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Advanced Data Analyst – Strategic Initiatives

Rosemont, Illinois
Job Type
1 Sep 2022

Wintrust is a financial holding company with approximately $50 billion assets under management and traded on the NASDAQ:WTFC. Built on the "HAVE IT ALL" model, Wintrust offers sophisticated technology and resources of a large bank while focusing on providing service-based community banking to each and every customer. Wintrust operates fifteen community bank subsidiaries with over 170 banking locations in the greater Chicago and southern Wisconsin market areas. Additionally, Wintrust operates various non-bank business units including commercial and life insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing, out-sourced administrative services, mortgage origination and purchase, wealth management services and qualified intermediary services for tax-deferred exchanges.

Why join us?

  • An award-winning culture! We are rated a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune (past 8 years) and Employee Recommended award by the Globe & Mail (past 6 years)

  • Competitive pay and discretionary or incentive bonus eligible

  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life, a 401k plan with a generous company match and tuition reimbursement to name a few

  • Promote from within culture

Why join this team?

  • This position has the opportunity to interface with and have a positive impact on multiple areas of Wintrust's business.

  • We hold ourselves accountable to high standards, share wins, operate ethically, and have fun

Position Overview

This role is within the Strategic Initiatives team of Data Management.  The position will be accountable for providing consultative services to align and integrate project efforts and resources within the data strategy framework which includes developing project plans to support the timely delivery of projects, within budget and monitor project status.  Business Data Systems Analysts serve as data consultants to business units in planning and coordinating systems analysis, design and implementation projects to automate processing or improve business systems.

Key Accountabilities

  • Possess strong organizational, communication, critical thinking and business analysis skills, with prior experience in project and product management to utilize best practice techniques. 

  • Support our Data Strategy roadmap by adeptly building and leveraging internal networks, conducting end user research and assessing business functions / procedures to align capabilities.

  • Document functional requirements via JIRA user stories, including supporting current and target state workflows, data definition and mapping, and dashboard and reporting related requirements.

  • Effectively lead and shepherd program deliverables through all phases of a hybrid software development life-cycle, including discovery, prioritization, requirements analysis, grooming and approval, user acceptance testing coordination and completion, production smoke-testing and sign-off.

  • Demonstrate a highly consultative, service-oriented approach in working and collaborating effectively across all levels of the organization, leading meetings, proposing forward-thinking approaches, documenting agreed-upon decisions and driving key follow-up actions to resolution.

  • Exhibit comfort in leading all levels of data transformation projects from high profile to tactical updates and leading multiple efforts at one time, with the ability to shift priorities quickly.

  • Build effective relationships with cross functional technical resources to ensure accurate translation of specifications into workable application code and data processes.


  • 5-7 years related work experience in working in or leading transformation projects in any industry, preferably, in financial services industry and/or data management.

  • 2+ years of experience with and working knowledge of SQL (Desirable)

  • Working knowledge and experience with Data Management areas spanning data warehouses, MDM, data governance, data movement and migration, analytics & reporting is preferred.

  • College Degree in related area preferred but not required.

  • Proficient user of the Microsoft Suite of productivity tools: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio, with familiarity in Power BI.

  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to communicate to various levels and roles throughout the organization in both written and oral formats.

  • Comfortable with change and rapid pace.

  • Desirable Certifications:

    • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CCBA)

    • Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA)

From our first day in business, Wintrust has been proud to serve a variety of unique communities and people from all walks of life. To be Chicago's Bank® and Wisconsin's Bank®, we need to reflect that diversity both in all the communities we serve, the people we employ, the organizations we work with, and our banking and lending practices. Wintrust Financial Corporation, including community banking and financial services subsidiaries, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • Job Reference: 701412698-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Wintrust Financial
  • Location: Rosemont, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent