Data Analyst

Reston, VA
Job Type
Junior, Senior level

Job Description

Octo, an IBM company, is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of technical solutions for the federal government. At Octo, we specialize in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government's most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career. Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government. Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!


As a Data Analyst at Octo, you will interact with government stakeholders and teaming partners to gather requirements and propose analytic solutions. You will work with Octo business analysts and government stakeholders to understand requirements and compile structured and unstructured data ensuring its quality, accuracy, and reasonableness. You will analyze historical data to surface trends and insights using advanced analytical methods. You will develop and implement business processes using tools such as Power Apps, Power Automate, and scripting that assist in data governance. You are comfortable working side by side with other developers and customers, to make decisions together and troubleshoot issues. You have a passion for detail and are an excellent communicator. You are agile and curious and not afraid to identify what we are doing wrong so we can fix it, and what we are doing right so we can improve on it.


We were founded as a fresh alternative in the Government Consulting Community and are dedicated to the belief that results are a product of analytical thinking, agile design principles and that solutions are built in collaboration with, not for, our customers. This mantra drives us to succeed and act as true partners in advancing our client’s missions.

Program Mission…

You will be working on a high-profile data analytics program for the Department of Homeland of Security (DHS) maintaining and transforming mission critical applications. This program is the reporting system of record for asset management, Real property and facilities management, logistics, and sustainability business functions. In addition to data analytics tools, this program relies on business intelligence and geospatial tools.

Octo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation.

Octo is an IBM subsidiary which has been acquired by IBM and will be integrated into the IBM organization. Octo will be the hiring entity. By proceeding with this application, you understand that Octo will share your personal information with other IBM affiliates involved in your recruitment process, wherever these are located. More Information on how IBM protects your personal information, including the safeguards in case of cross-border data transfer, are available here:”.


  • Experience collecting, organizing, and analyzing the data so that they can accurately report findings to internal and external customers
  • Experience developing Power Apps and Power Automate experience
  • Experience working with SQL Queries, Python Scripting, or API configuration
  • Experience with Dashboard creation in PowerBI, Tableau, or ArcGIS.
  • Strong problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Proven ability to deliver work within time constraints, in teams and individually
  • Effective organizational, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to understand new technology concepts quickly and apply them accurately through an evolving, dynamic environment
  • Passion and ability to make a difference
  • Actively participate in Agile ceremonies such as stand ups, grooming, Sprint planning, retrospectives, and demos
  • Ability to take ownership of activities and work independently

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working with Azure Synapse/Data Factory
  • Cloud-based data governance structures and databases administration experience.
  • Agile development experience or certification such as SAFe Agilist or Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
  • Experience with JIRA
  • Experience working with Department of Homeland Security

Years of Experience: 3+ years of experience in data management and analysis of historical data to surface trends advanced analytical methods.

Education: Bachelor’s or master’s in computer science, data science, or a related field

Location: Remote

Clearance: U.S. Citizenship required, ability to receive a DHS EOD

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