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Senior Business Analyst - NY - Contract
Ref No.: 17-05602
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 04/18/2017
Title: Senior Business Analyst
Location: NYC
Duration: 3+ Months
Rate: DOE

  • Leads requirements gathering sessions, proactively drawing out requirements from stakeholders.
  • Performs gap analysis to identify opportunities for process improvement or management control of work flow.
  • Creates requirements definition documentation, including use cases, and functional specifications to capture business needs and for validation with the customer and shared with project stakeholders.
  • Creates workflow diagrams to document current and future business environment.
  • Writes test cases, plans testing cycles, and participates in all testing activities for smaller projects. For larger projects, works with internal QA team on all aspects.
  • Support all rollout activities that are critical for making projects successful – user acceptance testing, business training, documentation, user hand holding, etc.
  • Manages a component of a project or program or manages small to medium sized projects. May lead phases including developing project plans, managing the project schedule and budget to meet deliverables, assigning work to project staff, managing project scope and reporting, and ensuring the quality of deliverables.
  • Provides ongoing support to the business by responding to inquiries and issues regarding specific implemented systems or processes, ensuring prompt resolution with minimal impact to business operations.
  • Responds and communicates efficiently between the business, MTS (IT), and external vendors on projects and to facilitate resolution of user issues as and when necessary.
  • Communicates in written, oral and presentation formats to best represent and express user and organizational requirements to audiences up to mid-level management.
  • Participates in negotiations with vendors and managing vendors in their work.
  • Negotiates and commits to deliverables with business partner(s) and project or program team
  • Works closely with business users to ensure implementation activities are in alignment with business strategy and objectives
  • Participates in ROI and other financial analyses including developing business cases / project justifications.
  • Assists more senior managers in the development of RFIs/RFPs.

Basic Qualifications
  • Exceptional client handling skills – able to work with all levels within the client portfolio
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver business-oriented solutions, across a portfolio of projects
  • Thorough understanding of the software development lifecycle
  • Ability to conceptualize current requirements against future plans
  • Possesses the aptitude to quickly understand work processes and flows in various business units and recognize those that could benefit from technology
  • Proven ability to support Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) and Change Management
  • Established project management skills including familiarity with project scheduling and tracking documents
  • Ability to apply the following tools in business analysis and project management tasks: MS Excel, MS Project, MS Visio, MS PowerPoint. MS Word.
  • Experience with 3rd party packages, custom built solutions, and system integrations required.
  • 4+ years in Business Analysis / Business Process Reengineering (BPR)
  • Experience with all the major phases of system development
    • General Project Management
    • Business requirements
    • Detail design
    • Coding (no direct coding experience required)
    • Integration
    • Testing
    • Training
    • Rollout
    • Ongoing user support and maintenance
Additional Qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree in technology or business a plus
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following systems or applications is highly desired:
    • Rights Management / Licensing
    • Royalties Management
    • Financial Sub-ledgers
    • Contract Management
  • 1+ years in Project Management
  • Entertainment, media or cable, and legal experience preferred

If interested and qualified please send updated resume to

Mike Meade