Business Analyst

Advantage Tech is currently seeking a Business Analyst for our Kansas City, MO client.


·         5+ years exp in an IT BA setting (IT is very important)

·         Writing skills, this role spends about 50% of the time writing and writes on ALL IT governance projects so these skills are a vital (make sure this is spelled out in detail with docs like cases, diagrams, scope, requirements, etc on the req when the HM reviews)

·         Communication, this role requires conversations with the CIO and leaders of LOBs so communication and presentation skills are important (also work a lot with our QA team)

·         Multi-tasking, we currently have 40+ projects, more than likely they will need to be working on multiple projects (avg of 6-7), having experience with such environment is important.


·         Digital experience (this is our biggest hole in BA and the most likely the area the candidate will be working in for projects)

·         Visio experience

·         Financial background

·         Waterfall/Agile mix (not looking for agile evangelist though, over emphasis will get passed on)


Duties and Responsibilities 

·      Analyze business processes/workflows to identify business objectives and requirements

·      Identify, analyze, and document business, product, and process requirements, including but not limited to: business requirement documentation (functional, non-functional, user), use case scenarios, process flows, and test script development

·      Maintain business requirements and changes to the requirements are captured and documented throughout the Project Management Lifecycle

·      Communicate requirements to various stakeholders, including but not limited to, business unit members, development team members, quality assurance team members and other stakeholders as needed

·      Conduct assessment of proposed solutions to identify risks and related business impacts as well as some financial and technical impacts

·      Itemize and communicate assumptions and constraints to stakeholders, as identified in the analysis process

·      Prepare estimates, to establish project timelines and milestones

·      Communicate project task/activity milestones to Project Managers and project teams

·      Collaborate with Project Managers, business units and vendors to complete project deliverables and milestones in applicable phases of the Project Management Lifecycle

·      For some projects, the Business Analyst II may serve as the project leader, coordinating the analysis, design, construction, testing, and implementation phases of the project

·      Participate in the implementation strategy and planning process

·      Provide thorough service to stakeholders on multiple projects while working to meet deadlines

·      Stay current with UMB Business and Technology Strategies to identify and evaluate technology opportunities which may enhance a current or upcoming project

·      Facilitate knowledge transfer, communication and interaction between various functional organizations and the MIS department

·      Follow all design guidelines and integration testing procedures, change control procedures and practices when performing required work

·      Prepare detailed functional specifications for development activities, including: reports, interfaces, conversions, enhancements and forms

·      Perform testing activities (unit and integration), including test plan creation and data and test execution, in conjunction with other functional team leads

·      Participate in technical and business process issue tracking, management and resolution

·      Validation of testing as well as validation of production implementations

·      Provide post-production implementation support

·      Participate as requested in development of user training

·      Work directly with user groups, technical associates and vendors in error analysis to resolve application problems

·      Configure various system definition tables

·      Maintain expertise in several business areas

·      Other duties as assigned


Job Minimum Requirements 

·      5-7 years of relevant work experience

·      5-7 years of Business Analysis experience

·      Bachelor's Degree in MIS, Computer Science, or Business Administration (not as important with experience)


Advantage Tech is proud to be recognized as Kansas City Business Journal’s #1 locally owned IT staffing firm. We are passionate about delivering world-class service and value to our clients.  Advantage Tech’s customized recruiting model enables us to place consultants locally and nationally. Our clients want the best candidate at the most reasonable rate within a set timeframe; that’s precisely what we provide them.  We go even further.   Our consultant retention program gives our clients the added comfort our people will perform well and finish the project.

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