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Business Analyst - Non IT - Bethlehem, PA or Pittsfield, MA

Job Description

Job Req: 20-02659
Job Title: Business Analyst - Non IT
Job Location: Pittsfield, MA
Job Type: Contract

Position Objective:

The Business Analyst is responsible for performing the business analysis function in any size effort (typically medium-large size) with minimal support and guidance. The primary responsibilities include elicitation, identification and documentation of business needs, the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of Client, in both oral and written form, while serving as liaison across business areas and between business and technical teams. Imperative are an adaptive style and ability to quickly assimilate new information. These tasks are primarily delivered through a highly iterative delivery approach and use of agile practices, principles and lean thinking.

Key Responsibilities include the following:
  • Create and perform ongoing updates to business cases for Profit Center using a variety of complementary techniques
  • Facilitate the rigorous identification and documentation of business requirements by leading business resources through a variety of activities including:
  • Proactively elicit information through interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, business analysis and workflow analysis
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish business user requests from the underlying business needs to establish minimal products and services for clients
  • Translate business needs into business and functional requirements in a complete, correct and clearly understood format to be shared with both business and technical stakeholders
  • Coordinate and perform the prioritization, transition and ongoing management of business requirements
  • Coordinate validation of requirements when necessary
  • Serve as a liaison across areas and between business and technical teams
  • Ongoing development of industry expertise by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices, and participating in professional societies, and applying this knowledge to the job
Knowledge:
  • Practical application and applied (working) knowledge and experience using Agile (Scrum & Kanban) and Waterfall Methodologies
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in most areas of requirement analysis, business analysis techniques, industry and enterprise knowledge
  • Product Owner Experience:
  • Writing and managing stories from a customer perspective; identify, communicate and break down features to MVP; Develop user stories from prioritized features in collaboration with Product Owner; Strives to maintain a holistic view of product and ensure that the end-to-end experience is strong
  • Accountable for clarifying and/or reviewing user stories with the agile team in a timely fashion; Ensure user stories meet the definition of ready
Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher required
  • IIBA accreditation preferred
Experience:
  • 3 years of experience in Financial Services (Insurance, Commercial/Retail Banking and /or Capital Markets)
  • 3-5 years of experience in a business analyst role

Job Requirements

 

Job Snapshot

Location US-PA-Bethlehem
Employment Type Contractor
Pay Type Hour
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type IT & Technical
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Ascent

The Ascent Services Group (ASG) is a leading national technology consulting and professional services firm that focuses on tactical and strategic consulting. ASG’s fundamental business is providing staffing services to Large Enterprise clients in our core market verticals: Financial Services, Healthcare, and Life Sciences. We focus the majority of our efforts in Staff Augmentation support of Large Enterprise Clients who utilize a Vendor Management System. Learn More

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US-PA-Bethlehem
Lucas Moulder
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Job Description

Job Req: 20-02659
Job Title: Business Analyst - Non IT
Job Location: Pittsfield, MA
Job Type: Contract

Position Objective:

The Business Analyst is responsible for performing the business analysis function in any size effort (typically medium-large size) with minimal support and guidance. The primary responsibilities include elicitation, identification and documentation of business needs, the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of Client, in both oral and written form, while serving as liaison across business areas and between business and technical teams. Imperative are an adaptive style and ability to quickly assimilate new information. These tasks are primarily delivered through a highly iterative delivery approach and use of agile practices, principles and lean thinking.

Key Responsibilities include the following:
  • Create and perform ongoing updates to business cases for Profit Center using a variety of complementary techniques
  • Facilitate the rigorous identification and documentation of business requirements by leading business resources through a variety of activities including:
  • Proactively elicit information through interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, business analysis and workflow analysis
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish business user requests from the underlying business needs to establish minimal products and services for clients
  • Translate business needs into business and functional requirements in a complete, correct and clearly understood format to be shared with both business and technical stakeholders
  • Coordinate and perform the prioritization, transition and ongoing management of business requirements
  • Coordinate validation of requirements when necessary
  • Serve as a liaison across areas and between business and technical teams
  • Ongoing development of industry expertise by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, benchmarking state-of-the-art practices, and participating in professional societies, and applying this knowledge to the job
Knowledge:
  • Practical application and applied (working) knowledge and experience using Agile (Scrum & Kanban) and Waterfall Methodologies
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in most areas of requirement analysis, business analysis techniques, industry and enterprise knowledge
  • Product Owner Experience:
  • Writing and managing stories from a customer perspective; identify, communicate and break down features to MVP; Develop user stories from prioritized features in collaboration with Product Owner; Strives to maintain a holistic view of product and ensure that the end-to-end experience is strong
  • Accountable for clarifying and/or reviewing user stories with the agile team in a timely fashion; Ensure user stories meet the definition of ready
Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher required
  • IIBA accreditation preferred
Experience:
  • 3 years of experience in Financial Services (Insurance, Commercial/Retail Banking and /or Capital Markets)
  • 3-5 years of experience in a business analyst role

Job Requirements

 
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