Job opportunity: Senior Data & Insights Analyst

The Government is looking to equip the research sector for a new period of increased collaboration and growth. There are clear drivers for eResearch infrastructure to enable these future aspirations.

In light of this, NeSI is looking for a highly skilled Senior Data Analyst to partner with the business and lead the design and delivery of business analytics. You will have a direct impact on the delivery of strategic, operational, reporting and product objectives.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 17th September 2023 to be considered.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

As a member of NeSI’s Business Operations Team, you will work closely with our Collaboration & Integration team to maintain a keen awareness of best practices around data management. You will act as an internal power user and subject matter expert, advocating for enhancements to our data services. You’ll enjoy offering advice and supporting data skills building across the organisation.  

In this role, you will: 

  • Produce accurate data analytics and reporting, support key performance indicators and metrics on services, enable usage reporting to users and customers, and support NeSI promotional activities.

  • Convert operational data into insights while building compelling data stories with stakeholders across the NeSI team.

  • Support relationships between NeSI and other groups and institutions to enhance relationships with trusted and valued data and analysis.

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of an organisational data strategy designed to simplify and accelerate data governance, data quality, and internal self-service business intelligence adoption.

We offer the successful candidate an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to the New Zealand research landscape. If you’re interested in leading-edge technology and scientific research, this Senior Data Analyst role may be your next move!

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

Please note, that this is a full-time (37.5 hours/week) permanent position, with a salary range of $105,00 - $125,000 depending on skills and experience.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important skills and experience

Our ideal candidate will bring the following:

  • Experience as a data analyst or engineer or similar role with reporting and business analytics experience

  • Experience extracting, manipulating, and validating data

  • Experience building reports and dashboards both with data and commentary

  • The ability to code in Python, and experience using  SQL and Excel A collaborative nature in reporting and presenting data in a visually compelling format 

  • Strong stakeholder management

  • The ability to test reporting solutions to ensure accuracy of information, and understand the benefits of relative levels of accuracy

He kōrero mōu | About you

You’re proactive, innovative and entrepreneurial in nature and able to work collaboratively with stakeholders to identify areas for continuous improvement. Data integrity, data management, and quality assurance are key focuses for you in your day-day.  

Your ability to analyse large, complex datasets and solve challenging problems makes you an asset to your high performing team. Given the changes and new landscape on the horizon, you will thrive in a varied role with a broad scope to lead the evolution of data capability and delivery of valuable business insights across the organisation! 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is dedicated to providing an excellent and stimulating environment for its employees which ensures a healthy work-life balance through:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)

  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme

  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

  • Additional parental leave payments

  • Discounted, onsite childcare, parking and various leisure and recreation services.

  • Career development programmes

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 17th September 2023 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.