Job Title: Senior Lead Business Analyst – Business Intelligence
Location: Atlanta, GA
Type: Full-time position
Job ID: 102806
The hiring manager is looking for a Senior BA with lots of solid experience in Business Intelligence systems design, someone steeped in the DSS OLAP technologies who may also possess ROLAP experience. Not looking for a coder/developer but rather a broadly experienced very business-oriented person with some technical background, JAD and process decomp experience, knows BA tools, comes from a place where they have been using a really solid methodology for designing and developing BI applications, is versatile and adaptable, and who may know something about KM and EVA.
This person will assume the Lead BA role, must have leadership potential and really good analytic skills. A consulting background would be helpful, as well as some exposure to Informatica, MicroStrategy, or Hyperion.
The 30+ man shop is split into 4 sections. The BI section consists of about 4-5 people (Big 4 backgrounds) who are smart, learn fast, and interact well with business users, but who are not really steeped in BI, just learning the nuances of BI applications.
A key skill is data modeling, and able to get to the heads of those in the organization and understand what they really need, not necessarily what they want. The hiring manager’s operating basis with the business users is “Tell me what decisions you make today” and then work backwards to design a system. With regard to working with his Business Analysts, the manager’s view is “Do not give me a requirement unless you can tell me exactly what the user is doing with it” (must be related to a business decision).
In addition to the above qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, MIS/IT or Engineering – advanced degree preferred
• 8 or more years relevant business experience
• Experience conducting staff performance reviews is highly desirable
• Experience with MS Office applications, MS Project, Visio and business processing modeling
• Forman development life cycle methodology experience is required