The Sr. Business Systems Analyst will serve as a member of the Project Management Office ("PMO") which provides project management, business systems analysis, and subject matter expertise to support the implementation of new integrated business and technology solutions for the firm.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Coordinates and performs detailed research in two key areas: 1) Review and analysis of solutions proposed by Business / Roadmap owners. 2) Assessment for Systems Management of new products or vendor supplied upgrades to licensed products. Prepares high-level estimates of product costs, resources, technical issues and business risks. Performs cost/benefit analysis.
Plans, coordinates and prepares Business Cases as an assigned task in support of major projects.
Plans, coordinates, and facilitates business requirements gathering sessions, documents the end-user requirements including the roles of the planned users, the as is and to be process models.
Performs structured data analysis of proposed systems and mapping of application data to existing applications for required interfaces. Ensures that new and upgraded systems interfaces are adequately analyzed to successfully integrate with existing application systems and supporting technologies.
Works with user groups to develop efficient business processes that are properly integrated with automated systems and ensure these are being properly designed, utilized, and documented.
Creates end-user documentation for new business processes, and for new and/or upgraded applications within the scope of either small departmental projects or major projects used standard PMO templates.
Develops and documents test scenarios based on business requirements and use cases for major projects using standard methodology.
Additional openings in: Portland, Los Angeles, Phoenix
Specific Skills Required:
Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to fit the needs of a defined project; making progress despite ambiguity.
Demonstrated ability to interpret complex systems and technical documentation and provide understandable summaries to non-technical staff.
Strong analytical skills and a background in performing complex business and product requirements analysis and producing comparisons between established business requirements and product features and functions.
Ability to plan and facilitate requirements analysis sessions that require active involvement of cross-functional teams. Teams will consist of technical and non-technical personnel.
Ability to handle multiple competing priorities and projects in a fast-paced environment.
Outstanding written communication skills and the ability to work with standardized templates and methods.
Demonstrated ability to recognize the type of deliverable or documents required and to recommend the application of either a standardized template or an original document.
Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver technical presentations to non-technical audiences.
Independent problem solver who can make high-quality judgments and decisions quickly with excellent organization skills to work across functions and upwards.
Experience working with Business Analysis methodologies and tools, documentation tools, and reporting tools
Preferred experience with project management, and quality improvement techniques and methodology including process mapping and work-flow analysis tools.
Preferred experience with software development projects (SDLC, Agile, Scrum, etc.).
Education & Experience:
This position requires a minimum of 5 to 7 years of professional Business Systems Analysis experience. A Bachelor's Degree in business, engineering or computer science is highly desirable. Formal training and education in systems and business analysis is highly desirable.