Technical BI Business Analyst

High Level Job Description

A technical BI business analyst is expected to be able to perform two roles during development of a BI project. They should be able to function as a business analyst gathering, reviewing, and analyzing BI requirements as well as work as a data analyst performing data quality assessments and providing solution architecture recommendations.

As a technical BI business analyst, the person will be expected to be able to work during all phases of a business intelligence project including requirements gathering, data analysis, solution design, data modeling, and front end design.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the product manager or project sponsor to document the product’s vision and the project’s scope.

  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, event lists, business analysis, and workflow analysis.

  • Write requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language simply, clearly, unambiguously, and concisely.

  • Decompose high-level business and user requirements into functional requirements and quality, specified in an appropriate level of detail suitable for use by those must base their work on the requirements.

  • Represent requirements using alternative views, such as analysis models (diagrams), prototypes, or scenarios, where appropriate.

  • Lead requirements analysis and verification, ensuring that requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable, feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable, and that they conform to standards.

  • Participate in requirements prioritization.

  • Manage requirements traceability information and track requirements status throughout the project.

  • Perform data quality assessment of application databases in order to verify and approve business requirements.

  • Provide input on solution design for high complexity business problems.

 

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Ability to effectively engage business and technical resources on all levels.

  • Strong meeting facilitation skills and presentation skills.

  • Analytical skills, to critically evaluate the information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a more general understanding, distinguish presented user requests from the underlying true needs, and distinguish solution ideas from requirements

  • Data modeling skills, in order to convert business requirements and systems into logical data models such as entity relationship models.

  • Data analysis skills needed to generate detailed specifications by reviewing existing databases and data sets.

  • Ability to write basic SQL queries on a database in order to apply filters to the data and joins to tables.

  • Knowledge of database modeling standards and terms including primary and foreign key relationships and normal forms.

  • Working knowledge and experience with Business Intelligence tools e.g. (Microsoft SSRS/SSAS, Microsoft BI, Spotfire) in order to recommend use, modification, or enhancement of those solutions in support of business requirements.

  • Experience working in the Oil and Gas industry

  • Proven experience leading IT teams or organization; demonstrated ability to lead through influence

 

Expected Deliverables

As part of their role on projects, technical business analysts may be expected to provide all (but not limited to) the following deliverables:

  • Project Scoping Documentation

  • Stakeholder Analysis

  • Business Requirements Specifications

  • Data Flow Diagrams

  • Work Flow Diagrams

  • Entity Relationship Models

  • Data Quality Assessments

  • Logical Data Models

  • Source to Target Mapping Documents

  • Functional Specifications

Location, Schedule

  • Atyrau, 5 x 2

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