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Data Analytics - Domain Business Data Analyst (Des Moines, IA - Hybrid)

Does the idea of finding solutions and resolving challenging business problems appeal to you? Are you looking to join an ambitious and dynamic company?

GreatAmerica Financial Services is a highly successful entrepreneurial company providing equipment financing to businesses across the United States. Our exemplary customer service, our principle-centered business philosophy and our team-based operating approach are key to our success and growth.

GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers. There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere. When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.

Position Summary

The Domain Business Data Analyst will work closely with business stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to leverage data for enhanced decision making and to generate actionable insights which drive incremental business value for both GreatAmerica and GreatAmerica’s customers.  Communication of these insights either via dashboards or presentations, both written and oral, will be a core function of this role.  Analytics projects will run the full spectrum of the business intelligence maturity model including descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analysis.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate strong business acumen combined with competencies in analytical and technical skills.

Essential Functions

  • Participate as integral component of the Operation Domain leadership teams. Help identify and drive material business capability improvements
  • Participate in the development of the Operation Domain operational reviews. Develop and populate actionable information for the operational review
  • Work with business stakeholders to identify opportunities for use of data to deliver incremental business value to the functional areas and/or business units
  • Gather, profile and analyze data to support analytic requirements
  • Develop data visualizations for both explanatory and exploratory analysis
  • Perform data mining activities following the CRISP-DM process to solve business problems. This will include both predictive and prescriptive modeling
  • Build and manage models to forecast key company metrics and to better understand the underlying drivers of their performance. Conduct model validation activities post deployment
  • Communicate analytical results via both written and oral presentation to business stakeholders
  • Identify gaps in data collection and collaborate with engineering on data capture specifications
  • Promote a data driven culture throughout GreatAmerica via active participation in a data champion community utilized for knowledge and best practice sharing.
  • Educate business stakeholders on the value of analytical approaches (including Key Performance Indicators, trending, forecasting, etc.)

Position Qualifications



For all GreatAmerica team members:  Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability


For this position: Business Acumen, Analytical Skills, Technical Aptitude, Problem Solving, Self-Motivated, Accuracy, Detail Oriented.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business Analytics, Finance, Math, Information Systems, Statistics or relevant field.  Master’s degree or professional certification in business analytics is a plus.

Experience: 1 – 2 years of experience performing analysis in a business setting with a history of deriving actionable insights from complex datasets

Skills and Abilities

Computer Skills:

  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, specifically Excel
  • Excellent SQL experience writing queries to acquire data from complex data sets
  • Expertise with data visualization and dashboard tools such as Tableau, QlikView or equivalent
  • Experience with predictive modeling scripting languages a plus
  • Experience with a data science or machine learning platform such as DataRobot, RapidMiner or equivalent a plus


Other Requirements:

  • Strong business acumen with the desire to understand the core drivers of business behaviors
  • Solid understand of statistics with ability to explain statistical concepts to non-technical audiences
  • Role will be located in Cedar Rapids, IA or Des Moines, IA and has the potential to be a hybrid position. 
At GreatAmerica, we’re looking to grow our business through our people. Are you looking to grow your career? If so, submit your application at Be sure to fully complete the form, including your resume, and complete the Predictive Index assessment. 

This position is not eligible for sponsorship for employment authorization.