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Sr Data Analyst

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Dublin, IE

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 18090

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Senior Data Analyst


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Data Science & Learning Analytics team is looking for a Senior Data Analyst to help deliver critical digital insights and visualizations from massive digital learning datasets. You’ll be instrumental in the creation of new datasets, dashboards and metrics that will report on and provide actionable insight to support product development decision-making. This role will combine strong technical and communication skills with business acumen to advance data-informed decision making at HMH.

The Senior Data Analyst will:

  • Have 3+ years of experience in a data analyst role.
  • Be a SQL expert who can extract and transform different types of data from a data lake.
  • Have hands on experience using one of R or Python.
  • Experience with source control tools such as Git.
  • Have cloud platform experience (AWS preferred).
  • Enjoy working with stakeholders to analyze problems and develop KPIs.
  • Have excellent data visualization skills, you can build dashboards (Shiny / Tableau / etc.) tell stories and present evidence.
  • Bring expertise in data documentation and automated data validation.
  • Have strong analytic, critical thinking, and decision-making skills.
  • Be comfortable working independently and as part of a team.
  • Have excellent English verbal and written communication skills, you can clearly communicate complex results to technical and non-technical audiences.

Top candidates will have strengths in multiple areas of the following:

  • Strong understanding of statistical concepts.
  • Experience using quantitative analysis to identify trends and improve business decisions.
  • Creativity in developing new processes, analyses, and recommendations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Import, clean, transform, validate, and analyze data to provide evidence to decision makers.
  • Test data to identify data integrity issues, troubleshooting problems and makes recommendations and coordinating with the Data Scientists/Psychometricians to plan solutions.
  • Perform descriptive statistical analyses and build datasets and dashboards that provide actionable insight to key stakeholders.



Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is committed to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities and we aim to create a workplace which provides for equal opportunities for all employees and potential employees.

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