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Business Analyst Senior High
Ref No.: 17-00795
Location: Rensselaer,, New York
Start Date: 06/27/2017

NYS Dept. of Health

Is this a Project or Program specific request (e.g., Connections, SFS)?
If yes, please list the Project or Program Name:
NYS Health Benefit Exchange Project
Please provide a short description of the project:
New York State of Health (NYSOH) is New York's official health plan marketplace established by Executive Order No. 42. Development and design of the marketplace is funded with federal Exchange establishment grant funds. The hourly based IT resources requested are needed to support the on-going design and development of information technology systems consistent with federal regulations and state and rules.
Please provide a full listing of the day to day tasks to be performed by the Consultant (be descriptive and specific):
The Business Analyst will work closely with NYSOH program staff, vendors and other stakeholders to define requirements for the NYSOH. The Business Analyst will apply a wide range of specialized knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for the NYSOH. The Business Analyst will work closely with NYSOH program staff and other stakeholders to define requirements for Individual Eligibility and Enrollment, SHOP (Small Business Marketplace), and Customer Service aspects of the NYSOH. Specific duties include: 
Lead requirements gathering meetings to elicit functional requirements from business users to define system functionality
Analyze, develop and review process flow charts and other business documentation to define business processes
Document complex functional requirements in a thorough and clear formal requirements document
Consult with and advise department staff during the technical design process.
Analyze, review and comment on design specification documents
Analyze, review and comment on technical documentation such as interface control documents
Lead and participate in stakeholder review meetings for requirements and design specification documents
Coordinate and document resolution of requirements and technical design comments and gaps with business and vendor staff
Provide guidance in the development of test scenarios
Perform software testing as needed including specifying test scenarios and test cases, executing tests, and analyzing and documenting defects in a defect management system
Provide guidance for the development of internal software training documents
Bring the ability to work on complex software in a fast-paced, high volume work environment
Utilize effective communication and facilitation skills to reach consensus among stakeholders
Deliver clear, specific and respectful oral and written communications to business owners, IT program team members and management
Which Service Group is required?
Service Group 1
What is the number of staff being requested?
(maximum of 5)
Which Job Title Category is required?
Business Analyst
Which Skill Level is required?
Which Skill Demand is required?
How many Candidate Response Forms are being requested per Contractor per position?     (1 or 2)
When is the Target Start Date?
(30 Business Days minimum from date of request)
How long is the engagement? (in months)
24 Months
When is the estimated completion date?
Is this a Full or Part-Time Position (Full time is considered 40 Hours Per Week)?
If  Part-Time, enter approximate number of hours per week:
What are the daily work hours? (note if negotiable or list preferred start and end time):
Where is the Home Base Region?
Region 1
Where is the work office located?  Enter Building Name (if known) Full Street Address, City, and ZIP
327 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer, NY 12144
What type of software is typically used by the Agency?  (e.g., Agency is an "IBM shop.”)
AIX UNIX, Java Development, DB2 , Cognos, SQL
What type of hardware is typically used by the Agency? (e.g., Agency is a "Client shop.”)
IBM WebSphere Application Server
Position Mandatory Qualifications
Business Analyst:
Manages small to medium-scale business analysis work or projects with distinct deliverables to a solution.
 Senior:  60 - 84 Months
Candidate is able to work without assistance and can provide leadership for others; may have advanced education
Requested Qualifications 
A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a Bachelor's degree with At least 72 months of professional business analysis experience with large scale complex software in an Information Technology position.
At least 72 months of professional experience using recognized business analysis methodologies to elicit requirements from business users as the foundation for the solution to the organization's business needs.
At least 72 months of professional experience analyzing business processes, developing business process flow charts and creating business use cases.
At least 60 months working with Health Insurance or the Affordable Care Act or Medicaid is highly desirable.
At least 60 months of professional experience analyzing and developing reporting needs/reports from three perspectives: senior management, power user, ad hoc using industry standard (e.g. Cognos) reporting software
At least 72 months of professional experience oral and written communications to business owners, IT program team members and management.
At least 60 months of professional experience developing well-constructed test scenarios and test cases against documented design use cases, performing testing, executing basic SQL as needed, reviewing results and documenting defects using a defect management tool.
Additional Information Requests:
Are there additional security requirements for the Authorized User?
Will additional training possibly be required during the Engagement?
If Yes, provide description of anticipated training.
What type, or manner, of Knowledge Transfer is requested during the engagement?
Knowledge Transfer via written documentation.
Is travel anticipated during the Engagement?
If Yes, please list anticipated frequency and locations for travel: