Job Description :
Sr. Business Analyst

Duration: 12+ months
Rate: ALAP
Location Atlanta, GA

Last Date : 10/19/2017

Role Description:
The Business Analyst is a champion for the Client working on the Enterprise Systems Modernization (ESM) effort. The Senior Business Analyst will be responsible for quickly and effectively gathering and communicating requirements to meet the changing needs of the business. Superior communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work across the multiple departments and districts, excellent analytical skills, initiative and the ability to lead a team of Business Analysts in a team environment are keys to this position.
The ESM Delivery team works in highly collaborative Agile team. Candidates who have experience documenting user stories, diagrams and acceptance criteria and collaborating with product, development and QA teams are preferred. The ability to work independently with little supervision is required. We seek candidates who are able to communicate effectively with business partners and technical team members and bring them to agreement.
Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

Consult with Product Owners, Stakeholders, Vendors and team members to define and articulate the business problem and product vision, developing user stories and acceptance criteria to describe success for the story

Elicit requirements using a variety of techniques, including gap analysis, observation, interviews and facilitating workshops.

Provide useful models for "as-is" and "to-be" business processes, data flow paths and system interactions

Own story card quality. Collaborate with subject matter experts, sponsors, developers and QA to reduce potential gaps in requirements.

Create interface mock-ups, either directly or by collaboration with UX designers

Proactively work to identify, communicate and resolve issues and risks that inhibit progress

Communicate project status when needed and assist in resolving issues

Take initiative and apply problem solving skills to remove blockers, reduce churn and improve team performance

Demonstrate the ability to effectively work on large complex projects spanning the ecosystem customers and business units.

Become a subject matter expert in more than one applications.

Mentor less experienced team members

5-8 years IT business analysis experience implementing software solutions
Demonstrated experience facilitating requirements gather sessions, articulating user stories and driving completion
Experience with high volume, external customer facing web applications is preferred
The ability to understand data relationships, write and execute SQL queries is preferred
Experience with agile development principles and values is strongly preferred

Job Type: Contract
Required education: Bachelor''s