Business Analyst Job Description

Business Analyst Job Description

The Purpose of the Business Analyst is to review business processes in order to gain a complete understanding of current procedures, identify improvements, document those processes, and connect business people to information technology groups in an organization.

Description: The business analyst is responsible for analyzing and modeling existing business processes. The goal of business process analysis is to understand and document current business procedures and identify areas for improvement. A thorough understanding of the current state of the organization is necessary prior to recommending changes related to implementing a new business solution.

The business analyst uses modeling tools to document the current state of business processes as well as the desired future state. The business analyst is responsible for the knowledge transfer of business implications to the application/database developers and project managers.

Functional/Technical Skills

The business analyst has business analysis skills and experience in modeling business processes, and has good documentation skills. She or he knows how to conduct workshops and training sessions and has good industry knowledge.

Typical Tasks

The business analyst prepares for and conducts business process analysis, documents and presents analysis and modeling results, and transfers knowledge to application/database developers and project managers.

Sample Business Analyst Job Descriptions

Business Analyst – SQL, Excel

Summary:

Business Analyst works closely with the business and technical teams and is a major contributor to the requirements specification deliverable, writes the business and functional requirements . This person understands business and ensures that there is integration between business and technology.

Performs feasibility analysis, scopes projects, and works with the project management team to prioritizes deliverables and negotiate on product functionalities. The BA understands development processes – SDLC – and is very analytical with problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to help identify, communicate and resolve issues

Responsibilities

  • Performs feasibility analysis, scopes projects, and works with the project management team to prioritizes deliverables, and negotiate on product functionalities.
  • Creates detailed Business Requirement Document (BRD) and translate it into functional specifications.
  • Provides analytic support by coordinating data extraction from various databases and data interpretation.
  • Partners with development and analytic teams to provide reporting on software solutions.
  • Participates in Integration Testing and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and Functionality Testing.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or IT
  • 3+ years of experience working as a Functional, Data or Business Analyst
  • 3+ years experience in Access, Excel(Advanced), Visio, and MS Project
  • 3+ years of customer interfacing experience – project oversight, customer presentation.
  • 3+ years SQL Server 2005/2008 knowledge – T-SQL, Tables, Views
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

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