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Database Systems Analyst

Who we are

Blue North works exclusively in the social sector as a full-service fundraising agency to help nonprofits connect with donors and grow their fundraising revenue. We work with a wide variety of clients including international development, hospitals and healthcare, and missions and human services organizations across North America.

We are proud to help clients create compelling fundraising magic – and then scale it. We use data mining and insights, mass personalization tools and techniques, deep fundraising knowledge, automated communications technology and multiple channels to deliver the right messages to the right people at the right time. We are passionate about our clients’ work and the good they want to achieve.

About the role

Reporting to the Data Services Manager, the Database Systems Analyst is responsible for writing queries, buildings dashboards and developing analytical reports for our clients and internal stakeholders. This role works with our business partners and data team to ensure data load and presentation methods are fully optimized and conform to best practices. Working directly with stakeholders, the successful incumbent will understand the business use-cases of various reports and dashboards and will document business level reporting and metrics requirements.

What you’ll do in the role:

  • Assist in the discovery cycle for onboarding new customers and the ingesting and cleansing of customer data
  • Evolve our analytics and campaign technology solutions into consistent and repeatable offerings
  • Assess the technical feasibility of newly created product ideas and propose solutions throughout the discovery, design and development life cycle
  • Ensure data quality and data requirements are embedded in and adhered to within data team deliverables
  • Collaborate with business and data team partners to elicit data requirements, and articulate those requirements so that they are easily understood by team members
  • Work with the business units to identify opportunities to standardize and streamline the flow of data and reports
  • Develop and evolve a deep understanding of how our business and market works, and how technology relates to business needs and goals

You bring to the role:

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar role developing analytics, queries, dashboards and other reporting systems
  • Excellent SQL and Transact-SQL skills
  • Experience with Microsoft SSMS, SSAS considered an asset
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, analytical, communication, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and simplify complex situations for stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational skills with a proven track record of managing competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

How to apply

Please email your resume to careers@bluenorth.ca and be sure to include the position title in the Subject. If you think a cover letter would be helpful to support your application, please include it as a separate attachment. You can also apply directly to the role at indeed.ca.

As we grow, Blue North Strategies is committed to creating an environment where employees feel included, valued and heard. Our belief is that a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion enables us to do our best work and help our clients take on the world. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and encourage applications from all qualified applicants. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation at any phase of the application or recruitment process, please let the HR representative know.