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Reference # : 19-00836 Title : Business Analyst III
Location : Houston, TX
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 08/12/2019 / 01/15/2020  
? This role is for an IT Business Analyst with the Mobile App development team
? The analyst will provide a crucial link between the various product owners and development teams
? They must have experience and be well versed in Agile software delivery lifecycle
? They will be required to understand both the technical and business sides of the mobile app product and build knowledge so that they can represent from a subject matter expert as well
? Possess expertise in the customer area he/she supports and has technical understanding of the business unit's systems, capabilities, and respective technologies
? They will be required to work closely with the product owner and business story writers to ensure story mapping and story grooming sessions productive and outputs of each are complete and concise for the needs of the entire agile team
? Must have strong communication and negotiating skills
? Must be a skilled analytical and logical thinker
? Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and user needs
? May be required to create requirements documents
? Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and user needs
? Document requirements defines scope and objectives, and formulates systems to parallel overall business strategies

? Work with IT SME, Scrum Master, and product owners to build a mature backlog and translate that backlog concisely to the development team
? Collaborate with product owners to assist with prioritization
? Engage dependent services teams and facilitate integration discussions explaining requirement received and needs from service team
? Ensure dependencies are met and provided to the development team in a timely manner, escalating when issues arise
? Assist with resolving any road blocks that arise during development in a sprint
? Work closely with the development team to ensure all requirements are met prior to handing off to QA testers
? Assist development team with creating test data
? Build trust with the business [IT or other Divisions] and throughout the organization
? Foster speed, innovation and encourage continuous improvement
? Required to be familiar with current mobile functionality and to continually build knowledge base with every enhancement/change that occurs
? Ability to explain at a high level the current mobile architecture and service interactions
? Obtain service endpoints and integration documents for the development team
? Able to concisely provide status and explain scope/requirements of assigned projects


Required ?
? 3+ years of IT Business Analyst experience
? 3+ years of requirements, business, and systems analysis or similar experience
? Working knowledge of Agile SDLC
? Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
? Excellent communication skills

Preferred ?
? Experience with tools that facilitate agile development such as Jira, Taiga, Rally, Team Foundation Server, etc.
? 1+ years of experience with Mobile Application development teams
? Experience working with Customer Facing Digital Channels and/or travel industry
? Experience working with modern technology such as web service, xml, json, iOS and Android platform features
? Experience working on a mobile app development team is preferred