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Business Analyst 2
Ref No.: 18-47184
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Start Date: 07/06/2018
Status New
Position # 567795
Position Business Analyst 2
Client & Department State of Michigan- Michigan Department of Education (MDE)
Worksite Address Lansing MI 48933
Tenure 12+ Months
No. of Openings 1 (INTERVIEW TYPE: In Person only)
No. of submittals 2










IMPORTANT NOTE:
QUESTIONS DESCRIPTION
Question 1 Absences greater than two weeks MUST be approved by CAI management in advance, and contact information must be provided to CAI so that the resource can be reached during his or her absence. The Client has the right to dismiss the resource if he or she does not return to work by the agreed upon date. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 2 Please list candidate's email address that will be used when submitting E-RTR.
Question 3 This position is located in downtown Lansing, MI. The selected candidate will be responsible for any and all costs associated with parking for this position. These costs will not be reimbursed by CAI or State of Michigan. Please confirm you have discussed this with your candidate and he/she accepts this requirement.
Question 4 This work location is on site. Work remote requests are not considered. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 5 The maximum annual hours on this contract is 1900. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 6 The client plans to schedule IN PERSON ONLY interviews for this position July 16th and 17th. Please confirm your candidate will be available to interview any of those days if selected.
Question 7 Please include a paragraph re: candidate's availability, location, applicable skills, and other pertinent information in the Summary of Qualifications tab, when submitting.

SKILL MATRIX:
Skill Required / Desired Amount of Experience Candidate Experience Last Used
Exposure to Business Applications Required 4 Years
Ability to conduct training & information sessions, communicate at a level appropriate to the audience, make oral and written reports and presentation Required 4 Years
Experience in a professional office environment Required 4 Years
Proficiency with MS Office Required 4 Years
Experience in a role, as a business analyst, supporting a software development project. Required 2 Years
Knowledge and understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle Required 2 Years
Experience working as a liaison between the development team and project manager or business client in a software development project. Highly desired 1 Year
Experience in working with a software development team. Highly desired 1 Year
Experience interfacing with technology leadership as well as the business client. Highly desired 1 Year
Experience on a software project developed using Agile Highly desired 6 Months
Project management skills and knowledge in project management and related methodologies Highly desired 6 Months
Experience with Microsoft Team Foundation Server, using Work Item Tracking Highly desired 1 Year
Experience with Microsoft SharePoint Administration Functions Highly desired 1 Year
Experience in the Agile SCRUM master role Desired 1 Year

SHORT DESCRIPTION: Seeking a Business Analyst to assist with multiple business initiatives for the Michigan Department of Education (MDE). Ideal candidates would be interested in transitioning into a full time State of Michigan position.

COMPLETE DESCRIPTION: The analyst will be responsible for data gathering and analysis of software product requirements for web applications and business support operations. This role serves and the liaison between the MDE business client and the development team.
Knowledge of the software development lifecycle, agile practices ,the ability to learn, and work as a member of a team ensures success in this position.

Daily Tasks:
  • Assist in gathering requirements and project specifications.
  • Manage project tasks, timelines, and communication between business product owner and development team.
  • Assist IT manager with State of Michigan project management tool, including project status reports and resource demand projections.

Years of Experience: 4-7 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Works under limited supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and user needs. Formulates systems to parallel overall business strategies. Experienced with business process reengineering and identifying new applications of technology to business problems to make business more effective. Familiar with industry standard (including Legacy, Core, and Emerging technologies), business process mapping, and reengineering. Prepares solution options, risk identification, and financial analyses such as cost/benefit, ROI, buy/build, etc. Writes detailed description of user needs, program functions, and steps required to develop or modify computer programs.
  • Prepare and document Functional and Technical Specifications for reporting and data warehouse work. Assist with business warehouse/intelligence support and enhancements. Develops RFPs. Assist in deployment and management of end-user reporting tools and platforms. Work with IT and business project teams to understand reporting and data warehousing requirements and propose solutions. Document and provide knowledge transfer to the rest of the Enterprise Reporting Team for all solutions.
  • Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Familiar with relational database concepts, and client-server concepts. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a project manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.