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Business Analyst

  • Location: Richmond, Virginia, 23219
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 9 days ago

Terrific Contract Opportunity!

Position: Business Analyst

Location: Richmond, VA 23219

Term: 6 months

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Product Owners to understand business processes and pain points.
  • Develop expertise in the customers’ business applications.
  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis to identify system gaps and deficiencies that require a business, technical or blended approach for resolution.
  • Diagram current processes and proposed modifications using process flows, context diagrams and data flow diagrams.
  • Discover and document requirements and user stories with a focus on improving both business and technical processing.
  • Decompose requirements into Epics and Features and create clear and concise user stories that are easy to understand and implement by technical staff.
  • Utilize progressive elaboration; map stories to technical design specifications to be used by internal staff to develop the system modifications.
  • Identify and group related user stories into Themes, document the dependencies and associated business processes.
  • Assist Product Owner in maintaining the product backlog.
  • Create conceptual prototypes and mock-ups.
  • Propose alternative solutions that balance cost and benefit, and adequately test a solution’s feasibility for business and technical compatibility.
  • Collaborate with staff, vendors, consultants, and contractors as they are engaged on tasks to formulate, detail and test potential and implemented solutions.
  • Perform Quality Analyst functions such as defining test objectives, test plans and test cases, and executing test cases (including regression testing).
  • Assist Product Owners with testing the deliverables and coordinate User Acceptance Testing.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • Must have a minimum of 10 years of experience delivering business and systems analysis artifacts.
  • 5+ years of experience as an Agile Business Analyst; strong understanding of Scrum concepts and methodology.
  • Experience organizing and maintaining Product and Sprint backlogs.
  • Experience translating client and product strategy requirements into application requirements and user stories.
  • Proficient with defining acceptance criteria and managing acceptance process with development.
  • Experience with large, multi-module systems. 
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Visio, PowerPoint, Project Server).
  • Experience with Application Lifecycle management (ALM).
  • Must have exceptional written and oral communications skills and have the proven ability to work well with a diverse set of peers and customers.

Even better if you have:

  • CBAP and/or CSPO Certification.
  • Experience using Team Foundation Server for agile software development and work item tracking.
  • Experience with automated testing tools such as Test Complete.

If this sounds like the perfect fit, apply today!