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ABC Business Analyst 4 (558103)
Ref No.: 18-00223
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 04/09/2018
 ABC Business Analyst 4

**local candidates strongly preferred
**ONLY in-person interviews will be conducted, NO Skype, NO exceptions
**position will be extended beyond 6/30/18 end date on req, possibly 6-12 months

This position will work on current prioritized projects such as Licensing Project.  This position will also assist the BSA team with new proposals as prioritized by the business.

The applicant will review, analyze, and evaluate business systems and user needs.  Working with the business owner, and development team to formulate systems, which parallel overall business strategies.  Experience with business process reengineering and identifying new applications of technology to solve business problems and make the business more effective.  Familiarity with industry standards (including Legacy, Core, and Emerging) technologies, business process mapping, and reengineering.  
The applicant will assist in the preparation of project proposals which contain solution options, risk identification, and financial analyses such as cost/benefit, ROI, buy/build, etc.  Write detailed description of user needs, program functions, and steps required to develop or modify computer programs.  Facilitate the business requirement gathering for creating RFPs and SOW's.  Document and provide knowledge transfer to the rest of the Enterprise Reporting Team for all solutions.  The applicant will have familiarity with relational database concepts, client-server concepts, and web based solutions.  The applicant must rely on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.  The applicant will perform a variety of tasks simultaneously working in a matrixed environment.  A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.

BSA Role
-    Provide business analysis support for project requests making sure to examine build vs. buy options that may be available and align with business strategic goals.
-    Work with technical teams to plan and conduct project design sessions prior to development iterations to identify and specify logical system design
-    Elicit and document business requirements, business processes and flows
-    Articulate and document user system requirements
-    Assist Product Owners with UAT, if needed
-    Make recommendations for the logical design of system enhancements
-    Understand how change to a component/application impacts the whole system
-    Work with Development Lead / System Engineer as liaison to communicate business requirements
-    Have full understanding of business vision
-    Make recommendations to business on best practices
-    Ensure SDLC processes are being followed
-    Proficiency with MS Office 2013 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio)
-    Document and gather requirements
-    Process Flows and Data Mapping
-    Cost / Benefit Analysis
-    Effectively facilitate meetings

        MS Office Proficiency (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Visio)
        Requirements gathering and documentation
        Process Flows and Data Mapping
        Cost / Benefit Analysis
        Proven knowledge of Web Application Concepts
        Proven knowledge of Client / Server Application Concepts
        Effective meeting facilitation

Skill Required / Desired Amount of Experience
Experience as a BSA Required 7 Years
Experience with implementation large scale projects Required 5 Years
Experience writing/gathering requirements Required 7 Years