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Red Cedar is adding another business analysts to our team! Like all of our decisions to hire, we see this as an important event – the decision to hire you is an investment in building our culture, our products and our customers. So, don’t be surprised that we really indulge in this moment! We can’t wait to hear from you.
Red Cedar is known for crafting applications that are elegant combinations of workflow, data, innovative visualization and analytics. Besides being part of the team that brings these elements together, your job is to make the role your own, make your peers’ lives better, strengthen Red Cedar’s practices, bring innovation to our products and delight our customers. As long as you make your best effort, and you love to learn, we will do everything we can to support you creatively and help you do the best work of your life.
Business Analysts at Red Cedar often work on different things. You may be working to troubleshoot and investigate software and business process issues of a client’s existing education application, gathering and documenting requirements for a new online writing and review tool or fundamentally rethinking how we do something. You could be working on a web-based solution or you could be working on one of our new mobile apps. Projects at Red Cedar always start with design, so you’ll constantly work hand in glove with our designers and software developers. In fact, our most creative projects require iterative, design/develop/design cycles where you will share in the identification of design challenges and solutions. Challenge us! Push us! Be original!
There are three “must haves” to be successful at Red Cedar: talent, great communication skills and you must excel at problem solving and trouble-shooting. Testing skills, calendar management and ability to be the technical resource for user documentation are an excellent start. Familiarity with SQL is helpful to our work. Experience with applications for the iOS or Android is a plus as mobile is becoming more important to us, though it is not a requirement.
We are not looking for someone who’s already expert in everything they do. We’re looking for someone great who demonstrates the interest, drive and desire to keep learning new things and continually get better.
At Red Cedar, you’ll be working with great people. Friendly, talented, original people. People who work here have a wide variety of interests (though running, biking and the outdoors hold a special place) and interesting life experiences. You’ll have a chance to learn from some of the best people you’ve ever met. And we’ll get to learn from you.
Working as a business analyst at Red Cedar is a unique opportunity. We have a small team, so you won’t be a minion. You’ll be one of a few and your impact will be felt within the company and without. You will help drive us in new directions. You’ll help us see things we haven’t seen before, consider things we’ve never considered before, and bring fresh perspective to our team. Brighten us up and put a big smile on our customers’ faces.
While Red Cedar embraces remote team members, this position requires frequent ftf interaction with our clients. As such, your desk will be located in our Okemos, Michigan office.