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Sr. Business Analyst in Houston, TX

This doesn’t surprise you: CIO Magazine claims “71% of failed software projects are traced to poor requirements.” You know good requirements are the key to success and you have the skills that can make a difference. If you are ready to lead by example and demonstrate your value, Resource Data is the place for you!

Our work is diverse. Each project differs from the last and client processes vary from structured and formal to footloose and impromptu. Your ability to work with a range of people will contribute to your success here. It isn’t enough to know the lingo, master a specific tool, or follow industry standards. You’ll be successful because you can collect important information, determine what the real problem is, and guide clients to make improvements.

Let’s look at what your first year here might be like. In the first three months

  • You’ve established personal connections with several coworkers. You understand the breadth of projects we do and enjoy bouncing ideas off of developers, technical leads, and project managers.
  • You’ve attended a business analyst roundtable and understand the pragmatic approach we take when defining the business analyst role on projects.
  • You’ve participated in an internal project, working with corporate staff to understand their needs and document the requirements for a new system module.
  • You’ve started as an analyst on a client project, enabling the project manager to focus on running the overall project. The client is feeling comfortable talking directly to you, discussing the business domain and the problems they see. You are starting to formulate a plan on how best to proceed.

After six months working at Resource Data

  • You are the established business analyst for the client. They have learned to trust your involvement in the business, which has opened access to key people and has improved the depth and quality of your analysis. The project manager and other team members value your knowledge and insights.
  • The deliverables you provide to business users for feedback are approachable and easy to review, resulting in prompt responses and meaningful feedback. The client appreciates your considerate persistence to keep things moving.

One year and time has flown by. As you prepare to discuss what’s next with your manager, you reflect on what you’ve accomplished.

  • You are firmly established in the Resource Data community and are considered a strong contributor to the business analysis practice group.
  • You’ve led an internal roundtable discussion on some of the innovative tools and techniques you have used.
  • The business analysis training sessions are continuing, and you’re contributing to those. Other employees are now consulting with you directly on the topic.
  • You are mentoring other business analysts and helping them navigate their client engagements.
  • All your clients understand the value of business analysis, and they want more. You are directly contributing to the continued success of the company.

Does this sound like the right move for you? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

We will consider a wide array of backgrounds, but ideally, you’ll have experience with software development projects and exposure to a few different methodologies. Excellent communication skills, including writing, are a requirement for success. Please submit a short write-up of a significant accomplishment including information about the project, the team, and your role. Any work samples you can provide that demonstrate your capabilities will also help you stand out.

Starting in Alaska in 1986, Resource Data has grown to over 185 professionals in 5 offices. We’re ready and eager to demonstrate high value results to local clients through our commitment to people, technology, and results.

Resource Data, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide any visa sponsorship or transfers for this position.

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