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Jira Business Analyst

  • Location: San Francisco, 94105
  • Salary: 64.89
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 14 days ago

Work with the brightest minds at one of the largest financial institutions in the world. This is long-term contract opportunity that includes a competitive benefit package!

Our client has been around for over 150 years and is continuously innovating in today's digital age. If you want to work for a company that is not only a household name, but also truly cares about satisfying customers' financial needs and helping people succeed financially, apply today.

Position: Jira Business Analyst
Location: Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, Dallas, TX, Des Moines, IA, Minneapolis, MN, AZ, San Francisco,  CA
Term: 12 months

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Is this a good fit? (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.
  • 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.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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