Business Analyst job in Latin America at WebCreek Technology Inc.

Business Analyst

  • WebCreek
  • Latin America
     
     
    About You
    Are you passionate about tech and looking to become part of a community rather than another company? If so, we are looking for you! Become a part of our team and enjoy a fun and relaxed, innovative and diverse environment where you can come as you are and grow with us.

    About US
    At WebCreek we are . About technology, software development, web & mobile apps and more. Beyond tech we are dedicated to finding solutions to everyday problems through technology and digital transformation. We offer competitive salaries and the possibility to travel and work in any of our offices world-wide. 


    Business Analyst
     
    Description:  
    If you are an excellent negotiator, have experience building client relationships, and are willing to take a role in an international team, WebCreek fits your bill. You will work on amazing projects for world-class clients like Shell, Hewlett-Packard, Nike and others, joining a team that will challenge and excite. 
    The Business Analyst at Webcreek is responsible for setting and achieving high standards in all matters related to gathering requirements and processing client knowledge. This role collects, analyzes, documents, and validates the needs of all project stakeholders, in order to give the development team a robust base on which to build the final product. Some basic job duties include:

     
    Responsibilities:
    • Acts as the principal conduit through which requirements and business/industry knowledge flow between the client and the development team
    • Collects and disseminates product knowledge from the client to the correct stakeholders in development
    • Interprets client concepts to make clear specifications that will drive the software development team
    • Defines functional and quality requirements to allow project managers to be able to design and build the product, and allow testers to verify the product
    • Defines and elicits business needs based on project requirements, determining vision and scope with the client
    • Analyzes requirements to make sure they aren’t too vague, ambiguous, or confusing; determines if more detail is required for developers to be able to do their jobs
    • Writes requirements so all stakeholders have an organizational structure from which to work
    • Creates analytical models to represent graphical requirements, processes and flows; determines the best way to communicate non-textual requirements
    • Validates and manages the good maintenance of all client requirements by tracking information
    • Facilitates priorities by analyzing the project scope and client objectives, and making sure everyone has the right information to make the right decisions
    • This role also supports and develops all team members involved in projects, by recognizing the need for:
    • Eliminating distractions
    • Understanding different points of view; acting as a neutral facilitator between work groups
    • Reading between the lines to make sure all views are vocalized; asking pointed questions to help break down miscommunication; observing subtleties that users may not mention
    • Identifying and clarifying unspoken assumptions; analyzing the difference between “wants” and “needs”
    • Improving communication by understanding different styles of collaboration; recognizing other group members’ limitations based on skills, time zones, workloads, culture etc.

    Requirements
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent reading, writing and listening skills in English
    • Overall competency with project management tools
    • A good command of application domain knowledge
    • Understanding of systems engineering concepts
    • The ability to conduct cost/benefit analysis
    • Business case development
    • Modeling techniques and methods
    • Some coding knowledge
    • A good understanding of the development lifecycle

    Advanced English and experience in the IT sector REQUIRED

    Skills & Proficiencies
    • Problem-Solving: Every project you work on is, at its core, developing a solution to a problem. Business analysts work to build a shared understanding of problems, outline the parameters of the project, and determine potential solutions.
    • Time Management: You will be working with employees, customers, and management, often spinning multiple plates at once.
    • Analytical Skills: You will need analytical skills to be able to solve problems that may come up during a typical work day. You will be analyzing data and making decisions that affect the project on a regular basis.
    • Risk Management: Being able to anticipate and control risk (as far as you can) is a sign that you are on top of your project. 
    • Critical Thinking: You have to weigh the pros and cons of solutions to problems before choosing the right way forward. 
    • Communication: Business Analysts spend most of their time communicating with clients and development team. Verbal and written communication skills are keys to success. 
    • Adaptability/Proactivity: Workplaces, workflows, and project development practices rapidly change over time. Hence, Business Analysts should possess the required agility to nimbly adapt to different situations and make proactive adjustments when necessary.
    • Open-mindedness/Trainability: Because continuous learning and self-improvement are integral to project management, Business Analysts should be open to new technologies, approaches, and experiences.
    • Knowledge of IT skills : Although you are not asked to sit and code project software, you can’t get by without basic knowledge in various areas of the Information Technology sector.
    • MS Office Suite – Includes the MS Word, MS Visio, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and MS other applications
    • Operating systems – A basic knowledge of Windows and iOS is indispensable
    • Testing Skills – Since a BAs are expected to conduct some testing on their own throughout projects; a knowledge of different testing methods, test cases, test scripts, automated testing, and other aspects of testing is a must
    • Programming Languages – Although not mandatory, an understanding of at least one programming language like Java, C++, Visual Basic, PHP will help an analyst ‘think’ technically
    • Database – A knowledge of different types of databases, their applications, and database programs (MS Access, SQL server, and MySQL)
    • In IT, business analysts are seen as ‘conduits’ between business and technology, and are ‘expected’ to speak to both technical and business audiences with authority and confidence. Now, to live up to this expectation, BAs must have a respectable grasp on the technical-side of their projects; this understanding will also facilitate a job well done and garner respect from peers. 

    We expect from you:
    • Acts as the principal conduit through which requirements flow between the client and the development team
    • Collects and disseminates product knowledge from the client to the correct stakeholders in development
    • Interprets client concepts to make clear specifications that will drive the software development team
    • Defines functional and quality requirements to allow project managers to be able to design and build the product, and allow testers to verify the product
    • Defines and elicits business needs based on project requirements; determining vision and scope with the client
    • Identifies the project stakeholders and roles that each person on the team will play in achieve the scope of the project
    • Analyzes requirements to make sure they aren’t too vague, ambiguous, or confusing; determines if more detail is required for developers to be able to do their jobs
    • Writes up requirements so all stakeholders can have an organizational structure to work from
    • Creates analytical models to represent graphical requirements; determine the best way to communicate non-textual requirements
    • Validates and manages the good maintenance of all client requirements by tracking information
    • Facilitates priorities by analyzing the project scope and making sure everyone has the right information to make the right decisions

    This role also supports and develops all team members involved in project by recognizing the need for:

    • Eliminating distractions
    • Understanding different points of view; acting as a neutral facilitator between work groups
    • Reading between the lines to make sure all views are vocalized; asking pointed questions to help break down miscommunication; observing subtleties that users may not mention
    • Identifying and clarifying unspoken assumptions; analyzing the difference between “wants” and “needs”
    • Improving communication by understanding different styles of collaboration; recognizing other group members’ limitations based on skills, time zones, workloads, culture etc.

    Other necessary skills for this positions are:

    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent writing skills in English
    • Overall competency with project management tools
    • A good command of application domain knowledge
    • Some coding knowledge
    • A good understanding of the development lifecycle

     
    What you can expect
    • A full-time position with a competitive salary — Training and Coaching to enhance current skills or develop new ones.
    • The opportunity to work for world-renowned clients - Relaxed and innovative environment 
    • A chance to travel & work in any of our offices world-wide  — Inclusive & Diverse company culture 

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