What is Business Analyst?

Sep 19, 2018 by Tiffany in  blog

According to a report by the McKinsey Global Institute, the United States alone could face a shortage of 1.5 million managers and analysts with the knowledge of how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions by 2018. 

A business analyst is an expert who has the skills and knowledge in both business  analytics and data sciences, and understands the business needs and IT resources. Successful business analysts have multiple roles, such as to be clear communicators, smooth facilitators, precise analyzers, and team players. Also, the ideal analyst has the versatility of various business functions, such as operations, finance, engineering, technology or architecture. 

In other words, business analysts are a bridge that connects each department throughout every step of development. Business analysts can make things all happen more efficiently and effectively. So what do business analysts do? Business analysts typically take the lead role in:

    • The analyst works with the business to identify opportunities for improvement in business operations and processes
    • The analyst is involved in the design or modification of business systems or IT systems
    • The analyst interacts with the business stakeholders and subject matter experts in order to understand their problems and needs
    • The analyst gathers, documents, and analyzes business needs and requirements
    • The analyst solves business problems and, as needed, designs technical solutions
    • The analyst documents the functional, and sometimes technical, design of the system
    • The analyst interacts with system architects and developers to ensure the system is properly implemented
    • The analyst may help test the system and create system documentation and user manuals

Now you might want to know how much does a business analyst make. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, take a look at these job titles and average salaries, for a variety of business analyst jobs:

Job Title Average Annual Salary
Information Security Analyst $92,600
Computer Systems Analyst 87,220
Management Analyst $81,330
Financial Analyst $81,760


Here are some business analytic opening positions listed below:

  1. Zoom is looking for Business Analyst(s), Data Science https://zoom.us/careers
  2. Cisco is looking for Business Analyst(s) https://jobs.cisco.com/jobs/ProjectDetail/Business-Analyst/1240538?
  3. Oracle is looking for Financial Analyst(s) https://oracle.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=1800120Z&tz=GMT-07%3A00

Job List 1 – IDEAS SoCal Conference 2018

Sep 19, 2018

At the coming IDEAS Southern California Conference 2018, we are honored to have some representative speakers from well-known companies (e.g. IBM, Microsoft). More importantly, they can help deliver your resumes to their company directly. Below is a list of the companies looking to hire and their respective open positions- please take a look!

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Job List 3 – IDEAS Southern California Conference 2018

Sep 21, 2018

Welcome the upcoming IDEAS Southern California Conference 2018!


In the SoCal Conference 2018, we are honored to invite many professional speakers with a background in data science. In particular, these speakers provide a rare opportunity to recommend jobs.



Come to join our Southern California Conference 2018, and meet up with our speakers.


Tickets: https://socal18.eventbrite.com/?aff=Blog. 20% off code: Blog20




There are opening positions for data science at famous companies in below:








Senior Data Analyst





Senior Manager, Data Analysis





Senior Data Scientist





Obsidian Security




Security Data Scientist




Senior Machine Learning Scientist




Senior Data Engineer




Machine Learning Engineer









Senior Analyst, Strategy & Growth




Senior / Lead / Principal Data Engineer, ML / Deep Learning (Einstein), Mulesoft




Principal/Lead Machine Learning Engineer, Search Relevance








Data Analyst



SEM Analyst



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