The business analyst is responsible for facilitating the communication with IT staff and business customers to assist in the development, implementation, and support of a multi-year, multiphase modernization project.
The business analyst will understand business objectives and problems, and identify alternative solution. The incumbent will manage the process of taking business requirements and translating them into technical requirement that, technologists will use drive requirements to design. The incumbent will assist in quality assurance (QA) testing as releases are moved from system testing to QA testing environments, as well as being a liason between the business user acceptance testers to report bug back to the technical team
Responsibilities include documenting business requirements; translating business requirements to technical requirements; coordination of testing; and may act as a backup to the development project manager as required.
Essential Job Skills:
o Experience working on an application development team within a complex organization to collect, document, and disseminate business requirements utilizing industry standard techniques.
o Experience working on agile and waterfall development teams
o Strong facilitation skills of small to large groups, including knowing when and how to regain group focus and use of the ‘parking lot’
o Ability to adjust presentation ad facilitation approach suitable for executives and workers
o Ability to “tell the story” using verbal and visual approaches
o Holistic knowledge of the overall requirements process, business and technical
o Prior use of requirements tools and experience/demonstrated knowledge of how they may intact with application used for management of bugs, issues, testing, design and development
o Ability to quickly understand business drivers, model existing processes and facilitate and guide business constituents to developing future state requirements, rather than solution
o Adaptability and flexibility when working with multiple clients with varying degrees of knowledge and ability/availability to participate. In other words, ability to be creative in helping clients provide the requirements and detail needed
o Experience in a large scale, multiple constituent organization to understand and anticipate change management, training , support, and overall operational handoffs needed
o Familiarity with the BABOK, or certifications offered through the International Institute of Business Analysis is preferred
o Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and user needs
o Formulates systems to parallel overall business strategies
o Experienced with business process reengineering
o Experience with business process mapping and workflow diagrams
o Collaborates to prepares solution options identify risk
1) An in person interview may be required before a final hire is made. The hiring manager has discretion to allow phone or Skype interviews at any point during the process.
2) Resumes should be no longer than 3 pages.
3) This position is for an onsite position in Madison, WI.
4) Please bring three (3) business references to an interview.
5) The selected candidate will be required to sign exhibit B (attached) as part of the onboarding process.
6) The selected candidate will be required to complete a criminal background check.
7) This position is budgeted for 1960 hours annually. Hours will be prorated the first year based on start date.
8) DCF does not sponsor work visas, ether at the time of hire or at any later date.
Qualification – Rating
Administration – Project Management
Change Management* - 4 (Very strong) of 5 (Expert) and 5 years
Methodologies – Understanding of project management methodologies and experience with ‘agile’ – 4 (Very strong) of 5 (Expert) and 5 years
Administration – Quality Assurance
Standardized processes and procedures implementation - 4 (Very strong) of 5 (Expert) and 5 years
Administration – Resource and People Management
Meeting management - 5 (Expert) of 5 (Expert) and 8 years
Information Technology – Application Development
Ability to navigate and query a relational database – 5 years
Manage systems (QA) testing and support user acceptance testing – 5 years
Use case development – 8 years
Information Technology – Applications
Ability to develop and implement quality assurance processes and procedures including test/use cases - 4 (Very strong) of 5 (Expert) and 5 years
Information Technology – Design
Participate in design reviews - 5 (Expert) of 5 (Expert) and 8 years
Information Technology – Requirements
Business Process Improvements – 5 years
Documenting application requirements. – 8 years
Documenting business processes - 5 (Expert) of 5 (Expert) and 8 years
Experience in usability testing or equivalent user interface test measures – 5 years
Requirements analysis - 5 (Expert) of 5 (Expert) and 8 years
Requirements gathering - 5 (Expert) of 5 (Expert) and 8 years
Requirements validation - 4 (Very strong) of 5 (Expert) and 5 years
Information Technology – Testing
Develop test plans and procedures - 4 (Very strong) of 5 (Expert) and 5 years