ForeData Technology Inc.

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Business Analyst

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The Business/Technical Consultant will have a minimum of 5+ years of demonstrable experience in gathering, documenting, translating and testing business requirements and providing quality assurance plans and recommendations.  The position requires interpreting business requirements and translating them into technical requirements that will be used for developers to begin coding MS Access databases, Data Warehouse, online applications.  The Business/Technical Consultant will have a clear understanding of the Systems Development Lifecycle and Data Warehousing principles.  The position requires excellent analytical, organizational and problem-solving aptitude.  Present outstanding leadership capabilities, illustrating proficiency in both verbal and written communications, exemplify a high degree of personal integrity and interpersonal skills and abilities.  Must be flexible and capable of working in a fast paced environment. 

Description

The Business/Technical Consultant is responsible for completing at a minimum the following tasks:

  1. Provides requirements analysis, design, and development business and technical material.
  2. Develops requirements for software applications based on information received from users and other activities such as feasibility studies, independent verification and validation analysis, etc.
  3. Translate and develop business requirements into understandable and comprehensive process flow diagrams using MS Visio diagrams.
  4. Perform Business Process Reengineering on current business processes, and document new business processes in the form of a formal Business Requirements Document.
  5. Possess extensive Business Requirements gathering and documentation experience using industry standard best practices to gather and document all requirements, group and prioritize requirements, and illustrate how requirements impact system functionality.
  6. Perform system testing of MS Access applications ensuring that all requirements are met.
  7. Work closely with MS Access developer in developing technical methodology, business requirement documents and user guides.
  8. Attend and conduct intense stakeholder requirements sessions to identify business needs.
  9. Recommend client process improvements.  This includes development or revision of existing or new documentation, generation or editing of correspondence, meeting minute preparation, and coordination of meetings or agendas.
  10. Provide recommendations for development of an enhanced Quality Assurance program that documents new processes and procedures to ensure compliance with quality assurance plans.
  11. Perform research and analysis for adherence to established operating procedures and functional improvements.
  12. Prepare training materials for stakeholders as requested.
  13. Advises and recommends areas of program planning, business management, program coordination. 

Essential Functions

  1. Supports existing and develops new analytical tools supporting program analysis and deliverables. This includes expert skills in the use of MS Access and Excel.
  2. Analytical / Statistical recommendations and documentation.
  3. Understands the customer’s business, intentions, workflows and processes to the point that you can make significant process improvements, knowing the impact of the changes to be implemented.
  4. Performs a range of analytical data analysis.
  5. Possess a clear understanding of Relational Databases, Data Warehousing, and MS Access.
  6. Enhances process development by offering and documenting solutions that ultimately are implemented by another team.
  7. Helps establish and document functional and business requirements.
  8. Supports ad hoc analysis and reporting for client specific data requests in short turnaround timeframes.
  9. Coordinates and conducts Quality Control on draft and final project deliverables.
  10. Develops a wide range of well written, clear, and concise report deliverables within targeted timeframes.
  11. Interfaces with client’s technical and business staff on a daily basis.
  12. Assists with meeting minutes and possesses excellent customer communications skills.
  13. Provides weekly status report updates to client and project manager.
  14. Attention to detail and experience in fast paced customer service environments.
  15. Proven ability in communicating with stakeholders on a daily basis

 

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  1. Minimum of a B.S. degree
  2. 5 – 7 years of Business/Technical Analyst experience
  3. Strong English with excellent and proven writing and editing skills
  4. Advanced MS Word, Visio, Access, Excel, and SharePoint skills
  5. Extensive experience writing and interpreting business requirements
  6. Proven ability to present ideas within client presentations
  7. Proven quality assurance capabilities
  8. Strong business-social skills
  9. Commitment to maintaining/improving system documentation and contract deliverables

 

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