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Southwest Power Pool Business Analyst II or Senior in Little Rock, Arkansas


Southwest Power Pool (SPP) is about more than power. We’re about the power of relationships. Our employees have the opportunity to work together to ensure electricity is delivered reliably and affordably to the millions of people living in our service territory. We have been voted one of Arkansas’ Best Places to work by Arkansas Business and we are looking for a member of our team who is passionate about our mission to keep the lights on!

We have a core ideology here at SPP that we stand by: Do the right thing, for the right reason, in the right way.

We believe in supporting our employees through a fantastic benefits package:

  • Competitive pay with bonus opportunities

  • Excellent insurance package including three great medical plans to choose from, employer-paid short term disability, long term disability, and life insurance

  • Relocation assistance

  • Flexible working environment for positions that are eligible where employees have the flexibility to work from home and come in where collaborative in person work is needed.

  • Fantastic contributions to your retirement through a 401(k) savings plan with employer-match benefits and a defined benefit plan fully funded by SPP

As our Business Analyst II or Senior, you will:

Gain system and process knowledge in order to elicit and document business and IT requirements for a functional area. A business analyst may also manage system releases, projects/programs for a functional area, this includes development of test cases, test case management, test execution and reporting the progress of testing. A business analyst will also manage defects and enhancements through the Defect Management Remediation Team (DMRT) in order to prioritize the issues for system releases or projects. The business analyst works closely with development teams, business teams, project management office in order to support the functional area assigned.

To be successful as the Business Analyst II or Senior, we're looking for:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Business or Information Technology-related field; Two (2) years of supporting SDLC including requirements and/or software testing experience may be considered in lieu of degree requirement

  • Senior Business Analyst: Six (6) years of SDLC experience, including requirements and/or software testing experience

  • Business Analyst II: Three (3) years of SDLC experience, including requirements and software testing experience

  • Working knowledge/experience in various requirements approaches and/or software testing methodologies

  • Thorough knowledge of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

  • Experience articulating requirements in a consumable manner

  • Experience leading implementation efforts involving multiple team members/stakeholders

  • Logical and efficient, with attention to detail

  • Strong prioritization and organizational skills

  • Competent with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint)

  • Proficient in both written and oral communication

  • Demonstration of people leadership and process leadership

  • Strong facilitation skills

  • Effective negotiation skills

  • Understanding of and compliance with SPP Policies and Procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Competent with requirements/test management products

  • Applicable knowledge and experience with developing SQL queries, macros

  • Basic understanding of standard programming languages such as C, C++, Visual Basic, Java, etc.

  • Experience with SDLC products/tools

  • Five (5) years leading requirements/testing, software development, and/or system implementation efforts

  • Five (5) years of Wholesale Utility industry business knowledge

Travel Requirements:

  • This position requires minimal (0-20%) travel

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

  • This is a full-time position. Days and hours of workweek are Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Working extended hours may be required.

SPP is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

At SPP we value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Visit our website to learn more: LINK (

Full job descriptions will be made available to those selected for an interview.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)