Senior Data Analyst

Location
Cambridge, UK
Salary
£32,000 - £45,500
Posted
31 Jul 2019
Closes
19 Aug 2019
Ref
545073001
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible
Job Title: Senior Data Analyst

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £32,000 - £45,500

Location: Cambridge

What it's about

We are looking for a Senior Analyst with a passion for working with data and strong numerical skills to join the Data & Analytics department of Cambridge Assessment English.

The Senior Data Analyst will provide data analysis and psychometric support for a variety of English language and admissions tests. You will take responsibility for evaluating test data, and producing statistical reports to a demanding schedule that requires accuracy and attention to detail. Additionally the Senior Data Analyst will identify innovative solutions to improve the processes and systems used in Data & Analytics: designing, developing and testing new analysis and data processing routines (e.g. by creating SAS programs) for departmental use.

You must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills for dealing effectively with colleagues and clients at all levels. The ability to work as part of a team and to prioritise and time manage projects is essential.

If you have the required qualifications and feel ready for the challenge of working for one of the world's leading assessment agencies, please apply now.

What you'll be doing
  • A major part of this role involves carrying out statistical and data analysis to ensure our examinations provide valid and accurate results. This encompasses areas such as evaluating the performance of test materials, malpractice detection and examiner monitoring.
  • The business has a strong process improvement culture to which the post holder will contribute through the development and/or testing of software to ensure optimum efficiency and efficacy of departmental processes.
  • The post holder will also be required to provide technical support for ad-hoc data requests and to assist in research activities such as long-term educational development projects and the development of new analysis methods.

What we're looking for
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills.
  • A first degree academic qualification, with a focus on statistics, mathematics, computing, psychology, language testing, educational measurement, or social sciences is desirable.
  • Programming experience in languages such as SAS, R and Python is highly desirable.
  • Experience of assessment and educational measurement is desirable
  • Working knowledge of data management, statistical analysis and quantitative research methods are highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet and database software (e.g. Excel, Access, MySQL Workbench).
  • The ability to work under pressure and attention to detail.
  • The ability to communicate effectively and work as part of a team.
  • Strong prioritisation and time management skills.


Who we are

Cambridge Assessment English is a part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge. We are the global leader in English language assessment. We help people learn English and prove their skills to the world. We provide exams in English for speakers of other languages taken by over 5 million candidates worldwide each year, as well as the leading range of qualifications for language teachers.

Benefits
In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a superb range of benefits:
  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Subsidised canteens
  • Support for professional qualifications

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 18/08/2019 and interviews will be held on Week of 26th-30th August .

If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.

CAMBRIDGE ASSESSMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

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