Business Analyst

Advantage Tech is looking for a Business Analyst for our Kansas City, MO Client.  The IT Business Analyst (BA) will analyze and synthesize information provided by multiple IT and business stakeholders at varying levels and is responsible for eliciting the actual needs of the business. This BA position will seek to understand how the business utilizes legacy applications in day-today processes, identifying pain points and opportunities for improvement as part of a larger legacy modernization effort. The BA will deliver high-quality artifacts that support the project and software development life cycle to ensure the business value of the project is achieved, and the technical solution is aligned to meet the business objectives for the project. The BA also plans and facilitates workshops to identify/validate requirements/specifications and produce the appropriate artifacts to support assigned projects.

Job Duties

1. Plan and facilitate workshops with a variety of techniques to identify and validate requirements with IT and business stakeholders.

2. Deliver high-quality artifacts such as business process models, use cases, user stories, context diagrams, business rules, decision models, data dictionaries, user interface models/mock-ups, executive summaries, and others as needed.

3. Manage and communicate requirements throughout the software development lifecycle, including requirements prioritization and conflict resolution.

4. Facilitate enterprise analysis opportunity activities to identify business needs or problems, define the nature of a solution that meets that need, and justify the investment necessary to deliver a complete solution, including business architecture definition, identification of the work breakdown structure (WBS) and capital/operational cost estimations for the proposed solutions.

5. Validate solutions to ensure it meets the business requirements and help determine the most appropriate actions to address problems identified through project testing or other assessment efforts. Evaluate functioning solution performance to understand the value it delivers and identify opportunities for improvement, including how a solution is actually used after it is deployed, and assessing the effect it has had, both positive and negative.

Required Qualifications

• 7+ years IT/IS business analysis experience.

• Ability to define current/future business models and influence the interconnections between the business processes, technology, data and people.

• Ability to create Use Cases, User Stories and Business Process Models.

• Experience working in Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

• Strong facilitation, active listening and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to develop and foster strong relationships with business and IT teams.

• Fluent in English speaking and writing skills.

• Ability to deal with complex situations holistically.

• Business case development.

• Intuitively assess the best course of action to take in a given situation and understand how and when to apply guidelines.

• Experience working large and complex projects throughout the SDLC.

• Requirements workshop facilitation experience.

• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment supporting multiple efforts.

• Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Visio.

Preferred Experience:

• Railroad industry experience.

• Lean Six Sigma Certification.

• Experience working on legacy modernization projects.

• Experience effectively identifying requirements for web-based, COTS, and ERP applications.

• Experience utilizing a business rules management system (BRMS).

• Bi-lingual Spanish/English both written and spoken.

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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