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Senior Data Quality and Methodology Analyst



IT, Data Science, Quality Assurance
Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2024

At USAFacts, we believe facts deserve to be heard. We are on a mission to provide a comprehensive and unbiased look at our country by the numbers. Democracy thrives on serious, reasoned, and informed debate. And we’re here for it.

Founded and funded by Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft, USAFacts answers questions around government spending and outcomes. While these are basic questions, finding the answers is hard. But it’s also pretty exciting. We pull together data from thousands of jurisdictions to normalize, contextualize, and visualize these metrics so the data is approachable and understandable.

Every day, we learn something about our country, how to make complex data understandable, and how to make the American people interested in the numbers. We’re a collaborative group and are always learning from each other, too. The team is mission driven, with no political agenda nor commercial incentive; we do this work purely as a public service.

Oh, and to top it off? USAFacts was named to Fast Company’s List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2024! Learn more about us at usafacts.org and linkedin.com/company/usafacts.

We’d love for you to bring your talents and your curiosity to come make a difference!

The Opportunity

At USAFacts, we are committed to providing unbiased and transparent data about the United States. We are seeking a Senior Data Quality Analyst who is experienced in conducting analysis of and communicating findings from government data, with a focus on accuracy and quality, to join our mission-driven research team.

In this role, you will ensure the organization maintains its high bar for quality and its trustworthy brand by ensuring proper research methodologies are followed and that data is accurate across USAFacts analysis and content. Responsibilities also include conducting research,delivering data-driven insights for the organization’s major reports, and ensuring that their work is aligned with audience needs and expectations. You will play a key role in maintaining the trustworthiness and transparency of the organization's work.

This role is a collaborative, individual contributor role, and does not include direct people management.

Key Priorities & Responsibilities

  • Conduct thorough reviews of USAFacts’ articles, presentations, reports, and other materials to ensure factual accuracy, adherence to source data use guidelines, and compliance with the USAFacts’ data analysis standards.
  • Develop and lead training sessions for staff on best practices related to government data analysis, visualization, and presentation.
  • Serve as a key resource for staff and stakeholders with questions about government data and how to conduct analysis.
  • Regularly assess and refine USAFacts' data standards and practices to ensure data accuracy and analysis transparency.
  • Identify the root cause of data quality or analysis issues by investigating source data, working across teams, and collaborating with data owners.
  • Apply new techniques and technologies, such as AI, to increase work efficiency and accuracy.
  • As needed, produce trustworthy, unbiased, and contextual data-driven insights by independently conducting analysis of government data, surfacing interesting findings, employing data best practices, and similar responsibilities.

Required Experience, Skills, Education:

  • Degree in statistics, economics, mathematics, data science, or public policy.
  • At least five (5) years of experience with at least three (3) of those years working with government data.
  • Thorough understanding of descriptive statistics, basic econometric concepts and techniques, and ability to execute related analyses.
  • Proficient using data analysis tools such as Excel, Python, or R.
  • Ability to review and understand data documentation and translate into quality and accurate analysis.
  • Excellent editing and proofreading skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with others collaboratively and effectively.
  • Excellent writing and research skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in an unstructured environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Experience communicating complicated data analysis and findings to non-technical audiences.


The starting cash compensation range for the Senior Quality Data Analyst role in Bellevue, WA includes a base salary range of $125,300 to $156,600, plus a 10% performance bonus target opportunity. The maximum of the base salary range for the role is $187,900 per year. Individual pay increases are assessed annually based on multiple factors such as demonstrated skill in the role and context, progress and performance against goals, and increased experience.

Featured Benefits & Perks

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance with employee and dependent premiums entirely paid for by Ballmer Group
  • 3 weeks of paid vacation annually
  • 11 paid holidays, plus paid days off for the weekdays between Christmas and New Year
  • 80 hours of paid sick leave annually
  • 401(k) with 6% employer contribution
  • 2:1 Ballmer Family Giving Match for charitable contributions
  • Professional development reimbursement up to $2,000 per year
  • Employer-paid life insurance of 3x salary to $1,000,000 ($750k guarantee issue)
  • Fertility & Family Building reimbursement to $40,000 (lifetime max)
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options
  • Parking or transportation (Orca card) up to $250 monthly
  • Cash stipend of $300/month (for cell phone, wellness expenses, etc.)

Location & Hybrid Work

The position is based in Bellevue, Washington.

Our organization practices intentional hybrid work​. All USAFacts employees are expected to work on-site Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during overlapping core hours of 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Mondays and Fridays remain flexible work-from-home or office workdays.