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Senior Data Analyst

  • Opportunity to work on a high impact transformation
  • Looking for experienced R programming specialists
  • Duration until 30 January 2023

Opportunity to work on a key program at the Reserve Bank of Australia, delivering a new analytics platform that will be at the core of our economic insights and reporting. 

We are looking for an experienced Senior Data Analyst to work on a highly visible project involving a complex SQL multidimensional data warehouse, reporting and analytics solution for APRA-sourced data which is used to analyse and forecast liquidity and other nationally critical data in the Australian financial system.

You’ will be working with senior economists and IT program professionals to deliver a bespoke and high profile analytics and reporting system which is critical to the Bank’s work.

In this role you will:

  • Collaborate with business and IT stakeholders to develop, maintain and optimise data collection and related statistical reporting to provide timely, accurate, and accessible data for economists' informed decision-making.
  • Independently assess and document current business standard and ad-hoc complex reporting and data analysis requirements including calculations.
  • Analyse and document user stories and business requirements for a new data analytics platform using agile based and traditional methods
  • based and traditional methods
  • Transform data from multiple sources using R programming to produce automated data analytics, visualisations and statistical reports.
  • Ensure ongoing data integrity, reporting data inconsistencies and resolving these in close collaboration with stakeholders.

Your team

This role is within the Financial System Group which monitors, researches and reports on the payments system and stability of the financial system.

You will work closely with mature and high performing cross-functional Scrum teams within the RBA and with APRA. The work environment is collaborative, friendly and supportive.

Your background

To be successful in this critical role you will possess:

  • Advanced experience designing and developing efficient code, functions and scripts that leverage data from multiple sources using R and SQL programming languages.
  • Ability to facilitate workshops or meetings with business and technical stakeholders and external parties at various levels.
  • Demonstrated experience in data extraction, manipulation and data management.
  • Advanced knowledge of database and business intelligence concepts and tools.
  • Any IT technology expertise involving solution design / database development desirable.
  • Strong written communication skills and concise and succinct communication style.

Your development & career

Working for an organisation that truly makes a difference to the Australian people, we can offer development and career opportunities in a collaborative environment that supports people’s growth, wellbeing and promotes flexibility.

About the RBA

The RBA pursues national economic policy objectives and undertakes a range of associated activities in financial markets and banking. It also issues Australia's banknotes and operates infrastructure critical to the payments system, all of which contributes to the welfare of the Australian people.

Our people have a critical role to play in achieving these objectives, whether directly or in a supporting capacity. As a values driven organisation, our people conduct themselves with a high degree of integrity, while striving for excellence in the work they perform and the outcomes they achieve. We encourage intelligent inquiry, we treat one another with respect, while promoting the public interest in our efforts. 

The Reserve Bank of Australia is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and encourage applications from experienced candidates seeking workplace flexibility.

Applications close AUS Eastern Daylight Time