Title: Business Analyst SeniorLocation: Rancho Cordova, CADuration: 5+ Months DAY TO DAY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS POSITION AND DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT:Provides analytical support for multiple, complex, projects simultaneously, establishes work plans and timelines; coordinates with internal and external sources. Make presentations to various levels of management. Works under limited supervision, using established procedures. Advanced knowledge of automated systems in a production or operations environment. Ability to identify, analyze and resolve complex cross-functional problems related to business operations statistical analysis methodology. Advanced knowledge of and ability to perform analyses such as, GAP analysis, process mapping, root-cause analysis, risk analysis and requirements gathering. Advanced knowledge of PCs and related software applications. Excellent interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills. Excellent writing and presentation skills. Highly developed math, analytical and problem-solving skills and use of analytical tools (e.g. MiniTab, Excel graphs). Demonstrated project management skills. B.A/B.S. degree and five years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.RESPONSIBILITIES:•       Leads cross-functional business process improvement efforts across Product & Marketing.•       Leads the development of documentation and complex analysis of as-is and to-be business processes.•       Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.•       Creates PDLC process artifacts, including SIPOCs process flows and risk analyses.•       Identifies solutions to process gaps or risks to leadership in order reduce opportunities for process failure.•       Defines highly complex business requirements and provides analysis toward operational efficiency and drives change within the organization.•       Provides highly complex analytical support and interpretation of data in order to support cross-functional business operations.•       Provides input for strategic designs and key performance indicators to better align and measures business unit goals and objectives.•       Develops and presents complex analyses and recommendations for Senior/Executive Management. REQUIREMENTS:·         B.A/B.S. degree and two or more years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.·         Business Process Analysis/Re-engineering:·         Ability to create SIPOCs, process workflows and other standard process artifacts.·         Uses a defined process to determine existing gaps, requirements for closing those gaps, and as a means to measure progress of the transition and transformation.·         Demonstrated experience leading and driving business process re-engineering efforts through the use of data-driven techniques.·         Demonstrated skills in business process modeling and analysis.Problem Solving Skills:·         Strong logical skills and ability to suggest viable options as the solutions of the problems.·         Quick learner who is easily able to learn new products, systems, applications and technologies.Communication Skills:·         Strong oral and written business communication.·         Strong presentation skills, and ability to communicate with various audiences, including end users, managers, and members of the IT team.Analytical Skills:·         Strong analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.·         Ability to analyze the functional processes and suggest effective solutions.·         Ability to test, modify, compile, and execute concepts of the project.·         Experience in conducting Cross Functional Gap Analysis.·         Extensive experience in creating both “As Is” and “To Be” process modeling.Technical Skills:·         Good understanding of general system development concepts and principles, programming structures and models, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), technical writing, basic programming languages, etc.·         Ability to know when to apply SDLC vs. Agile methods.·         Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint Preferred Qualifications: •       Six Sigma or Lean certification•       Understanding of the product development life cycle•       Understanding of how to apply key performance indicators to control business processes Seshu Sarvepalli | Latitude36 Inc | Sr. IT RecruiterDesk : 510.210.8644 | Cell : 615.203.0108Email :  SSarvepalli@lat36.com | Web : www.Lat36.com39465 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite #3000, Fremont, CA 94538.