Job Description :
Location: Houston, TX
Duration: 12 Months

Senior Business Analyst

REQUIRED SKILLS

Minimum of 8 to 10 yrs experience in Information Technology with 7 years as a senior Business Analyst
Retail Energy implementation experience is a plus

Sr. Senior Business Analyst Responsibilities:

Directs and manages the software project life cycle from project initiation and planning through execution, deployment and close-out. Manages the project budget.
Retail Energy experience is a plus
Directs the activities of external consultants assigned to work the project(s Assists in the selection of the consultants.
Builds and maintains Project Plans as required for IT Projects. Plans, schedules and tracks progress on project timelines, milestones and deliverables using appropriate tools. Identifies and manages project dependencies and critical path.
Directs and manages the project life cycle from project initiation and planning through execution, deployment and close-out. Manages the project budget.
Collaborates with sponsors and stakeholders to define the project business case including project scope, goals and deliverables that support business goals.
Manages project communication throughout the life cycle of the project. Communicates and manages Project Risks. Conducts periodic project reviews with key stakeholders, sponsors and team members to provide progress.
Provides business analysis, and recommends best course of action focusing on business process first, technology second.
Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and end user needs. Identifies and documents business requirements which could be automated using current / new technology to improve productivity, reduce costs, better serve the customer, or increase revenues.
Proposes solutions to best meet the requirements of the organization.
Sets up procedures and testing methods to insure the ongoing accuracy of data maintained within all applications.
Acts as liaison between the organization and application vendors as required for implementation, problem resolution, application upgrades and bug fixes.
Provides support and training to user community.