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BUSINESS ANALYST

The Role:
GDS is seeking an experienced and talented Business Systems Analyst at our office in West Suburban Chicago.

Work on a dynamic team of solution experts providing solutions for external customer facing initiatives. The Business Systems Analyst will use their functional experience and business process knowledge to either independently lead or work with a cross functional team in deploying, scaling and supporting various technology initiatives. This opening is an excellent opportunity for a Business Systems Analyst to work, collaborate and grow in a fast paced environment working on a diverse set of applications and cross functional teams.

Preferred Responsibilities:
Stay up to date with industry and application trends in one or more of the following areas: Smart Manufacturing, Automotive Manufacturing Processes, Information Technology trends and advancements.

Manage requirements analysis for application implementations as well as for software development projects.

Identify, author, and prioritize user stories including detailed description of expected behavior for proposed new features.

Perform proactive and strategic problem solving while considering cross product, cross lines of business impact of design/decisions.

Understand our end-users’ business personas and drivers in order to design highly usable and intuitive solutions.

Review and provide input on design and implementation for major feature enhancements.

Participate in design meetings with developers to scope out implementation of features.

Determine high-level acceptance criteria to feed into the QA process; validate features via manual testing to check for completeness and accuracy.

Prepare development/QA project plans, including milestones and timeline for delivery; determine risks and contingency plans.

As appropriate for the product, coordinate releases with other internal Advent departments.

Troubleshoot issues as needed to support deployed solutions.

Identify data quality and process issues and make recommendations for remediation.

Lead and perform impact analyses.

Oversee and provide guidance to 3rd party vendor for outsourced development / managed services.
 

Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in fields such as Business, Computer Science, Information Systems, and Engineering or military experience. At least 5 years of experience delivering technology solutions in a high tech manufacturing environment.

Broad knowledge of technology domains inxcluding:

  • Strong Agile knowledge and training and/or practical experience.
  • Development knowledge and training and/or practical experience.
  • Strong communication skills, and ability to navigate complex computer system issues.
  • Comfortable delivering results in a high-paced, fast changing, entrepreneurial atmosphere.
  • An extreme level of energy, highly self-motivated, and a passion for success is required.
  • Strong references (customer and work)

Compensation:
Salary, plus health and retirement benefits.