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Sharepoint BA Consultant


Date: Sep 17, 2014

Location: Calgary, AB, CA

Sharepoint BA Consultant(Job Number:27439)


A SharePoint Consultant, Business Analysis, assists customers to improve performance and align business processes/IT with critical business strategies. The Consultant, Business Analysis, functions as the advocate for the customer's users and executive team in the design and implementation of enabling technology solutions. This position works with more senior Business Analysts to design optimal IT solutions and works closely with the development team through the project lifecycle.

Minimum of 5 years of hands-on SharePoint enterprise BA experience and MS driven environments

- Technology consulting experience

- Involved in "rescuing" at least one large custom development project (i.e. turnaround experience)

- Experience with offshore software development

- Understanding of business processes and drivers

- Strong Presentation skills, consultative selling skills and Relationship skills

Key Responsibilities:
-Sales Support (10%)
- Determine and translate customer needs into an Avanade solution and approach
- Contribute to proposal development
- Deliver quality written presentations
- Provide scope, approach, and estimating input to the proposal team
-Analysis and Solution Definition (50%)
- Elicit and document business requirements within well-defined business processes
- Interface with customers to manage expectations and resolve issues
- Analyze and document business requirements and translate these to specification and design
- Assist in documentation of current and desired business processes
- Execute assigned tasks within a structured project environment
- Support and provide input to the technical design of solution components
- Help coordinate activities between technical staff, system users, end user organizations, software programmers, system administrators, and managers
-Project Execution (40%)
- Develop functional scenario based test scripts; develop test data in support of User Acceptance Testing
- Interface with development team to implement solution
- Participate in knowledge transfer to customer
- Conduct training sessions and produce user documentation
-Deliver in the Plan, Analyze, Test and Deploy focus areas, contribute to all other focus areas


Years of Experience: 3+ years business analysis experience in IT; Prior consulting experience (internal or external) preferred; Experience with at least one software development methodology preferred

Education: University degree required

Other Skills/Knowledge:
Professional Skills:
-Experience participating in requirements gathering process for IT systems
- Ability to effectively facilitate requirements gathering sessions
- Strong client interface and presentation skills
- Strong business acumen
- Track record of initiative and outstanding performance
- Excellent interpersonal skills "Customer Focus"
- Manage customer expectations effectively
- Ability to quickly build relationships
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
- Passion for learning
- The ability to effectively bridge the gap between the business and IT organizations
- Ability to quickly adapt and contribute to solution design across a broad range of industries
- Strong time management skills
- Willingness to travel (70%)

Functional Skills:
-Process documentation and analysis
- Ability to effectively facilitate team and customer meetings
- Ability to specify system requirements for business processes (data, presentation, and logic)
- Requirements gathering methods and tools
- Strong understanding of software development and implementation lifecycle
- Understanding of architecture, framework and object model that support the business application to be implemented

Microsoft Products:
- PowerPoint, Word, Excel
- Microsoft Project (working knowledge)
- Microsoft certification a plus
- Understanding of concepts and applications of Microsoft technologies preferred


SharePoint and MCPD Certified, MCSD Certified

Avanade® Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Avanade promotes equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, status as a protected disabled, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Primary Location:Canada-Alberta-Calgary
Travel:Yes, 50 % of the Time |
Job Type: Standard

Region- Canada West
Job: Business Analysis

Capability Group: SL - Collaboration


Avanade Core Competencies and Behaviors:

Customer Focus; Embracing Change; Teamwork; Realizing results the Avanade way; Technical passion; Interpersonal awareness

At Avanade we place great importance on understanding your background and expertise that align to our Competencies and Behaviors during the interview process.

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