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Sr Business Analyst

Posted 2 months ago

We have an excellent long term contract with possible conversion for a Sr Product Owner or Agile Business Analyst. Excellent culture and career opportunity!

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Act as subject matter expert for assigned area, performing the role of product owner on an agile team.
• Lead the creation of functional and nonfunctional requirements in collaboration with product management and engineering teams.
• Prioritize and refine backlog and work with engineering to design and build the product.
• Create drafts of features and user stories with acceptance criteria to seed product backlog in order to begin the grooming process.
• Represent the voice of the customer by developing deep expertise and empathy for the customers and consumers of our services and software products.
• Transform the business requirements into actionable features, stories, and prototypes or images that follow a product growth plan.
• Communicate in an effective, timely and efficient manner with business owners and the agile delivery team, ensuring the successful delivery of software during each iteration.
• Develop rapport and trust with business owners, key stakeholders, and a highly technical development team.
• Demonstrate work at the end of each iteration to key stakeholders and assist in authoring supporting technical documentation for delivered features.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of product or project development experience
• Multiple years of experience in a Product Owner and/or business analyst role (or similar) in an agile software development environment including a strong working knowledge of the methodology, user stories, and iterative development.
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail required, including a thorough understanding of how to
interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse
group of executives, managers, and subject matter experts throughout the entire life cycle of a product.
• Passion for education and experience working in an educational environment.
• Agile Certification Preferred (ex: CSPO).

SKILLS
• Create, validate, and optimize documentation for user stories, including ongoing grooming, solution
workshopping, prototyping, and results reporting.
• Contribute process-level expertise, data analysis, documentation, and support throughout the continuous
improvement lifecycle.
• Develop, coordinate, and deliver communications/presentations/documentation related to testing, project
status, end-user training, and project results, among others.
• Use superior analysis and troubleshooting abilities to efficiently delve into identified issues, coordinating
technical resources where applicable, establishing root cause, developing theories for contributing factors,
and beginning to elucidate potential solutions.
• Assist with both high- and low-tech solutioning for user stories, utilizing process mapping and data analysis to
drive evidence-based, cost/benefit optimized solutions.
• Excellent time management skills including the prioritization of tasks and controlling scope.
• Ability to reconcile key stakeholder interests, conflicting priorities, and business strategy and influence
without formal management authority.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This job operates in a professional environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copy
machines, filing cabinets, printers and fax machines.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Schaumburg Office.

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

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

MATRIX is and Equal Employment Opportunity employer including disability and veteran and provides reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals.  Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable. If you are a qualified individual you may request a reasonable accommodation under the American Disability Act (ADA). If you are a person with a disability needing assistance applying, or at any point in the hiring process, please email us at MATRIX_HR@MatrixRes.com. To ensure a quick response to your request, please use the words “Accommodation request” as the subject line of your email.

For hourly W2 contract roles MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options.  Please see MatrixRes.com/Benefits for more information.

For direct hire placement with our clients, benefits would be offered in accordance with that particular client’s offerings. This may include PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other pre and post-tax options.