Moran Technology Consulting

Senior Consultant: Data & Analytics

Firm Introduction

Are you bored doing the same thing? Are you looking to hone your expertise and become the best at what you do? Are you looking for a true team atmosphere with a human centered focus on work/life balance and professional development? We are a dynamic, rapidly growing, and diverse team of true experts. Consider joining our team at Moran Technology Consulting (MTC)!

Our Data and Analytics practice helps colleges, universities, and university health care clients transform their data and analytics landscape. This includes the broad spectrum of higher education, from large R1 institutions to local community colleges.  Our projects span data strategy, ERP data readiness, and data engineering services.

If you’re in this field, you already know: the data landscape is changing by the hour and delivering high-quality services requires continuous learning and development. An advantage of working at MTC is that we keep current not simply by reading about these changes, but by working hands-on with these evolving technologies.  Trying new tools and products to understand their capabilities and applications within our clients’ ecosystem is critical to our value proposition and individual growth.  We are also passionate about building meaningful connections with our clients, understanding their unique context, and delivering value every step of the way. We aim to transform not only the client institution but the entire higher education industry.

Position Introduction

Job Title: Senior Consultant – Data & Analytics

Practice: Data & Analytics

Reports To: Data & Analytics Practice Lead

Status: Full-Time

The Data and Analytics Senior Consultant is a primary resource for delivering value to clients on data and analytics engagements. The Senior Consultant will need to be comfortable working across different types of initiatives, depending on client needs at any point in time.  These include:

  • Data Advisory – Working with institutions on current state assessments, roadmaps, and data strategies to help enhance the internal data and analytics value proposition and improve data operations for our clients.
  • Data Engineering – Supporting our clients that have technical needs around data architecture and engineering, utilizing different toolsets to creatively solve problems.

The Senior Consultant will use the Moran Technology Consulting (MTC) methodology, approach, and frameworks to provide a meaningful impact on client goals and objectives. This requires a motivated individual with an aptitude to learn and be challenged to develop expertise in a rapidly changing field. Collaboration is critical in the support of clients, so relationship management is important for an individual to be successful in consulting and client engagement.

Employment Benefits

  • Highly competitive salaries with annual bonus opportunities
  • Fully remote working environment
  • Self-directed 401k with matching
  • Medical, Dental, and Long-Term Disability plans
  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)!

MTC is just finishing our 20th year with continual growth every year. This is a net new position!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Actively collaborate with client stakeholders to understand their unique needs and challenges on engagements.
  2. Help support the practice through development of new and refinement of existing methodologies, with a focus on creating value for our clients.
  3. Deliver data and analytics expertise and services to clients that provide value as a part of defined statements of work.
  4. Develop deliverables that lead to positive outcomes by offering reasonable & tailored work products.
  5. Support client relationships by building trust and transparency and delivering value.
  6. Manage work and projects using appropriate project management methods.
  7. Support pre-sales opportunities by meeting with potential clients on sales calls or at vendor sales locations.
  8. Train and develop expertise in data and analytics to stay up to date and valuable on client engagements and community interactions.
  9. Protect institutional data and assets that you are given access to by abiding by institutional requirements and MTC guidance on data handling.
  10. Create documentation when necessary to support projects, or internal information sharing.
  11. Provide direction to team members, junior consultants, and interns as needed.
  12. Most work is done during normal business hours; however, this may occasionally and temporarily change depending on client needs, time zones, deadlines, or personal preference.
  13. Some travel may be necessary.
  14. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position may provide work direction for team members, junior consultants, and interns but does not have any direct supervisory responsibilities at this time.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  1. This position requires a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; 3 to 7 years of experience in data related roles; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. This position requires someone that is comfortable operating at all levels of the data stack (technology, people, and processes) from the underlying data engineering up to the overarching data strategy.
  3. Experience in one of more of the following areas:
    • Data Strategy & Planning – Management or support in defining the future of data and analytics at an institutional level, including the roadmap to get from current state to future state.
    • Data Conversion – Management and/or execution of mapping legacy data to target platform data structures, building ETL tools to convert datasets, and supporting business reconciliation processes.
    • Data Engineering – Working with business stakeholders to understand requirements, building out of data pipelines, developing complex transformations, and/or development of dashboards/reports for end-users.
  4. Proficient in SQL, with a strong understanding of procedures, functions, and complex queries.
  5. Proficient in other languages such as R and Python is a plus.
  6. Experience with data visualization tools to build end-user dashboards and reports.
  7. ERP Platform Experience Preferred – Banner, Oracle Cloud, PeopleSoft, Workday, etc.
  8. Data Platform Experience Preferred – Azure, AWS, Google, Snowflake
  9. Higher education employment experience is preferred.
  10. Consulting or client relationship management experience is preferred.

Other Skills and Abilities

  1. Oral, written and listening skills
  2. Analytical and creative thinking
  3. Customer Service skills
  4. Problem Solving
  5. Time Management
  6. Teamwork and collaboration
  7. Vendor relationship management
  8. Flexible work hours may be required.

Remote Work

This position is 100% remote work. As such, an individual must have suitable space to conduct virtual meetings and to work on deliverables and other essential duties. In some cases, an individual may need to travel to a client location, conference, or company meeting.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work in this position is performed within routine office conditions, usually without exposure to hazardous or unpleasant conditions.

  • Walking, standing, lifting and/or carry objects weighing 25 pounds or less.