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Sr. Business Analyst-Dallas, TX
Ref No.: 18-03620
Location: Dallas, Texas

Sr. Business Analyst
Location : Dallas, TX
Duration : 11 months
Rate : DOE

US citizen, Green Card and EAD preferred, no visa sponsorship available for this job and no third party agencies –C2C.
Technical Skills:
· Education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science
· Information Technology, or in a job related field of study.
· Five (5) years of related experience in information technology based software/hardware analysis involving multiple computer subsystems
· Two (2) years as a Lead Analyst.


Responsibilities:
· Meets with decision makers, systems owners, and end users to define business, financial, and operations requirements and systems goals; identifies and resolves systems issues; and leads design sessions to enhance business processes, operations, and information process flow.
· Reviews and analyzes the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems; and develops strategies for improving or further leveraging systems.
· Prepares and delivers reports, recommendations, or alternatives that address existing and potential problem areas; communicates ideas in both technical and user-friendly language; and prioritizes and executes tasks in a high- pressure environment.
· Coordinates and performs in-depth tests, including end-user reviews, for modified and new systems, and other post-implementation support; and ensures compatibility and interoperability of in-house computing systems.
· Collaborates in the planning, design, development, and deployment of new applications, and enhancements to existing applications; creates system design proposals; performs cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions; and provides orientation and training to end users for all modified and new systems.
· Creates systems models, specifications, diagrams and charts to provide direction to system programmers; and identifies and establishes scope and parameters of systems analysis in order to define outcome criteria and measure-taking actions.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
Special Requirements/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
· Skilled in the use of standard software applications. Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public.
· Requires knowledge of information technology project methodologies, software development lifecycle in a relational database and development environment, enterprise architecture, and technology operations.
· Considerable knowledge of management analysis research techniques and performance measurements.
· Ability to identify and analyze end-user problems; ability to organize information in a logical manner and devise practical solutions to problems; ability to operate a personal computer, peripherals and basic office equipment; ability to assists Elected Officials/Department Heads with technical specifications for Requests for Proposal and Invitations for Bid.
· Must pass a background investigation. Must possess a valid Texas driver's license, with a good driving record.