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Senior IT Business Analyst (PT)

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 04/10/2011
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The Company:
Large international exploration & production company.

The Role:

We are currently seeking a Business Analyst for our IT Petrotechnical (PT)area. The successful candidate will translate business strategies and requirements for the subsurface PT users community into IT requirements and ensure these requirements meet expectations. This business strategy includes the acquisition of new or existing technical applications, hardware, or data required to meet business needs.

The Business Analyst must understand the subsurface workflow and be familiar with many of the applications within our portfolio. The primary disciplines that will be supported will be as follows: geologists, geophysicists, petrophysics, and reservoir engineers. Strong customer service skills as well as excellent written and verbal communications skills are important to the success of this position. interpersonal and written & verbal communication skills.

In addition the Business Analyst will work with other service providers to coordinate resolution of Incidents and service outages and act as the local point of contact for any vendor representatives coming on site to perform IT support-related tasks.


Work closely with PT subsurface community maintaining an understanding of business need or problems
Lead and manage business focused IT projects.
Support business units by investigating operations-related problems/inquiries and recommend, facilitate, and coordinate solutions to these issues.
Manage business expectation on delivery and service levels
Software management – manage from a business perspective software through the software lifecycle (define business requirements and applications, end user rollout, analyzed usage based reports, define timing for upgrades and replacement, timing of disposition)
Act as requirements project lead for medium to large projects, directing and coordinating requirements project staff and activities (Front-end Loading)
Facilitate business workflow and processes including data flow analysis for streamlining the current process. Assist in the preparation of the disaster recovery application testing strategy and testing execution plan
Participate in the development of user documentation and manuals, training material and/or job aids
Attend client staff meetings

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's Degree in one of the Petrotechnical disciplines

Experience: Minimum 5 yrs of Business Analyst Petrotechnical applications experience supporting end users. Basic knowledge in Petrotechnical applications including those from Landmark, Schlumberger, and Paradigm. Demonstrates working knowledge of the workstation hardware and software products and problem solving/troubleshooting skills. Analytical and problem-solving skills.
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