IT Business Analyst - Valdosta or Gainesville at

Posted in Information Technology 4 days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Valdosta, Georgia

Job Description:

This job may be located in Valdosta, Georgia or in Gainesville, Florida


The IT/Business Analyst works closely with business teams, manages technical teams and is a major contributor to requirements specification deliverables, writes business and functional requirements; ensures integration between business and technology; performs feasibility analysis, scopes projects, and functions as a project manager to prioritize deliverables and negotiate on product functionalities;  understands development processes – SDLC – and is very analytical with problem-solving and conflict resolution skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues; uses computer software to develop models that simulate various "what if" scenarios for the purpose of creating the most efficient and profitable operations; researches Barnes business plans to determine how they operate with technology and how those plans work within the business strategy; works independently or as part of a team to audit each area of business operations, for the purpose of identifying inefficiencies and assessing financial risk;  creates reports for presentation to the Executive Team including, but not limited to, providing recommendations for process improvements and consultative services to successfully facilitate agreed upon changes.


  • Create and prepare scheduled and ad hoc business reports

  • Identify trends and make recommendations for improvement and efficiency

  • Develop dashboards to monitor and manage data trends

  • Analyze reports and documents for accuracy and risk

  • Collect, evaluate, and compress data and information from multiple sources, resolve conflict

  • and differentiate between actual and required user needs

  • Deliver results after thorough research of functional needs by collaborating and communicating

  • between various users

  • Implement strong analytical reasoning to understand end user's requirements and transform

  • those requirements into operational application reporting

  • Collaborate to acquire thorough working knowledge of working systems within the organization

  • Understand business management requirements and translate those requirements to specific

  • software requirements and acceptance criteria to create and achieve reporting deliverables

  • Work closely with managers and the Executive Team to utilize strong technical skills, coupled

  • with business intelligence and a deep understanding of the business needs to ensure transformation

  • into application and operational requirements


  • Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration, or Computer Science, or related field from an accredited academic institution preferred

  • 3+ years of experience working as a Functional, Data or Business Analyst

  • 3+ years experience in MS Word, Excel (Advanced), and Visio

  • 3+ years of customer interfacing experience – project oversight, customer presentation.

  • 3+ years SQL Server 2005/2008 knowledge – T-SQL, Tables, Views

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Ability to analyze the feasibility of, and develops requirements for, new systems and enhancements to existing systems; ensures the system design fits the needs of the users

  • Must possess accurate reporting and compilation skills; knowledge of organizational behavior; solid mathematical aptitude; deductive reasoning; effective project management skills

  • Ability to provide reports and data management within tight time constraints; ability to adapt quickly to changing environment; ability to think analytically and be a proactive problem solver

  • Ability to gather and interpret relevant data and information