Title: Business Analyst IV
Location: King of Prussia, PA
Contract: 9 Months Contract
The Business Analyst will use analytical, technical and organizational skills and experience to facilitate the identification and implementation of business and systems solutions in a rapidly growing and evolving retail e-commerce business.
The Business Analyst is the primary liaison between the business community, technology organization and external partners for all project requirements during the analysis phase of a project. He or she is responsible for proactively conducting interviews with all project stakeholders to elicit functional requirements, modeling those requirements in an organized manner, then managing and communicating those requirements throughout the project life cycle. Upon establishment of the requirements baseline, he or she will address change management issues and assist in test planning.
The Business Analysis team seeks to develop creative solutions to meet business needs while respecting and complying with company and IT standards and guidelines. The work products generated by the Business Analyst will provide the foundation for all new software design and development, process reengineering, and quality assurance practices. The Business Analyst should have experience using an accepted industry-standard software development methodology. Expertise in the Rational Unified Process (RUP) or similar methodology would be of benefit. The Business Analyst will report to the Business Analyst manager, but will be expected to be able to work independently with minor oversight and guidance.
A Business Analyst will be expected to have superior proficiency in the following areas:
Business Modeling: The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to build models and use cases that clearly depict process flows relating to specific business requirements. The Business Analyst must use a combination of graphical information and text in natural language to convey business, system and functional requirements to both business and technical staff. Candidate should have solid experience using and interpreting UML.
Requirements Analysis: A successful Business Analyst will possess strong analytical skills and be expected to have expert ability in eliciting, documenting and evaluating business requirements which involve multiple organizations and technical topics. Business Analysts will interface with subject matter experts in marketing, finance, merchandising, fulfillment, business development, customer service and technology departments and should be able to decompose high level ideas into detailed specifications.
Communication and Interview Skills: The Business Analyst will spend a great deal of time conducting interviews with business partners and facilitating requirements elicitation sessions. He/She must have the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical personnel. He/She must have the organizational intelligence to ask the right questions in order to gather and evaluate requirements for project elements that will require software development work. Candidate must be able to communicate information needed to fulfill these requirements effectively to partners, business and technical staff in both oral and written forms.
Critical Thinking: The candidate must have strong critical thinking skills which involve the ability to identify and summarize the problem, question, or issues. He/She can identify necessary or probable assumptions or presuppositions and determine when additional information is needed for a given purpose. He/She can construct deductive and inductive arguments and construct/critique analogical arguments and explanations. He/She is able to understand and evaluate causal arguments and explanation along with assessment of common types of statistical information, generalizations, and reasoning. He/She can define measures of performance to place on system solution.
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