BI Technical Business Analyst

Dallas, Texas
21 Oct 2016
17 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques. Provides solutions to a variety of problems of significant scope and complexity for a functional department. Works under general supervision following established procedures. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, and accuracy. Works primarily with internal company contacts. May infrequently interact with inter-organizational contacts on routine matters. Analyzes business processes and designs computerized applications, in both development and maintenance phases, to facilitate those processes. Assists the customer in the formulation and definition of an applications scope, functionality, and objectives: Assesses 3rd party products to determine their suitability for organizations needs: Acts as consultant to the customer on process re-engineering, and new policies/procedures with IT impact: Reviews requests from customer for appropriateness and alignment with system efforts: Guides planning for new systems and tools that align with the customers strategic objectives.

The BI BA plays a pivotal role in driving BI capability across Jacobs; demonstrates exceptional communication skills to build trusting relationships with senior executives, managers, team members as well as vendors, and has solid leadership skills to manage expectations, mitigate risks, resolve issues and develop/drive/implement reporting roadmaps.

Predominantly focused on maintaining & enhancing the existing HR, Project and Financial Analytics capabilities across the organization, this business facing position requires an individual who has both business acumen and hands on technical exposure to BI (equally strong understanding of OBIEE/OBIA - Analytics platform). The successful candidate is expected to be involved at all levels of BI implementation cycle e.g. defining roadmaps, requirements gathering, solution design, validation and end user adoption.

The position reports to the Manager of Business Intelligence and works with the BI team spread across Australia and US. The individual fulfilling the role is expected to be a strong team player, but also able to work independently.


• Elicit and document requirements

• User requirements to ensure designed/developed solution meets the needs of the business sponsors

• Provide subject matter, process and technical leadership to the HR user community and BI support team.

• Co-ordinate efforts within IT and HR organization to ensure service expectations and objectives are met.

• Ensure adequate testing is completed during QA and UAT

• Assist activities to create and conduct training of new BI functionality

• Provide support to the business during warranty period after implementation

• Keep the business partners up to date with the status of open requests

• Notify leadership of any risks or customer facing issues

• Participate in on-call support rotation on a limited basis

• Serve as an advocate for improved business user experience

• Support the adoption of industry best practices for business analysis

• Establish successful working and support relationships with cross-functional leaders and staff as well as third party vendors

• Partner with Data Management to execute activities relating to testing, data validation, and support phases of upgrades and new implementations
• Demonstrable experience in leading and driving BI capability within a large global organization with at least 5 years of experience.

• Hands-on functional or Product (OBIEE) /OBIA development leadership experience: at least3 full implementation lifecycles

• Strong functional and technical experience in implementing and supporting OBIEE/OBIA framework and BI Applications

• Working in a BA or developer position in a BI team with strong process and functional experience of Oracle HR (R12)

• Demonstrated capabilities in managing the development of BI solutions, data modelling, report and dashboard delivery, database administration and performance tuning

• Strong understanding of relational database structures, theories, principles, and DWH practices

• Bachelors' degree preferred; will consider equivalent combination of education and experience in Business Analysis

• Demonstrated experience in data analytics

• Strong knowledge of requirements gathering methodologies

• Data Warehouse/BI experience

• Data Quality and modeling experience

• StrongSQL Skills: complex coding required, ability to follow ETL processes is desired

• Experience with upper quadrant BI Reporting Tool(OBIEE): report/dashboard development is required, ability to design/troubleshoot RPD is desired.

• Experience documenting Use Cases/Users Stories

• Excellent facilitator with proven ability to effectively manage meetings and gain consensus

• Present material in a clear and concise manner

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as demonstrated interpersonal skills

• Ability to work independently or as part of a team

• Proactive thinking, analytical thinking and problem solving skills

• Detail oriented, organized, and have the ability to multi-task

• Experience with all phases of Software Development Lifecycles

• Other tools: MS Project, MS Excel, MS Visio, MS Word,MS PowerPoint

• Preferred Skills:

• BA certification

• Tools/Technical: OBIEE, OBIA, SQL, Oracle11i/R12