Data Associate – 6 Month Contract

  • Contract
  • Toronto

Citylitics

We are looking for a motivated and diligent Data Associate with a strong passion for data and problem solving. As a data associate you will be responsible for enforcing best practices on data quality, data management, creating reports and data analysis. Our team is challenged with the task of the extraction, organization and structuring of public documents related to infrastructure across cities in the US and Canada. The data we collect from these public documents are riddled with nuances and complexities making the data highly vulnerable to errors.

The ideal candidate is detail-oriented with a willingness to learn and has the ability to manage their time to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment. They will also be able to work independently and collaborate with the Product and Customer Success. The primary focus of this role will be the cleaning and standardization of our data; follow our specs and schemas and use our data ingestion tools to ensure timely and accurate uploads to our data warehouse.

What Will You Accomplish?

  • Own and manage data collection & cleaning tasks as part of our data roadmap and client-specific periodical reports.
  • Create and document a repeatable and successful research process that will be incorporated in our search tools and client-facing platforms, having a significant impact on how intelligence gets delivered within the infrastructure industry.
  • Attend meetings with clients to understand their needs, talk about Citylitics data and provide suggestions + recommendations on the best approaches to leveraging value from the various data products we offer.
  • Maintain the quality and integrity of Citylitics’s data. Provide insights into the causes of data issues, remedying data inaccuracies, pointing out anomalies in our data, creating dashboards and building custom data quality reports.
  • Maintain our inventory of data sources and complete projects to expand our data universe as defined by our data roadmap.
  • Identify and propose ways to streamline and automate our data collection processes.
  • Create and document a repeatable and successful data collection process that will be incorporated in our data ingestion tools and have a significant impact on how intelligence gets delivered within the water industry.
  • Monitor and QA the output of our data pipelines ensuring we are achieving our data coverage, quality, and efficiency metrics.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Conscientious attention to detail, exceptional project organization skills, complete accountability for your assigned research goals, capable of driving projects independently and an impressive track record on previous projects
  • Strong communication skills; well-articulated in written form and able to present insights concisely and effectively
  • Background in environmental or urban planning studies is preferred
  • Previous experience in a customer facing role is considered a strong asset
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Working knowledge Python and SQL databases is a plus
  • A willingness to fail and find dead ends, but learn fast and make immediate adjustments

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