Business Analyst
i360 - Cupertino, CA

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Business Analyst

- This role is that of a business/functional analyst in a data warehousing IT team.

- The IT team is responsible for inducting data into a Teradata data warehouse and making it available for reporting.

- Reporting tools include Business Objects, Corda dashboards and Roambi views.

- The functional analyst is the liaison between the business team and the technical team that does the design and development.

Role description

- The analyst will work with a Finance business team to understand business requirements.

- This could include helping them write up a Business Requirements Document.

- The analyst will translate this into a Functional Specification to be used by the technical team.

- Understand and analyze the problems/issues faced by business, communicate to IS&T.

- Understand the technical solution and constraints faced by IS&T, communicate to Business.

- Negotiate alternate timelines with Business and IS&T.

- Good written and verbal communication skills, including ability to create Keynote/PowerPoint presentations.

- Make updates to a business-facing wiki / intranet web site.

Functional and Data analysis

- Good understanding of data warehousing and dimensional data.

- Perform data analysis pertinent to the business problem. Expand knowledge of Apple's data over time.

- Propose high level solutions for business problems.

- Document business problem and proposed solution in a BRD or functional spec.

- Attend design reviews conducted by technical team and ensure that business requirements are being met.

- Create test plan and test scenarios, execute test cases to ensure that business requirements were met correctly.

- (Nice to have) Understanding of the Finance area - Sales Finance, R&D Finance, Operations Finance etc.

Tools and Technologies

- Intermediate level proficiency in SQL and Business Objects Webi as an analyst/tester.

- Be able to build SQL queries and simple Webi queries/reports to help with testing and regression testing.

- Has worked on reporting projects utilizing different technologies: Business Objects Webi, web-based reporting applications, etc.

- Has worked on data population projects where a data warehouse was populated with data from transactional systems.

Other qualities

- Team player and able to work independently with little supervision.