Business Analyst

Job Title: Business Analyst
Location: Hybrid position located in the Downtown Houston, TX
Salary: $115K base salary or $50-55/hr on W2 if they need contract to hire.


The Business Analyst will act as an interface between the business/users and software engineering teams or third-party system providers, define requirements and contribute to the delivery of solutions for, and together with, the business. Ensure the quality of deliveries and that business expectations are realized, and provide general support to the business. You will contribute to testing and quality assurance processes.

• Act as an interface to the business and ensure an understanding of the business objectives and priorities, and be proactive in proposing value-adding solutions to the business
• Work with the business to define business/functional requirements, and ensure business validation of such requirements and consistency with the systems landscape and strategy of Trading IT
• Work with the technical team, including software/application engineers, on solutions design and delivery
• Prepare and execute test plans, and ensure compliance with user/business/functional specifications and IT control framework
• Work closely with BA’s and other IT resources from across the organization
• Contribute to the roadmap and resource planning for your delivery team
• Prepare project plans and other change initiatives, which may be as part of a team, and contribute to the implementation of such projects
• Liaise with the business on all aspects of service delivery and promote IT solutions delivered
• Manage a backlog of change requirements and assist in their delivery
• Provide user support and assist with the resolution of incidents and problems


– 3+ years of Business Analyst experience
– 3+ years of work experience in a utility or a commodity trading environment, and preferably with knowledge of the energy markets
– Strong interest in IT and technology, and experience of software engineering and application management
– Ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously and to work under pressure, good communication and organizational skills, and attention to detail
– Experience of Project Management, DevOps and Agile delivery methodologies, and requirements engineering is desirable
– Knowledge of front to back system flows and trade lifecycles including understanding of different physical and derivatives instruments and their respective risks and P&L measures

– Educated to degree level in an IT, technology or engineering discipline


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