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Technical Business Analyst

Chicago, IL | Direct Hire

Post Date: 01/05/2017 Job ID: 19215 Industry: Business Analyst

Title: Technical Business Analyst

Location: Chicago, IL 60605

Responsibilities:
  • Work with stakeholders and product owners to understand the users’ goals and objectives and identify success criteria. 
  • Lead efforts in analyzing, collecting, and prioritizing user requirements, and translates business requirements into technical design and processes. 
  • Create and maintain software development artifacts such as requirements documentation, use cases, test cases, data flow diagrams, UI wireframes, and internal support documentation
  • Work with stakeholder requirements to build data visualizations and metrics turning data into information for the user
  • Work with stakeholders and product owners to evaluate buy versus build solutions where appropriate
  • Build functional prototypes of technical design ideas as needed using SQL, Excel, and other BI tools
  • Work with all stakeholders to ensure implemented solution meets defined success criteria. 
  • Communicates complex systems to Stakeholders, in a manner that enables them to have a common understanding of the product status, risks, and decision points.
  • Contributes to the PMO team in assessing tools, approaches, and techniques to add efficiency and value add improvements to existing PMO processes and methods.
  • Build, modify, and maintain reports used by middle and back office teams

Specific Skills/Abilities
  • Excellent  verbal, visual, written and listening skills
  • Excellent data visualization and analysis skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent facilitation, collaboration skills
  • Ability to create structure and provide leadership in ambiguous situations
  • Ability  to thrive within a matrix organization.
  • Ability to excel both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to synthesize BI data visualization artifacts (e.g. reports, graphs, charts, etc.) to meet business needs. 
  • Advanced data analysis skills.  Affinity working with complex data sets and complex systems.
  • At least intermediate proficiency with Excel, VBA, databases, T-SQL, and one other BI tool (e.g., Tableau, Cognos, etc.)
  • At least intermediate systems analysis skills (systems, business workflows, business processes, data modeling, etc.)
  • Proficient navigation skills on Windows and UNIX Platforms.
  • Solid understanding of Visio and ability to diagram complex system interactions and data flows

 Education/Experience
  • Bachelor’ s degree or higher Management Information Systems or equivalent technical field
  • 5+ years in a business analyst role delivering software requirements, managing product development
  • 3+ years of experience as a developer on Windows or UNIX platforms.
  • 2+ years of financial trading industry preferred

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