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Salesforce Business Analyst

Job ID

: 1402


: Atlanta, GA, USA


: Not Specified

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: 439


: 06-27-2014

Job Description

Full time position- w2 or GC only please 
  • The specific details on the SalesForce support are:
  • Candidates need to have experience with the development of Reports and/or be able to understand how they are developed/configured
  • Experience with triggers or workflows
  • Experience with Visual Force Pages (Customer pages in Salesforce)
  • Familiar with Security set-up and roles
  • Nice to have: Admin responsibilities
  • Trying to go from Waterfall to Agile
GENERAL SUMMARY: Serves as a liaison between the business community and the IT organization in order to provide technical solutions to meet user needs. Possesses expertise in the business unit(s) supported, as well as an understanding of the IT organization's systems and capabilities. Provides a business unit with a point of contact to manage application initiatives, support, break fixes and system enhancements for the business area. 

  • Identifies and drives improvements in the use of IT applications.
  • Analyzes complex issues quickly and chooses best solutions and course of action.
  • Manages requests for assigned business area, works with non-technical business users to gather business requirements and turns requirements into functional specifications for application enhancements and new projects.
  • Maintains a backlog of requests from the supported business area and routinely meets to adjust/identify priorities.
  • Estimates work effort and builds a business case for specific enhancements.
  • Assists in the business process redesign and documentation as needed for new technology.
  • Creates and updates application living documentation for all applications for assigned business area.
  • Manages maintenance releases of supported systems.
  • Provides 3rd tier support for business applications and works with the development team to resolve system bugs.
  • Educates the IT organization on the direction of the business.
  • Facilitates meetings with key stakeholders.
  • Manages multiple tasks and priorities as well as expectations
  • Senior analysts will also:
  • Monitor external influences (both technology and business) to identify changes early; participate in local / national user groups to stay abreast of the latest developments in the application.
  • Possess an understanding of technological trends and use this knowledge to bring solutions to business units supported to enhance the enterprise's competitive edge.
  • Negotiate agreements and commitments by facilitating communication between business unit(s) and IT from initial requirements to final implementation.
  • Analyze business operations to understand strengths and weaknesses to determine opportunities to automate processes and functions.
  • Analyze business strategy and business processes to determine opportunities to automate system processes and functions.
  • Make recommendations for buy vs. build decisions.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information System, Business Administration, or related fields or equivalent experience.
  • 1 to 4 years (5 to 10 years for a senior) experience as a business analyst.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, positive attitude; negotiation, conflict resolution, risk management skills required.
  • Mature professional and team player and can get tasks accomplished across teams.
  • Proven ability to work in a changing/growing environment.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Must be solution oriented and a creative problem solver.
  • In addition to the above, Seniors:
  • Have 3 to 5 years experience in business strategy and methodology related to assigned business area.
  • Ability to work with Project Managers and/or Business Analysts to ensure project timelines are appropriate.
  • Ability to interact with business users and manage tasks by using cross-functional management skills
  • Typical office environment
  • The position may require limited travel (less than 10%)
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