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Business Analyst
Ref No.: 17-09211
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Start Date / End Date: 06/30/2017 to 06/29/2018
Technical Business Analyst
Imagine designing world-class online educational experiences for hundreds of thousands of K-12 students, teachers, parents, and school staff in Arizona. The Arizona Department of
Education is creating award-winning educational web applications and you can contribute to our success by crafting the very best user interfaces using the bleeding-edge web technologies.

POSITION SUMMARY
The technical business analyst's primary objective is helping businesses implement technology solutions in a cost-effective way by determining the requirements of a project or program, and communicating them clearly to stakeholders, facilitators and partners. Candidates submitted for technical business analysis roles at ADE IT must have excellent communication skills with both technical and non-technical audiences and must have expertise working on SCRUM teams in Agile environments.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Understand what business units (internal customers) do, how goals are accomplished and key process dependencies that may exist
  • Identify, document, and communicate complex requirements across systems and business domains
  • Understand the integration of processes across domains, scope, charter, plans
  • Collect business requirements and prepare written requirements using ADE IT specified formats to ensure continuity of requirement documents across projects
  • Develop Agile Product Backlog items for presentation to development teams and business owners including appropriate assumptions, acceptance criteria, user/system details, and non-functional requirements
  • Prepare business process maps, high-level work flows, use cases, functional specifications, wireframes, process flow diagrams, and report mock ups
  • Support development teams in obtaining clarification of requirements/features from business units in a timely manner to avoid delays in development cycle
  • Analyze business requirements to identify/suggest feature requirements, develop user stories, assist in identifying and documenting scope of work procedures and decision flows
  • Identify business processes for redesign; Determine how to improve existing business process; Identify modifications to automated processes
  • Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience and to communicate business information to a technical audience
  • Participate in QA process by understanding the implementation and helping to define test cases based on user requirements
  • Performs other duties as assigned or apparent
  • ADE Information Technology Division

Position Description
REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field
preferred; Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum of 4 years' practical experience in technical business analysis required
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in scrum/agile environments; Scrum certification preferred
  • Experience generating requirements from the client/business and documenting.
  • Experience with process improvement, workflow, benchmarking and / or evaluation of business processes required
  • Advanced level of proficiency with PC based software programs and automated database management systems required (Excel, Access, PowerPoint) required
  • Knowledge of current Microsoft .NET technologies including C#, VB.NET, ASP.Net, and
SharePoint highly preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Team Foundation Services 2013 preferred
  • Working knowledge of relational databases and database structures is required
  • Strong aspiration to learn new technologies
  • Ability to communicate analysis findings such as trends and opportunities to
clients/business users in writing and verbally required
  • Demonstrated ability to use discretion, make sound decisions, and maintain confidentiality
  • Proven strong relationship-building and communication skills with team members and business users.
  • Ability to work with a minimal amount of direction while being pro-active in keeping their management informed of project related issues.
  • Ability to respectfully question ideas and share a point of view with others in support of the business requirements and needs.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with various levels of employees ranging from entry level to senior leadership.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time and shift priorities quickly.
  • Experience working on an Agile/Scrum team preferred.
  • Proven strong problem-solving skills, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis.
  • Experience in the education industry preferred