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Business Analyst (Hybrid Position)
Company: Visa
Location: Austin, TX
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 08/10/2022
Expire Date: 10/16/2022
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Finance/Economics, Information Technology, Other / General, Research & Development, Writing/Authoring
Job Description
Business Analyst (Hybrid Position)

As a Business Analyst, supporting Asset & Demand Management Function within Visa’s third party technology management, you will manage a variety of functions including tracking deployments, establishing compliance for Software, Hardware assets, partnering with technology stakeholders to assist with development, tracking and execution of multi-year technology strategy, budget projection and execution, developing a baseline for major software deals within Visa, writing business justifications, and execution to Visa procurement principles.

This position will gain an in-depth understanding of the business, strategic direction, organizational structure, and key vendor partnerships. You will help define success for IT financial efficiency and cost clarity programs by creating and tracking key metrics and developing consumption optimization programs.

Essential Functions

  • Assist product owners with execution of technology strategy, keeping a view of the operating expense impact of key decisions
  • Run SQL scripts to extract data from multiple data sources and have ability to normalize data based on product owner feedback
  • Identify expense reduction opportunities with product owners and create plans and tracking to ensure execution of cost reduction strategies.
  • Review demand for new purchases with product owners, validate that the demand aligns with technology strategy and present analytics to compare Visa’s usage of similar products within the category
  • Manage spend for a technology lane with specific knowledge to adherence to key Visa procurement rules while identifying strategies for purchases that do not meet the rules
  • Identify appropriate data sources to track deployment of assets across Visa and use the information across multiple sources to create infrastructure baseline
  • Lead the team in delivering work products on consumption reports as well as other key initiatives that will help the Technology EVP to make strategic decisions
  • Create and manage the budget for the IT technology lanes working in close partnership with the IT engineering teams and Business analytics team.
  • Run sensitivity analysis and create cost models to determine best possible solution for Visa in support of technology purchase decisions
  • Work closely with Technology partners to understand the technical details for Software purchases and create business justification for purchases
  • Draw actionable insights from raw data using strong quantitative skills and be able to influence stakeholder’s leadership to make informed decisions
  • Exhibit leadership capabilities to drive large-scale projects with ambiguous scope into refined deliverables for executive consumption
  • Use critical thinking and problem solving while collecting and analyzing relevant quantitative and qualitative data sets
  • Must have 4 or more years of work experience with Bachelor’s degree or 1 or more years with an Advanced Degree.
  • Concentration in Computer Science, Information Systems or a related technical discipline and/or an MS/MBA is a plus
  • Proficiency with SQL queries, data analysis and visualization tools is a must
  • Exhibit leadership capabilities to drive product strategies and large-scale projects with ambiguous scope into refined deliverables for executive consumption
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with different software licensing methods in the industry
  • Must have technical background to understand the key infrastructure products and understand the core concepts behind running IT like a business
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to think strategically
  • Understanding of data centers and IT frameworks preferred
  • Must have prior experience in creating cost transparency and cost clarity programs for CIO/CTO office
  • Ability to conduct research such as market size and trends, competitive analysis
  • Ability to collect and analyze relevant quantitative and qualitative data sets
  • Strong communication skills including written, oral, and presentation abilities
  • Business and technical writing skills, executive level presentation skills
  • Organizational agility and the ability to influence stakeholders and various levels of senior leadership

This is a hybrid position. Hybrid employees can alternate time between both remote and office. Employees in hybrid roles are expected to work from the office two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays with a general guidepost of being in the office 50% of the time based on business needs.

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