Data Analyst

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Date: Aug 24, 2023

Location: San Juan, PR

Company: Popular

At Popular, we offer a wide variety of services and financial solutions to serve our communities in the Island and abroad. As employees, we are dedicated to making our customers dreams come true by offering financial solutions in each stage of their life. Our extensive trajectory demonstrates the resiliency and determination of our employees to innovate, reach for the right solutions and strongly support the communities we serve; this is why we value their diverse skills, experiences and backgrounds.


Are you ready for a rewarding career?

Over 7,900 men and women in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and the United States work at Popular.

Come and join our community!

Full Time Opportunity

General Description

The Data Analyst designs and executes data mining plans, performs primary and secondary analyses, prepares reports, and conducts research & presentations of moderate difficulty on a wide range of projects. Tasks typically involve quantitative analysis, data integration from both internal & external sources and database development.  It also involves market research project coordination.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs data mining and analyze large sets of data to identify patterns and trends by applying quantitative and analytical tools. Ensures data quality by performing segmentation, applicable policies, and accuracy audits.
  • Pinpoints trends, correlations, and patterns in complicated data sets.
  • Regularly review and assess condition of retail lending portfolios and develop and implement credit policies and monitoring procedures to maintain credit risk exposure within acceptable parameters.
  • Monitor and assess the post-implementation impact of risk management strategies.
  •  Identifies methods and procedures for obtaining, maintaining, and updating customer related data, including the collection, coding, and tabulation. Leads the evaluation of the data as well as the database development and maintenance or relational database and data system.
  • Uses statistical methods to analyze data and generate useful reports. For example, customer profiles and response analyses.
  •  Develops analysis and recurrent reports for management and internal clients, presenting the results of research and analysis. Provides concise data reports and clear data visualizations for management.
  • Helps facilitate processes to translate data insights into strategic direction.
  • Supports integration of credit risk models previously developed into database process and analyses.
  • Make recommendations of credit policies adjustments and portfolio management strategies based on the results of the analysis made.
  • Works with management and staff to ensure understanding and implementation of applicable policies/guidelines, automation systems and procedures.
  • Maintain consistent open communication and develop strong relationships with credit underwriting units.
  • Manages projects as assigned.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities required.


Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or Economics, Statistics or Mathematics


Two (2) years of experience in data mining, research, market analysis and/or data management, financial analysis or other related fields.

Other Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and ability to design database analyses.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform quantitative analysis.
  • Working knowledge of data management, including database and spreadsheet applications, with the ability to use moderately complex models or specialized computer applications.
  • Advanced statistical analysis skills. Specifically, ability to apply advanced analysis methodologies, interpret and present findings in a clear, concise manner, including the creation and use of tables, charts and graphics to summarize results.
  • Proficient in statistical programs like SAS, SPSS, R and / or data processing tools like SQL, Power Pivot, FoxPro and Cognos. (preferable)
  • Ability to evaluate design, analysis and conclusions based on database information.
  • Ability to prepare clear and comprehensive reports.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a consistent manner with essential job functions.
  • Excellent oral and communication skills, both in English and Spanish.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Certifications on Data Science, Analytics and/or Data Management is a plus

Important: The candidate must provide evidence of academic preparation or courses related to the job posting.


Popular requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the first day of work. We will require you to provide a copy of your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card. (1)

(1)  In general, people are considered fully vaccinated: ±

       2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or

       2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine


Popular may provide vaccination exemptions for medical or pregnancy reasons, or due to a sincerely held religious belief or practice, unless doing so would impose an undue hardship to Popular or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others. If you wish to request a vaccination exemption or have a disability and need assistance with the application process, please contact us at This email inbox is monitored for such types of requests only. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed exemptions or reasonable accommodations. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.


As Puerto Rico’s leading financial institution, we reaffirm our commitment to offer essential financial services and solutions for our customers at all times, including during emergency situations and/or natural disasters. Popular’s employees are considered essential workers, whose role is critical in the continuity of these important services even under such circumstances. By applying to this position, you acknowledge that Popular may require your services during and immediately after any such events.





Popular is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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