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LARA - Business Analyst 5
Ref No.: 18-07124
Location: Okemos, Michigan
Start Date / End Date: 10/15/2018 to 10/11/2019
Requisition Description

Engagement Type: Contract

Short Description:

Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and user needs. Experienced with business process reengineering and identifying new applications of technology to business problems to make business more effective.

Complete Description:

Years of Experience: 5 or more years of experience in the field. This resource will be responsible for developing business process models and documentation, effectively communicating and documenting business and IT information in line with agreed processes and procedures, balancing technology and business issues as well as communicate appropriately with both technology and business experts, conduct analysis of business issues and challenges, document functional specifications, conversions, upgrades, interfaces, reports and workflow, define project requirements by identifying project epics, features and user stories and break down requirements into stories and document the flow for each using process diagram, wireframes and appropriate acceptance criteria, work with end-users to execute test scenarios and ensure appropriate end-user training, determine operational objectives by studying business functions, gathering information, evaluating output requirements and formats, recommend controls by identifying problems, writing improved procedures, monitor project progress by tracking activity, resolving problems, and recommending actions. This resource will also be responsible for monitoring project progress by tracking activity, resolving problems and recommending actions, they will provide references for users by writing and maintaining user documentation, provide help desk support and train users. They will be required to maintain user confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential, prepare technical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends, contribute to the team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. This resource will be required to simultaneously provide the application of all the above tasks as needed during a sprint.

Required / Desired Skills
Skill Required / Desired Amount of Experience
experience working in application implementation, application architecture or a software development group participating in system implementation Required 5 Years
experience in Agile methodology as a business analyst or product owner Required 5 Years
excellent written and verbal communication skills Required 5 Years
proficiency in MS office products (office, excel, PowerPoint, Visio) and Share Point Required 5 Years
required: subset of these skills: software application development, application configuration, testing data modeling Required 5 Years
required: subset of these skills: business case development, database SQL querying, Agile processes, software design and software documentation Required 5 Years
must possess the desire to take ownership[, be a creative problem solver and proactively secure the objectives of the business Required 5 Years
must have a solid understanding of web development environments, sufficient to understand the implications of issues within web-based applications Required 5 Years
must have strong analytical skills and the ability to synthesize and clearly communicate findings of analyses Required 5 Years
must have a strong teamwork ethic; interpersonal skills and presentation skills Required 5 Years
must be able to maintain a healthy and professional business relationship with all project staff Required 5 Years
recent experience of working in an agile environment (SCRUM or KANBAN) Required 5 Years
experience using TFS (team foundation server) as a management tool for work item management Required 5 Years
experience with continuous integration Required Years