Job Description :
Business Analyst
7 Months
Chicago, IL 60606

Job Description:
Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and user needs.
Documents requirements, defines scope and objectives, and formulates systems to parallel overall business strategies.
May require a bachelor''s degree in a related area and 4-6 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Familiar with relational database concepts, and client-server concepts. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Performs a variety of complicated tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
Typically reports to a manager.

About the Role:
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.
Familiar with relational database concepts, and client-server concepts.
Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision and will report to a manager.
Experience working on a mobile app development team is preferred.

Responsibilities:
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

Experience:
Required:
3+ years of IT 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