Data Analyst (Contractor)

Blue Bridge Financial - Reston, VA


Data Analyst Job Description

Location: Reston, VA

Functional Reporting: VP of Technology

FLSA Status: Contractor, Full-Time

The Data Analyst will work closely with each functional department of Blue Bridge in using self-developed statistical models to help analyze and interpret commercial financial loan data for a historical data clean-up and data lake project.

Strong analytical skills, experience with relational databases and reporting, knowledge of commercial finance data strutcures and data warehouse or Data Lake projects are required to effectively perform this role.

As a key member of the Blue Bridge technology team, the Data Analyst should be a bright, energetic, business-minded and self-motivated team member with 5+ years of data analysis analysis experience in the equipment lease or commercial finance industry. The successful candidate will interface with our senior executive team and business teams to execute on the organization’s strategic priorities.

The position is based at the corporate headquarters in Reston, VA but will require travel as necessary in connection with duties.

Key Responsibilities:

Technology Initiatives

  • Actively participate and facilitate in requirements gathering sessions
  • Gathering & documenting system requirements (a.k.a. data dictionary, reporting, modeling)
  • Interpreting data, analyzing results
  • Develop and implement data analyses, data collection tools and other strategies that optimize efficiency and quality
  • Evaluate requirements and recommend solutions
  • Use statistical models to analyze data
  • Documenting and following up on important actions and decisions from meetings
  • Preparing necessary presentation materials for meetings
  • Ensuring project deadlines are met
  • Providing administrative support as needed
  • Undertaking project tasks as required
  • Developing project strategies
  • Ensuring documentation is maintained appropriately for each project
  • Preparation and execution of test plans, test scenarios and test cases
  • Supporting Technology and Product team members and management as needed
  • Provide input into RAID logs
  • Support Project with the management of internal and external teams to reach timely and effective project milestones
  • Act as liaison between internal users and external service providers
  • Develop & execute training to end users

Successful Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited college, university or experience equivalent
  • Relational database experience
  • Previous experience in Commercial Finance or Consumer Lending
  • Previous experience with data warehouse or data lake design and development
  • Previous experience building data models and reports to analyze and understand financial data
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to develop key deliverable expectations and create work plans to accomplish objectives
  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to function as a part of a group sometimes passing work back and forth to complete common goal
  • Flexibility in prioritizing workload, being able to change to a completely different task suddenly
  • Ability to work under pressure and in a fast paced environment
  • Strong drive to achieve personal and corporate goals
  • Ability to take ownership and follow up on issues
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent follow-through skills
  • Exceptional communication skills (verbal, written, presentation)
  • Process Oriented
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly in new situations
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex issues to non-technical staff and executive level management
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Deep understanding of the specialty finance underwriting process from submission to issuance including clearance, risk evaluation, pricing, quoting, funding, issuance and post issuance processes.
  • Deep understanding of lease or loan administration, underwriting workflow, and content management
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, and organize multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial culture with a flat management structure
  • Results-oriented, entrepreneurial mindset, uncompromising integrity, and leadership skills
  • Excellent analytical, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Working knowledge of Vision Commerce, TURBO, LeasePlus systems (Nice to Have)
  • Ability to work with project and business constraints such as time & scope (previous work in a consulting role is desirable)

This job description is subject to change and may be amended based on management need and business demands.

Job Type: Contract


  • Data Analyst: 8 years (Preferred)

Full Time Opportunity:

  • Yes

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture