Senior Business Data Analyst

Within NYC Opportunity, the Enterprise Data Solutions team takes innovative approaches to integrate data across agencies to improve the delivery of social services, expand service outreach and inform public sector analytics and research. EDS views data as a valued asset that can be leveraged responsibly to increase equity and opportunity for all New Yorkers.

The Sr. Business Data Analyst will be responsible for understanding, documenting, and validating data that will integrated from agency legacy systems to innovative new platforms. The ideal candidate will have experience working on large data projects, profile data and be able to develop clear documentation about the data for other analysts and end-users.


  • Engage agency subject matter experts to get a thorough understanding of how they use their data.
  • Assess and identify data quality or data integrity issues and propose actionable solutions.
  • Manage the catalog of data documentation and quality issues.
  • Document data migration processes at both a functional and technical level.
  • Extract, profile, standardize, convert, model, and other data-related activities before, during, and after migration processes as necessary.
  • Document and maintain accurate business metadata, data lineage and controls.
  • Conduct system testing of data platforms and participate in end-user testing.
  • Work with a cross-functional team and subject matter experts to define, communicate, and document data migration requirements and strategies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  Skills We're Seeking

Commitment to the mission of advancing greater equality and opportunity.

Proficient in MS Excel. SQL knowledge preferred.

Strong analytical skills with ability to present complex data models to a non-technical audience.

Experience in large-scale data projects or migrations

Excellent communication and organization skills;

Ability to think critically and detailed oriented.

  Education and Experience

Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Public Administration, Public Policy or Library Science.

Successful candidates will be invited for an initial phone screen. Due to the volume of applications received we may not be able to respond to every application.

  How to Apply

This position may require applicants to take a civil service exam.

To learn more about the civil service process, visit the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services