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Business Analyst

Business Analyst

Business Analyst

Robert W. Baird
Milwaukee, WI

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Are you driven to build a reputation as a trusted IT advisor working closely with the entire organization? To drive mission critical business processes and decisions? Want to contribute to a growing financial services firm who values IT as a partner to the business? Keep reading…

Our Business Analysts work collaboratively with cross-functional team members to perform analysis around/for projects and serve as a conduit in delivering quality results. BA's partner with our business partners to support their growing technology needs, helping mature the business analysis capabilities and provide solutions.

We have multiple BA opportunities available, one supporting our Global Investment Banking business and one our Corporate Finance team.

This position is hybrid, working a combination of remote and in-office in our new collaborative work space. We offer a collaborative culture with a continuous learning, agile/lean environment and adding value to the Baird business. Learn more about Baird IT here.

As a Business Analyst, you will:

Analyze and Develop Solutions – think about it!
  • Independently elicit requirements by the use of interviews, workflow analysis, requirements workshops, and surveys to provide business process descriptions, business requirements, use cases, and user stories.
  • Collaborate with project team members (developers, architects, product owners) to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.
  • Perform analysis of potential solutions against business requirements and financial impact to identify the best solution for the business.
  • Actively engages with the client community (internal and external) throughout all stages of project lifecycle, including business requirement elicitation through implementation.
  • Partner with internal business units to define information requirements and translate them into appropriate data solutions
  • Perform data analysis to gain a solid understanding of the business data in order to collaborate effectively with the business users, business analysts, and data owners.
  • Develop and validate source to target mappings and transformation logic required to support business needs. Understand the importance of capturing data lineage.

Test and Troubleshoot – focus on quality!

  • Supports quality assurance through test plan and/or script creation, QA team collaboration, and project team validation.
  • Act as a facilitator for UAT (User Acceptance Testing) with the client, third party vendors or other testers that use the product, leveraging acceptance criteria defined with the business partner.

Collaborate - build relationships!

  • Consult and develop relationships with all client personnel that foster closer ties between the business and Information Technology department.
  • Continually seeks opportunities to increase client satisfaction and deepen client relationships.

Project Execution – get it done!

  • Assists project managers in defining project milestones, based on business need, requirements, and defined solution.
  • As needed, facilitates project management role on small projects, ensuring the right capabilities are encompassed in the project team and scope.

What makes this opportunity great:
  • Ability to work on critical projects with a variety of teams and leaders, proving your ability to influence and make business impact through providing technology solutions
  • Information technology is a core part of Baird’s business strategy and plays a critical role in the growth and transformation of the firm
  • Computer World Best Company to Work For with collaborative culture that values diverse backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a strong sense of partnership
  • Team of associates passionate about achieving great results for clients and give back to the communities where we live and work

What we look for:
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of prior IT experience, including at least three 3 years related BA experience.
  • B.S. in Computer Science, MIS, Business Administration, or Finance is preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience, comfort level and success working in agile environment
  • Strong experience with writing business requirements, use cases and user stories
  • Previous experience with data analysis including writing SQL queries and interpreting results to help answer business questions, troubleshoot and support client data needs
  • Experience working on projects related to the creation, support and enhancement of web applications.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, ability to influence without authority.
  • Detail oriented and possess exceptional organizational, time management, and problem solving skills.
  • Motivated by small quick wins and process improvement


Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

Baird is committed to inclusion & diversity for our clients, our associates and the communities where we live and work. This commitment stems from our culture of integrity, genuine concern for others and respect for the individual. We view inclusion & diversity as an ongoing journey – one of shared responsibility, continuous improvement and a focus on progress. We invite you to join us as we work together to foster an environment where diversity unites rather than divides us. Learn more here.

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