CDT Seeks Senior Data Specialist

The state technology agency is looking for a key player in its data squad -- someone who must take on “a variety of complex data analytical, data visualization and data science tasks and activities,” and work with “cross-functional teams and business programs to analyze their business problems ... .”

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The state’s technology agency is seeking to staff a key position on its data analytics bench.

The California Department of Technology is recruiting for a Senior Data Analytics Specialist, an IT Specialist II. The successful candidate will work in CDT’s Office of Enterprise Technology and play a key role in improving digital government. He or she will be “lead consultant responsible for a variety of complex data analytical, data visualization and data science tasks and activities,” and work with “cross-functional teams and business programs to analyze their business problems and provide data insights and recommendations on potential solutions involving complex technology, a subsystem of business applications or work on integration projects … ,” the job posting says. The IT Specialist II will work under the direction of the IT Manager II over Data and Geospatial Services, and be responsible for coordinating “expert level data analysis and visualizations by translating business problems and requirements into data questions, develop testable hypotheses, conduct experiments and measure results, and deliver meaningful insights to improve business performance and decision-making.” The IT Spec II will also “identify business trends through complex data analysis, defining metrics and building dynamic reports that can be used to track progress towards targets” and interpret findings from multiple sources of data. The monthly salary range is $7,365 to $9,869, and the application deadline is Aug. 5.

Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Techwire.