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Sr. IT Business Analyst in Kansas City, MO at Genesys Talent LLC

Date Posted: 3/22/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

We have 4 immediate needs for Business Analysts in Kansas City, MO.  These are 12+ month contract positions that have the possibility of extension beyond 12 months.  These roles are open to all legal US work authorizations, and this work site is easily accessible via public transportation.

Sr. IT Business AnalystPosition Summary
  • The Sr. IT Business Analyst (BA) will support one or more projects across the organization that involve multiple business domains with the need for process streamlining and organizational change management.
  • The BA will work closely with IT and business stakeholders at varying levels on a daily basis to analyze and synthesize information elicited in order to identify pain points, opportunities for improvement, and the corresponding business and solution requirements. The BA will act as a liaison between stakeholders and development teams to represent interests of the stakeholders, clarify requirements, and solve for identified gaps
  • An ideal candidate will take an enterprise view, thinking holistically across people, process, and technology with emphasis on people and process, as well as demonstrating strong analytical thinking, communication, leadership and influencing skills. Experience in working on multi-country, global implementations, with the ability to identify common requirements for multiple projects is highly desirable.

Job Duties
  • Plan and facilitate workshops to identify and validate current processes and perform gap analysis to identify opportunities for standardization and process improvements.
  • Lead requirements sessions using appropriate facilitation techniques such as interviews, requirements workshops, and focus groups to identify and validate requirements with IT and Business stakeholders.
  • Deliver appropriate artifacts for assigned projects including process models, use cases, user stories, requirements package, context diagrams, business rules, decision models, reporting requirements, and others as needed.
  • Manage and communicate requirements throughout the software development lifecycle, including requirements prioritization, requirements changes, and conflict resolution.
  • Facilitate enterprise analysis opportunity to identify business needs or problems, define the nature of a solution that meets that need, and justify the investment necessary to deliver a complete solution, including business architecture definition, identification of the work breakdown structure (WBS) and capital/operational cost estimations for the proposed solutions.
  • Validate solutions to ensure it meets the business requirements and help determine the most appropriate actions to address problems identified through project testing or other assessment efforts.
  • Acts as a liaison between business users and technology resources.

Required Qualifications
  • 7 + years IT/IS business analysis experience.
  • Ability to define current/future business models and identify process improvements.
  • Ability to influence the interconnections between the business processes, technology, data and people.
  • Ability to simplify and communicate complex concepts to broad audiences.
  • Ability to manage multiple sets of priorities and deliverables in a fast-pace environment with little to no supervision.
  • Strong facilitation, active listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to develop and foster strong relationships with business and IT teams.
  • Ability to deal with complex situations holistically.
  • Intuitively assess the best course of action to take in a given situation and understand how and when to apply guidelines.
  • Extensive experience creating Use Cases and Business Process Models.
  • Experience working large and complex projects throughout the SDLC.
  • Experience working on technology projects with one or more vendors.
  • Experience working with distributed teams.
  • Experience managing and working through organizational change.
  • Experience working in Agile, Waterfall, and Hybrid methodologies.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Visio.
  • Fluent in English speaking and writing skills.

Preferred Experience:
  • Consulting on process improvements and organizational change.
  • CBAP (Certified Business Analyst Professional) certification.
  • Lean Six Sigma / Six Sigma certification
  • Railroad industry experience.
  • Working in a regulated environment.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish/English both written and spoken.
  • Exposure to HP ALM for requirements management.
  • Experience developing business cases.
  • Familiarity with PMI PMBOK.
  • Familiarity with the IIBA BABOK.