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Business Intelligence Systems Analyst No C2C or 3rd Parties in Nashville, TN at Vaco

Date Posted: 4/3/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Why Is This Role Critical?

  • Mission:Drive alignment of Data Engineering delivery to strategic business direction in a way that maximizes business value, mitigates business risk, and optimizes business investment.
  • Overview:This role sits at the intersection between Business and Information Technology. The Business Intelligence Systems Analyst I uses critical thinking, analysis, and strong interpersonal communication to bring Business stakeholders of the Data Engineering Department together with Technical experts in the creation of Data-Driven Products and Solutions. Data Engineering Products and Solutions can include various reporting assets, data models, data management tools, business rule transformations, dashboard assets or a combination of these components that ultimately enable the formation of data-driven insights.
  • This is an entry level Analyst position in the Data Engineering department


  • Creative thinking, business analysis, systems and data analysis that translates the business definition of success into a data-driven solution that Engineering resources can execute
  • Prioritizing the backlog in accordance with the Product Roadmap
  • Developing requirements artifacts that define an executable/ready backlog (user stories, mappings, flow diagrams) ("Definition of Ready")

Day-to-Day Functions:

  • Solutions and Business Analysis
    • Understand data availability in different source applications, data file feeds, publicly posted data-sets, existing Data Warehouse models (etc.) and communicate that knowledge to business parties and technical experts through appropriate communication (ex: "source to target" documentation, user stories, report layout mock-ups, data prototyping).
    • Driving Data Engineering requests towards a state of development readiness. This involves running grooming sessions of backlog items with Development and QA resources, reviewing requirements with business stakeholders to achieve business sign-off/acceptance, and resolving outstanding questions that are critical path to the success of the request.
    • Conducting business stakeholder interviews to ascertain the business problem behind a given request. Interviews would include value-add activities to (1) elicit true business pain points or needs behind an initial request and (2) convey an understanding of the technical/data possibilities. Drive toward shared understanding of success with the business.
  • Change Management
    • Attending Daily Stand-Ups with developers to identify risks to commitments due to new information. Keep Development/QA to commitment on track.
    • Participating in Sprint Demo sessions as a pre-cursor to User Acceptance Testing (UAT) following the completion of Development and QA. Insure that development work meets the acceptance criteria of the request.
    • Facilitating UAT with business stakeholders to drive towards sign-off and acceptance of changes. Perform triage to determine if UAT inquiries are (1) non-issues, (2) defects to committed requirements, or (3) new requests and handle each accordingly.

What you will be accountable for:

  • Accountable for…maintaining an executable/ready backlog ("the what")
  • Accountable for…insuring the acceptance criteria are met by Project Team(s) ("Definition of Done")
  • Track A (Business Background):
    • College degree or equivalent experience in a mathematical or computational field (ex: Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Informatics, etc.)
    • Demonstrated ability to "think like a programmer" (ex: Python coursework, SQL coursework, data analysis coursework, etc.)
    • Desire to augment Technology skills with Business exposure
  • Track B (Technology Background):
    • College degree or equivalent experience in a business-oriented field (ex: Finance, Economics, Healthcare Administration etc.)
    • Demonstrated ability to build business cases or define business problems
    • Desire to be close to technology to better understand how technology can help solve business problems
    • Desire to augment Business skill with Technology exposure
  • Common Denominators
    • Passion for data and data- driven solutions
    • Strives to solve Business Problems, NOT Technology problems
    • Comfortable working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
    • Strong computer skills to include proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of software applications
    • Self-motivated/independent/resourceful
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Strong analytical & problem-solving skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Effectively deals with ambiguity
    • Strong presentation skills