Principal Business Analyst Interactive
WMS Gaming Inc. - Chicago, IL

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Responsible for collaborating with various stakeholders to ensure product development and operations teams are meeting internal and external customer needs, taking business requirements from those clients and communicating them to the technical team.

Position Requirements

Essential Job Functions:
Lead the effort in defining requirements for various business units – online gaming, mobile gaming, and social gaming taking into account business objectives, usability, efficiency, and regulatory priorities where applicable

Communicate business requirements from internal and external clients effectively to the technical team

Act as the key link between customer facing gaming operations and the software development teams

Produce and maintain all requirements definition documentation

Identify problem areas by analyzing documents, processes and workflows; come up with solutions to fix problem areas

Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute plans

Maintain open communication with various process stakeholders and executive leadership as projects progress through iterative phases

Liaise with project managers and change advisory boards, updating on requirements issues as appropriate

Elicit requirements using a variety of sources and techniques including interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis

Collaborate with developers and content owners to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs

Develop and present reports on project status to Senior Director Product Management and other stakeholders

Manage the User Acceptance Testing process amongst the business owners

Responsible for defining projects and communicating parameters to teams

Mentor others within the group

BA/BS Degree

Required Experience:
7+ years of experience in a business analyst role

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Understands basic Internet and client/server architectures

Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical teams

Strong working knowledge of HTML and database design

Expert skill level in Visio

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to deliver results at short notice

Extremely observant, detail-oriented

Ability to work calmly under pressure

Ability to work with little or no supervision

Excellent organizational skills

Multitasking ability

Strong analytical skills

Team player

Good listening and comprehension skills

Excellent skills in Word and document management

WMS is a gaming company. Any of our employees may be required to obtain a gaming license within one or all of the gaming jurisdictions that WMS conducts business. If you are requested by WMS to obtain a gaming license, your continued employment with WMS may be contingent on your ability to obtain that gaming license.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive; it is intended to identify major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be requested to perform other job-related tasks and responsibilities than those stated above. WMS encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

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