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Business Analyst Resume

Fairfax, VA

OBJECTIVE: Seeking the position of Business Analyst to effectively leverage my skills for new challenges, add value to the project and evolve in my profession

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY:

  • Four and a half years of experience in Business Analyst, System design and support domains
  • Extensively worked on Project Planning and Management, eliciting requirements, creating functional specs and data flow diagrams
  • Knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Rational Unified Process (RUP)
  • Experienced in writing SQL scripts for data analysis
  • Experienced in modeling and refining requirements using Use Cases, Activity diagrams, Sequence and Collaboration diagrams
  • Proficient in modeling requirements diagrams, Packages, Block and Internal Diagrams in Systems Modeling Language (sysML) on Magicdraw
  • Experienced in conducting brainstorming sessions, reviews, walkthroughs, JAD sessions and client interviews to understand business processes and develop optimal solutions
  • Firm understanding of financial instruments and regulatory and compliance reporting - ETL and Reporting skills on Crystal Reports and Business Objects
  • Experienced in developing Test Plans and test cases and running tests
  • Strong business process modeling skills using Agile with MS Visio and Rational Rose
  • Proficient at translating high level business requirements, business rules and stakeholder requests into functional and nonfunctional requirements
  • Dependable, self motivated, organized with effective interpersonal and verbal, written communication skills to perform well under pressure
  • Strong problem solving, critical and logical thinking skills
  • Team player with ability to collaborate smoothly with others in fast paced environment and meet deadlines
  • Proven ability to think out of the box with precise judgment
  • Knowledge of RF design, Cellular theory and concepts, C/C++

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Confidential (Fairfax, VA) Business Analyst Jun '11-Nov '11 Business Analyst on contract for System F6 project for DARPA, DoD, US Govt. Contract awarded through Catholic University of America, DC and George Mason University, VA Project involved designing software to facilitate realization of fast, flexible, low-cost and fractionated satellite cluster architecture to break away from the conventional monolithic satellites. Project assumed responsibility of in-orbit demonstration of the module and subsequent release in public domain of this design utility

Responsibilities:

  • Elicited project requirements, analyzed and authored case documents as per the BAA
  • Assisted in project management by tracking project schedule on MS Project
  • Helped the Project Manager on project delivery and set right project expectations
  • Documented all phases of systems life cycle by reporting progress of the entire team
  • Organized design meetings, reviews, brainstorming and one on one sessions
  • Prepared Activity Diagrams, Requirements, Internal and Block Diagrams for the various modules in sysML
  • Prepared Sequence and State Machine Diagrams to establish the interfacing process using information on machine 'states' in sysML
  • Prepared Use Case documents around the F6 tech package suite by NASA for given requirements and followed the design spiral in sysML
  • Established interfacing control for all module 'tasks' to ensure coherent data flow
  • Authored Design documents to record end to end design information and architecture of all modules
  • Prepared the Integrated Test Plan and test cases for the project and all modules
  • Validated the data sources and carried out the tests
  • Assisted in designing the new technologies module to be built in the design tool
  • Managed the 'Design Costs' module and prepared the Parametric and Numeric cost models for determining the module costs
  • Assisted in the economic aspects of the project by working out the NPV and sensitivity analysis
  • Prepared all supporting documents and user manuals of each module

Confidential (Fairfax, VA) Graduate Assistant Aug '09-May '11 Teaching Assistant for Wireless communication courses. Maintained data on the dept. database server and delivered solutions for upgrading its local knowledgebase

Responsibilities:

  • Update course grades and other records using Blackboard
  • Used SQL queries and scripts to query; manage departmental database
  • Identify software issues and analyze UI changes needed to improve tool structure
  • Act as an interface between the local users and the development team, managers of the software vendor to establish new requirements and process improvement
  • Prepared test cases and managed requirements critical to the design change
  • Facilitated the UAT and usability testing of new builds; trained the end users
  • Assisted the deployment of the stable release and managed user feedback
  • Manage and proctor all examinations under the given teaching assignment
  • Prepare grading scheme for student assignments
  • Assist course Instructors, Professors with coursework and exams
  • Report to and co-ordinate with the Telecom Dept. on other administrative tasks

Confidential (Bangalore, India) Business Systems Analyst Apr '09-Aug '09 Extracted and analyzed data after consulting client needs and acted as an interface to data users to ensure client reporting needs are adequately fulfilled. Employed on contract for Chase by Magna Infotech (Bangalore)

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed and consolidated Lotus Notes and MS Outlook email data
  • Initiated Requirements gathering, analyzing and authoring case documents, BRD
  • Interacted with Legal & Compliance team to include regulatory aspects
  • Managed project delivery by collaborating with data team and clients
  • Documented various phases of project life cycle and details of each execution
  • Used SQL to pull up data, generate reports
  • Analyzed project requirements and constructed logical models
  • Prepared Use Case documents for requirements and followed RUP
  • Documented various phases of product life cycle and details of each iteration execution
  • Reviewed test plans and cases for the project
  • Prepared user guide & support documentations
  • Expanded existing filing resources, trained team on it
  • Proprietary, application specific tools used: Trident, Encase

Confidential (Bangalore, India) Tech Support Analyst May '08-Feb '09 The tech support production team was evolving and upgrading their comprehensive customer interaction logging software with continuous involvement of the tool's vendor. This role supported the redesigning of the CAP- the process' internal tool, apart from supporting MS-Office for Microsoft users

Responsibilities:

  • Identified CAP issues with interface, performance and capacity handling as faced by users
  • Conducted surveys, user interviews, document & interface analysis and questionnaires to gather requirements to better meet user needs
  • Documented requirements using software and built functional and non-functional specifications
  • Defined detailed use cases to engineer change in Visio
  • Documented the changes in process activity using Activity and Sequence diagrams
  • Interacted closely with developers, managers and acted as a liaison to system users
  • Delivered V&V solutions and documented the test plan and test cases
  • Resolved MS Office queries for Microsoft users
  • Recognized and reported previously unknown issues for research and fixes
  • Trained new recruits on the technical process and procedures

Confidential (India) Jr. Analyst Jun '07-May '08 The company provided strategic IT solutions to Govt. holdings and subsidiaries on improving process efficiency and production support and management. This role involved assisting the Leads and PM on building data models from requirements and developing solutions, work closely with developers and interface with clients and business users in Logistics and Energy domain

Responsibilities:

  • Interfaced with system users and clients to document requirements and issues
  • Gathered business data and created requirements models via client interviews
  • Defined specifications for developing software packages
  • Implemented Lean methodology for telecom software design
  • Assisted managers with project planning and scheduling
  • Prepared technical documents and generated reports
  • Initiated sales and handled volume, finances, procurement, payment schedules and tracked sales data to assist the Sales team
  • Researched and compiled cost and technical data, evaluated proposals and technical documents
  • Prepared briefings, arranged client meetings for review of releases

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Tools and Environments: On Windows XP - MS Office, Visio, MS Project, Rational- Req. Pro, RSA, Rose; Enterprise Architect, C, C++, SQL, HP Quality Center, Adobe Photoshop, Magicdraw sysML, Business Objects, Crystal Reports, UML, BPMN & all modeling diagrams Processes: SDLC, RUP, Agile, Scrum, Requirements Elicitation, JAD, RTM, Object Oriented Analysis and Design, End-User Training, UAT, COTS

EDUCATION: Master of Science Telecommunications Engineering Bachelor of Engineering Electronics and Communication

TECHNICAL PAPERS: Four nationally accredited publications on nanomaterials and CMOS Electronics - Available on request

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