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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Analyze and extract data using modern tools
  • Define, develop, and maintain efficient data cleaning and processing protocols
  • Analyze and fix corrupted data
  • Build databases, perform data acquisition, and write scripts to maintain flexible and scalable data evaluation processes
  • Collaborate with management and engineering teams to identify critical metrics and KPIs
  • Provide actionable insights to different stakeholders to help them make informed decisions
  • Perform quantitative data analysis, write reports, and present findings
  • Determine and execute data acquisition and integration logic to ensure optimal performance and scalability of the systems

Minimum requirements

  • Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree/MA or Ph.D. with a focus on Business, Math, Economics, Finance, Statistics, Science, or Engineering
  • 3+ years of professional experience as a Data Analyst (rare exceptions for highly skilled candidates)
  • Strong understanding of data mining, data models, segmentation techniques, and database design development
  • Experience with data querying languages (e.g., SQL), or statistical/mathematical software (e.g., R, SAS, MATLAB)
  • Applied statistics or experimentation (i.e., A/B testing) experience in an industry setting
  • Experience with programming languages and frameworks such as Python, JavaScript, XML, and ETL
  • Fluency in English to collaborate with engineering managers
  • Work full-time (40 hours/week) with a 4-hour overlap with US time zones

Preferred skills

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of data
  • Technical writing expertise in related areas, including reports, queries, and presentations
  • Great collaboration and interpersonal skills

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How to become a data analyst?

Data is increasingly being used by businesses across all industries to make crucial business decisions. They also use data to discover inefficiencies and other issues the firm must address.

The data analyst's job in these organizations is to assign a numerical value to these critical business functions to measure performance and compare over time. However, a data analyst's job is more than just looking at numbers: they must also understand how to use data to help a business make better decisions.

What is the scope of data analyst jobs?

There's no denying that businesses are going digital and have much room to develop. And data is fuelling this expansion. Big data has aided businesses in making better-informed decisions and launching best-in-class products and services that have been widely accepted in recent years. If you're not sure how serious corporations are about data analytics, according to Analytics Insight: the worldwide data analytics industry, valued at USD 37.34 billion in 2018, is predicted to increase at a CAGR of 12.3% (from 2019 to 2027) to reach USD 105.08 billion. With such massive valuations, it's easy to see how data analytics will grow.

Data scientists and data engineers are among the most in-demand career specialties today. Every industry has opened its doors to data analytics jobs, including banking and insurance, retail, healthcare, information technology, and telecommunications.

What are the roles and responsibilities of a data analyst?

In general, a data analyst job’s tasks are as follows:

  • Creating and maintaining data systems, databases, and other data-related issues.
  • Using statistical methods to analyze data sets, focusing on trends and patterns, could be useful for diagnostic and predictive analytics.
  • Preparing executive reports that use pertinent data to express trends, patterns, and projections effectively.
  • Identifying potential for process improvements, recommending system upgrades, and developing data governance policies in collaboration with programmers, engineers, and organizational executives.
  • Creating suitable documentation and enabling stakeholders to comprehend the data analysis process.

How to become a data analyst?

Data analytics jobs may be found in various industries, and there are several ways to get your first job in this high-demand field. Here are some stages of getting a data analyst job, whether starting professionally or switching careers. Here's how to get started if you're interested in a career in this in-demand area.

  • If you're new to data analysis, you should begin by learning the basics. A thorough understanding of data analytics will help you decide if this is the right career while providing you with marketable abilities.
  • Getting a remote data analytics job usually necessitates specialized technical abilities. You'll likely need these essential abilities to get hired, whether learning through a degree program, a professional credential, or on your own.
  • Working with data in real-world contexts is the best approach to learning how to find value in it. Look for degree programs or classes that include real-world projects and data sets. You can also use a range of freely available public data sets to create your projects.
  • Save your best work for your portfolio as you experiment with data sets online or complete hands-on projects in your classes. To hiring managers, a portfolio illustrates your abilities. A great portfolio can help you land your dream job.
  • It's easy to get caught up in the technicalities of data research but remember your communication skills. Presenting your findings to decision-makers and other stakeholders in the firm is an important part of working in a data analyst job. You can assist your organization in making data-driven decisions if you can convey a story with the facts.
  • It's time to polish your resume and apply for entry-level data analyst jobs after you've gained some experience dealing with data and presenting your findings. Be bold and apply for jobs you need to be qualified for. Your qualifications, portfolio, and excitement for a position are frequently more important than checking every bullet item on the qualifications list.
  • Consider how you'd like to improve in a data analyst job and what other certifications you'll need to get there as you go. Certifications such as the Certified Analytics Professional or the Cloudera Certified Associate Data Analyst might help you qualify for more advanced jobs with greater pay.

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Skills required to become a data analyst

The first step is to learn the core skills that will help you land a high-paying data analyst job. Let's take a look at what you should be aware of.

1. Database tools

Any data analyst's toolkit should include Microsoft Excel and SQL. While Excel is commonly used across industries, SQL can handle larger data sets and is usually considered a must for data analysis.

2. Programming languages

You can manage massive volumes of data and solve complex equations if you learn a statistical programming language like Python or R. Although Python and R are among the most popular, it's a good idea to look at multiple job descriptions for a position you're interested in to see which language will be most useful in your business.

3. Data visualization

Being great in a data analyst job requires presenting your findings clearly and persuasively. Knowing how to show data in charts and graphs so your co-workers, employers, and stakeholders can understand it. Among the various programs used to create graphics are Tableau, Jupyter Notebook, and Excel.

4. Statistics and math

Understanding the fundamentals underlying what data tools accomplish will greatly assist you in your work. A thorough understanding of statistics and math will aid you in determining which tools are appropriate to employ to tackle a certain problem, detecting flaws in your data, and comprehending the results.

5. Problem-solving

A data analyst job requires a thorough awareness of the problem and the question being asked. The ability to spot patterns or trends that could lead to a result is also a must. You'll be able to focus on the proper types of data, detect the most revealing methods of analysis, and spot holes in your work if you have critical thinking skills.

6. Communication

Communicating your thoughts to others will be critical to your success in a data analyst job. Data analysts’ jobs require strong written and oral communication skills to communicate with co-workers and other stakeholders.

7. Industry knowledge

Knowing about the industry you’re looking to work in, such as healthcare, business, finance, or anything else, will give you an edge at work and job application. Take some time to keep up with industry news or read a book on the subject if you're seeking to break into a specific industry. This can familiarize you with the industry's major concerns and trends.

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How to get remote data analyst jobs?

Data analysts must practice successfully and regularly to excel at their profession. They must also put in sufficient effort to improve their abilities over time. In that sense, there are two important things that data analysts must focus on for that growth to occur: the assistance of someone more experienced and the use of more effective practice techniques. You must know how much to practice as a data analyst, so ensure you have someone to assist you and watch for signs of burnout!

Turing has the top remote data analyst jobs that fit your goals. Working on difficult technical and business problems with cutting-edge technologies will help you grow quickly. Get a full-time, long-term remote data analyst job with higher income and career progression by joining a network of the world's greatest developers.

Why become a Data Analyst at Turing?

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Join a worldwide community of elite software developers.

Once you join Turing, you’ll never have to apply for another job.
Once you join Turing, you’ll never have to apply for another job.

Turing's commitments are long-term and full-time. As one project draws to a close, our team gets to work identifying the next one for you in a matter of weeks.

Work from the comfort of your home
Work from the comfort of your home

Turing allows you to work according to your convenience. We have flexible working hours and you can work for top US firms from the comfort of your home.

Great compensation
Great compensation

Working with top US corporations, Turing developers make more than the standard market pay in most nations.

How much does Turing pay their data analysts?

Every data analyst at Turing is free to determine their own rate. Turing, on the other hand, will recommend a wage at which we are confident we can offer you a rewarding and long-term opportunity. Our suggestions are based on our analysis of market conditions and the demand we perceive from our clients.

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