial interests.

Knowledge

Proven ability to use programming languages and software tools at a high level and standard, pragmatically and with high value to the business requestor

Proven ability to address and use initiative to deliver solutions to technical and business problems

Capacity to estimate, work with line managers to manage own work and keep within plan

A thorough understanding of the features and benefits of bulk and individual annuity products, their underlying data, and how these are supported operationally

A good understanding of the decrementing process used by Annuity business

A good understanding of Data Quality and Data Governance processes

A good understanding and awareness of the Company's product and services, and of competitor markets and broader market developments and impact on the organisation

Skills

Development experience and coding skills, some of: VB, Java, C++, SQL, APL or SAS. Database tools experience and ETL

Database reporting skills, one or more of: Ab Initio, Business Objects, SSRS and/or SAS.

Sound documentation and communication skills in a client / customer facing environment

Ability to effectively present and influence at senior management level, having the confidence to deal with challenges and objections. Maintains and develops key contacts and network relationships

Ability to use a variety of planning tools/aids to help effectively manage own and others activities. Prioritise own work having a regard for Team and business area needs. Can demonstrate an ability to plan realistically and organise across tasks/projects, achieving deadlines as directed. Assist the management team to ensure that appropriate training is delivered in relation to other priorities.

Familiarity with web based delivery, Java components

Qualifications

Degree level or equivalent, in a technical or numerate field

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