A leader who looks for new ways to deliver value to an organization; a proven problem solver who has demonstrated ability to spot inefficiencies and create solutions. Uses Agile and Scrum as a way to deliver better software projects at a faster pace and lower cost. Effective negotiator with exceptional written and verbal communications. Excels at building
A leader who looks for new ways to deliver value to an organization; a proven problem solver who has demonstrated ability to spot inefficiencies and create solutions. Uses Agile and Scrum as a way to deliver better software projects at a faster pace and lower cost. Effective negotiator with exceptional written and verbal communications. Excels at building strong relationships with business partners.
Senior Business Analyst @ From November 2013 to Present (2 years 2 months) Business Intelligence Manager @ Manage the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence team. Managed reporting for five business units with a project budget of $2 million. Managed reporting team consisting of 6 analysts and 13 developers.
Helped redesign reporting around Customer Care to better allow management to spot trends and problem areas in complaint cases.
Achieved business buy-in to use dynamic dashboards and Visual Insight through effective presentations and prototypes.
Helped implement Agile methodology for development and participated as Scrum Master. From June 2012 to June 2013 (1 year 1 month) Opera Singer @ Extra chorus. Called for occasional work as determined by season schedule. From August 2010 to May 2013 (2 years 10 months) Senior Business Analyst @ Meet with user community to identify areas for improvement. Map processes, present solutions using wire-frames and UI mock-ups, gather user consensus around a solution, create project artifacts, lead and participate in testing. Evaluate COTS software and present “build vs. buy” options to management. From April 2011 to June 2012 (1 year 3 months) Business Analyst @ Initiate and manage projects for Compensation group, including writing business requirements, functional requirements, and test scripts for all changes to compensation system.
Dashboard and report development in MicroStrategy
Data analysis using TOAD, Excel, and Access.
Work with on-shore and off-shore resources to make changes to Compensation system. From May 2008 to April 2011 (3 years) Software Developer @ Write custom software applications using VB.NET and SQL Server. Duties included creating all database tables, views, stored procedures, functions, and triggers; as well as the customer interface.
Learn and use COTS software to provide custom solutions (InterfaceWare, Boston Workstation)
Document applications and train end-users.
Create reports using SSRS and Crystal.
Create ETL packages using SSIS. From December 2007 to April 2008 (5 months) Software Developer @ Work directly with all levels of worker, from the facility manager to the production line, to identify and tackle inefficiencies and find ways to add value through either software development or buying an existing product.
Make presentations to the plant General Manager to achieve buy-in for proposed changes.
Design and implement databases in SQL Server 2005. This included all SQL Server development as well as functioning as the DBA.
Train users and support finished product. From March 2006 to November 2007 (1 year 9 months) Business Analyst @ Business analysis and software development in the Settlement Operations department. Involved in requirements gathering and software development. Instituted and led a class for coworkers who wanted to get their Series 7 license. Designed and led a class for coworkers about options: how they work, how they’re priced, and various strategies. From December 1996 to March 2006 (9 years 4 months)
Master of Music, Vocal Performance @ Arizona State University From 1992 to 1994 Bachelor of Music, Music Education @ Arizona State University From 1987 to 1992 Erik Sparks is skilled in: Business Analysis, SQL Server, Microstrategy, Access, Excel, Analysis, Testing, Data Analysis, Databases, .NET, SQL, Microsoft Office, Microsoft SQL Server, Visio, Microsoft Excel
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