Business Analyst
Vesta - Portland, OR

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DESCRIPTION

The Senior Business Analyst leads a team of Business Analysts and participates in identifying market opportunities and customer needs, defining product strategy, defining product features and capabilities, forecasting return on investment, recommending distribution and pricing strategies, and writing and implementing business development materials. The role analyzes industry trends to identify key unsolved business problems, and creates innovative solutions to these problems. This position is tasked with anticipating and meeting the business problems of our existing clients, while at the same time providing solutions that open the doors to new clients, markets, and industries.

DUTIES

Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis
Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs
Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as needed: (Functional requirements (Business Requirements Document), iii. Use Cases, GUI, Screen and Interface designs)
Utilize your experience in using enterprise-wide requirements definition and management systems and methodologies required
Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously
Work independently with users to define concepts and under direction of project managers
Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts
Serves as the conduit between the customer community (internal and external customers) and the software development team through which requirements flow
Develop requirements specifications, using natural language
Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs
Be the liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams

QUALIFICATIONS

B.A. or B.S., MBA preferred
Previous experience as a Business Analyst, Product Manager, Marketing Analyst, or Development Analyst in a consumer oriented industry
Ability to formulate and communicate key priorities that guide and focus the efforts of others
Thorough understanding of industry trends and business issues in at least one of the following areas: consumer credit, risk management, consumer financing, identity fraud, and consumer data security preferred. Previous banking, credit card or financial services industry work experience preferred
Excellent ability to recognize complex problems and create innovative solutions. Ability to apply analytic and critical thinking skills
Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, leadership, and consensus-building skills in both internal and external interactions
Ability to be responsive and persuasive to all levels of the organization
Acts with a sense of urgency to assess requirements and produce quality results.
Budgeting and financial analysis experience
Exhibit self-starting work ethic
Ability and willingness to work long, flexible hours as needed to deliver success for our customers
Assertive, dynamic, energetic, and good sense of humor for collaborating, facilitating and motivating
Comfort in a fast-paced, informal, high-energy environment
High level proficiency with MS Office tools
Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis
Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs
Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as needed: (Functional requirements (Business Requirements Document), iii. Use Cases, GUI, Screen and Interface designs)
Utilize your experience in using enterprise-wide requirements definition and management systems and methodologies required
Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously
Work independently with users to define concepts and under direction of project managers
Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts
Serves as the conduit between the customer community (internal and external customers) and the software development team through which requirements flow
Develop requirements specifications, using natural language
Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs
Be the liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams

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Vesta vies for the business of mobile operators, financial institutions, and online merchants looking to offer electronic payment services...