Business Analyst

Business Analyst

Job Code: TJ_8859
Job Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Zip Code: 37214
Job Category/Title: Business Analyst
Employment Category: Contract to Hire - Corp-to-Corp, Contract to Hire - Independent, Contract to Hire - W2
Position Type:
Travel Required: No
Interview Type:
Education: Bachelors Degree
Experience: 3-5 year(s)
Required IT Skills: Ms. Visio, SDLC
Job Description: TEKsystems is hiring a Business Analyst with strong SDLC, mapping and data migration experience for a customer of ours in the Nashville area!

The Business Analyst plays a key role in defining requirements for applications that support the internal operations efforts and externally facing services where appropriate in support of the company's strategic goals. The BA will work closely with Senior BAs, business owners, executives, and the IT team to define requirements and will see them through to completion using the company's standard processes. The BA provides added value by helping the team unite around the project objectives, making process improvement suggestions based on technical innovations, understanding the requirements at a lower level of detail, and bringing the team together to deliver anticipated outcomes.

FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB:

Essential Functions: which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.

* Exhibit good understanding of the business domain and of business goals
* Apply strong facilitation, communication, analytic and conflict management skills
* Lead User interviews and capture comprehensive, actionable notes from interactions
* Conduct advanced process and data flow analysis; begin to recommend future state business process improvements
* Clarify any ambiguity in business requirements and process flows to ensure sufficient understanding by the technical team
* Identify business engagement meeting points (e.g. interviews/workshops)
* Create draft presentations
* Participate in project estimating activities
* Provide clarity regarding business objectives and functional requirements during release and sprint iteration planning
* Track and report weekly status
* Assist QA with creating acceptance tests based on acceptance criteria
* Assist QA in conducting testing as needed
* Triage bugs and or defects discovered by QA during testing
* Participate in sprint demos and retrospectives
* Assist in user training sessions
* Participate in product launch, training and project closeout activities

Responsibilities include development of the following minimum deliverables by phase:

Request Development / Discovery
* Vision and Scope statements
* Findings and Recommendations regarding current and future state assessment (includes justifications for project (i.e. expected business value to be delivered)
* Current State Process Flow and Functional Map
* Future State Process Flow and Functional Map
* Initial Epics and User Stories

Inception
* Stakeholder Engagement Plan
* Level 2 - 4 VSMs (Value Stream Maps) and BlueWorks Live process maps where appropriate to the project
* Updated (greater level of detail) Epics and User stories
* Determine MVP User Stories
* Personas and Use Cases
* User Experience Requirements / UI/UX wireframes

Delivery
* QA stories
* User guides and other training documentation

POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

Education: Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business, or Math, or equivalent industry experience.

Experience:

* 3 -5 years' experience as a Business Analyst (Business and Technology projects)
* 3 - 5years of application development experience (SDLC)
* 2+ years' experience in of Business Process Management (BPM), Six Sigma and/or Lean methodologies
* 2+ years of Agile software development methodology experience

Skills and Abilities: which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.

* Facilitation of large cross-functional meetings including but not limited to JAD (Joint Application Development) sessions
* Business Process re-engineering and transformation experience (facilitation and design mapping)
* Agile experience (Epics, User Stories, Acceptance criteria development and backlog management/grooming)
* Microsoft Office + Visio, Lucid Charts and BlueWorks Live skills
* Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills
* Outstanding ability to understand business needs, technology capabilities, and to collaborate in a team environment
* Excellent people, written, and verbal communication skills
* Ability to create high quality presentations
* Ability to provide samples of work product upon face to face interview
* IBM Rational tool experience

Physical/Visual Activities or Demands: Physical/visual activities or demands that are commonly associated with the performance functions of this job.

* Sitting, talking, hearing, walking.
* Concentrated mental and visual attention with normal hand-eye coordination.
* Clarity of vision at 20 inches B corrected or uncorrected.
* Generally negligible physical effort, but occasional moving of 1 to 10 lb. items.

Environmental/Atmospheric Conditions: Environmental and atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the functions of this job.

Normal office conditions.

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:

Personal computer and associated software. Normal office equipment.

License(s)/Certifications Required: None.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.

"Commonly associated" is not intended to mean always or only. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

No. of Posts: 1
Job Expiry Date: December 1, 2016
Telecommute: No
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