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Business Analyst (GIS & Web Development)

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Department: Product Team

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Work Environment and Culture

We are a rapidly growing company that provides innovative solutions to farm management. We’re passionate about transforming agriculture and our tech division is using innovative methods to help farms make better, more sustainable management decisions.

We want you to come to work, because you are passionate to challenge yourself intellectually and creatively, and enjoy collaborating with a diverse group of talented individuals. Our office environment aims to cultivate the unique talent of each member of the team, and we always treat each other with professionalism and respect.

Although we are passionate about our work, we also recognize the importance of keeping a healthy work/life balance and encourage both personal and professional development.  The seasonal nature of our industry makes for busy times in the year but also allows for flexibility when the work is done.

Ready for a new challenge? Read on and Apply Today!

Reports to: Chief Product Officer
Based out of: Calgary
Position Type: F/T Permanent

We are looking to fill the role of the Business Analyst.  The successful candidate will support our clients throughout their lifecycle in the system. This is a cross-functional position that requires coordination with the Sales, Product, and Development teams. It involves a wide range of activities including scoping requirements, writing detailed design documents, overseeing the development, and providing post-implementation support. Our ideal candidate is a team player with strong analytical and communication skills, and a desire to understand client needs and how software applications can be configured to accommodate various use cases

Duties and Responsibilities:                 

  • Analyze and scope out requirements and process changes, for new and existing products including our My Farm Manager cloud-based business platform, Croptivity native apps, API’s with My Farm Manager partners, customer experience and operational efficiencies of Decisive Farming staff.
  • Draft proposals for new and existing clients based on their needs and potential solutions
  • Be passionate about developing in-depth knowledge of agriculture, equipment telematics and geospatial science with the goal of becoming a leader in the integration of business, science and technological applications with agricultural practices.
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs;
  • Help manage and foster relationship with clients
  • Excellent understanding of data bases and data structures
  • Collaborate with the Development team to implement custom features and change requests
  • Participate in driving projects to successful completion, by supporting the development team and customer in achieving their goals. Collaborate with the QA team to test new features from an end-user’s perspective
  • Collaborate with the Customer Support team as a support agent
  • Assist in conducting research on software, data sources (e.g. geo-spatial imagery, sensor data, aggregate data), and hardware products to justify recommendations and to support R&D efforts.
  • Travel as required to meet with customers, channel partners, and data providers
  • Ability to effectively present ideas and concepts, facilitating stakeholder buy in.
  • Attend and actively participate in planning sessions, reoccurring Development and Priority meetings

Knowledge and Skill

  • BSc in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Experience defining, documenting, and validating business requirements
  • 1-2 years' direct experience with Geospatial/GIS systems development
  • Experience as a Software Developer is required
  • Experience with data bases and data structures
  • Able to work under pressure, with conflicting priorities in a multiple stakeholder environment
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment, as well as ability to work independently.
  • Experience implementing software for agricultural service company is an asset
  • Ability to take ownership for assigned tasks and projects, provide development estimates and milestones, and deliver on commitments.
  • Experience with network monitoring and debugging tools an asset.
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