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Business Systems Analyst in Phoenix, AZ at MDI Group

Date Posted: 4/3/2019

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Job Description

The Business Systems Analyst II serves as a technical liaison to the business product owner and translates customer business needs into well-defined user stories through a consistent process of building collaborative relationships, analyzing and modeling requirements. They ensure that designs and implementations fully meet defined business objectives. The role assists the build team from project inception to RUN hand-off ensuring that the business needs are met. The Business Systems Analyst II is a project/feature subject matter expert and researches/recommends process and tool improvements.

The cool stuff you do:

  • Gain a solid understanding of customer request via analysis and interviews with Product Owners and subject matter experts in order to fully manage user stories from inception through acceptance.
  • Accountable for creating user stories and/or use cases by decomposing high-level information into testable acceptance criteria.
  • Understands and communicates cross feature, functionality and project dependencies.
  • Organizes and host grooming and design meetings with Product Owners, Product Managers, Architecture, Run and Build Team s.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the technical solutions meet the functional design and business customer needs.
  • Schedules regular check-in meetings with Product Owner and Product Manager to assure alignment on business request and to discuss iteration road map progress and priorities.
  • Create/maintain project's wiki page and RUN Acceptance Criteria.
  • Critically evaluates information gathered from multiple sources, reconciles conflicts and resolves ambiguities.
  • Participates in strategic technical planning with business stakeholders, IT staff, and PLAN to identify, scope, and prioritize new functionality and defect remediation.
  • Understands and communicates the technical architectures, systems and business rules and the technical implications of business strategy from an end to end perspective.
  • Understands enterprise services and the service portfolio and works with technical leads to recommend the use of services in projects.
  • Understand and call-out story/functionality/project dependencies on both system and dependent teams.
  • Serves in Business Systems Analyst role for larger initiatives and teams.
  • Collaborates with developers, architects, and other subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and to analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.
  • Ensure that complex business requirements are accurately captured, communicated, and understood by all stakeholders and effectively translate them into functional specifications
  • Work with Product Owner and IT Product Manager to prioritize against competing priorities.

Your education and experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, from a four-year college or university / Master's degree in Information Systems, and one to two years related experience and/or training in the IT field; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of agile software development methodologies, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and object-oriented programming methodologies.
  • Solid understanding of systems development and input/output modeling.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of SOL
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business process   management   methodologies   and   best practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of database management system technologies and too ls.
  • Excellent User story writing and story board mapping skills.
  • Preferred CSPO Certification

You are awesome at:

  • Excellent communication skills: You're comfortable working with business and technical individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Team orientation: You appropriately include others in decision making. You genuinely care about co-worker's well-being and input and are interested in developing collaborative working relationships characterized by trust and mutual respect.
  • Keen analytical acumen: You're able to add structure where it doesn't exist, and process qualitative and quantitative data to draw conclusions.
  • Decisiveness: You're able to make timely, informed decisions that take into account facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
  • Outcome orientation: You understand the 'whys' behind tasks and are able to achieve complex goals with a high level of auto no m y.
  • Dealing with ambiguity: You are able to deal with certain degree of ambiguity and able to adjust to true Agile atmosphere
  • Excellent documentation skills: Understand how to use Confluence and SharePoint
  • Strong presentation skills: Including expressing technical concepts in business terms to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Proficient in the use of Lucid chart, Rally/JIRA, SOL tools, Swagger, SoapUI, Unix/Linux commands, MS Office applications, such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Excel
  • Ability to identify key performance indicators in business processes.
  • Team player/ Individual contributor: Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment, both independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to uphold Values Performance Principles of collaboration, performance excellence, sense of urgency, openness to innovative ideas, inclusion & diversity, integrity, customer focus, and respect.


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