Avanade Inc. Business Analyst | Sr. Consultant - Digital Studio Seattle/Chicago/Atlanta/NY in Chicago, United States
About the role
Our business analysis teams analyze client needs and determine the Avanade solutions and consultants best suited to meet them. This involves working with clients to understand existing business processes and creating new processes and system designs.
As a Senior Consultant on this team, you will play an important role in building customer relationships and maintaining ongoing contact with key stakeholders. You will be part of requirements gathering, analysis and management; project and communications plan creation; and issue identification and resolution.
Day-to-day you will:
Work with customers to assess needs and manage customer relationships
Contribute to business case assessment, development and documentation
Develop project and communications plan
Participate in change control process and requirements management
Identify and head up resolution of risks and issues
Determine and gather solution performance metrics
Transfer functional requirements to development and test teams
Lead peer review sessions and guide colleagues through quality improvements and education.
You are passionate about using business analysis to deliver technology solutions that effectively meet real-world needs. You are superb at seeing where a customer is and where he or she wants to go—and building a path between the two. You are a natural leader and have a demonstrated ability to navigate complex projects to successful completion.
You likely possess a broad range of skills, including:
Excellent written, oral and presentation skills
Easy interaction with C-level executives and colleagues across the experience spectrum
Excellent mentoring and coaching ability
Ability to identify and communicate project issues and risks
Talent for juggling many moving parts while managing time effectively
Solid understanding of ROI delivery and how to map financial investment to solution options
Self-starter, highly motivated, excellent team player
You likely have at least four years of work experience, at least a year of which is in management. You likely have a Bachelor’s degree in business, information technology or similar degree.
Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help fuel transformation and growth for our clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate.
At Avanade, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace where our people can be the best at what they do. We are proud be among leading organizations who are taking a stand for gender equity, both in and outside the workplace. This includes teaming with like-minded partners who are as passionate as we are about strengthening the role of women in the workplace, including Women in Technology International, Anita Borg Institute and Catalyst.
Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation.
Learn more at www.avanade.com at http://www.avanade.com/
Years of Experience: 3-6 years business analysis experience in IT; 2+ years prior consulting experience (internal or external) preferred; Experience with various software development methodology preferred
Management Experience: N/A
Education: University degree required
Experience participating in requirements gathering process for IT systems
Strong client interface and presentation skills
Strong business acumen
Track record of initiative and outstanding performance
Excellent interpersonal skills-'Customer Focus'
Ability to quickly build relationships
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
Passion for learning
The ability to effectively bridge the gap between the business and IT organizations
Strong time management skills
Willingness to travel (80%)
Process documentation and analysis
Ability to specify system requirements for business processes (data, presentation, and logic)
Requirements gathering methods and tools
Understanding of software development and implementation lifecycle
PowerPoint, Word, Excel
Microsoft Project (working knowledge)
Microsoft certification a plus
Understanding of concepts and applications of Microsoft technologies preferred
Additional Area, Region or Service Line specific requirements:
Requisition ID - 52525
Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.
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