Location: Elk Grove Village, IL
Duration: 18 Months plus
*** Sorry, no 3rd party subcontractors***
**Corp to Corp contracts with individually incorporated consultants are welcome**
**H1B transfers are welcome**
o Experience with digital technologies highly preferred
o Serves as a liaison between the business community and IT to illicit and document business requirements
o Formulates and defines systems scope and objectives for complex, high-impact projects through in-depth evaluation of complex business processes, systems and industry standards.
o Consults with the business clients to determine system functional specifications.
o Partners with multiple management teams to ensure appropriate integration of functions to meet goals; identifies and defines necessary system enhancements to deploy new products and process enhancements.
o Provides direction and technical leadership; acts as technical resource in all phases of the development and implementation process.
o Evaluates new IT developments and evolving business requirements and recommends appropriate systems alternatives and/or enhancements to current systems.
o Considers the business implications of the application of technology to the current business environment; identifies and communicates risks and impacts; proposes risk mitigation options.
o Provides expertise in area and an advanced level of understanding of the principles of business analysis.
o Possesses a comprehensive understanding of how own area and others (i.e., architecture or infrastructure) collectively integrate to contribute towards achieving business objectives.
o Acts as advisor or coach to new or lower level analysts; allocates work.
o Provides in-depth and sophisticated analysis with interpretive thinking to define problems and develop innovative solutions.
o Influences strategic functional decisions through advice, counsel or provided services which directly impact the business
o Persuades and influences others through strong and comprehensive communication and diplomacy skills.
o Senior level experience in a Business Analysis role.
o Subject matter expert in at least one area of Business Analysis.
o Experience in credit card industry and platforms
o Strong customer focus and management of client expectations; ability to establish and maintain a high level of user trust and confidence in the IT group's knowledge of and concern for users' business needs.
o Demonstrated strong analytical skills.
o Possess strong collaborating and/or influencing skills.
o Strong relationship building skills.
o Aptitude to team and work independently with minimal direction in a fast-paced, changing environment - excellent prioritization skills a must.
o Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet assigned deadlines.
o Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to effectively communicate with management and employees across business units.
o Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, or related discipline; equivalent experience is acceptable.
o Advanced MS Office, Visio, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and reporting tools.
o Experience with Use Case methodology and Blueprint tool preferred.
Ability to manage projects in an agile life cycle a plus