Associate Data Analyst

Pearson - Durham, NC3.8


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Pearson’s Information Technology teams drive technology strategy. To support the above and to ensure successful delivery for technology in Pearson we need a Data Analyst to join our team to ensure the quality and accuracy of our data across the enterprise.


You will take responsibility for managing our master data set, developing reports, and troubleshooting data issues. To do well in this role you need a very fine eye for detail, experience as a data analyst, and a deep understanding of the popular data analysis tools and databases.

The primary responsibility will be to provide governance over data to ensure they are flowing through the right software systems, terms are defined, and vocabularies are managed. This will require working closely with business partners and program managers to effectively communicate processes; monitor and maintain accurate and timely information in data governance and catalog systems (Informatica Axon and EDC); and participate in continuous improvement exercises.


+ Managing master data, including creation, updates, and deletion

+ Provide quality assurance of imported data, working with quality assurance analyst if necessary

+ Commissioning and decommissioning of data sets

+ Processing confidential data and information according to guidelines

+ Helping develop reports and analysis. Managing and designing the reporting environment, including data sources, security, and metadata

+ Supporting the data warehouse in identifying and revising reporting requirements. Supporting initiatives for data integrity and normalization

+ Assessing tests and implementing new or upgraded software and assisting with strategic decisions on new systems

+ Generating reports from single or multiple systems. Troubleshooting the reporting database environment and reports

+ Evaluating changes and updates to source production systems

+ Training end users on new reports and dashboards. Providing technical expertise on data storage structures, data mining, and data cleansing

Key Challenges:
+ Understanding and supporting simplified processes around governance, reporting, and demand management across the whole of technology

+ Ensuring understanding and adoption of the processes, tools and templates in a global environment

+ Working in a matrixed and virtual environment

+ Working with a number of stakeholders: externally, internally and internationally

+ Working on multiple projects and tasks at one time

+ Working as part of a global team and thinking globally

+ Working with a global customer base and engaging effectively and collaboratively with people from different cultures

+ Some out of hours working will be required to support the global organization

+ Building internal confidence in a situation of consistent change


Essential Skills and Experience

+ Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in computer science

+ Work experience as a data analyst or in a related field

+ Ability to work with stakeholders to assess potential risks

+ Ability to analyze existing tools and databases and provide software solution recommendations

+ Ability to translate business requirements into non-technical, lay terms

+ High-level experience in methodologies and processes for managing large scale databases

+ Demonstrated experience in handling large data sets, relational databases, and noSQL databases

+ Understanding of metadata standards

+ High-level written and verbal communication skills

Desirable Skills and Experience

+ Graduate degree

+ Experience with Data Governance and Quality tools such as Informatica Axon and EDC

+ Experience in the Education industry and specifically with education technology sector or background in Information Technology

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

**Primary Location: ** US-NC-Durham

**Work Locations: ** US-NC-Durham-5425 Page Churchill 5425 Page Road Durham 27703

**Job: ** Office Support

**Organization: ** Technology & Operations

**Employee Status: ** Regular Employee

**Job Type: ** Standard

**Shift: ** Day Job

**Job Posting: ** Jul 18, 2019

**Job Unposting: ** Ongoing

**Schedule: ** Full-time Regular

**Req ID: ** 1908901

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.