Business Analyst – Educational Services at Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Title: Business Analyst – Educational Services
Company: Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Must have the following in order to apply:
◾High School Diploma or equivalent
◾One (1) year of experience
◾Proficient in MS Office to include: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and Project
◾Knowledge of relational databases and basic SQL query techniques
◾Experience interfacing with customers, internal managers and staff
◾Knowledge of the software development life cycle
◾Knowledge of MS SQL server (2000/2005/2008) and query
◾Knowledge of project management methodologies and practices
◾Written and verbal communication skills
◾Time management skills
◾Organizational skills
◾Ability to work independently or in a team environment

Preferred Skills:
◾Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field, or equivalent experience
◾Experience working in government programs specifically related to Employment and Training programs such as Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act or Adult Educational Services that included insuring software meets federal regulations and requirements
◾Possess an understanding of application programming, database and system design
◾Understanding of Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures
◾Ability to analyze system requirements relative to the base software functionality and configuration

Job Description:
This role will formulate and define system scopes and objectives based on both user needs and a thorough understanding of business systems and industry requirements. Work among a team of software Engineers, Developers, Project Managers and QA staff for support and collaboration of client specific deliverables.

Duties and Responsibilities:
◾Analyze business and user needs, document requirements and translate both into proper specifications for each project.
◾Coordinate and meet with clients and business leaders, as well as working with software architects and development teams to ensure that the direction, scope and dependencies are identified and documented.
◾Possess knowledge of both project management and the software development lifecycle (SDLC) of large-scale development projects.
◾Translate business requirements into concise system requirements for use by the software architects and development teams.
◾Understanding of multiple functional areas related to complex projects and the ability to identify and quantify business process improvements along with system improvements through the use of technology is critical.
◾Foster communication between technical and non-technical audiences to ensure that technology solutions fulfill the business needs.
◾Identify, document and diagram business requirements and processes.
◾Assist with validation and testing of applications written to the design specification
◾Keep the client and project team informed of project status, issues and issue mitigation strategies.
◾Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion.
◾Communicate relevant project information to superiors.
◾Testing of applications written to the design specifications written.
◾Track data through the database as it relates to the application.
◾Review of all customer change orders, update requirements documents, and make recommendations regarding the implementation of the request modifications.
◾Identify opportunities for improvement and make suggestions for change.
◾Work with both technical software developers and non-technical state and local government clients to make sure that final deliverables meet client requirements.
◾Coordinate client training with training staff and assist where necessary.
◾Prepare and deliver training updates via webinars.
◾May be required to visit client sites, attend National Conferences and/or assist in Marketing presentations which are assigned by Manager when appropriate.

Required Screenings:
Criminal background and professional reference check.

Work Environment:
We offer a fast paced, team-oriented environment with a casual dress code.

Days & Hours:
Monday through Friday; full time position.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

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