Senior Business and Data Analyst Job at Northwest Federal Credit Union


The Senior Business and Data Analyst operates as a member of the Data Analytics and Operations team. This position collaborates with business partners to create, deliver and refine analytics that drive data-driven decisions. The successful candidate will serve as a key influencer and champion in the use and management of information and analytics to drive and measure business performance and actionable insights for use in day-to-day and strategic decision-making.


  • Collaborate with business units and senior management to enable the vision and delivery of a data-driven organization.
  • Consult with business leaders on their business objectives and recommend meaningful metrics and KPIs to ensure analytics remain actionable and meet specific business needs. Finish
  • Provide analytical reports and analysis with summarized key information and recommendations to improve and optimize performance across a variety of business portfolios.
  • Design and document dashboards, reports, and thresholds to alert business units of their business status and portfolio fluctuations.
  • Perform highly advanced and complex analytics to identify insights and correlations indicating transformative changes that guide business performance improvements.
  • Work closely with enterprise data teams to establish standards, processes, thresholds, data dictionaries, and enterprise data architecture compliance.
  • Create innovative visuals for reports to enable more efficient consumption of data
  • Monitor historical and current performance of key metrics to detect and report anomalies
  • Ensure the quality, integrity and accuracy of consumer data for enterprise data users (data science, analytics, reporting and operations).
  • Investigate and perform root cause analysis of data errors and provide short and long term solutions to issues, escalating issues where appropriate
  • Keep abreast of current industry trends and make recommendations for future improvements
  • Provide guidance, mentorship and training to new and less experienced analysts
  • Excellent analytical skills and understanding of financial concepts and products.
  • Ability to quickly become familiar with current and future policies, practices and trends
  • Excellent judgment and ability to quickly and independently analyze issues and take appropriate action with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced work environment and effectively balance multiple and concurrent demands and prioritize responsibilities appropriately
  • Remains aware of and adheres to NWFCU policies and procedures as well as Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) regulations



  • Minimum 5-6 years of SQL writing experience, preferably in Oracle PL/SQL, SQL Server or Hive (Hadoop)
  • Basic understanding of data warehouse design (eg dimensional modeling).
  • 6+ years of experience with BI analytics and reporting tools, preferably Oracle BI or Tableau
  • Excellent analytical skills and understanding of financial concepts and products.
  • Proven experience in requirements gathering, exploratory data analysis, defining metrics, data visualization and presentations.
  • Ability to identify anomalies in large data sets, recognize trends, draw conclusions and make recommendations
  • Ability to assess risks and identify program vulnerabilities
  • Must have the ability to work MF 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Analytics, Economics, Finance, Mathematics or related field
  • Experience in financial institutions, including analytics focused on CFOs and CLOs
  • Familiarity with Oracle Analytics, Hadoop Ecosystem, Python or R

TEE notice

The Northwest Federal Credit Union is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected classification. by the law.

The NWFCU complies with federal and state disability laws and provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodations are required to participate in the application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other employment-related benefits and privileges, please contact the Human Resources Department at 703- 709-8900 or [email protected] org.

Sean N. Ayres