Senior Business Analyst
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Senior Business Analyst
Ref No.: 18-33477
Location: Houston, Texas
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date: 05/14/2018

Position Title: Senior Business Analyst
Location: Houston, TX
Duration: Full time/Permanent
Job Description:

Collaborates with business and IT stakeholders to understand requirements and to convert these requirements into project artifacts
Supports testing efforts, such as writing test cases and scripts based on user stories
Develop technical knowledge of application and data modelling techniques, ability to identify root cause issues and appropriate solutions
Ensures that the solution delivered by the team meets business requirements
Promotes an understanding of IT roles, processes and activities to the business units
Supports the team to promote and enhance Agile best practices
Demonstrate a high level of subject matter expertise in functional area to bridge business requirements and IT solutions
Provide technical direction and ensure compliance with best practice solutions.
Understand industry trends and best practices in the business that can be applied to system design and process improvement.
Work with internal and vendor technical team members on system design and create functional specifications for new and/or enhanced system development.
Leverage proficiency with SQL, Excel and other data tools
Build reporting utilities, management reports, spreadsheet models and ad-hoc queries to support business analysis
Develop clear articulation of business-relevant analysis from data for all levels from executive to granular reports
Ensures solutions are scalable, repeatable, efficient and effective
Execute and prioritize several tasks, initiate and conduct meetings with team and peers.

Competencies and Qualifications
Competencies
Strong organizational and reporting capabilities
Self-motivated, detailed oriented and responsible team player
Ability to communicate effectively and in a concise manner.
Willingness to dig-in and understand business process as it relates to IT systems
Ability to leverage creative thinking and problem-solving skills an absolute must.
Ability to build and manage to a project plan
Advanced knowledge and analytical skills of systems integration through web services, ETL, etc.
Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels within the organization.
Able work independently with minimal supervision.
Able to streamline complex requirements to simplify Business Processes.
High attention to detail.
Understand complex system ecosystems and best practices and can apply this knowledge to their work.
Excellent knowledge of RDBMS and OLAP technologies and experience developing multi-dimensional data models.
Solid experience with and knowledge of ETL development and data management/governance best practices.
Education
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
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