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Business Analyst - Hybrid/Remote


Full Time

Minneapolis, United States

Posted a week ago

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Salary - $76000 - $110000/Year

3.9 Full-time3 hours ago
Full Job Description
The Business Analyst (BA) is a team member responsible for eliciting business needs from stakeholders, analyzing and synthesizing information obtained. The business analyst will play a central role in aligning the needs of the business units with Information Technology (IT) capabilities. The BA will have knowledge of a business unit(s) and how each unit interacts with other unit (cross-functional knowledge). The Business Analyst follows an established methodology for elicitation, analysis, review, documentation and communication of business needs and requirements to IT. Leads the elicitation of business needs, assisting with the design of solution with direct interaction with business unit leaders and technology team on moderate to highly complex initiatives. Partners with business partners, product owners, and product managers to identify external clients software needs including assisting with technical information required. This position can be remote (US) or hybrid. #LI-Remote #LI-Hybrid

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Works with the delivery team and key stakeholders to develop project documentation; including initiation, scope, estimates, schedules, cost benefit analysis.
Provides guidance and options on technical solutions and collaborates with IT professionals to determine if solutions currently exist or new solutions are feasible.
Collaborates with the business units/pillars in defining and meeting their strategic objectives and goals through analysis and determining solutions to the problems or opportunities.
Leverages business intelligence and analytics in understanding and analyzing business problems and opportunities and applies findings to solution designs.
Evaluates Business Processes to create efficiencies either by eliminating waste or automating business processes using technology.
Applies Business Architecture principles during business analysis activities
Conducts feasibility studies, market analysis, and assists the business in justifying an investment change through business case development, proof of concepts.
Conducts business and system risk assessments and ensures system requirements and proposed solutions are traced back to the identified risks.
Conducts strategic analysis - defines current and future state and performs gap analysis.
Assesses enterprise limitations and system impacts to addressing business requirements.
Assesses client needs utilizing a structured requirements elicitation process. Analyzes, documents, and manages requirement changes in accordance with standard practice to assist in identifying business priorities including documenting discussions, agreements and existing processes.
Collaborates with Product Owners, Product Managers, Solution Architects, System Analysts and/or business system analysts in designing and delivering software solutions that address business requirements identified and meeting Service Level Agreements, and security requirements.
Ensures systems analysis deliverables are documented with clarity and delivered on time. Clearly presents requirements in a format and structure that is appropriate for intended audience.
Ensures regulatory requirements are addressed or not violated by the recommended technical solution.
Helps define and establish new methodologies, processes, and best practices around business analysis and continuous process improvements.

Knowledge of:
Business Analysis principles; requirements elicitation and analysis as per International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) standards; quality improvement processes; Understanding of Quality Assurance, Project Management and SDLC methodology (e.g. Iterative, Waterfall, Agile) principles.
Eliciting and analyzing business and system requirements across the enterprise and representing business requirements using various tools and modeling.
Experience with analysis strategy setting and implementation of complex, large-scale, cross-functional projects and analyzing business process improvements.

Ability to:
Positively challenge ideas, requests, needs to ensure business value is delivered.
Bring diplomacy and tact to difficult situations (i.e. influence and negotiation skills).
Work in a complex, high speed, self-correcting environment in search of desirable results under conditions of high uncertainty and high change.
Demonstrate exceptional written and verbal communication skills, presentation and facilitation skills and the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration or other related field preferred. However, upon evaluation, equivalent related experience and/or education may be substituted for degree requirement.
Required: Four years of technical and business experience that included business analyst experience performing requirements elicitation, analysis, documentation and design in a highly integrated environment.
Experience partnering with the Enterprise Architecture team in developing an integrated view of the enterprise systems using cohesive business architecture and software architecture frameworks.

Other Requirements:
Extended hours may be required to meet project deadlines.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (Additional qualifications that may make a person even more effective in the role, but are not required for consideration)

IIBA Certification such as CBAP, CBDA.
Experience implementing software as a service business model solution including collaborating closely with sales teams in determining external client’s business and technical needs. Ideal candidate understands having a good balance of configurations and customizations to keep maintenance costs reasonable and ensuring the technical solution is scalable and adaptable to multiple clients.

Atlassian Suite (Confluence, Jira), Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Visio, PowerPoint).

Proof of being up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccination, including a booster when eligible, with acceptable documentation is required for employment. NMDP will consider all requests for medical or religious accommodation.
Additional Information

Pay Basis: Yearly
Schedule: Full-time
Driver Policy: No

Posted a week ago

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