Business Analyst Consultant

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The Business Analyst will partner with business owners to understand new business opportunities and define the business and functional requirements. Deliver high quality business and functional requirements to the development teams for the purpose of completing the design, coding, testing, and implementation phases of the project life cycle. Provide leadership and quality assurance for the business analyst team. Provide subject matter expertise to take on more complex projects individually or through coordination skills with other analysts.

Major Accountabilities:
•Coordinate and participate in review; revisions; changes; enhancements; testing; documentation; and member notification of product enhancements and/or business opportunities.
•Provide advanced business knowledge and technical support for business requirements development.
•Work closely with analysts, developers and requesters identifying data and functional requirements in the design of new/enhanced systems.
•Ensure development objectives are accomplished; user testing is performed; and member notification is prepared in a timely fashion.
•Develop and participate in the review of business and functional requirements and determine primary functions that the project is to provide.
•Ensure timely and accurate communication with project staff throughout the life cycle of the project.
•Document and coordinate changes and enhancements of products and services. Prepare and/or present documentation of business/technical presentations. •Provide technical support for the member(s) to ensure adherence to requirements.
•Evaluate business requests to determine feasibility; work with Software Engineers to define alternatives and recommend optimal solutions.
•Prepare overall project plan; incorporating costs and tasks from the various components; ensuring a successful and timely project implementation while ensuring methodology compliance; documenting problem areas and coordinating resolutions; reporting to management as necessary and investigating/researching or industry business/technical process.

Education:
•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
•Advanced degree preferred.

Knowledge / Experience:
•Prior Business Analyst and Project Management experience required.
•Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
•Applies advanced knowledge and extended expertise of principles, theories and concepts, plus advanced knowledge of business or function, usually acquired through five to eight years of experience.

Skills/ Abilities:
•Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•Strong understanding of software methodologies (i.e. functionality & limitations)
•Requires little supervision.
•Good leadership skills preferred.