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Data Analytics Business Analyst
6 plus month with possible extensions
Alpharetta, GA
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Job Summary :

Business analyst facilitates business process improvement via the methodical investigation, analysis, review and documentation of all or part of a business in terms of business functions and processes. They manage the requirements development process through the elicitation, analysis, specification and verification of multiple levels of requirements (business, stakeholder, solution) and support the ongoing management of the requirements. Business analyst creates viable and consumable specifications including acceptance criteria in preparation for the construction and testing of IT solutions.

Essential Functions of the Job :

Building the foundation for the development effort by capturing the business context - problem, current state, desired future state, objectives, business needs and impacted user groups
Developing requirements (business, user and software requirements — functional and non-functional) and establishing traceability to the business vision
Managing the requirements through the program/project lifecycle by establishing and maintaining agreements between the customer and the project team
Playing a critical communications role by interacting with user (business domain) and with developers and testing personnel (technical domain)
Ensuring the requirements are specified in a manner suitable for the intended audience and are understandable, unambiguous and capable of being implemented and tested
Ability to navigate the IT team and business sponsors through a level of ambiguity including business process change; building organization and structure to requirements to drive out and define detailed requirements in an efficient manner
Working with the project manager and the business customer(s) to define requirements stakeholders, requirements conflict resolution procedures and the requirements team structure
Understanding the software development approach being used and defining how the requirements development will be conducted (i.e. elicitation, analysis, specification and validation)
Proficient requirement meeting facilitator, demonstrated experience in facilitating sessions (30+ people) using techniques to help define scope and requirements during the lifecycle
Writing and reviewing business, user and non-functional/system level requirements in the form of Use Cases, UML, and other similar structured requirements documentation
Responsible for ensuring change control and change management procedures are followed within the program/project team as they relate to requirements
Understanding the business case and program/project scope
Ensuring that quality business analysis standards are met as prescribed by IT Services through the effective implementation or use of approved processes, methodologies and deliverables

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

Selecting the appropriate methods to elicit and document requirements
Defining the procedures on how the requirements will be managed (i.e. base lining requirements, requirements change control and requirements traceability)
Selecting the appropriate analysis and specification models and ensuring that requirements are of high quality
Assessing change requests related to requirements to assess overall impact
Determining ‘fit for purpose’ requirements

Knowledge and Skills Requirements :

Business analysis role with personal accountability for delivering and managing requirements to time and cost for projects typically more than $5m in value and 12 to 18 months in duration
Demonstrated experience writing and reviewing business, user and non-functional/system level requirements
Comfortable dealing with difficult stakeholders and opinionated developers and architects during facilitated sessions and during the development lifecycle
Adept at getting sign off of business (functional and supplemental) requirements from user community
Experience in selecting and executing elicitation techniques such as Interviews, Exploratory Prototypes, Facilitated Workshops, Focus Groups, Observation, User Task Analysis, Documentation Study and Surveys and overall Process Re-engineering
Experience of relationships with senior customer staff
Ability to work highly matrixed, multi-functional IT and business organizations
Development and deployment of formal business analysis methods and tools to govern and control programs
Working knowledge of market-leading data analytics tools – Spotfire, Tableau, SPSS, SAP HANA
Solid understanding of the following requirements models: Stakeholder Categories, Actor Tables, Glossary, Context Diagram, Data Model, Class Model, Data Dictionary, Event Response Tables, State Diagrams, Business Rules, Decision Tables, Process Maps, Use Cases, and Activity Diagrams
Excellent written and verbal communication skills – must be able to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing

Supervision Responsibilities:

Direct supervision provided by a Program Lead Business Analyst
Senior business analyst is expected to act independently to deliver and manage requirements to schedule, budget and scope; support provided as required and requested, and is self-driven and motivated
Senior business analyst leads business analyst teams consisting of cross functional, global, and virtual groups;
Other Requirements:
National and international travel may be required

Job Requirements:


A degree in Computer Science or a related discipline; or equivalent work experience


10+ years in a corporate IT environment
7+ years experience in business analysis or related technical field (application development, deployment/implementation and infrastructure)
Work experience in a professional services industry, preferred

Certification Requirements:

Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) designation a plus
Familiarity with ITIL v2 or 3 would be advantageous

Venkat Reddy
JM Information Systems
347 Plainfield Ave Suite 107
Edison, NJ

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