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Agile Business Systems Analyst in Evanston, IL at Solution Partners

Date Posted: 5/11/2018

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Job Description

General Overview
The Business Systems Analyst (BSA) ensures that the business needs are properly analyzed and are correctly reflected in the approach the team adopts in order to generate the envisioned solution. The BSA is responsible for eliciting and capturing end-user technical requirements and translating them into groomed and estimated user stories. Additionally, The Agile BSA will have varying degrees of responsibility for managing the delivery of technology development and testing, acting as the Scrum Master.

Bachelor's degree in Math, Science or Technology

Prior Experience
A minimum of 3 years experience as a Business Analyst or Systems Analyst in an Agile shop. Must have completed at least one full lifecycle major projects. Hands on experience working with offshore development resources a major plus. Hands on experience working with a large enterprise packaged application a major plus.

Knowledge and Skills
Must have experience with the Agile Framework, Business Requirements gathering & Systems Design. Collaboration with an offshore development team is a plus. Should have hands on experience with a packaged Enterprise Application and any large RDBMS like SQL Server or Oracle. Should be able to work well independently and in a group setting. Should possess excellent spoken and written communication skills and be able to facilitate large requirements gathering sessions. Clarity of thought, Critical and Analytical thinking skills are a must.

Specific Duties
: Works with business roles from various levels within the organization.
: Facilitates sessions with Business Roles to capture requirements in the form of User Stories.
: Crystallizes Acceptance Criteria on requirements.
: Interprets business requirements and collaborates with the offshore development team to build models & options.
: Communicates the context to the offshore development and Quality Assurance (QA) teams.
: Responsible for frequently communicating the model and the evolving product, in the form of options and demos to the business roles, to ensure that they address the business need.
: Ensures coverage for offshore QA team's test scenarios for functional and technical testing - the solution must be fit for purpose.
: Aids in User Acceptance Testing.
: Aids in the project planning process by developing a list of tasks & estimates.
: Supports the development of the business training curriculum.
: Models the current state business processes and identifies pain points, as required.
: Analyzes current state business processes and identifies opportunities for improvements.
: Designs future state business processes.
: Works with business and technical roles to establish tools to measure success criteria.
: Acts as a catalyst for change in the adoption of the future state business processes.
: May aid in the creation of business policies and procedures.