Sr. Business Data Analyst

Employer: Virginia Housing

Location: RICHMOND, VA

Application Deadline: August 28, 2022


We’re looking for amazing people! Come join Virginia Housing as a Senior Business Data Analyst.

This important role will function as an expert advocacy and translation layer between various core business divisions with their requirements and technical implementations of various data solutions, providing strategic, analytical, and technical support for data and analytics activities. This role conducts data analysis, usage requirements and focuses on data reporting and integration-intensive initiatives that drives valuable business outcomes. The analyst leverages data and technology tools to gain key insight into business opportunities, identifies technical solution possibilities, and effectively presents these insights to business stakeholders.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide analysis and support for business datasets necessary for decisions using actionable insights. Work with business partners to understand requirements for data use, analysis, and quality.

  • Identify business challenges, opportunities related to data and analytics and initiate data project requests

  • Collaborate with various business units to build and enhance scalable data and analytics processes and metrics.

  • Engage with business partners and influence project decisions; assess the risks of various solutions and help prioritize competing business demands.

  • Provide information on analytic results to business and functional leaders using visualizations to communicate data and metrics, including data maps, leveraging modern technologies.

  • Work with business partners to elicit high-level requirements and capture business needs; understand the customer journey and define user requirements. Help with prioritizing needs within and across projects based on business impact.

  • Provide advocacy for business opportunities and challenges and support creation and communication of business cases.

  • Define and deliver metrics, reporting platforms, dashboards, and analytical models vital for tracking and managing the business.

  • Use modern data and analytics tools to gather data, analyze problems, aid with designs, monitor progress and facilitate delivery of data solutions.

  • Guide solution design to meet data and integration business requirements.

  • Identify new opportunities to leverage data and to integrate data or applications to enhance business value.


Qualified candidates must possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, business administration with data engineering focus, or equivalent experience; Master’s degree preferred

  • Several years of experience in data & analytics and delivering business value through focused data initiatives

  • Several years of experience in contributing to a data quality, master data, data cataloging and advanced analytics disciplines, with three to five year experience preferred.

  • A few years of experience in technology architecture, operations, and design related disciplines.

  • Expert knowledge of data analysis and usage requirements assessment and recording

  • Strong understanding of data and integration architectures

  • Influencing skills and demonstrated ability to engage both data developers and business partners to achieve target outcomes

  • Ability to guide solution design and architecture to meet business needs

  • Proficiency in modern data and analytics tools on-premise and in the cloud

  • Good understanding of Data Management Body of Knowledge principles from DAMA or similar industry D&A leaders

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills Self-starter with ability to multi-task, adapt quickly, learn independently, and complete projects with short iterative timelines.

  • Knowledge of modern cloud data analytics technologies preferably Microsoft based.

  • Ability to deliver presentations to senior-level business leaders and technical audiences.


Preferred experience includes:

  • A Data Management, Data Analytics, Data Engineering, Business Intelligence or similar certification from a reputable institution is preferred

  • Knowledge of financial/mortgage business data analysis and processes is preferred.

  • Virginia Housing is one of the nation’s premier housing finance organizations. Our mission is to help Virginians attain quality, affordable housing, which we accomplish through our public-private partnerships.


We are focused on employee engagement and committed to a healthy and diverse workforce. We offer on-site conveniences such as a cafeteria, fitness center, and free parking. Educational opportunities to help your advancement are available through classroom and online programs.

Applications and resumes are accepted online only at

This position will remain open until filled.

Hiring Range: $86,297 - $112,186

Hybrid work model (3 days in office, 2 days remote)

Background and credit checks will be performed as a condition of employment.

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