Technology Business Analyst Senior – Prin. – Remote

Job Description:

*This position is located in Columbus, Ohio but may be eligible for remote home based as long as selected candidate is within AEP’s current operating territory (WV, VA, TN, AR, KY, TX, OH, IN, MI, OK, LA)*

Working within Waterfall or Agile frameworks, a Business Analyst will work with a variety of disciplined focused team members all working toward a common goal of delivering value with quality and scale. Responsible for collaborating with other Job Families such within Technology and across our business partners to deliver consistent, reliable technology solutions that leverage AEP’s technology standards, architectures and best practices.  Independently performs intermediate to advanced business and project analysis for medium to large projects.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS are listed below:
 

Responsibilities include the following for medium or large projects or initiatives:
 

There are 10 individual openings within this posting: 

 

Technology Business Analyst – Energy Delivery & Grid Solutions – PID: 104ev   

  • Background in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and ESRI preferred 

  • Background in Agile Scrum framework with emphasis on Product Backlog Categorization and Management  

  • Background in Testing, Test Execution and Defect Management    

                                  

Technology Business Analyst – Automation & Design Center of Excellence (COE) – PID: 00150241 

  • Bring a curious, innovative mindset to all projects and engagements 

  • Lead process definition under a Center of Excellence model, to include idea intake/evaluation, communication, and license management 

  • Engage and manage multiple efforts simultaneously 

  • Ability to engage with stakeholders across multiple business units and build professional relationships 

  • Ability to translate business needs into solution requirements, focused on automation platform solutions 

  • Ability to develop end-to-end maps for complex business processes 

  • Engage in project prioritization, categorization, and financial impact discussions and tracking 

 

Technology Business Analyst – Configuration Solutions – PID: 95ev, 44ev

  • Responsible for Road mapping, idea and project  initiation 

  • Experience in analyzing functional requirements 

  • Ability to align tools and practices with business vision 

  • Experience in moderating working sessions 

  • Experience in collaborating with configuration technologists to build and implement solutions 

 

Technology Business Analyst – Customer Mobile & Web – PID: 36ev, 37ev, 40ev, 50ev 

  • Background in Mobile and Web applications with a good understanding of API Services 

  • High Level understanding of modern digital technology stack – React, React Native, Flutter, etc. 

  • Experience in technologies supporting authentication, access management would be a plus 

  • Ability to learn and understand business processes to execute and validate business value 

  • Experience in Agile Scrum Framework and ability to collaborate with Product Owner to understand the business vision 

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, concise and crisp communication 

  • Experience with preparation of Requirements to Test Cases Traceability matrix, Test Execution and Defect Management 

 

Technology Business Analyst – Data Science – PID: 33ev 

  • The Data Analyst will work on the Data Science team to support team projects as well as data analysis requests from a wide variety of AEP Business Units partners. 

  • Data exploration – Responsible for identifying, collecting, and exploring data in databases, flat files, and big data platforms.  Examine and clean different types of data (structured/unstructured, categorical, text, numeric) using tools like Excel and coded languages such as R, Python, SAS, etc. 

  • Data and business understanding – Work closely with business partners to understand business problems, frame questions, interpret data, analyze trends, and propose analyses that will deliver actionable insights.  Display intense curiosity about the context and meaning of data. 

  • Results delivery – Carefully interpret and summarize results, create insightful visualizations, draft reports, and deliver presentations to a wide-ranging audience (technical SMEs, executive sponsors, etc.).  

  • Experience performing open-ended data analysis in a professional or research setting 

  • Familiarity with the utility industry a bonus, not required 

  • Additional Preferred Requirements: 

  • Experience performing intermediate-level data analysis to answer open-ended questions 

  • Experience working with a variety of BI tools (e.g., Cognos, Tableau, Power BI, R Shiny) and data sources to analyze, transform, and tell meaningful stories through data 

  • Experience querying databases and coding data manipulation (e.g., R, python, SAS, etc.) 

  • Experience working with large datasets (beyond the scope of Excel) 

  • Experience collaborating with business and data SMEs to find and understand available data 

  • Experience with common data quality pitfalls and appropriate techniques to remedy 

  • Experience with appropriate methods to be applied to various data types 

  • Solid understanding of basic statistics and correlation analyses 

  • Working knowledge of data warehousing, data governance, and enterprise reporting 

  • Bachelors degree in a quantitative field of business, analytics, physical or social sciences, engineering, math, statistics 

Technology Business Analyst – Testing COE – PID: 00148781

  • Develop test strategy, test plans, test cases and requirements traceability for a project or product with a focus on identifying opportunities for test automation
  • Manage and lead the execution of test strategies and plans to complete all agreed testing with the project team
  • Coordinate all levels of testing activities (Unit, In-sprint, System Integration, End-To-End and Performance)
  • Orchestrate and lead all testing activities across distributed teams (onshore/offshore) and in a shared test environment
  • Assist teams in incorporating Continuous Testing solutions into the CI/CD/DevOps pipeline
  • Identify and escalate risks and issues for the team
  • Lead the team in risk mitigation and defect root cause analysis
  • Plan and coordinate development of quality mindset/testing practices within the teams
  • Prepare test status and metrics reports and provide analysis to guide the completion of test activities.  Communicate with all stakeholders
  • Ability to lead and coordinate activities of assigned testing team
  • Required to lead defect management meetings and drive the completion of any required defect fixes from development teams
  • Experience using test management tools to document testing artifacts
  • Recommend testing enhancements to mature future project testing
  • Forward thinking with understanding of new technologies being used for testing and quality engineering
  • Able to articulate the transformation in testing and the move towards digital labor

Requirements

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

Tech Business Analyst Sr.:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, business or related field of study;
  • Or Associate’s degree in computer science or related field of study with 2 years of relevant work experience;
  • Or High school diploma/GED with 4 years of relevant work experience.

Experience:

  • In addition to any experience required above, 5 years of relevant work experience is required.

Tech Business Analyst Prin.:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems,  business or related field of study;
  • Or Associate’s degree in computer science or related field of study with 2 years of relevant work experience;
  • Or High school diploma/GED with 4 years of relevant work experience.

Experience:

  • In addition to any experience required above, 7 years of relevant work experience is required.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
 

  • Strong Communication Skills

Physical demand level is Sedentary

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