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Analytics & Automation Developer II

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Memphis, TN, US, 38197

Company: International Paper

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.


Analytics and Automation Developer- Level II


International Paper



This role reports to the Finance Analytics Manger to increase efficiencies and promote analytics and automation in Finance.   Candidate will work in the development and deployment of analytical solutions, data extraction tools, visualizations, dashboards, and machine learning models, as well as the promotion of analytics throughout the enterprise. Additionally, candidate will work in collaboration with the onshore and offshore teams to design and develop process automation and work through all phases of the automation development life cycle, including testing.


The role will work with other technical, architecture and business stakeholders. This role utilizes ETL, RPA, Visualization, Analytical, and Machine Learning technology, to support business strategies and improve business processes by delivering solutions that meet or exceed enterprise quality and security requirements.


Responsibilities include:


• Participate in hands-on development and deployment of analytical data models, databases, and specialized actionable reports.

• Analyze and communicate insights gained from data and then transforming those insights into actionable solutions are integral to this role.

• Work collaboratively with process experts across global processes, SMEs and business stakeholders during analysis, model development & test and deployment phases to deliver quality analytical solutions.

• Take responsibility for project activities including work estimation, planning, stakeholder management and project quality.

• Responsible for supporting and maintaining deployed models.

• Assist in the promotion of analytics excellence at IP. This involves the organization and coordination special events and training for the benefit of International Paper employees.

• Provide training to various teams in data analysis process and technology.


Cross-functional responsibilities will apply to the area of automation:  such as RPA with Blue Prism, automation in Power BI or Power Automate, and custom scripting.


Candidate will be required to be adaptable to a changing work environment, as well as deal with ambiguity as it arises. This may include finding innovative technology based solutions to new challenges, graphic design, webpage design, event coordination/promotion, audio/visual production, copywriting, and project management. 



Basic Qualifications:  

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Finance/Accounting

• Demonstrate business and technical acumen for analytics

• Demonstrate skills in developing functional and technical requirements documentation

• Strong problem solving and analytical skills

• Strong background in statistical principles   

• Strong background in data modeling 

• Demonstrated ability to complete tasks within established timelines

• Strong relationship building skills

• Exceptional communication skills - written and verbal technical Skills:

• Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel, Access, SQL

• Advanced Visio / Flow Charting skills

• Ability to identify analytics and business opportunities without direction

• Ability to work with ambiguity/uncertainty and produce results

Advanced knowledge in developing analytics with Power BI/Tableau

• User level skills in SAP/BW

• 1-2 years developing in all or some of the following programming languages and in delivering analytics projects:

                       • R, Python, MATLAB, Minitab, Java, C++, Data Lakes

• Understanding of machine-learning models and techniques such as: k-NN, Naive Bayes, SVM, Decision Forests, etc. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years’ experience in data extraction, data analysis, and data visualization
  • Project Management Certification
  • Familiarity with IP ME methodology with Yellow belt certification
  • Lean process knowledge, certification preferred
  • Experience with automation software
    • RPA software – Blue Prism, UI Path
    • Power Automate
    • Scripting – VBA, ETL
  • Experience developing in all or some of the following programming languages preferred:
    • Python and R
    • Deep Learning Models (Keras, Tensorflow, PyTorch, AWS, etc.)
    • Machine Learning Models (Regression, Time Series, Clustering, Categorization)
    • C, C++, C# and/or Java
    • Microsoft .Net Technology
    • Blue Prism


  • Technical experience in several of the following areas:
    • Alteryx/Theobald Extract Universal
    • Working knowledge with Microsoft Excel, Access, SQL Scripting and Oracle
    • Statistics
    • Understanding of Machine Learning platforms
    • Visual Basic / Visio Flow Charting skills

Skills and Competencies:

  • Customer Focus
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Learning on the fly
  • Project Management
  • Written/Oral Communications
  • Peer Relationships
  • Action Oriented



International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Nearest Major Market: Memphis