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Lead Data Business Analyst Toronto, Canada

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Lead Data Business Analyst Description

Job #: 71695
EPAM is a leading global provider of digital platform engineering and development services. We are committed to having a positive impact on our customers, our employees, and our communities. We embrace a dynamic and inclusive culture. Here you will collaborate with multi-national teams, contribute to a myriad of innovative projects that deliver the most creative and cutting-edge solutions, and have an opportunity to continuously learn and grow. No matter where you are located, you will join a dedicated, creative, and diverse community that will help you discover your fullest potential.


You are strategic, resilient, engaging with people and a natural self-starter. You have a passion for solving complex problems. If this sounds like you, this could be the perfect opportunity to join EPAM as a Lead Data Business Analyst. Scroll down to learn more about the position’s responsibilities and requirements.


What You’ll Do

  • Act as Lead Data Analyst on Data projects
  • Lead data discovery, data assessment, data cleansing, data profiling, source to target mapping activities
  • Maintain relevant documentation (e.g., data dictionary, data catalog, architecture documentation)
  • Translate business needs into requirements and work with delivery team through the entire development lifecycle
  • Write user stories and act as a bridge between the business and development teams
  • Plan and execute elicitation/discovery activities to engage both business and IT stakeholders
  • Design and drive stakeholder workshops/interviews to define and prioritize their business needs
  • Work in collaboration with customer stakeholders/delivery management/solution architects/ data engineers throughout the development lifecycle
  • Prototype business needs and validate prototypes with business stakeholder before sending to mass production using mock-up/prototyping/data visualization tools
  • Conduct Sprint review sessions or UAT with customer stakeholders
  • Prepare post-development / post-production materials to support stakeholders in increasing adoption of deliverables (e.g., trainings/training materials/marketing materials)
  • Work closely with a distributed, global development project team


  • 7+ years experience in working in data domain on data and analytical projects
  • 5+ years experience in working with requirements on BI / Big Data / Analytical projects
  • 5+ years of experience with Relational databases, ETL and Data visualization
  • Proficient with SQL, experience in data cleansing, modelling and data transformation
  • Ability to translate business needs into data requirements (incl. proficiency in validating and visualizing data requirements to customer)
  • Experience in a lead capacity, providing mentorship; proven track record as a Team Lead on data projects
  • Strong client management skills: strong ability to interface and build relationships with high-ranking client executives and business stakeholders
  • Experience in working with business and IT stakeholders, as well as end-users
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Strong knowledge/experience of Agile practices (i.e., Scrum, Kanban)
  • Experience using JIRA or similar task management tools
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Must be fluent in both written and verbal English
  • Experience and ability to collaborate with distributed teams and client stakeholders

Nice to have

  • Experience in working with data on cloud on major cloud providers (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • Familiarity of Big Data concepts (Hadoop, Spark, Databricks etc.) and non-relational DBS
  • Experience with Master Data Management
  • Development expertise building data visualizations using Tableau / Power BI / any modern data visualization tool
  • Knowledge of the data and analytics landscape and recent trends

What We Offer

  • Extended Healthcare with Prescription Drugs, Dental and Vision Insurance (Company Paid)
  • Life and AD&D Insurance (Company Paid)
  • Employee Assistance Program (Company Paid)
  • Unlimited access to LinkedIn learning solutions
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) with company match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Employee Discounts