Senior Business Analyst Job Description

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This is a real-world description for a senior business analyst. The description itself is several years old, but 95% of it is still appropriate for today.

Analysis and Solution Definition

  • Quickly understands the business issues and data challenges of client's organization and industry.
  • Identifies client organization's strengths and weaknesses and suggests areas of improvement.
  • Reviews and edits requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations related to proposed solution.
  • Develops functional specifications and system design specifications for client engagements.

Technical Recommendation and Testing

  • Leads testing efforts.
  • Ensures issues are identified, tracked, reported on and resolved in a timely manner.
  • Works with client personnel to identify required changes.
  • Communicates needed changes to development team.

Project Execution

  • Assists in enforcement of project deadlines and schedules.
  • Takes input from supervisor and appropriately and accurately applies comments/feedback.
  • Communicates and applies project standards.
  • Manages resources in accordance with project schedule.
  • Consistently delivers high-quality services to our clients.
  • Understands the components of running a fiscally successful project.

CAREER PATH CORE COMPETENCIES

Communication

  • Assists in the facilitation of team and client meetings.
  • Delivers informative, well-organized presentations.
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.

Technical Understanding

  • Possesses understanding in the areas of application programming, database and system design.
  • Understands Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures.
  • Understands how legacy and web-based systems interface with each other.

Problem Solving

  • Identifies critical issues with ease.
  • Exhibits confidence and an extensive knowledge of emerging industry practices when solving business problems.
  • Pushes creative thinking beyond the boundaries of existing industry practices and client mindsets.

PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES

Leadership

  • Generates enthusiasm among team members.
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to serve in leadership roles.
  • Challenges others to develop as leaders while serving as a role model.
  • Manages the process of innovative change.

Teamwork

  • Facilitates effective team interaction.
  • Acknowledges and appreciates each team member's contributions.

Client Management

  • Develops relationships with client personnel that foster client ties.
  • Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions with project management.
  • Continually seeks opportunities to increase customer satisfaction and deepen client relationships.
  • Manages client expectations effectively.

ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Innovator Development

  • Conducts effective progress evaluations in a timely manner.
  • Mentors those with less experience through informal channels.
  • Seeks and participates in development opportunities above and beyond training required by us.
  • Trains other innovators through both formal and informal training programs.

Internal Operations

  • Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions.
  • Leads internal teams/task forces.

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  1. This job description for a Senior Business Analyst is very good. Thank you for taking the time to compile it. It is very helpful. A great tool/resource.

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