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Senior Business Analyst-Remote

Client: TN-SAC - Student Assistance Corporation

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

Duration:6 Months

  • Tennessee Higher Education Commission is looking for a business analyst to help us migrate legacy applications to a more modernized platform. This individual will work closely with business stakeholders to identify requirements that maximize impact or benefits for our users.
  • This person’s main tasks will include working with the product owner to understand the project scope, analyzing the customer needs and finding the solutions to address them, creating the requirements in the form of user stories with appropriate acceptance criteria, reviewing the requirements to make sure that every business rule is covered and the acceptance criteria meet the user story functionality, grooming the product backlog based on the prioritization provided by the product owner, scheduling and conducting meetings with assigned technical staff to gain insight into the state of the individual release, sprint plans, schedules, deliverables, milestones, projects risks and migration.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate meetings and conduct workshops to elicit, develop, document, help prioritize and validate requirements from key stakeholders.
  • Evaluate software change requests, determine the business need, or conduct root cause analysis. Identify and document problems utilizing root cause analysis, and prioritize potential solutions based on risk and impact. Validate the recommended solutions.
  • Communicate with a broad range of staff to understand requirements and issues, as well as to share updates. Publish meeting notes to summarize and communicate the project plans.
  • Analyze complex requirements into features and user stories with acceptance criteria that can be understood by the development team.
  • Take ownership of the product backlog, managing scope, user story optimization, sizing, prioritizing, and updating the backlog repository.
  • Be the focal point of contact with developers to review progress, outputs and conduct functional and user acceptance tests with QA and the business users.
  • Create and participate in the testing strategy. Help define acceptance test objectives. Work with end-users during user acceptance testing.
  • Responsible for user acceptance testing of each feature during development, ensuring that application processing and functionality occurs as expected.
  • Create training materials associated with deliverables. Provide application demonstrations and training as required.
  • Attend sprint planning, daily scrum, grooming and sprint retrospective meetings.

Qualifications

  • Post-secondary education in Business, Information Technology or a related field.
  • 5 or more years of previous experience as a Business Analyst.
  • Proven experience generating and documenting functional requirements, including business rules, use cases, process flows and proof of concepts.
  • Ability to learn quickly and work independently or as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills (working with a range of business users).
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills.
  • Good presentation or facilitation skills.
  • Understanding of Agile project methodology.
  • Self-managing and deadline focused.
  • Knowledge of SQL will help but is not required.

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