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Business Analyst - Data Guru/Demand Guru

The Role:

Do you take initiative and own projects from start to finish?  Are you a smart, forward thinking problem solver?  Consider joining LLamasoft!

As a Business Analyst, you will work closely with product management and other stakeholders to identify application needs and help build up a requirements pipeline for development.  Leveraging your expertise, project experience, customer interactions, and knowledge, you will shape the supply chain software that is helping people solve complex problems through better decision making. 

A business analyst’s role is both tactical and strategic, and involves gaining considerable knowledge of LLamasoft products. The product focus of this role is centered on our Desktop Based Technologies. Data Guru was created to attack these challenges head on, and Data Guru has been battle tested and proven to significantly improve the entire process of validating and blending enterprise data. Most importantly, Data Guru seamlessly integrates with Supply Chain Guru to speed and even automate the model-building process.

Job Description:

  • Act as the domain expert for your area, Data Guru/Demand Guru
  • Primary activity is creating and defining User Epics and Stories in Jira/Wiki
  • Define, manage, and help prioritize feature/enhancement requests within the development team.
  • Build detailed feature specifications with wireframe mockups as needed
  • Interact with UX/UI team to drive the delivery of additional high fidelity mockups as needed
  • Work with architects to understand how a product or feature may impact multiple teams
  • Evaluate customer issues/requests and turn them into actionable tasks for development
  • Facilitate design discussions between all stakeholders
  • Create and edit reports for distribution
  • Engage in knowledge sharing activities, such as building SummerCon demos, providing training to support for troubleshooting issues, etc
  • Facilitate QA testing by providing guidance on how new or modified features should behave
  • Work with documentation and development teams to provide product release notes

The Qualifications:

  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Computer Science, Information Science, or equivalent industry experience
  • Strong analytical abilities to convert business requirements into actionable development tasks
  • Familiarity with mockup wireframe tools
  • Experience providing requirements for desktop-based products
  • An understanding of business data modeling and business intelligence.
  • Tableau or other report writing experience 
  • Experience with Agile Software Development, specifically Epic and User Story requirement design
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced dynamic work environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate with senior management and cross functional teams

Bonus Points:

  • A working knowledge of Data Guru desktop application
  • Basic knowledge of SQL and database schemas

About LLamasoft

LLamasoft provides software and expertise to help companies design and improve their supply chain operations.  We enable companies to model, optimize and simulate their supply chain operations, leading to major improvements in cost, service, sustainability, and risk mitigation. Supply Chain Guru®, LLamasoft’s flagship product, is the leading supply chain design and predictive analytics application available in the market today.  LLamasoft is expanding its product offering into multiple design platforms as well as enterprise solutions. 

Since 1999, LLamasoft has helped hundreds of global organizations in over 30 countries leverage their unique blend of technology and deep domain expertise to drive competitive advantage and savings across their supply chain operations.

LLamasoft offers a stimulating small company atmosphere where your efforts will have a significant impact on global logistics and our company’s success.  We are a fun, results-driven company that centers on developing high quality software, not work schedules and dress codes. We are driven by people who have a passion for technology and innovation.  If you are excited about software development and looking for a fun and flexible environment in a growing company, please apply! 

LLamasoft is an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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