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POST DATE 9/17/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016
NTT Data Inc
Job Title: Business Analyst Location: Brooklyn, NY Duration: 2 years + possible extensions **Government Agency or Education Sector experienced preferred Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Product Development (AIMS), with wide latitude for the exercise of independent initiative and judgment, serves as a business analyst (BA) responsible for performing difficult and responsible professional elicitation, documentation, analysis, prioritization, requirements validation, and solution validation for small to large-scale software projects. This includes communicating effectively with users, stakeholders, and IT staff to identify and document needs, and to evaluate potential business solutions with project management. Assists in the preparation and analysis of various IT projects and conducts operational and procedural analysis of systems to define business and system requirements that meet key business objectives.
Create and implement Requirements Management Plan and Approach, including identification of stakeholders, decomposition of the project scope into manageable units, identification of requirement attributes for traceability, prioritization, validation, & reporting.
Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language.
Document current and future process flows, as well as business architecture documents using industry standard modeling techniques.
Works with project managers, stakeholders, decision makers, and the technical team to prioritize and validate requirements including scope verification testing.
Elicit requirements using interviews, customer documents, workshops, surveys, site visits, and business process descriptions, analysis of business rules, scenarios, tasks and workflow analysis, and any other business analysis techniques for both new and existing processes and procedures.
Critically evaluate elicited requirements and decompose artifacts into User Stories, Use Cases, Test Scenarios, and Functional Specifications, using natural language for new and existing development efforts.
Elicitation and documentation of non-functional requirements including but not limited to: usability, maintainability, & reliability.
Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.
Validate proposed solutions meet the project objectives and solves the underlying business problem.
Plan and facilitate discussions, broker issue resolutions, and articulate decision points.
Present project requirements and solution options to various stakeholders and decision makers.
Work with project managers to determine work estimates and schedules for projects.
Work with project management staff members to raise and resolve issues, set project deadlines, and mitigate project risks.
Work independently with users and various stakeholders to define concepts, processes, and requirements and under direction of project managers.
Serve as the conduit between the customer community (internal and external customers) and the software development team through which requirements flow.
Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and three (3) years of satisfactory professional experience.
Four years of analysis experience, especially experience with new initiatives that leverage technology as part of the solution.
Experience in eliciting, documenting, and analyzing both business and functional requirements for new systems using a variety of business analysis techniques including interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
Experience in working with stakeholders and subject matter experts to develop new business processes and procedures.
Knowledge of relevant business process, requirements lifecycle, and documentation standards such as UML.
Experience in problem definition, root cause analysis, and solution validation.
Comprehensive knowledge with various requirements documentation techniques, including Use Cases, user stories, activity diagrams, entity and data flow diagrams.
Experience with MS Office Products and Visio.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong meeting planning, facilitation, and presentation skills.
Experience in working with multiple stakeholders to prioritize requirements and resolve conflicts and issues.
Experience working with project management staff to define project requirements, scope, identify and resolve issues, and mitigate risks.
Ability to adapt to rapidly changing technology and apply it to business needs.
Strong organizational skills and the ability to work as a team member.
The preferred core competencies required for this position are:
Experience in business, information technology, project management, systems analysis and development.
A good understanding of IT architecture, IT systems, programming and development skills.
Experience with the software development lifecycle, and various technologies, including mobile application, web based applications, web services, and data integration.
The Company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. The Company will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or marital status, or any other class protected by law. To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship to the Company would result.