Business Analyst (Technical) in Raleigh, NC at Volt

Date Posted: 4/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Raleigh, NC
  • Job Type:
    Computer Industry
  • Duration:
  • Date Posted:
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  • Pay Rate
    $0.0 - $65000.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch

Job Description

Volt is looking for a Business Analyst for our client in the Raleigh, NC area.

We are seeking a well-rounded, technical business analyst who will be involved with analyzing and specifying new projects, as well as improving and upgrading existing solutions for the customer. The analyst will draw on a variety of problem solving abilities and technical skills, working closely with the client as well as the internal development team to elicit requirement, gather & analyze data and design a solution to meet the business need presented by the client.


    • Establish and develop a healthy, constructive working relationship with our clients in the asset management industry.
    • Apply yourself actively across multiple projects that are in various phases of delivery, working with a team and clients that span multiple time zones (from the Americas through EMEA).
    • Analyze client data (in various formats such as CSV, XLSX, XML, JSON etc.) for validity, accuracy and completeness; Perform a gap analysis on the data to identify shortcomings or potential risks.
    • Elicit, gather, analyze and document the client’s business and user requirements through running workshops and meetings with the client; Identify the core business problem to be solved and/or value to be added by client using business analysis tools, techniques and best practices.
    • Applying your knowledge of the client platform and products, design a solution that fits the client’s data model and meets the client’s business & user requirements.
    • Own the business and functional requirements of the client and act as the subject matter expert to ensure synergy between what the client wants/expects and what the implementation teams delivers.
    • Attend ceremonies (stand-ups, grooming, retrospectives) to help manage and groom the delivery backlog and to field questions from the developers or QA team.
    • Own the documentation space, ensuring it is up-to-date, organized neatly in accordance with standards and contains all relevant information.
    • Design user interfaces (website wireframes and components) using industry standard tools and technologies.
    • Ensure the delivered solution accurately meets the client requirements as initially identified – the business problem or value proposition.
    • Provide support to the project manager, where applicable.
    • Continuously improve and add value to the business analyst team and function by open and honest communication with the team, hosting training sessions on pre-decided topics, staying current with BA industry trends and technology and feeding this back into the team.
    • For the right candidates, there is the opportunity to assume a leadership role within the business analyst function.

Required Skills

    • Excellent communication (verbal, written and interpersonal) and presentation skills.
    • Excellence in personal organization, time and stress management.
    • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving abilities; Proven knowledge of fault-finding methodologies and an approach to root-cause analysis.
    • Self-motivated and highly driven to continuously learn, adapt and improve yourself and your team.
    • A good understanding of databases and data concept.
    • General tools such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or GoogleDocs.
    • A strong ability to perform requirements elicitation and documentation.
    • The ability to confidently push back on out-of-scope, unreasonable or irrelevant requirements and communicating / justifying your reasoning.
    • The ability to design a website solution using wire-framing tools, showcasing an understanding of web elements, components and modules.
    • An understanding of the software development life cycle and the comparative pros and cons of traditional (“Waterfall”) and Agile techniques.  

Preferred Skills

    • Experience in web design using Photoshop, Sketch (+ Craft) and InVision.
    • A background in asset management or detailed knowledge of the industry.
    • An understanding of development tools and technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript (specifically node and react).
    • A good understanding of cloud service providers and technologies as well as future trends in this space.
    • Experience in working with database technologies such as SQL Server or MySQL as well as RESTful APIs (XML/JSON).
    • Management and documentation tools such as Jira and Confluence; Diagramming tools such as Visio, Gliffy or yEd; Experience with both Windows and Mackintosh operating systems.


    • At a minimum, a diploma / degree or equivalent qualification in Computer Science / Information Systems.
    • Diploma / certificate in Business Analysis preferred.
    • Additionally, a qualification in the Financial Services industry preferred.

Volt is an equal opportunity Employer