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Business Analyst Loc: Portland, Oregon

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2018-10-11 17:41:43
Job Type: Full Time only

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Business Analyst

Loc: Portland, Oregon

Essential Functions:

  • Writes comprehensive functional specifications from requirements documents and input from other domain and technical design sources.
  • Insures accuracy, completeness, clarity and simplification of functional specifications.
  • Presents functional specifications to internal stakeholders for review/acceptance and compliance with requirements.
  • Revises functional specifications as necessary throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Provides development expertise in bridging domain requirements to developer/QA-ready functional specifications.
  • Creates visual models, charts, flow diagrams and other specification components that facilitate simplification and abstraction.
  • Creates initial business object (entity) diagrams that can be used to initiate database design.
  • Creates user interface mockups and associated behavioral rules to define navigation, validation, data relationships and trigger events.
  • Acts as a project lead in support of small to medium initiatives by determining resource requirements; defining project activities and tasks; defining project deliverables, preparing estimates, schedules and status reports.
  • Adheres to project methodology standards in the preparation of appropriate project related documentation and deliverables.
  • Supports and provides coordination in change control and release management.


  • BS/BA in computer science, informatics or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3+ years experience developing functional specifications for commercial software products
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong communication, presentation and writing skills.
  • Strong abstraction, organization and simplification skills.
  • Experience defining Use Cases
  • Knowledge of UML concepts
  • 3+ years with Oracle Apps, SAP, MS Dynamics AX or other Enterprise ERP
  • 3+ year with BI Tools like Cognos, Microstrategy, or Business Objects, SSAS, Power BI
  • 1+ year of working with Power BI, Data Analytics, Big Data
  • 3+ Microsoft Office, strong Excel analytical skills
  • SQL or PL/SQL
  • Basic knowledge of IT Infrastructure and networking
  • Must possess business knowledge, superior negotiation skills, facilitation, presentation, interpersonal and written communication skills.

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