Business Analyst III

Chantilly, VA

Posted: 02/06/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: IT Job Number: 228512

Business Analyst III - Specialist 

Job Description 
• Applies developed subject matter knowledge to solve common and complex business issues within established guidelines and recommends appropriate alternatives. 
• Works on problems / projects of diverse complexity and scope. 
• Exercises independent judgment within generally defined policies and practices to identify and select a solution. 
• May act as a team or project leader providing direction to team activities and facilitates information validation and team decision-making process. 
• Ability to handle most unique situations. 
• May seek advice in order to make decisions on complex business issues. 

Qualifications 
• 6 or more years’ experience. 

Essential 
• Requirements elicitation via interviewing 
• Requirements determination using structured techniques for documentation, analysis, evaluation/ validation 
• Decomposition of high-level information into details 
• Abstracting low-level information 
• Distinguishing requests vs needs 
• Distinguishing requirements vs. solutions 
• Classifying/ prioritizing requirements 
• OO techniques using UML models 
• Ambiguity analysis, ensuring consistent understanding across users, designers and testers 
• Business process modeling of current state and desired/ future state processes 
• Defining and managing scope and client expectations, requirements change management and traceability 
• Identifying and mitigating risks 
• Applying creativity to solving complex problems 
• Building relationships and working collaboratively 
• Effective verbal/ written communication 
• Experience in an industry domain 

Specialized: 
• Function Point counting; survey execution 
• Statistical analysis 
• Developing structured user manuals and training 
• Visualization modeling; business rules modeling 
• Develop and executing acceptance test plans 

Details/Comments 
• Under minimal direction, formulate and define system scope and objectives based on both user needs and a good understanding of information technology, business processes, and industry requirements. 
• Act as a liaison between client and technical solutions/ support groups, using advanced communication skills to elicit, document, analyze and validate client requirements. 
• Apply extensive knowledge of the client’ s business and industry to develop requirements specifications. 
• Document requirements and translate into proper system requirements specifications using high-maturity methods, processes and tools. 
• Develop visualization, user experience and configuration elements of solution design. 
• Execute and coordinate requirements management and change management processes. 
• Develop and maintain internal and external relationships to support management of scope and expectations. 
• Participate in proposals, feasibility studies, implementations, and new business development. 
• Operates as a team member and as a team leader. 
• Advise on methods to improve business processes. 
• Consider the business implications of the application of technology to the current and future business environment. 
• May lead the training of clients and peers. 
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