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Textron Data Analyst - Defense in Wichita, Kansas

Data Analyst - Defense

Textron Aviation has been inspiring the journey of flight for nine decades and continues to be the global leader by equipping customers with smart solutions for every circumstance, every mission. We are passionate advocates of aviation, providing aircraft that save time and empower people with the freedom of flight. With functions ranging from Communications, Engineering, Finance, Flight Operations, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Marketing, Sales, and, more - you’ll have opportunities to try new fields, learn new skills and knowledge, stretch your abilities and build your career. We provide resources to empower your journey. Your success is our success.



Data Analysts support the development and optimization of strategic initiatives by generating actionable insights and recommendations from internal and external data. Data Analysts support business growth by using business intelligence tools to mine complex data, identify historic trends, and visualize large datasets. Data Analysts play a critical role in data governance, helping to create and maintain data standards and quality.

The Data Analyst will work as part of the skilled and passionateDefense Aftermarket teamdelivering business solutions that enable the global sales and marketing teams. The position’s primary role will be to leverage internal and external data using data science techniques to solve business problems.

At Textron Aviation, we are building a community of Data & Analytics professionals with an emphasis on collaboration and cross functional support. You will have the opportunity to work closely with your peers throughout the organization toward a vision of data driven strategy


  • Develop and maintain data reports measuring daily business activities in Power BI, Alteryx, or similar tools using query languages and formula libraries such as SQL and DAX

  • Serves as an internal consultant to business leaders by conducting regular and ad-hoc analyses to convert data into strategic assets.

  • Develop statistical and machine learning models to answer business questions and make predictions using R, Python, and other programming languages

  • Develop technical as well as process-based solutions addressing business needs

  • Work to improve data quality by assisting data governance efforts in creating and maintaining data quality standards

  • Develop best practices and document proven solutions

  • Interface with other data professionals throughout the organization to embrace cross functional growth in analytics capabilities

  • Gather and document analytics project requirements from business stakeholders

  • Explore and understand the inner workings and market context of an aircraft OEM

  • Coordinate data management and resource requirements with data engineers

  • Conduct training to business analysts and internal customers on data and resources available through the analytics system




Bachelor’s degree required in MIS, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Business Administration, Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, or related technical field/coursework

  • Minimum 2 years relevant technical experience required, focused on data collection, utilization, and analysis.

  • Aviation experience preferred



Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Office including Excel and PowerPoint

  • Practical application experience with one or more analytics packages such as SAS, R, SQL, Python (& associated libraries), or similar

  • Experience with data visualization tools such as Power BI, Tableau, or similar tools

  • Experience working with relational databases and developing complex data sets

  • Ability to identify relevant metrics and explain technical information to a broad audience

  • Desire and ability to learn and leverage new software, tools, and processes in a self-learning environment

Textron Aviation Inc. must comply with U.S. export control laws.  If a position requires access to information controlled under U.S. regulations applicant must be eligible to meet any requirements to access controlled information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Kansas Tax Credit:

Join Textron Aviation’s Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Visit https://www.aircapitaloftheworld.com/taxcredits for more information on the tax credit.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Business Development
Primary Location: US-Kansas-Wichita
Recruiting Company: Textron Aviation
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Shift: First Shift
Job Posting: 11/17/2023, 7:28:33 AM

Req ID: 319687