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Benefits Senior Business Analyst, IT

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Houston ISD Houston , TX 77092

Posted 2 months ago

Experience: 7+ years IT professional coming from other disciplines with 7+ years of directly related IT experience, preferably with SAP Benefits Administration.

Job Description:

The Senior Business Analyst will analyze and translate the business needs and assess the feasibility for enhancements to existing applications or implementing new applications or functionality.

The Senior BSA is responsible for facilitating business process, function and organization design, working collaboratively with business strategists, process owners and subject matter experts. The role focuses primarily on business requirements, workflow and leveraging technology to enable or alter business processes or practices.

Provide strategic consultation to assigned line-of-business (LOB) customers in defining or designing business processes, functions and organizational structures, as well as in researching, identifying and internally marketing enabling technologies based on customer requirements. Analyzes complex business problems to be solved with automated systems.

Provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements.

Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Expected to know the business better than a normal business person since this position will be working across the business and have specialized analytical skills.

Using business process engineering skills, expected to develop business requirements; do business analysis; understand and analyze the competitive situation; understand business practices and approaches; recommend business process changes; understand how to integrate systems and business possesses; drive their work into systems initiatives; lead system selection processes; understand business organization, politics and culture; manage change in the business resulting from IT applications; help users develop processes, procedures, and training; exercise any required project management. Develops and recommends solutions and strategies, based on the analysis of customer business goals, objectives, needs, and existing systems infrastructure. Analyzes complex business problems to be solved with automated systems.

Provides technical expertise in identifying, evaluating and developing systems and procedures that are cost effective and meet user requirements.

The BSA focuses on being the expert partner on how to take that business knowledge into automation and systems. The BSA is responsible for bringing the best practices on how to define and implement business functions, process, workflow, and organizational change management.

The BA is responsible for making sure the business needs are met using the expertise brought to the table. A Business Systems Analyst is responsible for being the partner to the business who can expertly help the business define and document business requirements.

They are specialists in helping the business determine, capture, define and document business requirements.

They do this by employing skills in formal business analysis, use cases, business function modeling, prototyping, process modeling, process engineering, facilitation, JAD, project management and organizational change management.

They will be knowledgeable on the latest technologies that can be used to automate processes, workflows, collaboration, data integration and document management. As the business requirements are completed, they work to translate requirements to vendors and IT professionals.

They will be involved in the design of the requirements to the next level. They will help bring the business in at appropriate times to understand and check the design and testing work. They are heavily involved in the string and integration testing.

They are heavily involved in user acceptance testing.

They will help make sure the backup and recovery processes are properly defined. They will be involved in service level agreements.

They will be involved in making sure system side controls are in place and working correctly. They will generally be heavily involved in defining, designing, testing, and executing data conversion activities. As a project moves into more technical aspects, this role helps make sure the requirements are properly designed, built and tested.

They may be involved in helping configure the system. They will have in-depth knowledge of exactly how the processes are automated, interfaced, integrated and implemented. They are expected to have in-depth knowledge on exactly how the system works.

Required Skills:

  • Previous experience in Application Configuration and Development or hands-on testing is desired, but not required

  • Experience working via Project Management methodology for Implementations and ongoing support and a deep understanding of various phases of the Software Development Life Cycle

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with both technology/development and business partners - ability to translate between these two constituencies

  • Information Security, Auditing, or Control Function background is nice to have, but is not required

  • Solid grasp of how SAP technology interacts with other technology

  • Heavy data analytics background is often very helpful (e.g. LSMW, SAP query, skillful manipulation of data within Excel)

  • Working experience in SAP modules

  • Possesses strong hands-on technical skills

  • Highly organized self-starter who can deliver results with minimal direction

  • Creative and proactive problem solver - ability to quickly grasp what the customer needs and offer suggestions above and beyond what they are asking for

  • Naturally curious individual with the ability to adapt and become an authority in the various data and systems used by the team

  • Strong relationship, team building, and facilitation skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Visio as well as Skype for Business

Shift: 1st shift (United States of America)
Hours Per Week: 40
Date Posted: 9/27/2018
Education: Bachelors Degree required

Company Information
HISDs mission is to equitably educate the whole child so that every student graduates with the tools to reach their full potential. Every child shall have equitable opportunities and equal access to an effective and personalized education in a nurturing and safe environment. Our students will graduate as critical thinkers and problem solvers; they will know and understand how to be successful in a global society.

Analyst, Business Analyst, Development, Excel, Security, SAP Benefits Administration, ACA Reporting, SAP Query, SAP BI Reporting, Interface Specifications, Change Control, Testing

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Benefits Senior Business Analyst, IT

Expired Job

Houston ISD