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Business Analyst

Advantage Resourcing

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted December 11, 2021.

The Business Analyst’s role is to elicit, analyze, specify, and validate the business needs of stakeholders, be they customers or end users.

This includes interviewing stakeholders and gathering and compiling user requirements to understand the technology solutions they need.

The Business Analyst will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help the business make good technology decisions.

The Business Analyst will also be proactive about working with the Director of Technology to look for new technologies to optimize business processes.

The Business Analyst will play a pivotal role in ensuring IT’s understanding of business requirements.
Location: Houston, Texas
Position Duration: Direct Hire

Where You Come In!

Strategy & Planning
Collaborate with project sponsors to determine project scope and vision.

Clearly identify project stakeholders and establish user classes, as well as their characteristics.

Conduct interviews to gather user requirements via workshops, questionnaires, surveys, site visits, workflow storyboards, use cases, scenarios, and other methods.

Identify and establish scope and parameters of requirements analysis on a project-by-project basis to define project impact, outcome criteria, and metrics.

Work with stakeholders and project team to prioritize collected requirements.

Research, review, and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing requirements-gathering processes and develop strategies for enhancing or further leveraging these processes.

Acquisition & Deployment
Assist in conducting research on software and hardware products to meet agreed-upon requirements and to support purchasing efforts.

Participate in the QA of purchased solutions to ensure features and functions have been enabled and optimized.

Participate in the selection of any requirements documentation software solutions that the organization may opt to use.

Operational Management
Analyze and verify requirements for completeness, consistency, comprehensibility, feasibility, and conformity to standards.

Develop and utilize standard templates to accurately and concisely write requirements specifications.

Translate conceptual user requirements into functional requirements in a clear manner that is comprehensible to developers/project team.

Where applicable, develop prototypes of interfaces and attributes based on user requirements.

Create process models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide direction to developers and/or the project team.

Develop and conduct peer reviews of business requirements to ensure that requirement specifications are correctly interpreted.

Assist with the interpretation of user requirements into feasible options and communicate these back to the business stakeholders.

Manage and track the status of requirements throughout the project lifecycle; enforce and redefine as necessary.

Communicate changes, enhancements, and modifications of business requirements – verbally or through written documentation – to project managers, sponsors, and other stakeholders so that issues and solutions are understood.

Provide guidance and/or instruction to junior staff members.

What it Takes to Succeed!

Formal Education & Certification
College diploma or university degree in the field of business administration, computer science, finance, or information systems

Three to five years’ related work experience

Knowledge & Experience
Demonstrated knowledge of the organization’s core business process and operations

Proven experience with business and technical requirements analysis, elicitation, modeling, verification, and methodology development

Experience overseeing the design, development, and implementation of software and hardware solutions, systems, or products

Ability to create systematic and consistent requirements specifications in both technical and user-friendly language

Exceptional analytical and statistical skills with the ability to apply them to systems issues and products as required

Clear understanding of product management and market placement

Demonstrated project management skills and project management software skills, including planning, organizing, and managing resources

Understanding of application development and software development life cycle concepts

Experience with databases and systems that enable real-time decision making

Working technical knowledge of programming languages including Kafka, Spark, Python, PowerBi and MSSQL

Working knowledge of network and PC operating systems, including Windows 10 & 11, Server 2016 through 2019 and Centos/Ubuntu

Working knowledge of containers, Kubernetes and public cloud providers

Working knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standards

Extensive experience with the organization’s core software applications, including Dynamics Business Central, Office 365, Site Tracker, Salesforce

Excellent understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives

Personal Attributes
Able to exercise independent judgment and take action on it

Excellent analytical, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills

Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

Logical and efficient, with keen attention to detail

Highly self-motivated and directed

Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure

Strong customer service orientation

Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

What you’ll get

Competitive pay reflective of your skills and experience level

Health, Dental & Vision benefits.

New!

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Paid time off including vacation, holidays, sick leave, bereavement & parental leave

About Advantage Resourcing

Advantage Resourcing is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, mental and physical disability, political affiliation, union membership, status as a parent, military or veteran status or other non-merit based factors.

We will provide reasonable accommodations throughout the application, interviewing and employment process.

If you require a reasonable accommodation, contact us.

Advantage Resourcing is an E-Verify employer.

This policy is applicable to all phases of the employment relationship, including hiring, transfers, promotions, training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.

All employees are directed to familiarize themselves with this policy and to act in accordance with it.

All decisions with respect to employment matters and other phases of employer-temporary employee relationships will be in keeping with this policy and in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

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