Job Description :
Position : Business Analyst
Location : Brooklyn, NY
Duration : 26 Months Contract
Interview-Type : In-Person

Directs and oversees process modernization and analysis projects, including the development of scope, schedule and budget documentation. The budget documentation includes spreadsheets, reports, plans, schedules, charts and specifications.
Assists with the preparation and analysis of SESIS project and conducts operational and procedural analysis of systems to define functional requirements that meet key business objectives.
Elicits requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
Critically evaluates information gathered from multiple sources, reconciles conflicts, narrows down high-level information into details, abstracts up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguishes user requests from the underlying true needs.
Utilizes enterprise-wide requirements definition, management systems and software life cycle methodologies to proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following factors, as needed: Functional requirements/Business Requirements Document (iii), Use Cases, Graphical User Interface (GUI), Screen and Interface designs.
Analyzes end-user requests for information and creates ad hoc reports from various databases using query tools.
Works either independently with users or project managers to define and document concepts and processes which entails consultation with various stakeholders to ascertain required project scopes, business requirements, and deliverables for systems.
Serves as a conduit between internal and external customers and the software development team through which requirements flow.
Prepares and develops functional specifications that define the system being proposed to meet business requirements, according to standard templates using natural language.
Collaborates with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision by analyzing tradeoffs between usability and performance needs. 

Job Description :
Minimum of 4 years of analysis experience; especially experience that leverages technology as part of the solution, with 2 years’ experience working on new initiatives
Business modeling techniques and standards such as UML
Use Case/User Story development
Meeting planning, facilitation, and presentation skills
Working with stakeholders to define and develop business processes and procedures
Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts. Must have strong presentation and facilitation skills
Strong background in data validation in both SQL Server and Oracle databases along with creating data mapping documents
Strong written and oral communication skills

Desirable Skill/Expertise :
Experience in business, information technology, systems analysis and development
Good understanding of IT architecture, IT Systems, programming and development skills
Test documentation and procedures
Knowledge of Special Education/Education domain

Client : State of NYC