Job Description :
A highly skilled Business Analyst is sought to elicit and document business requirements for a data system that will be rewritten, as well as help with application testing of an existing data system. Subsequent training of agency staff will also be required. This is expected to be a nine (9) month assignment.

Scope of Services

The scope of services required for the Business Analyst includes:

Meeting coordination including agenda development and preparing meeting minutes
Working with the Project Manager and business subject matter expects to gather requirements and current processes for the Accounting department and an auditing tool used by the Programs and Service department
Translating business needs into understandable requirements, and translating these into clear and concise technical specifications for the development team and non-technical documentation for business users
Maintaining records of team design decisions and reporting needs
Designing report layouts
Assisting in the development of business processes and creating flowcharts
Creating design documentation and obtaining user validation of requirements.
Acting as liaison between developer staff and SME to resolve discrepancies, address requirements, questions, and issues.
Assisting the team with testing and defect documentation for an existing application
Writing periodic status reports

The scope of services required for the Application Testing includes:

Validate user interface specifications
Design test guidelines and standards for business process
Coordinate with UAT (User acceptance testing)
Writing validation Scripts
Preparing test cases for UAT
Prepare reports on all aspects of testing

The scope of services for training includes;

Identify training needs, including Agency staff that will be required to attend
Development training materials and resources to be used for training and as reference for staff after training
Develop training schedule for Agency staff
Delivery training to Agency staff

Minimum Qualifications

The minimum skills and experience levels required for a candidate to be considered for this position include:

Strong analysis, problem solving and design skills.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience writing business requirement documents
A minimum of 5 years’ experience conducting testing and documenting defects.
Demonstrated experience as a trainer, training facilitator or similar role
Clear thinking, flexibility in working relationships and decision making, ability to set individual priorities, be self-directed, and work in a team environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organization skills, and the ability to work with limited direction.
Proven ability to work with staff of varying skill levels and experience (executive, business stakeholders, technical, non-technical This includes facilitating meetings that dig into the technical detail as well as leading meetings with high-level technical and non-technical staff while ensuring the collection of accurate documentation
Willingness to work closely with the Program Manager
Flexibility to meet the challenges of an ever-changing environment
Ability to work remotely

The service of this individual will be required 40 hours per week commencing on or about January 1, 2021 and is expected to last up to 9 months. The individual’s work location will need to be flexible as it will include working on-site at our Wethersfield location, remote work, and it will include a small amount of intra-state travel to Parole Field Offices (Hartford, Waterbury, New Haven, Bridgeport, Norwich