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Data Mining Analyst

Nelnet Lincoln, NE

Job Description

  • Data Mining Analyst

    Job Locations US-NE-Lincoln
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Information Technology


Looking for analyst who:

  1. Can assess operational and compliance risks, test and develop control reporting, and investigate issues to ensure compliance with governmental regulations, contracts, policies, standards and procedures.
  2. Has the skill set to mine and pull complex datasets to identify control gaps
  3. Has the business intelligence to interpret the data and analyze for trends, correlations, and other key characteristics
  4. Compile, package, and present impactful information to internal leadership, internal and external auditors, and regulatory examiners


  1. Commit to Performance Based Organization (PBO) & Easy to Do Business with (ETDBW) philosophy.
  2. Review, maintain best knowledge and educate others on applicable government regulations and industry best practices as well as contractual terms with Nelnet clients.
  3. Develop monitoring reporting for compliance with consumer protection laws, regulations, corporate policies, and business line standards, procedures and guidelines.
  4. Perform operational risk analyses, create review scope and test controls to ensure compliance and identify risks that could keep Nelnet and its business lines from meeting defined objectives.
  5. Provide strategic recommendations for improving our systems and processes.
  6. Interact with all levels of the Nelnet leadership team to facilitate compliance/controls analysis requirements and control reporting needs.
  7. Analyze data for trends, correlations, and other key characteristics, and report findings.
  8. Develop ad-hoc and recurring reports to meet business needs.
  9. Develop and maintain knowledge of latest trends and best practices of CPI.
  10. Create presentations and present to internal Nelnet and external entities



4-year college degree required



  1. 5 years of data analytics and/or risk/compliance analytics with proven track record of experience matching the summary above. Preferable to see examples or published work.
  2. Experience in evaluating, interpreting, and communicating laws and regulations strongly preferred



  1. Ability to quickly learn business functions, corporate policies and processes.
  2. Ability to work in a high-paced environment and meet strict and frequent deadlines.
  3. Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate with all levels within the organization, external auditors/examiners and clients.
  4. Technical skill-setExperience with data access language(s) (Microsoft SQL Server, IBM Netezza )
  5. Strong experience with Microsoft Excel, including formulas, charts and Pivot Tables
  6. Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
  7. Ability to conceptualize and analyze complex business processes.
  8. Negotiation, facilitation and presentation skills.
  9. Ability to define and achieve business goals and deadlines while working both independently & collaboratively.
  10. Strong organization skills.
  11. Customer focused philosophy.
  12. Ability to meet and manage customer expectations in a professional and timely manner.

EEO Statement

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Nelnet Talent Acquisition & Recruiting.

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace.


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Job Details

Date Posted April 20, 2019
Date Closes May 20, 2019
Requisition 2018-6901
Located In Lincoln, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00