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Business Analyst
Ref No.: 16-14837
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Our client is seeking a Business Analyst to support a Cloud based Data Lake Implementation. The ideal candidate will have experience managing or supporting the management of data lake software development projects in the role of Business Lead. Candidates must demonstrate proven experience in big data, software development, and deployment.

Individuals with experience predominantly in infrastructure, hardware deployment, and/or telecom based are poorly aligned. Resumes reflecting this experience will NOT be evaluated.Our client anticipates utilizing a hybrid project management methodology incorporating both Waterfall and Agile/Scrum to organize cross-functional teams.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Work closely and collaboratively with Program/Project Managers and EEA Technical Leads to ensure mutual understanding of project goals and priorities
  • Facilitate discussions and decisions with business owners and technical team members to:
    • Conduct due diligence reviews and business analysis for complex decisions related to business processes, data cleansing, and data conversion efforts '
    • Clearly communicate complex technical design and solutions in business terms
    • Obtain consensus on solutions
    • Develop Use Cases that represent the scope of business needs
    • Document – and drive review and approval of – complex business processes
    • Assist in defining configuration specifications
    • Lead Quality Assurance effort, including developing testing methodology and test cases for the various stages of the data lake implementation
    • Constantly seek and communicate ways to improve monitoring, issue discovery, and delivering better value to the customer
    • Assist in managing activities of consultants/vendors associated with project efforts
    • Facilitate project logistics such as meeting planning (scheduling and agendas), conference rooms, conference calls, etc.
    • Document meeting discussions/decisions and action items; drive follow-up to ensure action item management and completion
    • Assist in creation and maintenance of project artifacts; such as project plans, project status reports, etc.
Qualifications
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in Business/Systems Analysis or Quality Assurance
  • BA/BS Degree in Business, Information Management, or related discipline required
  • Basic understanding of: o Data modeling concepts
  • Relational Database Management System (RDMS)
  • Data transformation techniques
  • Proven experience as a Business Lead/Analyst in a major data centric project (e.g. big data implementation, data lake and/or data warehouse design and development)
  • Proven experience in group facilitation, including eliciting requirements and testing
  • Experience in a project leveraging an iterative deployment strategy with multiple releases required


Exposure to the following technologies is a plus: §
  • HADOOP ECOSYSTEM § TALEND § Erwin § MYSQL § MS Azure § AWS
  • Data Lake implementation experience a plus
  • Familiar with a variety of project management concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing skills
  • Proven ability to communicate with technical and business resources in a manner that supports progress and success
  • Ability to work in a highly dynamic and fast changing environment, and adjust to evolving project conditions to ensure optimal outcomes
  • Strong computer skill set; including proficiency with MS Office, Visio, Project, and SharePoint
  • Proficient in the use of audio, video, and online collaboration tools