Business Analyst

Location: Glen Burnie, MD
Date Posted: 08-22-2018
MetaCoastal, LLC
 
Business Analyst, Travel Advantage Network (TAN)
MetaCoastal, LLC is a shared services company, founded in 2015.  MetaCoastal provides its’ clients with centralized services and an operating model that works collaboratively with its’ clients to achieve their goals. Providing the tools and talent needed to get the job done, with services to include: Marketing and Communications; Human Resources; Information Technology; Finance and Accounting; Legal; and Client Services / Inventory and Yield Management.
Travel Advantage Network is the oldest and largest of the businesses served by MetaCoastal. Established in 1992, this vacation accommodations program provides week-long wholesale vacations to approximately 75,000 families. Travel Advantage Network is fueled by two independent sales companies, Sundance Vacations and SmarTravel. The Travel Advocates at Travel Advantage Network keep their finger on the pulse of travel trends, traveler requests, and historic travel patterns to provide quality inventory in desirable location for reasonable rates.
 
Our Mission:
To motivate and compel travel.
 
Our Vision:
We believe it’s time for you to travel.
 
Position Description:
The Business Analyst will report to a TAN senior leader  and will support Travel Advantage Network’s business by gathering and interpreting data requirements, performing analysis, design, data mapping, data sourcing activities, and testing as needed. The Business Analyst will operate in a hands-on technical capacity and generate reports and dashboards to help support decision making.

Responsibilities:

  • Prioritize tasks assigned within agreed upon timeframes and level of urgency
  • Participate in meetings with TAN stakeholders that have data requests
  • Collaborate with Metacoastal to ensure alignment with enterprise information management and reporting solutions
  • Effectively document requirements from stakeholders with an understanding of what they need versus what they are asking for
  • Implement measures to validate data and ensure the integrity of the data being collected
  • Extract and synthesize large amounts of data and build basic queries to manipulate the data with tools such as Excel, SSRS, and SSIS
  • Build, format, and update tables, queries, forms, and reports
  • Generate easily interpreted visuals to communicate data that will help inform decision making
Experience and Skills:
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or equivalent combinations of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities have been acquired
  • 2-4 years of experience with report requirement gathering and development
  • Strong Excel skills using pivot tables, charting, and database connections
  • Experience with data reporting using tools and strong SQL query and relational database expertise
  • Experience with data modeling and ETL concepts, preferably using Microsoft SSIS.
  • Strong analytical skills, critical thinking skills, and problem solving skills
  • Strong customer service skills to resolve issues professionally and support stakeholder needs. 
  • Ability to translate complex technical terminology and concepts into terms that are easily understood to all stakeholders; both technical and non-technical
  • Self-motivated, highly organized and detail oriented with the ability to work independently, prioritize, and multi-task
  • Demonstrated ability to be adaptable and flexible in a fast-paced environment based on changing business needs
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team-oriented environment
 
To learn more about MetaCoastal LLC, you may visit their website at: http://www.metacoastal.com/
**This is a full time, permanent position that includes benefits.
 
 
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