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4 Openings For 24 - Senior Business Analyst Position at Lansing MI Location

Posted on 2013-04-15 10:21:58

Salary Range: Not mentioned


Position Description   

Senior Business Analyst Skill Set Summary

·       Design and document bureau or department wide IT solutions or when new technology is involved

·       Provide professional technical expertise in IT project estimating and budgeting.

·       Assist technical architect or data base administrator to draft technical database model that captures requirements of data elements and designs data elements to best meet application needs

·       Develop and manage defect tracking logs and facilitate problem resolution.

·       Define requirements for disaster recover planning and implementation.

·       Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task, and workflow analysis.

·       Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.

·       Proactively communicate and collaborate with customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as needed: (Functional requirements (Business Requirements Document), iii. Use Cases, GUI, Screen and Interface designs)

·       Work independently with clients to define project concepts and business cases, under direction of project manager

·       Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans. Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.

·       Communicate and interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.

·       Serves as the conduit between the customer community (internal and external customers) and the software development team through which requirements flow.

·       Develop requirements specifications according to standard system development methodology templates, using natural language.

·       Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.

·       Liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams.

·       Directs the activities necessary to develop and maintain software documentation of Customer Applications

·       Liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams.

·       Develop project requirements, project goals, project plans, maintenance plans, resource plans; and project budgets

·       Identify project risks and issues and develop mitigation plans. Develop and utilize escalation process for project risks and issues.

·       Transition completed project to applicable business owner/ business analyst/developer for future maintenance/system support.

·       Implement and monitor a Quality Assurance Program including processes, procedures, metrics, and best practices for the project.

·       Develop purchasing and contractual documentation as needed and assure submission in a timely manner.

·       Adhere to Project communication structure as identified in the Project plan.

·       Give presentations to management and large groups on various aspects of the project. 


Skills Required  

·       5 years of experience developing large scale software systems, using Object Oriented programming language such as .net framework, asp.net, Visual Studio, Internet Information Services, and Javascript is highly preferred.

·       5 years of experience directing the analysis, definition, and documenting of system and business requirements with clients, for large scale systems. Business process design and re-engineering.

·       5 years of experience developing technical designs in consultation with application/solution architects to set direction of design and development for large application development projects. Reviewing technical designs and specifications for completeness and conformance to quality standards, especially as a mentor to less experienced systems analysts.

·       5 years of experience developing system and unit test plans, test data and scripts regression testing, and performance/stress testing for application validation and verification. Manage defect tracking for large scale systems implementation.

·       5 years of experience performing extensive analysis and design working on large projects that require exposure to all aspects of the systems development life cycle (SDLC) and creating and maintaining documentation in conformance with established design standards usability standards, UML, and configuration management.

·       5 years of experience evaluating user requests for new programs or modified program components to determine feasibility, budget and time estimation, compatibility with current systems, and computer capabilities.

·       5 years of experience analyzing business requirements, generating project specifications and converting them into code, and applying knowledge of computer programming techniques and computer languages.

·       5 years of experience developing systems with Microsoft SQL Server.

·       3 years of experience in developing reports with a report development tool, preferably with Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services.

·       Lead systems analyst experience with large scale legacy system replacement is highly preferred.

·       Good oral and written communication skills, with ability to organize and present information to both IT and client staff. Prepare project communications.

·       Ability to work under pressure and tight timelines and diagnose and resolve complex problems quickly in a team environment.

·       Experience preforming peer reviews of system development deliverables. 


Skill Requirements:

·       Object Oriented Lang: 5 Years

·       Requirements design: 5 Years

·       System technical des: 5 Years

·       System test experien: 5 Years

·       SDLC: 5 Years

·       Feasibilty analysis: 5 Years

·       Programming backgrou: 5 Years

·       SQL Server Database: 5 Years

·       Report Development: 1 Year

·       Legacy system replac: 1 Year