Senior Business Analyst

We are looking for a Senior Business Systems Analyst in Boston.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Work with users to collect, validate and document data and reporting needs.

  • Create documentation in support of business and technology requests (includes business/data requirements, data flows, data modeling, workflow context and design, and user interface designs).

  • Facilitate implementation of business requirements for all technology initiatives by acting as a liaison between business users and development resources for both large and small-scale changes.

  • Provide continuous evaluation of technology solutions and capabilities to ensure alignment with business objectives. Identify areas of risk, while monitoring the current environment, potential improvement areas, and the financial implications of those decisions.

  • Participate in user acceptance testing and support system training / documentation.

  • Form strong working relationships with both business and technical teams.

  • Fulfill responsibilities related to production support as well as application development projects simultaneously.

  • Engage in complex problem solving with both business users and development resources.

TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE: 

  • Experience with reporting, data visualization or analytics tools like Tableau, Qlik or Cognos

  • Prior experience with AWS or Azure data management tools a plus

  • Understanding of relational databases, reporting schemas, data transformations

  • Intermediate skill level with SQL queries (writing as well as reading/understanding)

  • Prior experience with Salesforce or other CRM systems a plus

  • Prior experience with iLevel, Investran, eFront, Alta Return or other Private Equity systems a plus

  • Experience in project management or managing regular software release cycles, working with support vendors

  • Experience with project reporting - status, milestones, deliverables

  • Familiarity working within multiple architectures: n-tier, .NET, client-server, etc. and multi-system application integration

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Bachelors or advanced degree in computer science , systems and/or finance

  • Master’s Degree with concentration in finance, technology or analytics preferred

  • 4+ Years of experience

  • Experience with private equity, venture capital and alternatives investment / finance concepts / terminology and systems a plus

  • Experience with a functionally diverse, and informed user base that demands high quality solutions

  • Self-motivated and willing to work, learn and take ownership in an energetic, fast pace team environment

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Knowledge of data management and analytics is required

  • In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in supporting & implementing applications

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and iterations with several applications simultaneously

  • Ability to perform various roles (e.g., business analyst, systems analyst, data analyst, tester)

  • History of developing systems requirements, designing and prototyping, testing, training, defining support procedures, and implementing practical business solutions under multiple deadlines within an Agile environment.

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