Data integrity analysts analyze, review and monitor their company’s computer data to ensure that data integrity is constantly maintained. They must be proactive in ensuring that only authorized people are able to access their company’s data or information, as well as make sure that the company’s computer systems have up-to-date antivirus and firewall software. They must make sure that users are in compliant with company’s rules and regulations on accessing and using their company’s computer data, as well as work to restore lost data, ensure that information in an electronic database is accurate, safe and reliable, and maintain a log of computer errors. They must adhere to confidentiality rules related to areas such as system access, data access and computer security rules at all times. Data integrity analysts may have to travel to vendors' and/or clients' offices, as well as attend relevant classes, workshops or conferences.
A bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology or a related field is generally required for this position. Previous experience in a related role is typically required or preferred as well; some companies may accept candidates with significant experience as data integrity analysts in lieu of a degree. Data integrity analysts must have excellent oral and written communications skills, be able to work independently with minimal or no supervision and work well in a team environment.
Data Integrity Analyst Tasks
Extract data from multiple sources, standardize the data, and produce analyses.
Create ongoing and ad hoc reports with appropriate metadata and quality information.
Coordinate data mapping and data translation activities, working to increase accuracy.
Document database structures and define data elements to enable re-use of data.