American Institutes for Research

  • Data Analyst II

    Job Location US-DC-Washington, DC
    Job ID
    Job Location
    United States
    Data Science
  • Overview

    Do you want to be a part of something innovative and cutting edge? If your answer is yes, then join our team of more than a hundred software engineers, designers, project managers and software specialists that are smart, creative and excited by what they do!

    Some of our ground-breaking work includes: advanced computer-adaptive algorithms (only one that’s peer-approved in the country); mobile support for the user interfaces; learning management systems with social media features; user interfaces that are universally accessible to people with or without disabilities; innovative, machine-scorable items and that’s just to name a few.

    The American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a leading professional services firm with a growing software engineering and product development team. The Assessment group provides assessment services and technical assistance to school systems nationwide. We design and build things that are inspiring and make a real impact in the online testing industry and we are currently seeking a Data Analyst to join our team in Washington. DC


    The Data Analyst (SQL) will be primarily responsible for the following:
    • Integrate data from multiple data sets, analyze and interpret complex data sets and make findings relevant and actionable for both internal and external stakeholders
    • Experience in setting up, deploying, configuring, and monitoring multiple systems
    • Provide timely, accurate and reliable management reporting and analysis of data
    • Create innovative solutions to an extensive range of complex data analysis requests
    • Assist in the development of additional information system projects, as needed
    • Verify data quality to ensure accurate analysis and reporting


    • Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Statistics, mathematics, Business Management or a related field
    • Minimum of 2 - 4 years of demonstrated experience (coursework or professional experience) with databases, SQL query development and at least one scripting language (Python, R, or other)
    • Detail-oriented with excellent analytical and quantitative skills
    • Demonstrated ability to apply innovative and resourceful solutions to solve challenges and the ability to meet detailed project goals while working independently
    • Excellent written and verbal skills with the ability to clearly organize thoughts and/or document content and convey complex concepts effectively regardless of audience
    • Proficient with Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Reporting Services, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access and other database tools

    AIR Assessment is one of America’s leading K -12 educational assessment entities, currently holding prime contracts for educational testing and scoring in many states. AIR Assessment is a national leader in computer based adaptive assessments; a market that is rapidly growing. We focus on providing our clients with customized assessments that not only measure student achievement against state standards, but also provide meaningful score reports that can help students, parents, and educators address any areas of student weakness. Our environment is fast-paced and requires people at all levels who are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the work done on time while maintaining high quality. As a part of AIR, a not-for-profit organization, we are more than 1,900 people working to improve lives in communities domestically and around the world. Our mission calls for us to turn the best research into practice, which we do in every arena in which we work.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.


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