The Geo Data Analyst plays an integral part in the Nextbus team - participating in the analysis, processing, and integration of various transit data into the NextBus data model. The Analyst uses various software tools to verify and visualize transit data, execute configuration workflows, and monitor the performance of NextBus’ real time passenger information systems.
The ideal candidate must be able to work closely with team members to service client accounts by executing a wide range of data processing tasks directly affecting and used in evaluating daily system performance. This position typically works under the general supervision of the Geo Data Configuration Manager, in daily collaboration with both Project Management and Engineering teams to fulfill customer satisfaction needs.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Evaluates route schedules and associated configuration data from transit agencies to meet quality standards.
Analyzes and processes transit configuration data using numerous internal processing tools and scripts.
Edits and/or corrects transit configuration data as part of schedule and route updates.
Converts transit configuration data to appropriate formats for further automated processing.
Uses effective time management practices to ensure deadlines are met consistently.
Availability for off-hours, remote support as required.
Desired Skills and Characteristics:
Experience with ESRI ArcGIS desktop software.
Demonstrated experience in manipulating large data sets with a high level of attention to detail.
Ability to create and modify scripts using Python, Bash, etc.
Experience with using and/or developing software tools to work with GTFS data feeds, and converting to other data formats for visualization, processing and analysis.
Self-motivated team player with a positive attitude of cooperation, and the ability to accept constructive criticism.
Good interpersonal and communication skills in interacting with professional technical and non-technical persons.
A quick learner who can easily adapt to a fast changing environment. Works in a measured, organized, and logical manner.
Experience in using mass transit, with a strong interest in improving public transportation.
Minimum Job Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Geography, Math or Computer/Data Science. Minimum of 3 years of directly related professional experience. A working knowledge of both MS Windows and Unix operating systems, as well as SQL syntax. Experience with office software packages (Open Office, Microsoft Office, etc).