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Business System Analyst
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
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Applied on October 18, 2021
Job Id #50526 Posted September 14, 2021


  • Business System Analyst (BSA)

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • The BSA will work on a program that will consolidate all Store Consumer Communications into a central organization and platform

Team and Team size:

  • The BSA is an independent contributor that will participate on a more broad team, but leading work within the program.   

Top Responsibilities:

  1. Understand and document the business requirements based on the customer’s needs. This includes understanding and evaluating the request, the business process or use case, and general system capabilities
    1. Determine operational objectives by defining business functions; gathering information; evaluating output requirements and formats
    2. Analyze large amounts of data and business processes to form ideas and solutions to fix the problem
      1. Ensure business rules are clearly defined
      2. Ensure metrics are clear and have supporting data
      3. Ensure metrics are measurable
      4. Ensure requirement collection is standardized - Data Selection or Transformations (including Table Joins)
      5. Ensure Data Governance standards are incorporated
  2. Research and gain a high-level understanding of Data Elements and Sources
    1. Define the source of data – type of ingestion, relationships, tables, variables, and transformations that may be needed
    2. Become a SME in how the data will be used and how it functions
    3. Test Data Profiling and Creation
  3. Presentation and Handoff to IT
    1. Create and ensure that artifacts are complete per the business and the artifact is ready for review with IT teams to begin the Solutioning phase of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
    2. Presenting ideas and findings in meetings
    3. Create process flows to simplify hand off from business to IT resources
  4. QA/UAT and Operational Readiness
    1. Develop QA and User Acceptance Plan (UAT) and Testing in coordination project and business leads
    2. Issue resolution - Proactively troubleshoot data quality issues by identifying the root cause of data discrepancies and determining and implementing recommendations for resolution

Work with business counterparts on operational readiness activities to ensure that necessary training and procedure updates have occurred

Software tools/skills:

  • MS Office toolset. SQL query tools, JSON


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3+ years of experience leading data related initiatives (system integration, data warehouse build, data mart builds or related) and a proven track record of exceeding expectations on this initiatives
  • Ability to write/understand complex SQL queries involving advanced unions, joins, aggregations, and groups
  • 3+ years of business analyst experience
  • 3+ years of QA/UAT experience

Nice to have:

  • ETL experience
  • Experience with Healthcare data
  • Experience with marketing or reporting capabilities
  • Strong Communication skills
  • Project management experience

Working Time:

  •  Must be flexible to work across time zones. Tends to start earlier due to dealing with CST, EST time zones.

Interview Process:

  • a. How many rounds? 1-2 Rounds after vetting by Contracted staff
  • b. Video vs. phone? Phone
  • c. How technical will the interviews be? Primarily around business requirement gathering and conversion to technical requirements, but also to prove out ability to write/understand SQL

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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