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Senior Business Analyst

Little Rock, AR · Information Technology

Senior Business Analyst- Little Rock, AR 

The role of the Senior Business Analyst (BA) is to ensure the product or service implemented aligns with business stakeholder needs and overall goals and objectives. The BA works closely with the Project Management Office group and the Business Architect on business case elaboration.  They help project key stakeholders taking the right decision by providing guidance and objectively evaluating the panel of the considered solutions.

During project activities, the BA is responsible for the management of the business, stakeholders, and product requirements. They elicit all stakeholder requirements, trace and monitor them throughout the project life cycle. In collaboration with the project manager, the BA acts as the interface between the business and the realization teams, connecting both worlds during product/process/service definition, implementation, testing, final validation, and deployment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Computer Science or related field. May substitute equivalent amounts of directly related experience for education. (2 years of directly related experience = 1 year towards degree requirement)
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a project-oriented environment as a business analyst, project manager, process transformation lead, or subject matter expert
  • Strong knowledge in process modeling and process decomposition using process modeling tools
  • Outstanding capabilities in gathering and documenting stakeholder requirements using standardized methodologies
  • Demonstrated mastering of IT projects lifecycle
  • Ability to analyze in detail the data and business processes and make recommendations for improvements aligned with business strategies and objectives
  • Ability to document processes and communicate complex concepts clearly to any management level
  • Strong situational analysis, decision making, and critical thinking abilities

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience participating in, or have a familiarity with, Agile methodologies
  • Master in Business, Engineering or IT discipline
  • Knowledge of ERP systems such as SAP or PLM

Essential Functions:

  • Assist Project Managers in project scope definition and other project documents creation
  • Actively participate in the analysis of the business context and identify any stakeholders (i.e. impacted business groups or processes)
  • Lead the requirements elicitation process with business representatives and document the stakeholder expectations, functional requirements, non-functional requirements
  • Responsible for the requirements management plan that defines how requirements will be managed during the project
  • Continuously improve the organization by developing business processes as digital workflows
  • Participates in the overall testing and qualification phase of the project
  • Work autonomously to support study activities and business cases developments by assisting with the cost estimation of the proposed solution
  • Responsible for solution validation and ensuring they are aligned with defined requirements
  • Actively participates in the technical feasibility studies, including complex data analysis
  • Provides senior management evaluations and recommendations on considered solutions
  • Collaborates with the Information Systems teams to define possible technical solutions
  • Actively participates in the creation of necessary transformation documents with the Business Process Architect to provide business case validation after implementation
  • Assists in the planning and execution of regular gap analysis throughout testing
  • Performs data analysis using SQL on complex data models as needed. May build reports within the reports environment to support project delivery requirements
  • Lead the creation and maintenance of Business Analysis processes and related documentation

******Relocation package available

Shannon Steed
Apex Staffing, Inc.

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