Xcel Energy Services, Inc. Functional Analyst Job in Denver, Colorado

Location(s): CO - Denver; MN - MinneapolisAre you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talentsand education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Doyou want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities tolearn and grow? A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just whatyou're looking for.Position SummaryResponsible to analyze and define technical solutions or recommend processchanges to meet business needs for smaller projects or applications.Responsible for strategy and application management of large and complexcustomer initiatives, larger projects or applications. Supports fit gapanalysis by creating necessary artifacts and communications results to teammembers and stakeholders. Manages process for large applications. Maintainsstrong business acumen and relationships.Essential ResponsibilitiesDemand Manage - Manages demand for most critical and complex applications orareas of infrastructure including prioritization, release management, andrequirements definition. Ensures proper alignment of business requirements tonew/existing infrastructure or information systems solutions. Analyzeuser's business needs and make analytical decisions about how applicationsshould function. Determines, develops, and approves functionalspecifications, documents requirements, manages scope, and coordinatesfor justifiable solutions.Business Process Analysis - Develops expertise on business process andbusiness area assigned. Creates artifacts and workflows to supportcommunicating current and future process, assists with defining businesschange. Assists with production issues identification, investigation andresolution.Requirements Management - Elicits high level requirements using interviews,documents, storyboards, surveys, site visits, business processdescriptions, use cases, scenarios competitive product analysis, taskand work workflow analysis. Gains approval for business and technicalrequiremeStrategy & Planning - Manages development of IT strategy workshops tosupport end to end strategy planning. Collaborates with BUs to document keybusiness objectives and strategy to support development of IT technology planand portfolio. Works with vendors to align their application strategy with ITtechnology plan. Understands application technology foundation and aligns itinto IT technology plan.Regulatory Support - Supports organizational and regulatory initiatives anddirectives. Understand and works to implement necessary procedures required tofacilitate completion of operational changes. Supports application audits.Application Support - Ensures effective/efficient application delivery andsupport. Drives quick resolution of application issues in partnership withsupport teams and IOC. Fosters application life cycle management to ensurecurrent and cost effective portfolio. Ensures seamless application transitionfrom project to production.Relationship Management - Responsible for strategic management of key customerrelationships. Communicates effectively with senior management, keyleadership, business peers, IT peers and vendors. Maintains effectiveworking relationships with customers, project teams, subject matterexperts and internal IT support teams.Minimum RequirementsBachelor's degree in business, IT or related field or equivalent experience.Eight yrs application or IT infrastructure support.Demonstrated strong business and technical acumen, in depth knowledge of oneor more core applications.Excellent relationship management, facilitation, project management, andproblem solving skills.Demonstrated ability to build subject matter and tools expertise, driveconsistency in processes.Excellent communication and collaboration skills required.Preferred Requirements2-4 years of experience with SAP (FI, CO, and BPC modules)_______________________________________________________________________________________________As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, XcelEnergy