Senior Business Analyst


Oakland, California

16 days ago

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Senior Business Analyst
Oakland, California

16 days ago

Job Description

Senior Business Analyst
24 Months (Hybrid - once in every 2 months)
Oakland, CA 94612 (Local Only)
** Only submit local candidates currently residing in BAY AREA/NEAR OAKLAND general office. Assignment is mostly remote, in person to go potentially once every 2 months **
Top Things Looking For: Project Management understanding, Financial Modelling, forecasting understanding, and effective communication skills.
Position Summary
  • The Senior Business Analyst acts as the business expert filling a liaison role between the IT development group and business units for development, enhancement, and implementation of new and/or existing systems. Additionally this position provides data and reporting solutions to satisfy informational and performance metrics needs for one or more business functions.
  • Provide expert consulting to the client, to identify and satisfy client business needs.
  • Analyze end-to-end business processes and information needs of varying complexity, encompassing one or more Company business functional operations and potentially external entities.
  • Understand the client's current and future business environment, effectively anticipate, identify, and fully meet all business needs.
  • Propose, evaluate and document alternatives that will provide the most effective solution to solve business problems including delivery of new business initiatives.
  • Anticipate client concerns and questions and provide timely, professional, and client-focused communications via meetings, status reports, phone, and email and follow through with results.
  • Prepare communications and make presentations on system enhancements and/or alternatives.
  • Provide client support on the effective use of production systems.
  • Research potential system issues in transaction processing and data quality.
  • Provide timely responses for client inquiries.
  • Work with team members, supervisor, and client organizations as appropriate to ensure smooth system operations to minimize impact on business operations and enable the business to achieve results.
  • Lead and/or support recovery of production system issues, including business process recovery.
  • Define and document business requirements.
  • Prepare functional specification documents for one or more applications or one or more system functions.
  • Prepare business cases in support of business initiatives.
  • Prepare technical specification documents.
  • Prepare and/or review test plans and perform quality reviews on test results.
  • Perform functional integration testing of transactional processing, data extracts, and reporting.
  • Comply with SOX documentation and other standard process requirements as appropriate.
  • Configure system parameters or soft tables to enable application functions to perform per specifications.
  • Develop queries to extract data or create operational reports using production databases.
  • Perform unit, string, and functional integration tests to ensure application solutions and reports satisfy defined functional and/or technical specifications.
  • Conduct all work safely and promote safe work practices. Attend all safety meetings and training sessions. Comply with all Utility safety best practices and safety accountability model.
  • Demonstrated participation in projects of medium to high complexity. Demonstrated leadership role in medium to high complexity projects.
  • Expert technical knowledge of one or more functional areas in client business applications, CC&B, SAP, etc., Project Management skills sufficient to coordinate multi-organizational projects.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Minimum Qualifications
  • BA/BS in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent work experience.
  • MBA, CPA, CMA desired.
  • Demonstrated course work and/or training in programming languages used for client applications and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • 7 to 10 years of experience in similar or related job functions.

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $55.00/hr.

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