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Programmer Analyst, Data Analytics

Company: Chicago Transit Authority
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY Under direction, develops, implements, and maintains technology processes for the Authoritys Data Analytics department. Aids in the research and conceptualization of new programming and automation initiatives for the agency. Coordinates with team and IT department to ensure technical processes reflect department and organizational priorities. Performs business and data analysis to deliver data and analytics capabilities to the organization.Job Requirements:PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Performs hands-on coding and configuration work with an ever-evolving technology toolset. Works with Data Analytics group to identify methods that allow for maintenance, enhancement, and automation of existing capabilities. Conducts thorough problem analysis of department technical systems and application programs. Documents findings and proposes problem resolution alternatives. Builds front-end web interfaces for sharing and visualizing analytic output. Reviews all programs prior to implementation to verify consistency and conformance with established departmental guidelines, policies and practices as well as industry standards and guidelines. Maintains current working knowledge of all application systems and technologies. Serves as technical project liaison with various departments on behalf of the Data Analytics department. Provides technical expertise and serves as subject matter expert on Data Analytics project needs and goals. Assists in the creation and automation of Data Analytics capabilities to support project efforts. Provides assistance to Data Analytics group members on data sourcing, transformation, and modeling activities Performs related duties as assigned. MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES Reporting to this position are the following jobs: Job Title None CHALLENGES Understanding the complex information needs throughout the business and determining the correct technical solutions to address those needs. Being a self-directed technologist with no organizational peers doing exactly the same job. Communicating technical challenges or constraints to persons less knowledgeable in the area. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Economics, Business, Statistics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Quantitative Analysis, or a related field, plus three (3) years of hands-on technical development experience and/or programming and systems design, or an equivalent combination of education and experience relating to this position. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity, and fingering for working with computer keyboards. When making visits in the field, subject to noise, machinery, and garage environment exposure. Chicago Transit Authority requires all employees to be COVID-19 vaccinated. If you are offered employment, proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required as a condition of employment and as part of the hiring process. Visit for full notice. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Detailed knowledge of systems development concepts, lifecycles, and methodologies. Detailed knowledge of data management/SQL concepts, lifecycles, and methodologies Detailed knowledge of relevant programming languages, such as Python, Java, PHP, HTML, Javascript, CSS PL/SQL, R, Ruby, C#, C++, etc. Detailed knowledge of relational database design. Detailed knowledge of a range of RDBMS query languages, including PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server, etc. Working knowledge of machine learning processes and common algorithms. Working knowledge of physical, logical, and conceptual data model design. Working knowledge of structured programming principles. Working knowledge of the methods and practices in system implementation, industry standard testing, database administration, and user training. Working knowledge of a Business Intelligence technical stack preferred. Working knowledge of Amazon Web Services database infrastructure preferred. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Good verbal and written communication skills. Good organization skills and attention to detail. Good time management skills. Ability to manage multiple deadlines with competing priorities. Ability to work effectively with various departments at all levels of the organization. WORKING CONDITIONS General office environment. Required to travel to locations throughout the CTA system and Chicago area as needed. EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZED Standard office equipment. Personal computer and related data analytics applications and software. Please note, employees and/or union members will be given priority consideration in the hiring process, per the applicable labor contracts. Final salary will be determined in part by the qualifications of the selected candidate and may be higher or lower than target.Applicants, if hired,must comply with CTA's residency ordinance.CTA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERNo employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, unfavorable military discharge, disability or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws; except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for our workforce and supporting the communities we serve. CTA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disabilities of otherwise qualified applicants for employment as well as its employees, unless undue hardship would result. If you require an accommodation in the application or hiring process, please contact prior to the submission of your application or upon notification of your actual test date. CTA will work with you to determine if an accommodation can be provided.

Keywords: Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago , Programmer Analyst, Data Analytics, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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