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Senior Business Analyst

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San Jose, CA, United States
Mar 18, 2019

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Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies - from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs and the ACAP (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform), designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future in a multitude of markets including Data Center (Compute, Storage and Networking); Wireless/5G and Wired Communications; Automotive/ADAS; Emulation & Prototyping; Aerospace & Defense; Industrial Scientific & Medical, and others. Xilinx's core strengths simultaneously address major industry trends including the explosion of data, heterogeneous computing after Moore's Law, and the dawn of artificial intelligence (AI).

Our global team is growing and we are looking for bold, collaborative and creative people to help us lead the industry transformation to build an adaptable intelligent world. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, striving for excellence in all that we do, and working together as a unified team, we can accomplish anything. Come do your best work and live your best life as part of the ONEXILINX team!

The Business Planning & Analytics team in Marketing is looking for a Senior Business Analyst who is a very motivated, self-driven and flexible individual for this position interfacing with various levels of management. 

 

The ideal candidate should have strong technical knowledge and experience as well as a solid understanding of business needs. We are looking for strategically-minded individuals who can proactively and independently find solutions to problems.

 

Key responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to, the following: 

 
  • Develop information and analytics to further disclose meaningful patterns in data, and influence decisions through strong logic and intuition, driving to conclusion or decision
  • Lead analytical projects that create value and insight to guide data-driven business decisions & operational improvement
  • Work cross-functionally across several areas of the business, including Vertical Marketing, Product Marketing, Global Sales, Finance, Operations & IT
  • Predictive & prescriptive modeling & analytics on sales pipeline data, revenue and margin
  • Develop, maintain and enhance advanced models to create margin & long-range revenue forecasts
  • Analyze market trend research, SAM/TAM, key analyst reports, etc. and integrate the external data into internal analysis
  • Support various reporting infrastructure related projects as a key business owner and/or SME
  • Support Marketing teams; ability to influence the customer with data and analytics allowing then to make the best business decision.
  • Provide data and insights to Marketing teams via ad-hoc reports and dashboards. Write code and evolve reports to better support the business and their needs
  • Support Marketing’s long-range strategic planning processes

Qualifications:
 
  • Strong business acumen with an understanding of the semiconductor market.
  • Knowledge of revenue forecasting methodologies and an understanding of the sales lifecycle
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, ability to implement analytical problem-solving techniques
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to summarize complex, detailed data to present to executive level staff
  • Strong data visualization skills that can clearly communicate results and insight from complex quantitative analysis in a clear, actionable manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to network with all levels of the organization; ability to yield influence through relationship building
  • Ability to make difficult decisions
  • Knowledge of financial processes (revenue recognition, costing, financial statement analysis, etc.) is helpful
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access); advanced skills in Excel are a must
  • Experience with advanced analytics tools such as AWS Sagemaker, Python, Jupyter, SQL, R or related tools
  • Experience with reporting BI tools such as OBIEE, Tableau, Oracle DVD, Hyperion, Essbase, Smartview, Answers, BI Publisher
  • 3-5+ years’ experience in a business analytics position, semiconductor industry preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, MIS or a similar field. 
  • Strong preference given to MBA with coursework in business analytics (data science, statistics, programming) or graduate degree in an analytical field
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