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Subject: REQ--- Business Analyst Child Welfare
Location: 100 Army Post Road, Iowa
Duration: Long Term Contract
Skills Needed Testing,QA,Business Analyst,SQL Server,TFS,VSTS
Job Description ***In-Person Interviews ONLY*** The Senior Business Analyst will participate in all phases of the systems development life-cycle from Requirements, Design, Development, Testing, and Implementation to meet business needs.
The client is in the planning phase of a large, multi-year system replacement project. The scope of the project includes the implementation of a modern architecture platform and development of several modules to meet the Federal and State requirements for the creation of a Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS).
The migration from the current environment to the future-state platform will involve the modernization or replacement of legacy systems and applications as well as the evaluation and modification of many system-to-system interfaces.
The department is seeking a senior business analyst to assess the current state of business processes and define the requirements for future state application components.
Responsibilities of the senior business analyst include but are not limited to:
•Creating/documenting, tracking, maintaining, prioritizing, and assessing changes to business processes and the associated requirements
•\tWorking closely with key decision makers, systems owners and end users in support of core processes and critical business objectives
•Conducting research and performing studies and surveys to obtain data; and analyzing problems to advise on or recommend solutions, utilizing knowledge of theory, principles, or technology of specific discipline or field of specialization
•Querying and analyzing data to determine solutions, such as the 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 need or problem, or recommending specific solutions
•Working within an agile methodology framework with a focus on delivering value and adjusting rapidly to produce the most effective outcome
•Developing and implementing end-to-end, functional, non-functional, and interface regression test cases, and working with end users to perform User Acceptance Testing
•\tWorking closely with all IT organizations and driving projects to successful completion.
•Provide end-to-end IT coordination for all IT related activities.
A successful candidate for this role is expected to possess the following skills and experience:
•Ability to document, analyze and propose process changes or re-engineering approaches based on an understanding of technical problems and solutions as they relate to current and future state business and technical environments
•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.
•\tExperience in process mapping, group facilitation, data gathering, and analysis, and phases of the project lifecycle (requirements gathering, design, development, deployment, training, and measuring effectiveness.)
•\tExperience 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 QA testing to assist the team with test case development and execution
•Understand industry issues and trends, and present technical solutions that provide value to our business partners
•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 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.
•Provide new user training on supported applications as requested.
•Provide end-to-end IT coordination for all IT related activities.
•Support activities for assigned applications and assure secondary resources are defined and are well trained to support the application.
•Proactively maintain an understanding of the business processes.
•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.
•This role also ensures requirements go through hand-off and sign off procedures defined by Agency practices.
|Skill||Required /Desired||Amount||of Experience|
|Experience working on large, complex IT systems||Required||8||Years|
|Business process definition, requirements definition, and development and support of integrated business applications||Required||10||Years|
|Experience with SDLC procedures / system development methodologies||Required||8||Years|
|Experience with building IT solutions that adhere to multiple industry standards, compliance and regulatory requirements, and/or technology standards||Required||8||Years|
|Experience managing stakeholder expectations and priorities||Required||8||Years|
|Experience working within a project governance structure (methodology, required templates and reporting)||Required||8||Years|
|Excellent task management skills, w/ the ability to multitask and manage multiple tasks with changing priorities in a cross-functional environment||Required||8||Years|
|Demonstrate ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and project activities simultaneously while meeting established deadlines||Required||8||Years|
|Experience with Microsoft development platforms and software||Required||8||Years|
|Working experience in an agile environment||Required||5||Years|
|Working experience with Quality Assurance testing (functional, non-functional, integration, end-to-end, etc.)||Required||3||Years|
|Working experience with Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio or relational database software||Desired||5||Years|
|Experience with Team Foundation Server (TFS) and/or Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)||Desired||3||Years|
|Experience working with Microsoft Power BI for business analytic/business intelligence||Desired||3||Years|
|Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Business, or related field, or relevant experience.||Desired||3||Years|