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Business Data Analyst


Job ID : 28067

Location : Indianapolis, IN

Company Name : SoftStandard Solutions

Job Type : Contract

Industry : Information Technology

Salary : $60 - $70  per day

No. of Positions : I Have Ongoing Need To Fill This Role


Required Skills : Structured Query Language (SQL) Microsoft Excel Critical Thinking R Or Python-Statistical Programming Data Visualization Presentation Skills Machine Learning

Benefits : No benefits are available


Job Description :

The Business Data Analyst Sr. is an individual contributor role that acts as a vital link between OneAmerica’s information technology capabilities and business objectives.  This role is a strong facilitator and communicator who works closely with business units and cross-functional teams to gain deep understanding of business processes, data, and system usage.  The primary objective is helping business partners implement technology solutions in a cost-effective way by articulating business rules, as well as stakeholder, functional, non-functional and data requirements to meet emerging business challenges and objectives.  The Data Business Analyst Sr. analyzes existing data structures, performs data mapping, and identifies anomalies and potential data quality issues, prepping for modeling into new data structures. The candidate will work with business users and IT to determine data dictionary information - attribute names and definitions, data type, length, etc.  and identify and document cardinality and parent-child relationships between logical sets of data. The Business Data Analyst Sr. may be called upon to function as a team lead or mentor for other Business Analysts.

Primary Responsibilities:

Develop and maintain key relationships to build trust and gain an understanding of business needs and pain points

Organize and facilitate key stakeholder meetings to elicit business rules and stakeholder, functional, non-functional and data requirements for projects that are large in scope with high complexity and may be enterprise wide

Analyze problems and opportunities, identify which changes may deliver the most value, and work with business leaders and delivery team members to understand the impact of those changes

Serve as project Organizational Change Management agents ensuring that business areas impacted by project are identified, users stories are documented capturing change, and leaders understand and are prepared for the business transition so that disruption to business operations is minimized and the full value of the project is achieved

Develop and maintain functional specifications of systems including data, operations, input, output, the properties of the system, as well as how the system is being used

Able to change techniques, style, methods, and approach and assimilate various types of information (i.e. diagrams, stakeholder concerns, customer feedback, schematics, user guides, spreadsheets) to maximize the quality of service delivered and more efficiently capture and achieve goals and objectives

Provide consulting to the Solutions Architects to aide with solution design and estimations

Query, mine, analyze and visualize data to describe what is happening, what has happened, predict trends, and recommend action

Expert level data profiling, mapping, information engineering and sampling

In the spirit of continuous improvement, challenge the status quo and challenge others to rethink current processes, structures, policies, methodologies, and assumptions

Coach and mentor other Business Analyst on OA Ways and best practices

Job Requirements

Required Education and/or Certifications

Bachelor’s Degree in business, computer science or a related discipline

Recommended Education and/or certifications

IIBA CBAP

Agile certification

ITIL certification

Six Sigma (Yellow or Green Belt) Certification

Required Work Experience

7+ years of business analyst, data analyst or related experience

Or any combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background

General Comments

1 year-long project.

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