Sr Business Analyst OR Data Strategy & Analytics Consultant

Date: May 29, 2019


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Job ID  10107  Department  Analytics and Info Mgmt (10000061) 
Union Classification  Non Union  Type  Full Time - Salaried  
# of Openings  Job Location  Everett, Washington (US-WA) 
Closing Date  06/20/2019   Salary/Wage  $74,000.00 - $112,000.00 annually 


About Our Team

Analytics and Information Management at Snohomish County P.U.D. is dedicated to our peers and provides leadership the insights they need to make data driven decisions. We can’t do that without adding the best and the brightest to our team. We’re looking for one new team member to help us deliver innovative and creative solutions.

About You

You have experience retrieving, integrating, and analyzing data to tell a coherent story that answers specific business questions. You are intellectually curious and seek to understand the business objectives of the company so that you can deliver analyses for the business’ sake, not for the analyses’ sake.


You utilize best practices in data modeling, reporting, and analysis yet recognize that user experience is as important as technical accuracy. You simplify complex ideas and concepts and communicate them effectively to internal clients.



  • Work with internal customers at multiple levels to define business problems
  • Develop new analytical models
  • Effectively analyze and distill data into patterns, trends, and insights
  • Efficiently deliver analysis and business intelligence solutions
  • Collaborate with team members and peers to support data driven decision making

Distinguishing Characteristics


Essential Job Functions

Supports, monitors, problem solves, troubleshoots, and maintains, multiple established enterprise business applications.


Analyzes, designs, upgrades, integrates, tests, implements and makes recommendations for multiple enterprise business applications. 


Serves as a liaison between business users and IT to analyze, define and recommend technical solutions to meet business needs, facilitate process improvements, and enhance workflow.


Identifies business user’s high level business requirements and translates into functional specifications for IT support.


Develops and delivers detailed requirement specifications, training, test plans and assists with defining and implementing operating procedures.


Assists in cost benefit analysis.


Follows security & quality assurance standards and practices.


Develops and maintains documentation.


Follows policies, procedures, standards, and methodologies within the Department and District.


Maintains an in-depth understanding of business processes across multiple District/Divisions/Departments.


Provides oversight, training, coaching and mentoring to other staff as needed.

Specialized Job Functions

Other Job Functions

Remains up-to-date and continuously learns about new technology for District business needs.


Serves as lead for small to moderate projects as needed.


Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

• Advanced analysis and design of enterprise processes and application systems.

• Instructional design principles, theories and practices.

• Coaching, mentoring, and training techniques.

• Advanced understanding of: client/server/web application environments/software; distributed processing; communication services; and relational database management systems.

• Business writing skills and presentation techniques.

• Customer service practices and principles.

• Business concepts/theories/practices.

• Functional specifications for IT support and technology trends.

• Complex business process modeling/redesign and supportive methodologies.

• System and technical documentation.

• Problem identification and analysis techniques.

• Alternative analysis.

• Change management.

• Software upgrades and change processes.

• Business writing concepts and presentation techniques.

• Project management principles, practices, and philosophies.

• Development, quality assurance, and integration methodologies.

Ability to:

• Communicate and work effectively with all levels of the organization, co-workers, customers and external vendors.

• Think logically, be organized and attend to details.

• Work as part of a team and lead team efforts.

• Perform a variety of tasks and assignments simultaneously and meet deadlines.

• Work and perform well in a fast paced environment.

• Grasp technical information and explain in understandable terms.

• Show a high level of commitment to quality end user service.

• Complete detailed reports and cost-benefit analysis.

• Develop procedures and maintain accurate documentation.

• Use independent and discretionary judgment.

• Maintain standards and keep accurate documentation.

• Define and document user requirements.

• Proactively and constructively deal with conflict.

• Gain an understanding of related business process for assigned application(s).

• Use and understand programming languages and related tools.

• Analyze business and technical issues within a structured methodology and describe alternative approaches.

• Problem solve.

• Learn, interpret and apply District policies and procedures.

• Research and learn new business process.

• Handle confidential information appropriately.

• Coach, mentor, and train staff and provide oversight.

• Perform cost-benefit analysis.


Senior Business Analyst

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, or a related field; AND
  • Four (4) years progressively more responsible Business Analyst experience.


Data & Analytics Consultant

  • MSc in Business, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Science.


  • Bachelor’s in Business, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or Computer Science (OR the equivalent combination of directly related education and experience in quantitative, business intelligence, and data management analysis); AND
  • Three (3) years directly related subject matter expertise, quantitative, business intelligence and data management skills.


• Valid Washington State Driver License.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical skills, business acuity and attention to detail. 
  • Familiarity with data mining, data modeling, and statistical analysis / modeling concepts.
  • Experience with SAP Business Objects or other business intelligence tools.
  • Experience with PowerBI (preferred), Tableau, QuickSight, or other visualization tools.
  • Experience in Software Development Cycle (Agile).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Collaborative approach to achieving results and encouraging the inputs and ideas of others.
  • Experience in the utility industry or similar industry, Strong business subject matter expertise is a plus.

Working Conditions

• Duties performed primarily in an office environment and require the repetitive use of a computer, keyboard and mouse.

• Travel to business meetings, training and District offices is required.

• 24/7 pager duty may be required.



Snohomish County P.U.D. #1 is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Disabled and Veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Everett

Job Segment: Database, Data Analyst, ERP, Computer Science, Data Management, Technology, Data

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