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Data Analyst I

Company: Nelnet
Location: Topeka
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Nelnet is a diversified and innovative company committed to enriching lives through the power of service as a student loan servicer, professional services company, consumer loan originator and servicer, payments processor, and K-12 and higher education expert. For over 40 years, Nelnet has been serving its customers, associates, and communities.The perks of working at Nelnet go beyond our benefits package. When you join the Nelnet team, you're part of a community invested in the success of each individual. That support comes through in our work, as we are united by our mission of creating opportunities for people where they live, learn, and work.Data Analyst on the Federal Loan Analytics team****The ideal candidate for this position will live in or near Lincoln, NE or Madison, WI with the option of working a hybrid, remote or fully in-office schedule.******We are seeking a talented data analyst who can:**1. Utilize their skillset to mine and pull complex datasets.2. Have the business intelligence to interpret the data and analyze for trends, correlations, and other key characteristics.3. Provide strategic and defensible recommendations for improving our systems, processes, and strategies based upon findings supported by research and data analysis.4. Effectively compile, package, present and discuss analysis and insights with customers in an impactful narrative or visual form.5. Develop reports and dashboards to communicate performance and deliver insight to customers while monitoring data quality issues.6. Continuously seek out opportunities to add value through process automation and programmatic solutions to manual tasks.7. Be proactive to customer needs and support the Nelnet Management team as our primary customer.**Additional Requirements:**+ Employment and continued employment are contingent upon obtaining and maintaining a favorable government security clearance+ Must reside in the United States and be a United States citizen+ This process involves collecting and providing 7 years of previous work experience, previous addresses, and contact information of people that can verify this information+ Must not be delinquent or in default withany federal debt+ Final suitability determination is the sole discretion of the Department of Education**EDUCATION:**4-year college degree preferred or equivalent experience needed**EXPERIENCE:**1 year of data analytics with proven track record of experience matching the summary above. Preferable to see examples or published work.**COMPETENCIES - SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES:**1. Technical skill-set**Competency with extracting, manipulating, querying data in a variety of database systems - programming: Microsoft T-SQL, PostgreSQL.****Familiarity with data access and structuring tools (Coginiti for Netezza/AWS, Python, SQL Server Analytics Services, SQL Server Management Studio).****Familiarity with reporting and dashboarding software (e.g. Microsoft Power BI, DAX.****Expertise with Microsoft Excel, including formulas, charts and Pivot Tables.****Familiarity with scripting languages: Python for data manipulation and process automation.****Familiarity with data mapping, cleansing, and editing as well as Extract, Transform, and Load processes (ETL) using Python and Visual Studio.**2. Exceptional critical thinking and problem solving skills.3. Ability to conceptualize and analyze complex business processes4. Excellent oral/written and interpersonal communication skills.5. Negotiation, facilitation and presentation skills.6. Ability to define and achieve business goals and deadlines while working both independently & collaboratively.7. Customer-focused philosophy.8. Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities and consistently meet deadlines.9. Ability to meet and manage customer expectations in a professional and timely manner.10. Student loan/finance industry experience preferred.Salary range for this role is $50K-$70KOur benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, HSA and FSA, generous earned time off, 401K/student loan repayment, life insurance & AD&D insurance, employee assistance program, employee stock purchase program, tuition reimbursement, performance-based incentive pay, short- and long-term disability, and a robust wellness program. Click here to learn more about our benefits: LINK ( .Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance.Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Corporate Recruiting at 402-486-5725 or .Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.You may know Nelnet as the nation's largest student loan servicer - but we do more than that. _A lot more._ We're also a professional services company, consumer loan originator and servicer, payment processor, renewable energy innovator, and K-12 and higher education expert (and that's just a shortlist). For over 40 years, we've been serving our customers, associates, and communities to make dreams possible.EEO Info ( - EEO Letter ( - EPPA Info ( - FMLA Info (

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