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Bridge the gap between IT and business.

Find out what Business Analysis at Resource Data is like.

Professional Journey

Never boring. Always growing.

Our business analysts help clients make changes for the better. They have backgrounds as business owners, technical writers, financial analysts, educators, journalists, marketers, GIS analysts, researchers, developers and more. Many didn’t start out to be business analysts, but their experience gave them the skills to help clients understand, define, and get what they really want out of their software.

At Resource Data, you won’t get bored as a business analyst. You’ll work in fields from natural resources to local governments, to utilities, often wearing different hats throughout the life of a project. Early on you may interview client staff to sleuth out the real problems they’re facing and develop requirements for their ideal solutions. Later, you could be called back to the project to help test new systems and processes or develop and deliver training to end users.

Throughout your work, you’ll have the support of our team of business analysts. We’ve built a strong BA community who meet regularly to learn from each other through training sessions and forums. And with our broad range of experience, there is always someone to reach out to for guidance, advice, or to bounce around ideas.

Skills

Guide projects and improve processes and systems.

Our business analysts have excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills that they use to gather and prioritize requirements, define processes, and conduct analyses. They’re abstract thinkers and problem solvers, with the leadership skills and confidence to influence others. You’ll fit right in if

  • You’re a strong communicator, particularly in writing
  • You’re organized
  • You’re resourceful
  • You can balance and prioritize multiple projects
  • You ask questions
  • You think critically
  • You’re a problem solver
  • You can learn your client’s lingo and quickly come up to speed
  • You can translate technical language to business users and business language to technical users

Challenges

Adaptation and persistence are key.

Business analysts work with a wide variety of people in a wide variety of roles under a wide variety of pressures. Meeting clients where they are, learning their communication styles, and being persistent in collecting the information you need is key to successful business analysis work.

Business analysis is like doing a puzzle with no edge pieces and no picture of what the final puzzle could look like. There’s a lot of disparate pieces of information, boundaries aren’t always clear, there might be some information that isn’t relevant, etc. You have to work through it all and figure out how to get to a coherent picture at the end of the day.

Kami Fitch
Lead Business Analyst/Director of Business, Anchorage

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Are you a GIS analyst interested in traditional programming? Or a programmer who’d like to try your hand at project management? No matter your field, there’s room to try something new.

Grow

Broaden your skills and expertise while working for clients in a wide range of industries and with an even broader scope of technologies.

Advance

Don’t hang around waiting for someone to leave before you can advance. We recognize talent and when you’re ready, we promote you.

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Fran Hudson
Fran Hudson Lead Business Analyst There is much I appreciate about working at Resource Data. They’re serious about work-life balance and I work on varied and challenging projects. I love the autonomy we have as employees! Resource Data hires people they know are good at what we do, and they trust us to do just that. I also value never having to worry about the integrity of the company.
Annette Funk
Annette Funk Lead Business Analyst Part of what makes business analysis at Resource Data special is the fostering of a Business Analyst (BA) community through periodic BA forums and topical training sessions. With the expansion of our work across geographic boundaries, this has become increasingly important.
Fritz Zaruba
Fritz Zaruba Project Manager/Sr. Analyst I’ve had lots of roles (financial analyst, business analyst, data analyst…) but you can see the theme. I like analysis. I started my career with a part-time junior position and just kept saying yes to work to get to where I am today. I joined Resource Data for its remarkable culture and community impact.

Our work

Making a difference.
One project at a time.

Automating Global Tracking of Shipping Containers
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Automating Global Tracking of Shipping Containers

Dunavant, a global logistics and supply chain management company, transports over 10,000 shipping containers per month. Its employees were manually collecting information from 22 terminal websites once per hour. This...

Industry’s First  Scraper Pig Geolocator Tool Enhances Pipeline Operation
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Industry’s First Scraper Pig Geolocator Tool Enhances Pipeline Operation

Resource Data created an industry-leading visualization tool to accurately identify temperature loss locations along the pipeline. It allows engineers to effectively manage oil flow and operations through data-driven decision making.

FishGen: Revolutionizing Fisheries Research in the Western US
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FishGen: Revolutionizing Fisheries Research in the Western US

In the fast-paced world of fisheries management, having timely access to accurate genetic data is crucial—but sharing this data across laboratories was a costly and complex challenge. Then came FishGen....

Improving Safety in One of the Worlds Toughest Work Environments
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Improving Safety in One of the Worlds Toughest Work Environments

One of the world’s largest Oil and Gas companies realized a 65% reduction in pipe handling drops and 70% reduction in higher severity drops after implementing a mobile application for...

Mainframe, Meet Web: Modernizing the Alaska DMV
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Mainframe, Meet Web: Modernizing the Alaska DMV

Alaska's DMV faced a daunting challenge—an outdated mainframe application that hindered compliance with Federally mandated RealID and boat titling changes. Resource Data built a modernized web application, enhancing UX and...

Applying GIS to solve a 200 year mystery
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Applying GIS to solve a 200 year mystery

The treasure hunters of the History Channel’s Curse of Oak Island may be closer than ever to solving the islands mysteries with the help of GIS analysis and mapping. As...

Automating Global Tracking of Shipping Containers
Industry’s First  Scraper Pig Geolocator Tool Enhances Pipeline Operation
FishGen: Revolutionizing Fisheries Research in the Western US
Improving Safety in One of the Worlds Toughest Work Environments
Mainframe, Meet Web: Modernizing the Alaska DMV
Applying GIS to solve a 200 year mystery