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Business Analyst III
Ref No.: 17-00089
Location: Jefferson, Arizona
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 5 Years
Start Date: 02/27/2017
Position Description
An exceptional professional opportunity for a Business Analyst focusing on property assessment software and solutions. You will leverage your knowledge and experience in leading the business analysis and implementation of Enterprise GIS-enabled mass appraisal solutions based on Microsoft and Esri technology. As a business analyst, you will contribute to the ongoing business operations of the company by effectively providing professional business analysis services for software development and assigned consulting projects. This is a 3 to 4 month position
Skills Required
Specific skill requirements: • Proven experience with business and technical requirements analysis, business process modeling/mapping, methodology development, and data modeling • Experience with the implementation of Esri products and application development architectures • Proven experience with iterative software development methodologies such as Scrum and Agile • Demonstrated ability to complete technical studies and to develop and present recommendations and reports • Experience in managing client relationships • Experience in facilitating discussions and leading workshops • Demonstrated awareness of emerging IT trends and directions Competencies in the following are essential: • Knowledge of the software development life cycle • Knowledge and experience with Esri products • Strong customer service orientation • Strong interpersonal skills / relationship building • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills • Ability to negotiate and build consensus • Time management / multi-tasking ability • Excellent written/ communication / presentation skills • Team player with a track record for meeting deadlines • Experience with residential property assessment and mass appraisal software systems Considered as assets for this position are the following: • Working towards obtaining the Certification of Competency in Business Analysis(CBAP) exam monitored by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) • Comfortable working on multiple projects simultaneously • Experience working with large government organizations • Experience with Property Assessment, Appraisal and/or Real Estate • Knowledge of International Association of Assessing Officer (IAAO) Standards
Experience Required
Business Analyst responsibilities include: • Providing technical expertise in the user needs analysis, estimation, design, development, and implementation of Enterprise GIS solutions • Chart existing business processes in order to define current business activities for the development of procedures and models • Facilitate customer interviews and workshops • Research, review, and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing processes and develop strategies for enhancing or further leveraging these processes • Analyze software product requirements for completeness and accuracy • Work with customers to arrive at a clear understanding of needs and the factors that contribute to them • Identify technical challenges and risk for both the customer and product development team • Communicate user needs and priorities to the product development team and validate deliverables with each iteration • Prepare and deliver reports, recommendations, or alternatives for improving processes in production systems across the organization. • Working with other consultants in the design and delivery of client solutions from conception to completion • Scope projects and assist the Project Manager in developing complete project SOW and project plans for all assigned projects • Coordinate and perform in-depth tests, including end-user reviews, for modified and new processes, and other pre/post-implementation support • Assist in producing status and consulting reports as required • Model client requirements and define functional specifications and system architecture
Education Required
• College diploma or university degree in the field of business administration, MBA, computer science, or civil engineering