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Senior Data Analyst, Analytics Center of Excellence at Edward D. Jones

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Job Description:

At Edward Jones, we help clients achieve their serious, long-term financial goals by understanding their needs and implementing tailored solutions. To ensure a personal client experience, we have located our 14,000+ branch offices where our more than 7 million clients live and work.

A typical branch office has one financial advisor who meets with clients face-to-face and one branch office administrator who enhances the team's ability to build deep relationships with clients. Headquarters associates in St. Louis and Tempe provide support and expertise to help U.S. and Canada branch teams deliver an ideal client experience. Edward Jones currently has more branch offices than any other financial services firm, and we continue to grow to meet the needs of long-term individual investors.

Senior Data Analytics Analyst 

Analytics Center of Excellence 


The Analytics Center of Excellence is responsible for providing critical capabilities of the enterprise analytic community.  


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and execute a risk based analytic and BI governance program(s) 

  • Partner with analytic platform team and data governance to create a seamless experience for users 

  • Develop an advanced analytics Model Management program to minimize risk while enabling the firm to harness the power of advanced analytic model. 

  • Develop certification process for associates, tool usage and BI reports 

  • Partner with HR and analytic teams to train and development analytic teams on governance process 

  • Identify, extract, clean, transform, validate and model data across multiple domains using various technologies and languages (SQL, Hive, Pig, etc) 

  • Utilize new and advanced methods to extract, transform and load data 

  • Build requirements for, develop and enhance automated processes that provide functional areas with data and information 

  • Analyze the effectiveness of programs, summarize and present data to enhance future efforts using appropriate statistical methods. 

  • Document, monitor, and proactively recommend improvement to processes and controls related to area responsibilities while quantifying the impact of changes for leaders. 

  • Develop business relationships and partnerships with cross-functional targeted business owners and senior leaders across the organization. 

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams responsible for implementing projects in support of divisional and firm-wide business objectives; occasionally lead cross-functional teams responsible for divisional objectives while following an analytics development lifecycle 

  • Educate other team members, associates and leaders across the firm on data and statistical concepts and best practices 

  • Communicate across a wide range of audiences with specialized subject matter expertise including compliance, marketing, products, branch development, and technology. 

  • Utilize a strong understanding of the Edward Jones Solutions-Based Approach to investing that includes client needs, client goals, and tailored solutions 

  • Train and mentor lower level analysts to follow appropriate procedures and understand the best practices for interacting with the information system 

Position Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate degree required, preferably in the areas of mathematics, finance, business, engineering or information systems. Advanced degree is a plus. 

  • Prior experience in a control, risk management or audit function preferred.         

  • 5 years business experience in marketing, finance, data analytics, or information systems fields preferred 

  • Ability to prioritize and execute on multiple tasks/projects and adjust to changing priorities with minimal leader required 

  • Ability to extract and analyze large amounts of data using various tools 

  • Moderate analysis skills, primarily investigating and explaining trends and variances using statistical techniques required 

  • Works effectively both independently and in a team environment required 

  • Ability to effectively communicate with associates and leadership in cross-functional settings using verbal, written and presentation skills required 

  • Moderate understanding of the firm and how data impacts decision making in each functional area supported required 

  • Ability to execute pre-existing project plans and possesses basic project management skill. 

  • Strong analytical, critical, and systems thinking required 


Technical proficiency preferred in the following: 


o    An advanced ability to interact with various database and file storage systems (DB2, IDMS, Oracle, Hadoop, NoSQL) 


o    Data manipulation languages such as SQL, Hive, Pig, XML 


o    Statistical tools such as SAS, SPSS, R, or Jump 


o    Microsoft Excel - experience using pivot tables, formulas, macros, vba, charts/graphs 


o    Business Intelligence such as Hyperion, OBIEE, or IBI WebFOCUS, Sharepoint 


o    Visualization tools such as Tableau, Qlikview, or birst 



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