Senior Data Analyst - Finance, Remote North America

Full Time Posted a month ago
Main Location
Hanover, MD, United States
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Since 1992, Ciena has been driven by a relentless pursuit of network innovation.  We believe in a network that grows smarter, more agile, and more responsive every day. This means that when you digitally interact in your world - picking up the phone, streaming video, texting a friend or loved one – your interactions are being enabled by Ciena technologies.  Ciena makes your social / entertainment / business existence REAL.

Ciena may well be the most important technology company you’ve never heard of. The innovations that wow us (driverless cars), and those we now take for granted (the ability to mobile stream your favorite show) are the products of ingenuity from some brilliant and forward-thinking companies.  But those companies rely on Ciena, another vanguard of innovation, to create and advance the underlying networks that bring their breakthroughs to our doorsteps. VR, AI, IOT, 5G literally none of it would be possible without the mind-boggling technology that makes the internet itself work. For more than 25 years, Ciena has been the global leader in networking strategy, and our technology has been part of the critical infrastructure running within the   most advanced companies in the world. 


Job Description: 


As a Senior Data Analyst at Ciena - IT, you are responsible for turning abstract information from finance accounting, revenue recognition and FP&A into appealing and understandable visualizations that improve business insights from the results of the analyses. You are creative thinker who understand user interface design, has ability to develop data models and apply visualizations skills. This role requires understanding of how information is turned into knowledge and how this knowledge supports and enables finance business processes. You must have a good understanding of data access requirements for business analytics and exploration. Also required are analytical skills, the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with team members, as well as an innate curiosity around wanting to understand data, process, willingness to explore new advanced technologies, and solid understanding of data warehousing concepts.



  • Working with business stakeholders from finance accounting, revenue recognition and FP&A business areas in requirement discussion sessions to understand their analytical / data visualization needs.
  • Develop and maintain analytics roadmap for your domain.
  • Works on projects that spans multiple technologies.
  • Leads development of data visualization and semantic data access requirements.
  • Works closely with architects to assure all systems are in line with data and analytics long-term strategy.
  • Brings deep understanding of business data domain and underlying data sources.
  • Translate and document business analytical needs into detailed requirements for data visualization developers / data engineers.
  • Brings expert knowledge of data visualization and promotes data model / architecture which helps in enablement of self-service analytics.
  • Responsible for timely delivery of data visualization solution leveraging Agile principles.
  • Deep understanding of data governance and its principles
  • Develops scalable solution for data lake while working along with data engineering team.
  • Interacts closely with matrixed cross-functional teams (business and IT) to secure alignment.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Key Skills: 

  • Bachelors-degree in data analysis, statistics, finance, or other relevant analytical degree.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in developing business analytical solution, focusing on requirements gathering and effective visualization of insights.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience with data visualization tools, SQL, building data model in Microsoft Power BI, OBIEE, Tableau and/or similar data analytics tools.
  • Prior experience in finance and good understanding of hardware, software and services domain is preferred.
  • Statistic knowledge & KPI dashboard development experience is desired.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to work independently to prioritize workload and handle multiple responsibilities, deadlines, etc.
  • Strong problem-solving, customer experience, collaborative approach and critical thinking abilities is a must.
  • Successful track record of thriving in a fast paced and dynamic environment. Previous consulting experience is a plus.
  • Ability to build relationships and communicate effectively with leaders across the organization.
  • Knowledge of Snowflake / Informatica or any other data engineering tool is a plus.
  • Exposure to Advanced analytics and machine learning is a plus.




About Ciena 
Ciena is a network strategy and technology company with a passion to provide an experience, to you and our customers that is as rewarding as the outcome.   We attract the best and brightest– those with outstanding talent, motivation, and the right attitude to contribute to our success. Our culture balances our openness and informality with professionalism and trust and is built on the foundation of our core values: Customer First, Integrity, Velocity, Innovation, and Outstanding People.   Ciena enables everyone to have a voice and a network that supports them while on the journey to discovering their passion and purpose.  We trust each individual to do what they can to reach their full potential and make an impact on the business, whenever, wherever they are in the world.  With Ciena’s highly innovative, forward-thinking business practices, we reward people for pushing the boundaries.  Unlock your potential at Ciena!  
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Senior Data Analyst - Finance, Remote North America