Business Analyst

Advantage Tech is looking for a Sr IT Business Analyst (BA) in the Kansas City, MO area. They 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.

The Sr BA plans and facilitates workshops to identify/validate requirements/specifications and produce the appropriate artifacts to support formal projects, small enhancements, and enterprise analysis opportunities. The Sr BA also helps organizations define optimal solutions and associated costs for their needs given a set of constraints, including time, budget, and regulations under which that organization operates.

The Sr BA delivers high-quality artifacts that support the project and software development life cycle to ensure the business value of a project is determined and then the technical solution is aligned to meet the business objectives for the project. Projects supported include infrastructure and Web, SAP, and Legacy applications.

The Sr. BA develops/deliver business analysis training in support of the BACoE processes and methodology and provides guidance to help other BA team members identify the appropriate work products and deliverables while applying best practices to support critical or complex project assignments.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: 

High school diploma or equivalent required

Bachelor's degree in Information Systems from four-year college or University, preferred

 

 EXPERIENCE: 

Ten years of IT/IS business analysis experience

 

Preferred Experience Information:

Railroad industry experience.

Business experience is preferred.

Bi-lingual Spanish/English.

SharePoint experience.

Experience effectively identifying requirements for web based and ERP applications.

Experience effectively identifying requirements for infrastructure projects in support of security, data solutions, and telecommunications.

 

Preferred Certifications & Licensures

IIBA CCBA or equivalent Business Analysis certification

 

SKILLS: 

Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Visio.

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.

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

Business case development,

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

Ability to create Use Cases and Business Process Models.

Experience working large and complex projects throughout the SDLC.

Requirements workshop facilitation experience.

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

Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of an organization

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, and ratios to practical situations

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

 

Preferred Knowledge or Skill Information:

Bi-lingual Spanish/English.

SharePoint experience.

Experience effectively identifying requirements for web based and ERP applications.

Experience effectively identifying requirements for infrastructure projects in support of security, data solutions, and telecommunications.

 

JOB DUTIES:

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

Deliver high-quality artifacts such as business process models, use cases, user stories, context diagrams, business rules, data dictionaries, requirement packages, user interface models/mock-ups, opportunity summary presentations, executive summaries, requirements management plans, technical specifications, BA work plans, and others as needed.

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

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.

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.

Develop & deliver business analysis training in support of the BACoE processes and methodology.

Provide guidance to help other BA team members identify the appropriate work products and deliverables while applying best practices to support critical or complex project assignments.

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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