Business analyst jobs

The business analyst is a multifaceted job where you get to do a wide range of different tasks that enhance your business revenue and profitability.

If that sounds too broad for an engineer, that's exactly how broad the scope of your work will be.

The fundamental idea behind this engineering role is to bring together the business needs with the IT resources, so the end result will be beneficial to both sides. In other words, you will be a mediator between the business side of the organization and the development side, and you will be responsible for creating software products and systems that benefit the business in a big way.

To be effective in this role, you need the following skills.

  • Excellent communication skills as you will have to talk and interact with different people. Sometimes, you will also have to mediate and work between different teams, so excellent communication skill is a must-have trait for this role.
  • Good negotiation skills as you'll end up doing a lot of negotiations between both the sides to help them come to a common agreement on the best solution.
  • Good understanding of computer systems and software engineering principles, so you know what will work and what won't. Also, you'll be in a better position to talk to the software engineer teams and you can even explain it to them better.
  • You need a proactive attitude to work with different clients to identify opportunities for your organization, so the revenue and profitability increases.