How to write a data analyst job description for your next hire?

The right job description saves time, effort as well as budget as it attracts qualified talent to your opening. It also strengthens brand awareness. Therefore, writing an effective job description is important for your talent acquisition efforts.

Use the following template to create an effective Data Analyst job description for your Linkedin job posting or any other free job posting website.

Job sheet

We are currently recruiting a Data Analyst to generate actionable insights from the data to aid business decision making.

Reports to

Data Director, Data Scientist

Main responsibilities of a data analyst

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Development of decision support reports

  • Trend identification, follow-up analysis, data visualization

  • Implementing real-time analytics use cases on the Hadoop ecosystem

  • Process data to obtain actionable insights

  • Work closely with other departments to understand their data analysis needs / requirements

Key requirements

  • You have a degree in computer science, engineering or a related field

  • You have 2 years of experience as a data analyst

  • Demonstrated experience working with complex data sets as well as experience in analyzing data volumes

  • Strong knowledge of SQL and Python

  • Problem solving, prioritization and organization skills

  • You have good presentation and communication skills and the ability to present your findings in a clear and accessible manner in the form of reports and presentations to senior colleagues

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Sean N. Ayres