Job Description :
Title: Sr. Business Analyst (e-Commerce)

Location: Columbia SC

Duration: 12 Months

Job Description

General: Serves as a liaison between the business community and the IT organization in order to provide technical solutions to meet user needs. Possesses expertise in the business unit(s) they support, as well as, an understanding of the IT organization's systems and capabilities. Analyzes business partner's operations to understand their strengths and weaknesses to determine opportunities to automate processes and functions. Assists in the business process redesign and documentation as needed for new technology. Translates high level business requirements into functional specifications for the IT organization and manages changes to such specifications. Educates the IT organization on the direction of the business. Negotiates agreements and commitments by facilitating communication between business unit(s) and IT from initial requirements to final implementation. Possesses an understanding of technological trends and uses this knowledge to bring solutions to business units supported to enhance the enterprise's competitive edge. May make recommendations for buy versus build decision. May require a bachelor's or master's degree in a related area and 7+ years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Scope Of The Project:

Under limited supervision reporting to the SC DOR Functional Manager, serves as a Business Analyst responsible for analyzing the business needs of DOR clients and stakeholders to help identify business problems and propose solutions. Individual will be performing a liaison function between the business side and the technical side of the DOR program.

The DOR Business Analyst plays a critical role in the analysis of the business needs of the DOR Program, and in ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of DOR programs and operations. The Business Analyst must be able to function easily on every level of the agency.

Typical deliverables would be business requirements constituting a specification of what the business wants or what technology options are available. Contractor is expected to provide functional and non-functional requirements to DOR project managers, including but not only white papers, report specifications, traceability matrices. Additionally, contractor is to present expected benefits, such as reduction in cycle time, personnel savings, and any hard dollar savings for any enhancement requests ot her than ones mandated by legislation.

Required Skills (Rank In Order Of Importance):

Business Analyst
e-Commerce
Requirements Gathering

Demonstrated knowledge/skills of the IT industry which includes: multi-tiered architectures, enterprise applications, evaluation of emerging technologies, networks, data management systems and hardware systems.
Ability to deal effectively with the needs of technical peers, technical and user management, users, vendors, and staff members, and to communicate clearly and effectively in spoken and written form
Customer Focused

Knowledge of information technology field, best practices, organization and operations
Leadership skills
Meeting Facilitation

Preferred Skills (Rank In Order Of Importance):

Experienced with requirements / environments of PCI, PUB1075, NIST.
Experience in government IT projects as a business analyst or related duties Additional Skills: Experienced with requirements/environments of PCI, Pub1075, NIST - preferred

Required Education/Certifications:

A Bachelor's degree in information technology systems, computer science, or related field and four (4) years of experience in information technology systems or related area, an Associate's degree in information technology systems, computer science, or related field and six (6) years of experience in information technology systems or related area, or a High School diploma and eight (8) years of experience in information technology systems or related area.

Preferred Education/Certifications:
Industry Certifications in field.

Skills:

Category

Name

Required

Importance

Level

Last Used

Experience

Miscellaneous

Ability to deal effectively with the needs of technical peers, technical and user management, users, vendors, and staff members, and to communicate clearly and effectively in spoken and written form

Yes

4

Advanced

Currently Using

6 + Years

Miscellaneous

Customer Focused

Yes

5

Advanced

Currently Using

6 + Years

Miscellaneous

Demonstrated knowledge/skills of the IT industry which includes: multi-tiered architectures, enterprise applications, evaluation of emerging technologies, networks, data management systems and hardware systems.

Yes

3

Advanced

Currently Using

6 + Years

Miscellaneous

e-Commerce

Yes

2

Expert

Currently Using

6 + Years

Miscellaneous

KNOWLEDGE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FIELD, BEST PRACTICES, ORGANIZATION AND OPERATIONS

Yes

6

Advanced

Currently Using

6 + Years

Miscellaneous

Leadership skills

Yes

7

Advanced

Currently Using

6 + Years

Miscellaneous

Meeting Facilitation

Yes

8

Expert

Currently Using

6 + Years

Miscellaneous

Requirements Gathering

Yes

2

Expert

Currently Using

6 + Years

Miscellaneous

experience in government IT projects as a business analyst or related duties

No

9

Advanced

Currently Using

6 + Years

Specialties

Business Analyst

Yes

1

Advanced

Currently Using

6 + Years

Additional Skills: Experienced with requirements/environments of PCI, Pub1075, NIST - preferred



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