Job Description :
Title: Agile Business Analyst

Location: Des Moines, IA

Length: Long term


Interview: Skype


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. 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

Required Skills :

·         7 years BA

·         4 years working as an Agile Business Analyst; strong understanding of Scrum concepts and methodology

·         acting as primary point of contact for the business partner and clients.

·         translating client and product strategy requirements into application requirements and user stories

·         defining acceptance criteria and managing acceptance process with development

·         developing and managing the product backlog

·         working on web application projects using .NET

·         Tax/Finance experience

·         experience in training users on application reports

·         data sharing project experience

·         CSM Certification - preferred

·         BizTalk - preferred