Senior Business Analyst

Senior Business Analyst

by Brian Borsa|January 8, 2009
  • Permanent
  • Arkansas
  • Reference: ARKii367ll

The Senior Business Analyst provides the critical link between
 the business and technology sides of the organization by effectively 
discerning and analyzing the true needs of business users, developing 
and modeling detailed steps that most effectively and efficiently solve
 business problems, and communicating these solutions to technology
 staff. The Business Analyst works with business resources within the 
company (end users, managers, and executives) as well as business
 interest external to the company (customers, suppliers, and partners). 
The Business Analyst works throughout the continuum of detail from 
the extremely general to the extremely specific and has a critical mind
 to identify opportunities when none may seemingly exist.



•Participates in a collaborative team environment functioning within
 the SCRUM (agile) methodology
•Works with Product Owners to identify product stakeholders and user 
classes, document user characteristics, identify appropriate representatives
 for each user class, and negotiate their responsibilities.
•Elicits user needs using interviews, document analysis, requirements 
workshops, storyboards, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions,
 use cases, user stories, scenarios, event lists, business analysis, competitive
 product analysis, task and workflow analysis, and/or viewpoints.
•Writes requirements, specifications, and stories according to standard
 templates, using natural language simply, clearly, unambiguously, and 
concisely. Represents requirements and specifications using alternative 
views, such as analysis models (diagrams), prototypes, or scenarios.
•Expresses recommendations based on client desires, product architecture, 
cost, quality, and delivery timelines 
•Mentors, interacts, and ensures cross-team and cross-department cooperation
•Clearly presents ideas and solutions to small or large audiences of customers 
and upper management
•Models requirements through UML, Use Cases, and User Stories

•Develops and maintains a knowledge of fitness club operations and management 

Skills Required:

•Interviewing skills – Ability to talk with individuals, users, and groups
about their needs and ask the right questions to surface essential requirement 
•Analytical Skills - Ability to critically, judiciously, and quickly evaluate
 information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicting input, 
decompose high-level information into details, abstract low-level information 
to more general level, distinguish presented user requests from the true 
underlying needs, and distinguish solution ideas from actual requirements
•Facilitation skills – Ability to lead requirements elicitation meetings and workshops
Modeling skills – Ability to represent requirements information in graphical 
forms that augment textual representations in natural language, including using 
a variety of modeling languages


Education Requirement:

•Bachelor’s degree in business or related field from an accredited college
or university
•Current Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) in good standing
•7+ years experience in Systems Analysis
•7+ years reviewing the systems of various types such as:  Accounting, 
Finance, Marketing, Sales, Inventory, Scheduling, POS, EFT, and Credit 
Card Processing. Experience with Website design
•Experience performing usability studies, ROI, NPV, and feasibility analysis
•Excellent writing skills, experience with teaching, facilitating, and 
leading seminars and training sessions

•Experience developing testing strategies and scenarios 


This position requires moderate travel of 6 to 8 weeks per year. 




• Health
• Dental
• Vision
• Life
• 401(K)
• Short Term Disability
• Vacation
• Paid Time Off
• Holidays
• Health Club Membership


To apply for this job email your details to brian@cycle3it.com

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