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JIRA BA

  • Location: San Francisco, California, 94111
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 4 days ago

Looking for a great JIRA BA with some PM experience
Experience required:
           6-7+ years Business Analyst experience required.

  • Ability to extract requirements and convert processes
  • Experience working with large companies
  • 2-3+ years Project Management experience required. Scrum Master or PMP certified not required.
  • 4+ years Jira experience required. Jira Developer or Admin as their primary role is not required.
  • 2-3 years Confluence experience recommended.
  • 1-2+ years MS SharePoint experience recommended

Job Description:
5-15 projects a month, they can be 2 weeks -8 weeks candidate will run with the project end to end from kickoff thru testing including developing specs, managing scope and managing partner for the project.

We are looking for a Jira-focused, business-oriented Business Analyst with strong Project Management skills, though no formal PM certification is required. Must be very familiar with Jira and Atlassian products. Candidates should be flexible, fast and detail-oriented. Must have excellent MS Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio skills.

Work with business and development partners on project intake, triage, impact assessment, scoping and sizing, helping define requirements and specifications for Jira solutions, communications with partners, as well as manage the development, QA and launch of those solutions in coordination with Atlassian Developers/Admins. Must be able to effectively drive the team and partners to intended results. Research and develop standards and solutions and help define long-term roadmaps. Contribute to Jira analyses and various projects for the lines of business. Create system, process, project and reference documentation. Manage Jira-related projects as needed, and coordinate with other PM’s on related efforts.

The Jira BA will:

  • Understand goals and business objectives and determine how the project can meet them.
  • Interface with end-users to gather and define requirements. Must be able to start from a vague request, understand true business needs, and extract and document requirements, then translate to User Stories in Jira.
  • Work with a wide range of stakeholders, and be comfortable with engagement at the senior level.
  • Keep the end-user and customer in mind throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Maintain relationships with channel team leads and project stakeholders to understand what they expect from the project and how the project affects them.
  • Drive partners and the team to results and project milestones.
  • Communicate the goals and objectives of the project to the leadership team, project management and primary stakeholders.
  • Understand and have a strong grasp of the technical environment that supports the team.
  • Emphasize continuous improvement in all phases of the project delivery lifecycle.
  • Contribute to the successful management of project financials through careful control of scope, resources and time.
  • Derive insight from complex information sources and develop sound recommendations.
  • Help develop processes and standards in a collaborative way, then help socialize and govern/enforce.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that key project deliverables are created and approved, e.g.
    • Business Requirements Document (BRD), User Stories, Use Cases, Process Flows, and Specifications
    • Sizing Estimates
    • Project Plan, Resource Plan
    • Inputs to Test Strategy, Test Plan, Test Cases, and Test Scripts
    • Implementation Readiness Plan
    • Communications and Training Plans
  • Contribute to status reports and host meetings with the project team and key stakeholders around:
    • Open Issues, Action Items and Risks
    • Upcoming Milestones
    • Completed Milestones
  • Define entrance and exit criteria for each phase of the project .
  • Create and maintain a Change Control process.
  • Host deep-dive sessions to create and review project-specific deliverables.
  • Present project summaries and roadmaps to the leadership team.

Experience Requirements:

  • 6-7+ years Business Analyst experience required.
  • 2-3+ years Project Management experience required. Scrum Master or PMP certified not required.
  • 4+ years Jira experience required. Jira Developer or Admin as their primary role is not required.
  • 2-3 years Confluence experience recommended.
  • 1-2+ years MS SharePoint experience recommended.

Skill Requirements:

  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook) and MS Project.
  • Customer and partner focused.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Patient, flexible, organized.
  • Able to logically tackle and solve complex issues, using good analytical skills.
  • Able to work independently with little direction and supervision.
  • Detail oriented, organized and able to manage multiple activities and responsibilities.
  • Able to drive partners and the team to results.