Operations Analyst II in Philadelphia, PA at Radian Group Inc

Date Posted: 1/10/2020

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Job Description

Under minimal supervision, analyzes complex business problems using data from internal and external sources to provide insight to decision-makers. Identifies and interprets trends and patterns in datasets to identify emerging trends. Creates specifications for reports and analysis based on business needs and required or available data elements. Directly produces datasets and reports for analysis using system reporting tools. This reporting satisfies information requests from Senior Management and other internal customers. Works on problems of complex nature where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors. Creation of analytical presentations and communication of strategic business findings to senior management.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design and maintain reports and analysis using SAS/SQL, MicroStrategy, R and other business analysis software.
  • Manipulation of large data files (e.g., SAS, Excel, etc.) to identify trends, make business recommendations, and to provide data extractions to business partners.
  • Pro-actively contribute to the data management process through effective data research and analysis. 
  • Assist in improving data quality and report accuracy (i.e. identifying gaps between business and data processes).
  • Develop unique solutions to analysis and reporting challenges (learn new software, develop new techniques, seek process improvements). 
  • Automate manual reporting and data collection processes. 
  • Identify and interpret trends and patterns in datasets to locate influences. 

Job Specifications


  • The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree.
  • 2-4 years experience preferred with strong programming skills (Excel, SAS, SQL) and demonstrated ability to grasp new concepts/techniques.
  • Good problem solving and data management skills with abilities to digest vast amounts of data, manipulate it, and identify correlations though a variety of statistical techniques.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Attention to detail as demonstrated by effective time-management, good organizational skills and use of analytical thinking to solve problems.
  • Strong aptitude for analytics; demonstrated ability to draw value-added insights from large amounts data.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and show a demonstrated ability to absorb information quickly.
  • Strong critical thinking.
  • Training/experience with Microsoft Office products; very high-level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel & Access.
  • Ability to be a self-motivator and work independently, as well as work effectively with others.
  • Intellectually curious- is willing to question traditional ways of doing things and develop new approaches to old challenges.

Other Position Parameters:

  • Work in a team environment; balancing and prioritizing requests from multiple managers and departments within Radian.
  • Exceptional time management skills, able to respond to changing priorities

Prior Work Experience

  • Technical:   3 - 5 years
  • Supervisory:   None

Education and Credentials

  • Required:    Bachelor’s Degree,  Concentration in Business Analytics, Engineering, Statistics, Math, or Finance
  • Preferred:    Master’s Degree

EEO Statement

Radian complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, age, race, color, religious creed, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

If you are a person with a disability and need assistance in the application process please send an e-mail message to recruitment@radian.biz.


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