Business Analyst/ Data Analyst - Urbana, MD

Location: Urbana, MD

The client is seeking a Business Analyst II to analyze business and all other data processing problems for application to electronic data processing systems. The Business Analyst II is responsible for leading the functional, data requirements gathering team. The candidate works directly with internal customers to understand the business environment and needs. Identifies relevant design, process and specification issue.

Job Responsibilities:
Participate in meetings and projects with client staff, project managers, and developers to automate, upgrade, or expand applications that accomplish business operations of assigned work unit(s).
Understand systems, data flows, and architecture to assist with the creation and/or standardization of technology solutions.
Create, design, and format technical specification documentation including architecture diagrams, process flows, Source to Target mapping and other information or processes needed to describe required system changes for development, QA, and other internal customers
Develop queries, analyses, or reports from applications for operations or management staff of assigned business unit(s), or develop specifications for such queries or analyses to be performed by others. 

Knowledge and Skills:
Strong working knowledge of data concepts (Data Mapping, Data Quality, Exception Handling , Data Controls etc.)
Strong verbal / written communication and presentation skills.
Experience working with and analyzing large data using different databases
Strong collaboration skill and works well in team settings.
Strong attention to detail, well organized and ability to self-prioritize multiple activities.
Extensive experience in using MS-Office products including MS Excel, Visio, SharePoint, Project etc.
Exposure to JIRA and related components like XRAY 
Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required. 
1-3 years’ experience required