Lead IT Business Analyst (Enovia PLM Platform)

Schenectady, New York
03 Oct 2016
23 Jan 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
In this role, the candidate will work with the senior business analyst on the team and collaborate with cross functional business partners to define appropriate processes to implement engineering tools, specifically Enovia PLM. This role requires an ability to collaborate with business partners and work horizontally in an effective, clear thinking manner.

Essential Responsibilities

In this role you will be responsible for ensuring requirements for enhancements to the Enovia platform are appropriately documented and stored in appropriate systems, define the correct processes across the P&Ls, and work with the development teams to ensure the implementation is planned and delivered. The candidate will take guidance from the senior BA on the staff, the program and project leaders and work within the Agile scrum teams to ensure business process needs are scoped, defined, documented and delivered.

The candidate for this role should be an experienced Business Analyst understanding the lifecycle of a software project, and being instrumental to the success of the project. The candidate should be able to understand business needs, document requirements, and use cases, create functional specifications, design the technical solution, and be able to test the technical solution. The candidate should have good communication and people skills to be able to communicate with end users to gather data, and be able to translate the information to technical solutions. The candidate will be doing BA work for PLM solutions interfacing with both upstream and downstream solutions including Salesforce, ERP, and Oracle. The candidate should have experience with the Dassault 3Dexperience and 2013x platforms. Experience in additional Dassault products of Enovia, Catia, Simulia, Delmia, and Exalead is also a benefit.

In this role, you will:
  • Act as a change agent for business processes, working directly with business partners to ensure new processes are communicated seamlessly and provide improvements to overall program execution and delivery
  • Leverage Agile skillset to drive additional Agile methodology into major PLM releases
  • Design wing-to-wing solutions for a PLM design as well as specific P&L variations for Renewables
  • Drive diverse groups to make Key Design Decisions and agree on to-be processes for PLM implementation
  • Identify the customer's need, problem or opportunity through the use of interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, business process maps, use cases scenarios, task and workflow analysis, and define a vision based on these needs
  • Work with different technical teams in an Agile environment to understand requirements, reconcile conflicts and decompose high-level information into details and vice versa
  • Drive and challenge PLM businesses on their assumptions on the design requests for PLM to drive out of the box solutions
  • Use strong analytical and project management skills as required, including expertise in how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements
  • Serve as a liaison with functional groups, lead planning and design of multiple, simultaneous IT initiatives
  • Manage project interdependencies with other teams (e.g., data architecture, support, infrastructure source, system owners, business users and management)
  • Collaboration and design of the use of PLM across the Digital thread with interaction and integration with Commercial, Engineering, Manufacturing, and Services
  • Lead the preparation of system wide changes in the Enovia Platform as defined by priorities set by the leadership committee for the PLM program
  • Drive solution identification, feasibility analysis, and implementation recommendations for business level improvements and assist with prioritization of resulting projects
  • Assure conformance to system architecture, methods, standards and practices and promote their creation
  • Drive the use of out-of-the-box use of engineering tools, and promote reuse where applicable


  • Bachelor's Degree in
    business, computer science or in "STEM" Majors (Science, Technology,
    Engineering and Math)
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in a Business Analyst position for PLM
    or other enterprise applications

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

Technical Expertise:
  • Significant knowledge of Enovia PLM Platform (version 2013x and higher as well as 3DExperience)
  • Experience with Dassault Enovia, Delmia, Catia, Exalead
  • Experience with Agile software development methodologies
  • Demonstrated skills in technology and infrastructure architecture

Business Acumen:

  • Demonstrates the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems
  • Skilled in breaking down problems, documenting problem statements and estimating efforts
  • Has the ability to analyze impact of technology choices
  • Skilled in negotiation to align stakeholders and communicate a single synthesized perspective to the scrum team. Balances value propositions for competing stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of technologies in the market to help make buy vs build recommendations, scope MVPs, and to drive market timing decisions
  • PLM Experience with an industrial manufacturing company

  • Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions
  • Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team
  • Shares knowledge, power, and credit, establishing trust, credibility, and goodwill

Personal Attributes:

  • Able to work under minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility
  • Skilled in providing oversight and mentoring team members. Shows ability to effectively delegate work.