Hyperion Business Analyst
ISSG, Inc. - Information Systems Services Group - St. Louis, MO

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The Hyperion Business Analyst (Hyperion/BA) is primarily responsible for providing technical and functional support to users of Hyperion Planning and Essbase Reportst. The Hyperion/BA serves as the primary liaison between the financial planning team and the ERP Program Management Office (PMO), Information Technology department, and ERP service providers (eg, Oracle, MarketSphere). The Hyperion/BA works collaboratively with other stakeholders in all phases of the ERP systems development life cycle (SDLC), including plan, design, build, test, deploy, support and change management.

May be responsible for one or more of the following:
Administration and maintenance of Planning and Essbase Maintain metadata in EPMA (including extracting, loading and updating the metadata structure) Ensure monthly close process runs smoothly in Planning and Essbase applications Coordinate issue resolution with internal and external technical support providers Support corporate and remote users with Hyperion applications and Smart View Create reports in Smart View as needed; Write, maintain and support a variety of queries and reports including ad hoc requests Build, maintain and run financial reports in Hyperion Financial Reporting Studio Load data to Planning; load additional data as needed during monthly close process Monitor application performance; identification and communication of resolution of issues with IT Participate in the analysis of the efficiency and effectiveness of current departmental processes and procedures and ultimately help to implement identified improvements Special projects and process improvements as determined necessary by management Research, study and analyze system or process related issues/incidents as escalated and provide appropriate resolution(s) Lead Phase 2 implementation including further integration with other ERP verticals such as HCM, CRM, and Financials Maintain awareness of ERP system scheduled events, including: updates, upgrades, modifications and related testing/approvals, as well as, annual disaster recovery testing and the potential impact of those events on the business users of the Hyperion application Create and execute communication plans to improve user adoption and effectiveness Develop training programs to improve user adoption and effectiveness of new and existing features III. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent work experience Extensive experience installing, configuring, administering, tuning, and troubleshooting Oracle's Hyperion EPM Modules 9.3.1/ in Windows or UNIX environments Experience in troubleshooting issues for Hyperion EPM Clients such as EAS, Essbase Client, Excel Add-in, FR Reporting Studio, and server type applications like Essbase, Planning, Foundation Services, EPMA Architect, SmartView Good understanding of Hyperion components; RDBMS, Weblogic, Application or Application Server suite of products. Demonstrated knowledge of project development life cycle Demonstrated knowledge of assigned application Demonstrated knowledge in creating test plans and managing testing cycles Proven ability to gather business needs and develop technical requirements Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and to draw valid conclusions Ability writing business requirements, User Acceptance Test Cases and Scripts Actively solicit feedback and recommendations from the user community to determine an action plan to implement recommendations Solid business judgment, collaboration and critical thinking skills Expert analysis skills and a solid knowledge of what can be accomplished through configuration and configuration best practices to include defining projects, suggesting and implementing solutions Demonstrated experience leading functional team as well as technical resources Proven record of providing excellent internal and external customer service Excellent interpersonal skills Excellent oral and written communication skills