Job Description :
Job Title: Business Analyst
Location: Durham, NC 27707
Duration: 05 Months Assignment

Responsible for the elicitation, prioritization, and conversion of business/functional requirements to system requirements, as well as provision of analysis for applications in production (mid-sized to large initiatives
Responsible for the development of functional designs for new, customized, or enhanced systems.
The ultimate outcome of this role is the production of clear, timely, precise and accurate technical designs that are traceable to documented business/functional requirements and guide the successful design, development and deployment of IT Solutions.

Responsible for Analysis and Functional Design:
Quickly understand business issues and data challenges of the customer.
Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, and decompose high-level information into details; abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding.
Consider end to end business and technical flows, including impacts to operations.
Review, edit, and prioritize business requirements, specifications, processes and recommendations related to proposed solution. Distinguish user requests from the underlying true business need.
Translate business/functional requirements into system level functional solutions using various techniques that include: interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, screen interface prototypes, demos, and/or business, task, and workflow analysis.
Develop functional design specifications, GUI and screen interface designs (internal applications), and VUI designs for customer engagements.
Include project assumptions, risks/issues, considerations, and dependencies based on the system impacts.
Identify the business process and organizational impact of proposed solutions.

Responsible for Technical Recommendations and Traceability:
Partner with project personnel to identify required system changes, additions or retirement.
Conduct gap analysis for business/functional requirements and current system functionality, with support, review and input from other Technical staff.
Collaborate with business analysts, designers, developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.
Help to divide the project into multiple phases based on the business priorities, design, schedule, and level of effort.
Ensure traceability from business/functional requirements through development of the solution, to confirm system functionality and ensure the completed system fulfills the goals of the project as detailed in the specifications.

Hiring Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years of systems analysis experience or Master’s Degree in a related field with 1 year of systems analysis experience.
If no degree, 5 years of systems analysis experience required.
Must have experience in: Requirements Management, Developing Functional Designs and Software development life cycles (SDLC)
Some experience with project management.

Hiring Preferences:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or Computer Science preferred.
MBA or Master’s degree in a related field is preferred.
Knowledge or experience with Agile methodologies preferred.
Experience in Joint Application Design (JAD) facilitation preferred
Experience in the Rational Unified Process (RUP) preferred
Experience in user interface design preferred
Experience with client/server-based systems preferred
Knowledge and understanding of: Use case business model methodology, Database queries (SQL) and/or Batch and online processing
Strong analytical and project management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.
Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group including leadership and subject matter experts.
Possess and exercise proficient interviewing skills.
Excellent PC skills.
Excellent organizational, research and presentation skills
Related professional certification is preferred (i.e. CBAP, Agile certification, PMP, Six Sigma)

Client : BCBS