Lead Analytics Engineer – ITS5 in St. Paul, Minnesota

State of Minnesota

Working Title: Lead Analytics Engineer

Job Class: Information Technology Specialist 5

Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Job ID : 76469

  • Location : St. Paul

  • Telework Eligible : Yes #LI-Hybrid

  • Full/Part Time : Full-Time

  • Regular/Temporary : Limited

  • Who May Apply : Open to all qualified job seekers

  • Date Posted : 05/11/2024

  • Closing Date : 05/24/2024

  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit : Minnesota IT Services

  • Division/Unit : Department of Corrections

  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift

  • Days of Work : Monday – Friday

  • Travel Required : No

  • Salary Range: $37.45 – $64.04 / hourly

  • Classified Status : Unclassified

  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214-MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

  • End Date : 5/31/2027.

  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities (https://mn.gov/mmb/careers/diverse-workforce/people-with-disabilities/connect700/) : No

The work you’ll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Join the 2,600+ professionals of Minnesota IT Services (https://mn.gov/mnit/) (MNIT) who connect Minnesotans to services that will improve their lives. This position serves our partners at the Department of Corrections (DOC). The MNIT DOC team runs many unique applications that manage the information and security of the department, supporting 4,500 employees across 10 prisons and 50 field offices located throughout the state.

As a Lead Analytics Engineer, you will lead and establish the strategic foundations for analytics providing advanced professional knowledge and skills in the analysis, design, development, implementation and support of the administration, maintenance and securing of data stored in modern data platforms to realize the MN Department of Corrections (DOC) vision for managing data as an asset.

*This position is temporary and includes full state fringe benefits; it is anticipated to last for up to three (3) years.

This position is currently eligible for full-time telework:

  • Telework (https://mn.gov/mmb-stat/policies/1422-telework.pdf) for Minnesota IT Services allows an employee to perform work from a telework location and an employee may be required to be in the office based on business needs and other dependencies in St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • Only candidates located in Minnesota and bordering states (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin) are telework eligible.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume:

Position requires a minimum of five (5) years of technical experience working with modern and cloud-based data and analytics services.

Skills & Experience must include:

  • Expertise in writing and performance-tuning SQL queries and procedures.

  • Expertise in implementing data warehousing concepts such as data modeling, ETL pipelines, change data capture (CDC), etc.

  • Expertise in cloud-based data & analytics and ETL services.

  • Experience with git-based version control.

  • Excellent prioritization and time management skills.

  • Ability to deliver effective verbal or written messages that facilitate a mutual understanding on both parties.

  • Customer service skills that include active listening, empathy, and problem-solving.

A master’s degree in Information Technology or an IT related field substitutes for three (3) years of experience, OR an IT related bachelor’s degree substitutes for two (2) years, OR an IT related associate’s degree substitutes for one (1) year.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Microsoft/Azure data, analytics & BI services (Azure Data Factory, Synapse, Fabric, Power BI).

  • Experience with REST-based API services and/or Azure API Management.

  • Experience with CI/CD (GitHub or Azure DevOps).

  • Familiarity with Azure advanced analytics & machine learning services.

  • Familiarity with basic functions related to administering an Azure cloud environment.

Additional Requirements

It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that a successful candidate must pass all legally required checks prior to employment which may consist of the following:

  • SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)

  • Criminal History Check

  • Reference Check

  • Social Security and Address Verification

  • Education Verification

  • Other legally required checks

Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas, including F-1 STEM OPT extensions. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.


Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email [email protected] . Please indicate what assistance is needed.

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