Job Description :
The Business Analyst will participate in all phases of the systems development life-cycle from Requirements, Design, Development, Testing, and Implementation to meet business needs.

*In-Person Interviews ONLY*

The Client is in the planning phase of a large, multi-year system replacement project. The scope of the project includes the implementation of a modern architecture platform and development of several modules to meet the Federal and State requirements for the creation of a Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS The migration from the current environment to the future-state platform will involve the modernization or replacement of legacy systems and applications as well as the evaluation and modification of many system-to-system interfaces.

The department is seeking a business analyst to assess the current state of business processes and define the requirements for future state application components.

Responsibilities of the business analyst include but are not limited to:
\tCreating/documenting, tracing, maintaining, prioritizing, and assessing changes to business processes and the associated requirements
\tWorking closely with key decision makers, systems owners and end users in support of core processes and critical business objectives
\tConducting research and performing studies and surveys to obtain data; and analyzing problems to advise on or recommend solutions, utilizing knowledge of theory, principles, or technology of specific discipline or field of specialization
\tQuerying and analyzing data to determine solutions, such as installation of alternate methods and procedures, changes in processing methods and practices, or redesign of products or services
\tAdvising client or department heads on alternate methods of solving need or problem, or recommending specific solutions
\tWorking within an agile methodology framework with a focus on delivering value and adjusting rapidly to produce the most effective outcome
\tDeveloping and implementing end-to-end, functional, non-functional, and interface regression test cases, and working with end users to perform User Acceptance Testing
\tWorking closely with all IT organizations and driving projects to successful completion.
\tProviding end-to-end IT coordination for all IT related activities.

A successful candidate for this role is expected to possess the following skills and experience:
\tActs as a liaison between the client area and technical organization by planning, conducting and completing an analysis of moderately complex business problems to be solved with automated systems
\tProvides technical assistance in identifying and evaluating automated systems and related procedures that are cost effective and meet business requirements
\tCoordinates test plans and related project activities
\tWorks with user groups to provide training, resolve questions, assess user needs and recommend changes to the automated systems
\tGathers data and prepares necessary reports, and updates databases used by the client group.
\tThe selected candidate will work closely with internal clients and partners to assist with the above description for database application development, enhancement and support
\tProvide assistance with governance, regulatory, and compliance requirements for the team.
\tAbility to document and analyze process changes
\tExcellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse group of team members, including executives, managers, IT professionals, and subject matter experts
\tStrong ability to work effectively within time constraints, changing priorities, and independently
\tExperience with Microsoft Office Suite: Including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio
\tAnalyze business strategy and user needs, document specifications, and translate business objectives into proper system requirement specifications
\tGuide business customers through business case development for new applications/functionality, including cost / benefit analysis and risk / impact analysis
\tUnderstanding of how to deliver value through: realizations of benefits, avoidance of cost, identify new opportunities and modernizing the organization.
\tProactively maintain an understanding of the business processes.
\tWork closely with other Business Units to identify and deliver Enterprise value.
\tThis role also ensures requirements go through hand off and sign off procedures defined by Agency practices.

Required/Desired Skills:

Experience working on large, complex IT systems Required 3 Years
Business process definition, requirements definition, and development and support of integrated business applications Required 3 Years
Experience with SDLC procedures / system development methodologies Required 3 Years
Experience with building IT solutions that adhere to multiple industry standards, compliance and regulatory requirements, and/or technology standards Required 3 Years
Experience managing stakeholder expectations and priorities Required 3 Years
Experience working within a project governance structure (methodology, required templates and reporting) Required 3 Years
Excellent task management skills, w/ the ability to multitask and manage multiple tasks with changing priorities in a cross-functional environment Required 3 Years
Demonstrate ability to prioritize and manage multiple project activities simultaneously while meeting established deadlines Required 3 Years
Experience with Microsoft development platforms and software Desired 3 Years
Working experience in an agile environment Desired 1 Years
Working experience with Quality Assurance testing (functional, non-functional, integration, end-to-end, etc Desired 3 Years
Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Business, or related field, or relevant experience. Desired 3 Years