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Senior Data Analyst

Senior Data Analyst

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University of Victoria (UVIC)

About this Opportunity

The University of Victoria is one of Victoria's largest employers and one of Canada’s best diversity employers. Together we are more than 5,000 dedicated faculty, librarians and staff supporting the University of Victoria’s diverse academic programs, world-class research and commitment to civic engagement.


The salary range for this position is:

Recruitment range: $68,097 - $76,641 starting salary determined by the PEA Collective Agreement.

Performance range: starting salary to max of $89,370 is available through annual performance increases.


UVic's compensation is competitive with:

  • Annual salary increases – 3% progression increases up to the salary job rate, and 2% performance increases from the job rate to the ceiling, of the salary range
  • 7 hour work days and 35 hour work weeks
  • Generous vacation time off - 22 days to start, increasing to 25 days – 15 days for term employees
  • Leaves – maternity, parental, adoption, personnel, sick and long term disability*
  • Flexibility in arranging work schedules
  • Access to personal and central professional development funds*
  • Diverse range of learning and development opportunities*
  • Sustainability initiatives including discounted transit passes and a pedestrian and bike friendly campus*


UVic contributes to your and your family’s health and wellbeing through its:


This is a continuing position. Only those that hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency are eligible to work in continuing positions.


Job Summary

Reporting to the Analytics and Business Intelligence Manager, the Senior Data Analyst plays a central role in establishing a data driven culture across Alumni and Development. The Senior Data Analyst works closely with the Data Analyst and Business Analyst positions to develop data analytics and business intelligence solutions for Alumni and Development and campus partners. The Senior Data Analyst also liaises with central University Systems staff for SQL Server and Tableau Server support.


Key responsibilities:

  • Manage very large sets of highly confidential Alumni and Development data ensuring it is clean, consistent, accessible, interoperable, secured, defined and understood.
  • Lead the design and development of data management tools and ETL processes for Alumni and Development business applications, SQL databases, Tableau business intelligence platform and cloud services.
  • Design, develop, and optimize schema models and T-SQL database objects, including tables, views, indices, functions, and procedures for use in complex reports and the Tableau business intelligence platform.
  • Design and develop Tableau data visualizations (charts, graphs, dashboards) that guide the planning and operations of fundraising and alumni engagement activities at UVic.


Job Requirements

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree in a Software Engineering, Computer Science or other relevant discipline plus at least 5 years of experience:

•    SQL development (tables, views, indices, functions, and procedures)

•    Data modelling, including conceptual modeling of business systems and schema modeling

•    Designing and developing data management tools and ETL processes for business intelligence

•    Designing and developing business intelligence dashboards


Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.


Knowledge requirements include:

•    Proven SQL development and data modelling skills

•    Demonstrated knowledge of large, relational databases and data structures

•    Strong understanding of ETL concepts

•    Statistical and data analysis and exploration skills


Competency requirements include:

•    Commitment to excellent customer service

•    Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills

•    Ability to write coherent technical and user documentation

•    Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment

•    A high degree of self-motivation, recognizing departmental operations that may benefit from data analytics and business intelligence services

•    Be agile - adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities

•    See the Big Picture – ability to make connections through daily work to the vision, values and strategic priorities of the university


Assets or Preferences:

•    Experience working in a post-secondary Alumni and Development environment

•    Experience with Tableau Server, Table Prep Conductor, Tableau Data Catalog

•    Experience with Microsoft Azure and SQL Server

•    Microsoft SQL Database Developer/Administrator Certification

•    Tableau Certified Data Analyst


Application Instructions:

Learn more and apply at: https://uvic.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/7934


Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Location : Victoria, BC

Experience Level : Senior Level

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