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Sr Business Analyst

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The Senior Business Analyst will work with Senior and Executive Level international business leaders from across the globe to define and agree requirements, user stories/use cases, acceptance criteria and change management implications for new and enhanced technology solutions at CLIENT.  The Senior Business Analyst consults with the Business Unit in the development of Business Requirements and leads the effort to translate Business Requirements into System Requirements.

 

Responsibilities:

 

The Business Analyst is a consultant to the Business Unit who will apply facilitative, elicitation, analytical, writing and presentation skills to assist the Business Unit in development of Business Requirements through:

 

Identification, definition, and elaboration of a Business Need or Problem, which may often be high level, lacking in detail, and imprecisely understood.

Analysis of a Business Need or Problem

Development of one or more Alternative Business Solutions

Documentation and Presentation in a clear and unambiguous style of the Business Solution including:

Clear Statement of the Business Need or Problem

Business Benefits or Goals of  the Solution

Business Rules

Business Relationships

Business Definitions

Business Process

Issues and Risks

Impacts (such as: to related business policies, organizations, or processes, training, IT architecture)

Skills:    

Collect, analyze, design and document business and functional requirements. Input to test plans to ensure data integrity. Define requirements for data access, security, and quality. Apply concepts of data management systems and their applications to critically assess the effectiveness and efficiency of data elements.

 

The Senior Business Analyst is responsible for the translation of the Business Requirements into System Requirements, which describe what the system, process, or product and its involved actors must do to fulfill the business requirements.  The Business Analyst must make the System Requirements understandable and acceptable to such involved groups as:

 

Business Unit Management       

IT Technologists providing the IT solution part of the system

Operations and Support Specialists

Communications Specialists

Change Management Specialists

Training Specialists

QA and UAT Analysts

The Business Analyst develops and presents artifacts describing the System Requirements including, as appropriate:

 

Presentations and Diagrams

Process Flows (using BPMN)

Entity Relationship Diagrams

Use Cases & User Stories

Other Requirements Documents as appropriate to document and communicate the System Requirements.

The Senior Business Analyst will also be responsible for tracing the requirements during implementation to ensure that the developed system is consistent and in scope with the determined system requirements.

The Senior Business Analyst frequently closely assists or directs the testing function in development and evaluation of test cases and test results.

The Senior Business Analyst frequently manages change for the system development project for which the analyst developed the system requirements.  Work with business partners across multiple business functions to align technology solutions with business strategies.  Elicit, identify, develop and write the business, data and functional requirements.

 

Be able to analyze and provide process improvement recommendations.  Communicate requirements effectively to technical and non-technical stakeholders.  Develop cross-application and enterprise-wide logical/dimensional data models.

 

Contribute to development of test cases/test approach. May validate test results during testing.  Investigate, resolve and escalate project issues related to defining and analyzing business requirements.

 

Education:          

Skills/competencies:

 

Possess knowledge of techniques and deliverables for analyzing and documenting logical relationships among the business, processes, or events within information technology systems – including dimensional modeling. Understand the principles and practices involved in planning, managing, and implementing projects and programs. Strong communications skills.  Must be comfortable working in a global environment.  Also some possible US and international travel involved

 

Knowledge of HP Quality Center (HP ALM) and VSTS would be a plus. 

 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or foreign equivalent in computer science or related discipline

8-10 years business experience focused on business, process or systems analysis and requirements management

Strong quantitative and analytical skills

Ability to act quickly on issues and requests associated with business needs

Ability to work in a fast paced team environment and self-manage, work well under pressure meeting tight deadlines and possess excellent interpersonal skills to work well with employees at all levels.

Ability to handle multiple tasks and support special project needs simultaneously

Exceptional written and oral communication skills

Ability to determine appropriate escalation path

Strong experience with  Word, Excel, Project, Visio SharePoint, Power Point, preferably exposure to HP ALM

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