Job Description :
Position:- Business Analyst
Location: St. Louis, MO
Type : Contract Role
Interview method: Telephonic and In person

Job Description:

This position will participate as a Business Analyst on fast paced, team oriented agile projects providing ongoing support for the software and hardware utilized in Panera’s cafés, facilities and support center. Candidate should have experience providing full BA services including process design, business analysis, detailed functional requirements, technical validation, and business case development. Candidates should also have participated in prior efforts utilizing agile and waterfall development and testing methods.

To become an integral team member in our highly collaborative environment, the candidate should demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal abilities and be eager and able to acquire new skillsets.

Responsibilities:
Work alongside business and development partners to deliver solutions for internal and external customer facing applications
Liaising extensively with external or internal clients; analyzing existing systems and translating requirements into highly specific functional requirements
Identifying options for potential solutions and assessing them for both technical and business suitability
Drawing up specific proposals and business cases for modified or replacement systems
Producing detailed process, system and functional requirements specifications
Presenting solution designs to clients and leading requirements planning sessions
Working closely with developers and a variety of end users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction
Ensuring that budgets are adhered to and deadlines met
Overseeing the implementation of a new system, planning and working flexibly to a deadline
Writing user manuals and providing training to users of a new system;
Identify risk and mitigation
Perform ad hoc peer reviews of business analyst documentation
Communication directly with field operators to gather requirements and feedback. Minimal travel may be requested.


Qualifications:
Solid understanding of web systems design
Experience creating and executing SQL statements and possesses a working knowledge of relational databases
Experience in a variety of BA functions, including Business requirements, i.e. functional requirements, data models, technical specifications, use case scenarios, flowcharts and strategic business plans.
Ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical individuals
Ability to work on concurrent projects
Thorough knowledge and understanding of software development lifecycle including requirements definition, initial application design, testing, final implementation and support
Point of Sale and Retail experience a plus
Experience with automation, load, stress and security/vulnerability testing tools
Familiarity with Atlassian Jira Project Management Software a plus