Associate Business Systems Analyst
Job Description Summary
Partners with Business Groups to ensure delivery of applications aligned to the business and IT strategy, as well as the support of those applications. Works with Business Groups to define their global IT requirements and to analyze appropriate solutions. Manages projects from inception to completion with matrix, global teams.
Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.
We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 countries spanning five continents.
A career at Equinix means you will collaborate on work that impacts the world and be surrounded by endless opportunities to learn new skills and grow in varied directions. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.
Equinix is looking for a Associate Business Systems Analysts (BSA) to be part of a global IT Delivery team that supports and enhances Equinix’s world-wide business processes and systems. The Finance BSA will focus on the procurement function. BSAs will utilize their strong technical competencies and functional business expertise to identify, evaluate and develop systems and procedures that meet business user requirements. To do this successfully they will work closely with cross-functional teams to understand business needs, and IT development to provide automated solutions.
Key Systems Requirements
2+ years of hand-on experience in configuring and supporting SAP Fieldglass applications (Contingent worker, Profile worker and SOW modules)
Experience integrating SAP Fieldglass with ERP Systems (Coupa, Workday, Oracle)
Business Requirements Analysis
Partners with business stakeholders to analyze, define and document business requirements, within and across functional areas
Drives best practices during requirements gathering and modeling
Has a strong focus on gathering core requirements, beyond stated requirements and correctly places these within a broader context
Stakeholders Business Relationship Management
Understands business environment and helps to connect/align relevant business stakeholders Process Modeling and Design
Understands business environment and helps to connect/align relevant business stakeholders Stakeholder Management
Manages stakeholder expectations and communications within and beyond functional track
Knows business environment well enough to identify and proactively include the correct stakeholders
Interacts regularly with senior management level stakeholders, and demonstrates value from realized projects Solution Design
Working as part of a global IT organization, BSAs must have substantial communication, relationship building and influential skills that will allow them to gain confidence, understanding and support from their US counterparts in order to be perceived as part of the global but extended IT team
Responsible to design and document cross-functional and global solutions, drawing on functional expertise of functional and technical team members or vendors, as appropriate
Advises on solutions prepared by peers or supporting team, and champions good design practices Documentation
Create detailed functional design documents (mainly Configuration and Functional Design Documents) for setup, conversions, interfaces, and reports.
Coordinate with IT development teams to manage the development process and resolve issues
Documents and reviews broader team documentation
Supports team in identifying and defining relevant documentation templates pertaining to solution delivery
Develops functional designs for applications, integrations and conversions
Ability to work on multiple functional areas and integrations with third party products
Keeps up to date with industry trends and vendor capabilities to produce robust functional designs
Reviews functional designs and obtains sign-offs with the cross functional business and IT teams
Provides inputs into business processes based on design capabilities
Champions sustainable, forward-looking functional designs Architecture
Testing & Test Design
Prepare and execute testing plans to ensure high quality results
Coordinates integration testing, validates test cases with stakeholders for user acceptance testing and training, and obtains sign-offs
Coordinates defects clarification, triage and coordinate resolution with engineering teams
Designs forward looking configurations by recognizing future needs aligned with the business roadmap
Configuration and Solution Delivery
Ability to Manage multiple application releases and projects
Manages/leads individual consulting resources as assigned
Designs release scope and schedule in line with business goal, prioritization and IT capacity System Configurations
Configures applications in line with business goals
Develops configuration standards
Support and Sustaining Operations
S2P Support (Production Support)
Monitor implemented systems and processes to ensure high performance
Manage support requests to ensure timely and thorough resolution of issues
Leads troubleshooting efforts on critical issues with cross functional teams through resolution
Identifies improvements to address repeat issues Training and Change Management
Prepares management communications and gets stakeholder input for recommendations and improvements
Strong relevant system and project management experience is required
A Bachelor of Arts or Science Degree required; Information Technology or related technical field is preferred
Demonstrated ability to have completed multiple, moderately complex technical tasks
Good oral and written communication skills; including process documentation
Good analytical, problem-solving, negotiation, task and project management, and organizational skills
Experience working with IT development staff on complex projects
Good understanding of finance principles and practices
Good analysis, project management, and reporting capabilities
Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment of other business systems analysts and cross functional peers to support deadlines
Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently
Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
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