The Data Innovation Specialist/Technology Analyst contributes to the design, implementation, support, and maintenance of automation, computing, and database systems essential to carrying out the responsibilities and daily activities of Division or Board staff.
The Data Innovation Specialist/Technology Analyst in the MSA section will serve on a small but growing team of data analysts and software engineers. The Technology Analyst will work to improve data management and analysis in the area of monetary policy and research by developing systems and tools, modernizing legacy data-intensive systems and processes, providing consultation to data maintainers and economists, and evangelizing good practices for data management and software development. Technology Analysts are expected to evaluate requirements and designs in order to recommend and implement the appropriate technical solution for each project or request.
Successful applicants are expected to have a bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years’ experience developing custom solutions leveraging relational or non-relational data stores (such as PostgreSQL or Cassandra), data analysis software (such as R or Spark), and general purpose programming languages (such as Python). Applicants should have skills in problem diagnosis and resolution, ability to apply knowledge and creativity to a wide variety of assignments, understanding of the interrelationships among systems, strong leadership and communication skills, and ability to learn quickly.
Candidates should be organized and self-starting while also exhibiting a desire to collaborate with others, develop new skills, and stay updated on current and new technologies. Candidates must be comfortable working with colleagues representing many different disciplines and experience levels. Candidates will be expected to submit a portfolio of work upon request.
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