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Data Analytics Specialist - Microsoft Stack

Toronto, ON
On behalf of our client in the Ontario Government we are recruiting for a Data Analytics specialist to work on the assessment and development of analytics and reporting solutions for the Education and Training business areas. The technical environment is on the Microsoft BI stack.

  • Lead the development and delivery of functional and ministry-specific analytics to support evidence-based decision-making and produce actionable insights
  • Work closely with client’s groups to assess current data analytics and reporting capabilities, gather future-state requirements and identify further opportunities for improvement.
  • Facilitate decision-making and manage client expectations
  • Own the execution of analytics initiatives including end-to-end reporting and data set delivery
  • Develop robust statistical models and machine learning algorithms to model business scenarios and extract valid inferences
  • Participate in documentation, development, testing, and end user training
  • Work with functional area experts, Data Architects and ETL Developers and stakeholders to understand complex business issues and develop appropriate Business Intelligence solutions
  • Design methods to capture, structure, transform, and process data to be used to generate models
  • Build data models that provide information which is accurate, easy to understand and unbiased
  • Communicate complex quantitative analysis in a clear and precise manner, providing useful visuals and summaries
  • Provide interpretation, advice, and expertise to client groups and other stakeholders, including direction on how to transform analytics into actionable information and proactive insights that support decision making
Experience and Skill Set Requirements
​Tools and techniques
  • Must have hands on experience on PowerBI , SSIS & SQL Sever DB
  • Experience building reports and visualizations in PowerBI
  • Experience with analytical methods, techniques and tools such as statistical analysis and modelling
  • Experience with scripting such as DAX & Python for trend analysis
BI and Analytics Experience
  • Experience developing BI and analytics
  • Experience with creating dashboards and data visualization via Power BI
  • Experience with cleaning, transforming and visualizing data sets
  • Advanced experience with SQL
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging Business Intelligence trends and directions
  • Experience with dimensionalized data/building cubes
Soft Skills
  • Outstanding consulting and relationship management skills, with proven ability to elicit requirements, develop/consult on options and solutions, and provide effective guidance
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; with both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision making skills
  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills
  • Proven track record for building strong working relationships
  • A demonstrated team player with a track record for meeting deadlines
Public Sector Experience
  • Demonstrated experience working within an organization of equivalent size and complexity to the Ontario Public Service.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of challenges and issues that ministry may have with respect to data would be an asset


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