Job Description :
Business Analyst for State of Georgia
Location: Atlanta, GA
Duration: 6+ Months
Dept: KSU
Req ID: 623491

Job Summary:
Serves as the liaison between functional and technical teams by understanding and conceptualizing applications from each area''s point of view. Responsibilities will include collecting requirements, designing, testing, and documenting new software applications to support the objectives of the Institution.

Qualifications:
Bachelor''s Degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent combination of education
and/or experience
Four (4) years previous experience in business or systems analysis
Strong IT business skills (Preferred)

Responsibilities:
Interfaces with clients to define business processes, specifications, reporting needs, and functional requirements
Designs user interface mock-ups to effectively meet business needs
Documents system processes, functionality and recommends improvements as applicable
Assists with developing and maintaining user manuals and guidelines, as well as provides training on newly developed functionality
Translates business and functional requirements into software requirements specifications (SRS) documents
Creates and maintains proper documentation throughout each phase of the software development life-cycle
Conducts meetings with end users and technical experts to clarify issues: and gather requirements
Assists with devising test plans to ensure that the outcome meets the specified requirements and expectations of business users
Collaborates with developers in conceptualizing new software programs and applications
Assists with designing, running, and monitoring software performance tests on new and existing programs
Assists with managing scope creep and clearly communicating with business stakeholders of feasibility and effort analysis
Collaborates closely with the Development team and project managers throughout the SDLC
Maintains an issues log and collaborates with appropriate teams to mitigate
Able to work autonomously and with managers to ensure business requirements and needs are met
Able to build a strong rapport with both the technical and functional teams
Able to understand programming concepts such as structured and object-oriented programming
Understanding of database concepts such as schemas and data relationships
Familiar with API concepts such as web services
Able to deal with multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines
Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, and organization
Excellent communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Polished and professional demeanor
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette.

Client : State of Georgia