Data & Enterprise Analytics SME

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Data & Enterprise Analytics SME
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Work Hybrid
Alexandria,  VA 22311
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Data & Enterprise Analytics SME

Secret Clearance SCI Required
Hybrid, Arlington or Alexandria, VA

Are you a Data Analytics professional who wants to be a part of THE Team that is confronting and solving some of the Government’s most pervasive, data problems?
Does the idea of leveraging data to justify the adoption of business transformation initiatives excite you? Do you enjoy partnering with decision-makers to understand data insights and develop solutions that help them better control costs, ensure basic accountability, anticipate the future, measure performance, and maintain optimal operations?
If so, Advana is the place for you!

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment OUSD (A&S), Acquisition Data and Analytics (ADA) division serves as the functional lead for establishing an Analytic Framework to support “Data-Driven Decisions”. Advana, the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) big data platform for advanced analytics, is the primary tool utilized by the ADA to make data discoverable, understandable, and usable for advanced analytics.

As the Data & Enterprise Analytics SME you must demonstrate your experience working in a complex customer environment, a flexible mindset, and a solution-oriented approach to problem solving. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with senior-level customers, be empowered to demonstrate data analytics expertise and make a direct impact on the DoD mission.

As the Data & Enterprise Analytics SME you will be responsible for the following tasks:
  • Obtain, integrate, clean, and prepare financial data for analysis from many sources and formats. Explore, analyze, and summarize large, diverse datasets through multiple techniques (e.g. visualizations and interactive dashboards) to support audit readiness and remediation and enable decision-making.
  • Work with financial information assets characterized by a high volume, velocity, variety, and veracity that require technology that employs massively parallel processing to deliver insights into the data.
  • Provide financial data model support for user-defined data structures, schemas, and data ingest capabilities.
  • Ensure data ingested does not violate PII, PHI, Business/Acquisition Sensitive, and Classified data exposure policies and implement guardrails to prevent data spillage.
  • Provide training for users to conduct independent assessments of data under their control and, using Advana’s self-service tools, explore, analyze, export, and publish insights they create with the data.
  • Create prototypes/proof of concept demonstrations for financial management use cases (e.g., FBwT reconciliations, financial statement drill down, DAR-Q) utilizing rapid development of new data pipelines that can be leveraged for future, more frequent, automated data feeds.
  • Coordinate with DoD reporting entities and technical stakeholders (e.g., program offices for DoD’s financial systems) to define methods for enriching, aggregating, and exposing data in a curated form to support accounting reconciliations and financial management analytics at scale.
  • Research and define master data management techniques for the Department’s accounting data to centrally manage lookup tables, business glossaries, and data profile information.
  • Implement auditable controls that prohibit users from updating, deleting, accessing, viewing, or manipulating data outside their explicit control.
Your background will include:
  • An active DoD Secret Security Clearance is required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject.
  • Demonstrated expertise utilizing QlikView, Qlik Sense, SQL, and/or Databricks.
  • Prior experience conducting Agile Sprint Planning reviews to update and re-prioritize a product/change request/development requests backlog based on direction and as appropriate.
  • Proven ability to synthesize information quickly and transform it into actionable reports and presentations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent Excel and data analysis skills.
  • Prior Advana program experience is highly desirable.
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