Business Analyst - Data Analytics

requirements, logical, physical, data modeling, dimensional, business process, retail industry, data management, analytics, process modeling
Full Time
$80 - $90
Work from home available Travel not required

Job Description

What you’ll be doing:

  • Leading the business requirements gathering and process modeling phases of the software development lifecycle and creating enterprise process documentation for Data Management and Analytics.
  • Providing expertise and direction in business processes functionality and needs, documentation, business rules, and system functions while interfacing with customers on business, technical, and data requirements.
  • Providing subject matter expertise for data management and data analytics processes and functionality needs for technology teams in assigned program.
  • Fully documenting all product functions, business rules, and business processes.
  • Coordinating the development of functional requirements documents that include a detailed description of user needs, application integration, reporting functions, and business rules to ensure the needs of the stakeholders are met.
  • Communicate technical concepts in a business context; communication across varying teams, both IT and business operations, customized appropriately to audience.
  • Anticipating and identifying issues, then developing recommendations and courses of action which are consistent with business objectives and functional requirements.
  • Conducting testing; leading and documenting user acceptance testing.
  • Continuously evaluating effectiveness and identifying opportunities for streamlining and improvement.
  • Defining new system capabilities to improve production or workflow as required.
  • Preparing process flows, charts and diagrams to specify business processes in detail.
  • Understanding and supporting product strategy, roadmaps and timelines for execution.
  • Identifying and applying technology-based solutions to support solutions required for business problems.
  • Utilizing iterative delivery methodologies and incorporating these methodologies for timely and successful product delivery.
  • Effectively managing multiple needs and competing priorities at once while ensuring critical business needs are being met at the appropriate time.

 

What we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering, or related discipline with an information technology focus (necessary to develop self-direction, writing ability, critical thinking, and foundations of programming and software delivery fundamentals).
  • Significant business and technical experience over data management and analytics will be considered.
  • Interpersonal/Communication:  Excellent interpersonal skills to interface with the customer and technology partners.  Must be articulate and capable of conveying complex and technical ideas clearly/concisely; sensitive to needs of the audience; ensures the customer, as well as service areas within Technology & Systems are kept informed of plans, status, and current problems/challenges; manages around internal politics; empathetic, good listener.
  • Strong negotiation skills to reach agreement on realistic requirements scope and schedule.
  • Leadership:  Ability to lead meetings with multiple teams.  Clearly articulate complicated processes and issues in a meaningful way.  Build consenscoalitions amongst diverse (or divergent) interests; acts with integrity; takes the initiative; exercises sound judgment; sets the example.
  • Analytical/Problem Solving:  Intellectual capacity and ability to gather, sort and analyze data and then develop logical conclusions; critical thinking skills; familiar with problem solving tools/techniques and able to communicate options, conclusions, and recommendations to both the business and the technology teams.
  • Understands how to apply the tools of iterative delivery using Kanban boards and agile concepts.
  • Must be a constant learner.  Stays up to date on industry knowledge and striving to learn about new and emerging technologies and trends in the Exhibition, Information Technology (IT) industries as well as business practices and trends (including regulatory and compliance requirements).

 

What we also value:

  • Certifications or working experience over Data analytics, Data Governance and Agile methodology
  • Collaboration and cross-team partnership
  • Flexibility to shift directions seamlessly
  • Exceptional communication and capable of positively influencing team members
  • Positive outlook
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative thinking for problem solving and process improvements

 

1.     POSITION PURPOSE: 
  • This position will be responsible for the business requirements analysis, process modeling standards, and related business process documentation for both commercial off the shelf (COTS) and custom application environments relating to the Data and Analytics program.
  • Leads the business requirements gathering and process modeling phases of the software development lifecycle and is responsible for the enterprise process model documentation. Additionally, responsible for leading business teams through user acceptance testing of new solutions.
  • Provides expertise and direction in business processes functionality and needs, documentation, business rules, and system functions while interfacing with customers on business, technical, and data requirements.
  • Acts as subject matter expert for business processes and functionality needs for technology teams in his/her assigned program within Data Management and Analytics.

 

  1. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Essential Functions

Time %

Program Knowledge:

Acts as subject matter expert for his/her assigned program within Data Management and Analytics.  Develops and maintains a deep understanding of current business processes and future needs.  Provides input to IT teams on business process, critical needs and functionality priority.

20%

Ongoing Process Modeling:

Leads the development of process models to meet the needs of the organization's application systems. Manages the flow of information between departments through the use of COTS and customer applications. Maintains process integrity by working to eliminate redundancy.

20%

Project Execution:

Leads the development of functional requirements documents that include a detailed description of user needs, program functions, and business rules to ensure compatibility and integration of applications that meet the needs of the stakeholders.

50%

Program & Project Planning:

Provide input to Project Managers, Program Managers and team into project plans and future roadmaps for their assigned program.

5%

External Partner Relationships:

Establish, maintain, and optimize relationships with resource and technology vendors and partners, aligning the overall utilization of their resources optimally to provide best total cost of ownership and return on investment.

 

Program in place to ease transition and ramp-up period, measure performance of resources, and quickly reacting to optimize as needed.

5%

 

100%

 

  1. JOB SPECIFICATIONS: 
  • KNOWLEDGE: Include professional expertise/theories essential to perform the job, knowledge of equipment, technology and software.
  • Demonstrated proficiency writing clear and concise requirements as well as facilitating requirements gathering sessions.
  • Fully documents all program functions, business rules, data requirements and business processes.
  • Coordinates the development of functional requirements documents that include a detailed description of user needs, program functions, and business rules to ensure compatibility and integration of applications that meet the needs of the stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical concepts in a business context.
  • Knowledge of data management and analytics concepts, data warehousing methodologies, tools, and technology
  • Exposure of data governance and data quality program, understands/maintains business glossary, work with Data governance leadership on implementing data governance program at enterprise level
  • Prepares data and systems workflow charts and diagrams to specify in detail operations to be performed by equipment and data analytics/computer programs, and operations to be performed by personnel in the system.
  • Create mockup reports as and when necessary part of data visualization requirements documentation and walk through the same with stakeholders for approval
  • Proactively anticipate and identify issues, then develop recommendations and courses of action which are consistent with business objectives and functional requirements.
  • Problem determination skills to conduct testing and to lead and user acceptance testing.
  • Reviews computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations.
  • Studies existing processing systems to evaluate effectiveness.
  • Defines news system capabilities to improve production or workflow as required.
  • Plans and prepares technical reports, memos, and instructional manuals as documentation of program development.
  • Comprehends, and understands program/project strategy, roadmaps and timelines for execution.
  • Assertively challenges questionable designs and/or assumptions and critically evaluates project deliverables.
  • Mentors others through issues and if needed, facilitate resolution
  • Identifies and applies technology based solutions to support solutions required for business problems.
  • Process flow diagrams – Visio or other process modeling software
  • Exposure to process analysis methodologies.

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Interpersonal/Communication:  Excellent interpersonal skills to interface with the customer and technology partners.  Must be articulate and capable of conveying complex and technical ideas clearly/concisely; sensitive to needs of the audience; ensures the customer, as well as service areas within Technology & Systems are kept informed of plans, status, and current problems/challenges; manages around internal politics; empathetic, good listener.
  • Strong negotiation skills to reach agreement on realistic requirements scope and schedule.
  • Leadership:  Ability to lead meetings with multiple teams.  Clearly articulate complicated processes and issues in a meaningful way.  Build consenscoalitions amongst diverse (or divergent) interests; acts with integrity; takes the initiative; exercises sound judgment; sets the example.
  • Analytical/Problem Solving:  Intellectual capacity and ability to gather, sort and analyze data and then develop logical conclusions; critical thinking skills; familiar with problem solving tools/techniques and able to communicate options, conclusions, and recommendations to both the business and the technology teams.
  • Must be a constant learner.  Stays up to date on industry knowledge and striving to learn about new and emerging technologies and trends in the Exhibition, Information Technology (IT) industries as well as business practices and trends (including regulatory and compliance requirements).

 

  • EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:    

 

Minimum educational requirements:  (Include degree and/or certifications)

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering, or related discipline with an information technology focus (necessary to develop self-direction, writing ability, critical thinking, and foundations of programming and software delivery fundamentals).
  • Significant business and technical experience will be considered.

Minimum years of experience required: (Include job-related and/or supervisory experience)

  • Formal education in at least one of the following three areas:
    • Logical and physical data modeling.
    • Dimensional data modeling.
    • Business process modeling
  • 5-7 years experience analyzing business requirements or business knowledge specific to the retail industry.
  • 1-2 years experience developing and training others on business processes.
  • Experience in one or more process modeling tool.
  • Experience in data management and analytics area

Preferred qualifications:

  • Certifications or working experience over Data analytics, Data Governance and Agile methodology
  • Certified Analytics Professional (CAP)
  • IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)
  • IIBA Agile Analysis Certification (AAC)

  1. DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY/PROBLEM SOLVING
  • Effectively managing multiple needs at once and ensuring critical business needs are being met at the appropriate time.
  • Developing and maintaining business process knowledge as well as understanding future needs.  Not only is this a time management issue, but the Business Analysis will need to identify areas they need to understand and seek out opportunities for training with minimal to no oversight.
  • Identifying solutions, from a business process perspective, to meet critical business needs.  Having the confidence and knowledge to be able to clearly present options and gain consensus.
  • Managing strategic and tactical project priority changes, “injector” projects that must get done with little or no advance notice, and scope change within planned, scheduled or active projects and the associated impact to existing project timelines and established budgets.

 

Dice Id : itgllc
Position Id : 6359001
Originally Posted : 2 years ago
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