Position title
Business Analyst
Description

The Business Analyst will participate in all phases of the systems development lifecycle from Requirements, Design, Development, Testing, and Implementation to meet business needs.

Responsibilities
  • Creating, presenting and maintaining user stories, acceptance criteria, demo expectations and design documents in the client's defined systems.
  • Creating/documenting, tracing, maintaining, prioritizing, and assessing changes to business processes and the associated requirements
  • Working closely with key decision makers, systems owners and end users in support of core processes and critical business objectives
  • Conducting research to obtain data, analyzing problems to advise and recommend solutions
  • Querying and analyzing data to determine solutions, such as installation of alternate methods and procedures, changes in processing methods and practices, or redesign of products or services
  • Advising client or department heads on alternate methods of solving needs or problems, and recommending specific solutions
  • Working within an agile methodology framework with a focus on delivering value and adjusting rapidly to produce the most effective outcome
  • Working closely with all IT organizations and driving projects to successful completion

 

Qualifications
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse group of team members, including executives, managers, IT professionals, and subject matter experts
  •  Experience in process mapping, group facilitation, data gathering and analysis, and phases of project life cycle (requirements gathering, design, development, deployment, training, and measuring effectiveness.)
  •  Experience delivering software as part of an agile delivery team
  • Strong ability to work effectively within time constraints, changing priorities, and independently
  •  Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio
  • Experience with requirement gathering software such as Azure DevOps, TFS, JIRA, or RTC.
  • Analyze business strategy and user needs, document specifications, and translate business objectives into proper system requirement specifications
  • Guide business customers through business case development for new applications/functionality, including cost / benefit analysis and risk / impact analysis
  • Understanding of how to deliver value through realizations of benefits, avoidance of cost, identify new opportunities and modernizing the organization
  • Focus on continuous improvement for both the business process and the underlying technologies and system support
  • Strong ability to decompose complex concepts into smaller tasks while maintaining end-to-end business process focus
  • Work closely with other Business Units to identify and deliver Enterprise value
  • Experience providing consulting services to governmental entities
  • Skilled at consulting with executive-level stakeholders to define business needs or problems
Experience
  • 8 years experience working on large, complex IT systems
  • 10 years experience eliciting requirements, writing user stories and design documents, documenting acceptance criteria, and facilitating communication between business stakeholders and IT
  • 8 years experience with SDLC procedures / system development methodologies
  • 8 years product owner experience
  • 8 years experience managing stakeholder expectations and priorities
  • 8 years experience working within a project governance structure(methodology, required templates and reporting
  • Excellent task management skills w/ the ability to multitask and manage multiple tasks with changing priorities in a cross-functional environment
  • Demonstrate ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and project activities simultaneously while meeting established deadlines
  • 8 years experience with Microsoft development platforms and software
  • 8 years experience in an agile environment
  • 5 years working experience with Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio or relational database software
  • 5 years experience with Team Foundation Server (TFS) and/or Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Azure DevOps (ADO), Rational Team Suite (RTC)
  • Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Business, or related field, or 8 years relevant experience
Date posted
June 6, 2021
Beginning of employment
June 2021
Job Location
Des Moines, IA
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