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 6 – IDEAS Southern California Conference 2018

Sep 25, 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:20% off code: Blog20

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

Live 11/10: Building Trust In An Age of AI And Data Science (Recap)

Nov 15, 2018

With the Facebook & Cambridge Analytica scandal keeping security practitioners and their lawyers up at night, and rightly so, it is very likely there is second guessing going on over the digital transformation happening in organizations. Across all functions — marketing, sales, LOBs, support — the “go digital, go cognitive, go AI at all costs” mantra is being questioned. In this week’s webinar, Ashwin Krishnan delves into the ethics of today’s technologies.

What happened to the “Data Science” Company Wayfair

Feb 21, 2020

By Jahnavi Kachina, IDEAS

Wayfair is an America E-Commerce fast-growing company for selling furniture and home goods online. As of January 2014, Wayfair was the largest retailer store for furniture and goods in the United States, and 33rd Largest for an online retailer in the United States [1]. The company also has generated profit as shown in figure1 a). but the company is not able to make a profit since 2014 it went to the public according to figure1 b).

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