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Business Analyst @ Sitka

Sitka Technology Group is a leading provider of software and data solutions tailored for environmental conservation and restoration organizations. We are looking for a business analyst to join our team in our downtown Portland office. The successful candidate will work on a team with like-minded folks on cutting-edge web, mobile, and cloud applications that aim to protect and restore our natural world.

This is a full-time, mid-level position that will work with software developers in Portland and with policy makers, environmental scientists, and land managers as they work to preserve and manage natural resources. You will be responsible for validating user interfaces and business processes for consistency, quality, and accuracy (including software QA/QC), developing and verifying acceptance tests, and fielding support requests from end users. You will also be responsible for organizing/implementing many client-focused data management and analysis activities, and you will coordinate with our development team to ensure that solid information systems and data are in place to facilitate quality decision making.

If you are a people person with an interest in project management, client relations management, user interface testing and design, and an interest in environmental sciences, then we want to talk to you!

The right candidate will:

  • Be a skilled communicator
  • Thrive in a team setting
  • Derive great satisfaction in rising to meet new work challenges and producing quality results
  • Have a love for technology and a constant curiosity about the world around you

Core Requirements:

  • 3-7 years of relevant job experience
  • Personable, outgoing, good communication skills
  • Experience working with technical team and stakeholders to analyze and document business requirements, and then verify that those requirements are met
  • Active listening skills to capture client needs
  • Comfortable working in teams or individually
  • Curious, creative, eager to learn
  • Exhibits leadership on projects
  • Attention to detail and follow through with customers
  • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple, simultaneous tasks
  • Proficient in Excel


  • Familiarity with Agile software development practices and experience working closely with software developers
  • Knowledge of best practices for user interface design/user experience, including graphic design and mock-up/wireframes for web and mobile applications
  • Ability to query and analyze SQL databases, including developing complex queries
  • Experience with data visualization techniques such as Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, R Shiny, or D3
  • Experience where you've managed or analyzed complex data for a research project or study in an environmental subject area
  • ArcGIS experience, not just cartography but analytical skills as well
  • Some level of familiarity with Python or other scripting language
  • Any academic or work background in data science, machine learning


  • Competitive compensation based on experience
    • This is an hourly position.  Considering 4 weeks are voluntarily taken as vacation, the salary range is projected to be between $ $57K - $70K
  • Flexible hours with PTO
  • Fully-paid medical coverage for employee
  • Retirement plan
  • Fast workstations with SSDs and 30" monitors
  • Profit sharing
  • Team events
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Stocked kitchen with unlimited espresso and tea
  • Located 1 block from Pioneer Courthouse Square!


Must live in the Portland, Oregon area or be willing to relocate.

If you’re ready to meet your next challenge and do something positive for the world you live in, we look forward to hearing from you. All we need is a copy of your resume and a brief cover letter telling us why you would be a good fit at Sitka Technology Group.

Sitka Technology Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, veteran status, or disability.

You must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States without sponsorship.

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