Business Data Analyst

Location : Denver, CO
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Mid Level (5-10 years)

We are actively seeking a Business Data Analyst to work directly with our client's federal government client at the Federal Center in Lakewood, Colorado. The successful candidate will have primary responsibility for business analysis, process modeling and workflow documentation, and use case development to meet the business needs of the federal client’s Geospatial Business Platform (GBP). This position works directly with clients and project and business leaders to facilitate discovery of and to document analytical data business requirements. This includes analyzing as-is business processes and recommending to-be best-practice solutions related to the development of data standards. This position is contingent on contract award and the candidate must reside in the Western U.S.


  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings to collect business requirements for both alphanumeric and spatial data needs.
  • Research and understand the business data requirements and potential users of assigned data standards development projects.
  • Document the business data requirements for each potential user of the data.
  • Analyze the business data process, procedures, and desired outputs to identify problems and determine optimal solutions.
  • Use process modeling techniques to facilitate understanding of business processes and the development of data business rules.
  • Develop as-is and to-be process models, use case models, activity diagrams, data models and entity relationship models.
  • Use process/workflow software such as Microsoft Visio and ER/Studio Business.
  • Architect and create process models for review by business subject matter experts.
  • Capture business rules for integration in activity diagrams and data model documentation.
  • Develop business requirement documents and create functional specifications for alphanumeric and geospatial data systems.
  • Use standard templates to develop written technical documentation (such as user requirements, data standard reports, data standard implementation plans, data quality plans, and metadata).
  • Develop and document data quality plans for each appropriate section of developed data standard.


  • The position requires demonstrated professional experience in/with the following:
  • Performing business analysis and capturing and documenting business needs for a large diverse organization.
  • Experience in coordinating and facilitating meetings with business SMEs to capture business data requirements.
  • Experience using process modeling techniques such as activity diagrams and business process model and notation (BPMN) diagrams to facilitate understanding of business data requirements.
  • Experience developing as-is and to-be process models, use case models, and conceptual, logical and physical data models.
  • Experience documenting business data requirements for different types of potential users within a natural resource or land management organization.
  • Experience mapping and tracing data from system to system in order to solve a given business or data problem.
  • Experience in concepts, practices, and procedures within a natural resource or land management organization.
  • Experience working with data stewards, data modelers, business analysts, data administrators, and project managers to interpret and translate business needs into applications and derive alphanumeric and geospatial data requirements including data models, schemas, and domains.
  • Experience in identifying and documenting reference data sources, integration processes, and domain values.
  • Knowledge of business analysis, modeling, and wire framing software tools such as Microsoft Visio and Balsamiq Mockups.
  • General knowledge of high level (conceptual), logical, and physical data models.
  • Working knowledge of data modeling software such as Idera ER/Studio Data Architect, Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect or CA ERwin.
  • Preference will be given to candidates that demonstrate knowledge of land resource management concepts and practices.
  • Knowledge and experience with GIS, geospatial data models, and geospatial data concepts are considered pluses.

Salary: $75-95k/year

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