Job Description :
Agile Business Analyst
12 Months
Desmoines, Iowa
F2F

Short Description:
Senior Business Analyst with specific government application experience.

Complete Description:
Senior Business Analyst with specific government application experience.
The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) at the State of Iowa is looking for a passionate Agile Business Analyst to join a large existing team. In this position, you will be working with other Business Analysts on an ongoing project as it transitions to an iterative/agile development process. It is a multi-phase, multi-stream project dedicated to the design and development of new web applications for both internal and external users. The Agile Business Analyst will act as the product champion and will need to evangelize the product vision effectively to their team and to stakeholders. As a Business Analyst, you will translate business strategies into product strategies, story journeys, roadmaps, minimum viable releases, epics, and user stories.
OCIO is committed to utilizing modern technologies and methodologies in order to deliver secure, high-quality technical solutions to its business partners. The project’s application is being written in .NET/SQL Server environment. Experience working on projects with these technologies, as well as the fundamentals of the iterative/agile methodology, are preferred.

Responsibilities will include:
Develop and write user stories that directly support the primary objective of the project and are appropriate size for iterative development.
Facilitate regular meetings with project team, sponsors, and stakeholders. Solicit stakeholder feedback to validate priorities.
Collaborate with the team on Sprint Planning and assist with planning to accomplish items from backlog.
Design wireframes for business partners and clients.
Manage backlog by creating a prioritized list, product backlog, and assists the team in breaking down the pieces into smaller, more manageable pieces and build it incrementally.
Provide metrics to team and stakeholder to bring visibility on progress.
Participate in the QA process by developing clear, specific, and testable acceptance criteria and performing hand-off to QA.
At the end of the Sprint, participate with team in review of the product and a retrospective
Participate in backlog management and maintain an emphasis on user experience and specifications
Participate in daily standup meetings, planning meetings, reviews, and retrospectives
Further job requirements:
Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise
Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team
Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
Technical understanding of infrastructure components, their dependencies, and interactions between servers, virtual systems, networks, databases, web applications, etc.
Ability to proactively participate in customer engagements, follow direction from lead technicians, work with customers, and participate in technical planning
Possess strong communications and facilitation skills

I need a BA to work with multiple agencies to gather requirements for a Biz Talk implementation of a data sharing project. Also, BA will be responsible for training field agents on how to review reports shared with them.

Skills:
Working as an Agile Business Analyst; strong understanding of Scrum concepts and methodology. Required 4 Years
Acting as primary point of contact for the business partner and clients. Required 4 Years
Translating client and product strategy requirements into application requirements and user stories. Required 4 Years
Defining acceptance criteria and managing acceptance process with development. Required 4 Years
Developing and managing the product backlog. Required 4 Years
Working on web application projects using .NET. Required 3 Years
Understanding of tax accounting/finance. Desired