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Business Analyst

Charlottesville, VA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Business Analyst
Does transforming a complex set of ideas and requirements into a reality with efficiency and effectiveness excite you?

The Opportunity
In coordination with the Product Owner, the Business Analyst at Silverchair will elicit, gather, and define requirements in order to deliver valuable software applications that meet stakeholder needs. The Business Analyst is team-oriented, collaborative, and focused on delivering value. The Business Analyst will report to the Product Delivery Manager.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Gather and analyze functional requirements and create a shared understanding with internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborate with Product Owner, team, and other stakeholders to decompose large epic stories into features and user stories that can be understood and approved by members of the development team
  • Clearly articulate feature requirements through an agile development process
  • Effectively write user stories and acceptance criteria to express requirements to the development team
  • Work with the agile team throughout the product development, testing, implementation phases to ensure requirements are clearly understood
  • Support internal teams with specific questions, training and guidance during product deployment and ongoing training
  • Collaborate with the team to meet project and/or product development objectives and deadlines
  • Understand project scope and escalate to Product Owner when changes are identified
  • Author and maintain project and/or product documentation as needed
  • Develop and maintain expertise in assigned projects and/or feature areas
  • Provide support to the Product Owner with backlog prioritization, feature sequencing and organization, user acceptance testing, and other tasks, as needed
  • Perform additional tasks as needed to meet the needs of the team, and to support Silverchair's business needs

What You Need To Bring
Qualified Candidates will have demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills and a proven ability to form solid client relationships while thriving in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment. Successful candidates will bring impeccable organizational and time management skills and the ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects with an eye to detail. The Business Analyst must be able to motivate others, instill accountability, and achieve results while learning and adapting quickly in a dynamic high performance work culture. The Business Analyst demonstrates strong critical thinking skills, careful analysis, and demonstrates a rigorous commitment to high quality results

Preferred Skills / Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
  • 2-4 years' experience in similar role
  • Experience with Agile/Scrum development methodologies
  • Experience with XML and SQL
  • Experience with JIRA/Confluence or similar Agile toolset a plus

Who We Are

Silverchair is an independent technology company that strives for excellence through a culture that prioritizes learning, collaboration, and creativity. We are a hybrid workplace that offers employees the flexibility of remote work alongside convenient coworking and gathering spaces in a beautiful, historic building on Charlottesville’s downtown pedestrian mall. Our values are to 1) listen and assume positive intent, 2) speak your mind; be honest and constructive, 3) solve problems with creativity and empathy, and 4) act with integrity, and we live into them every day and through every interaction. Consistent with these values, we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and diverse environment in which all Silverchairians can thrive. We believe that in order to deliver optimal value, we must attract and give voice to a wide variety of perspectives, including those from divergent functional, cultural, and social backgrounds and experiences. (Read more about diversity, equity, and inclusion at Silverchair here.)

What We Do
Silverchair is a product development partner to the scholarly and professional publishing industries, building and hosting websites, online products, and digital libraries for our publishers’ content. In doing so, we help researchers and professionals maximize their contributions to our world. Our platform (the Silverchair Platform) hosts over 8 million journal articles and hundreds of thousands of other content types, from books and multimedia to news and emerging formats. Beyond the technology solutions we develop in collaboration with our clients, Silverchair values being more than just a vendor. We partner closely with our clients over many years, and those ongoing relationships mean that the services, strategy, and community we offer are equally important to our success.

Get to Know Us

  • Hear what employees are saying about working at Silverchair
  • See photos of our office
  • Read about our hybrid work environment
  • Meet our leadership team
  • Meet our clients
  • Read about our corporate perks

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