• Business Optimization Analyst Sr

    Location TX-Austin
    # Positions
  • General Overview

    Experience using and querying from PeopleSoft, Maximo, SharePoint, and/or Microsoft Project. 

    Experience creating meaningful visualizations of information and data using Tableau, QLIK, or similar software applications.




    At a senior level, provides strategic analysis of business information and systems in order to reduce cost, improve quality and provide for more informed strategic decisions. Serves as a liaison between technical staff and end-users of software application(s) to ensure functionality and efficient use of systems to support moderately complex business processes. Participates in the development and maintenance of information databases, performance tracking systems and resource planning and analytical tools. Analyzes business processes and user needs, documents requirements and processes and translates into requirement specifications. Designs new or modified tools, processes and procedures to solve complex problems considering limitations and desired results. Participates in process improvement efforts and communicates changes. May develop training materials, write documentation and train users. This position requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Takes a new perspective to solve complex problems; works independently and receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience and may direct the work of other staff members.


    • Acts as the liaison between business departments and technical staff to enable technical solutions to business needs, either through development of new software or through purchase and configuration of software. Develops business cases for technical solutions and participates in build vs. buy decisions on technology project teams.
    • Analyzes business operations to understand process strengths and weaknesses to determine opportunities to improve processes and functions. Designs new or modified processes to enable solutions.
    • Analyzes external market conditions, available system upgrades, industry best practices and other information critical to business processes.
    • Interprets data, draws relevant conclusions and assists with developing optimal recommendations to staff and management.
    • Develops and implements analytical tools and reports in support of LCRA's processes and mission.
    • Documents business requirements to be used in developing technical solutions. Manages changes to system requirements from project initiation to final implementation to ensure that requirements have been met.
    • Supports end-users of process and/or applications in areas such as: assigning user access, coordinating review and audit of user access, designing training materials, training end-users, designing and delivering complex reports in support of business operations, maintaining online documentation, researching and correcting moderately complex system errors and tracking issues and resolutions.
    • May specialize in a particular enterprise applications, partners with technology staff and vendors as needed in software development, configuration and/or upgrade/enhancement efforts
    • May provide on-the-job training and guidance for colleagues with less experience.
    • May lead the development and implementation of standardized procedures for business systems analysis, business process mapping and business requirements documentation.
    • May utilize business process management tools to translate process maps and process measurements into system level implementation. May provide recommendations on selection/upgrades of these tools.
    • May provide on-going support and maintenance of systems as well as performs scheduled activities related to applicable systems.
    • If applicable, provides technical leadership to the monitoring and maintenance of system hardware and software, including databases, interfaces, programs, back-ups, disk usage, documentation and system prints. Provides technical leadership to the monitoring of system inputs and configuration.

    This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.


    Minimum Qualifications

    Nine or more years experience in operations analysis, process improvement, project management, business systems analysis or financial analysis.  A degree in, business, economics, finance, computer science, information systems or relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience using and querying from PeopleSoft, Maximo, SharePoint, and/or Microsoft Project. 

    Experience creating meaningful visualizations of information and data using Tableau, QLIK, or similar software applications.




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