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Business Analyst

  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Ref No: 18-01115
  • Date: February 14, 2018
  • Job title:

Richard Ward

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Job Description - Business Analyst

Business Analyst

The Business Analyst will be responsible to facilitate the deployment of new business processes/products and/or changes to existing business processes/products. Work involves analyzing and scoping areas of business practice and process that when tested and implemented will provide a more effective and efficient way of handling stated processes. The Business Analyst will be part of an agile environment and serves as the key intermediary between the Product Owner and the agile development team. As part of the Scrum team, the position will also work on user story grooming and guide the development team to deliver on requirements. The Technical Business Analyst is responsible for the analysis and documentation of technical requirements, scope of opportunity and process change requirements. Position will interact with business and technology stakeholders.


  • Elicit and document requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, and/or other means
  • Develop the following artifacts as necessary:  process maps, data flow diagrams, use case scenarios, and requirements specifications
  • Partner with key stakeholders across the organization ensuring business requirements are understood and delivered
  • Reviews test strategy and test plans to ensure requirements are adequately tested.
  • Reviews training and implementation strategy to ensure they are consistent with requirements.
  • Drive the overall planning process associated with user acceptance testing
  • Maintain functional and technical applications documentation
  • Excellent ability to relay highly complex information to others and have it interpreted correctly, presenting messages in a way that enhances understanding for large scale complex projects
  • Strong ability to consistently anticipate users’ needs through an in depth understanding of a users’ requirements and desires
  • Determines what needs to be accomplished for achieving the Scrum Teams goals


  • Bachelor’s degree and three or more years of relevant experience in a technical (non-programming) support role
  • Experience with business systems analysis or quality assurance testing and the responsibilities associated with these positions
  • Knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) Waterfall & Agile (Scrum)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Must be able to communicate effectively and confidently with users, team members, and management. Ability to work collaboratively with a team.
  • Experience writing specifications and/or user stories utilizing graphical UI concepts and process maps that are clear, concise and well organized
  • Highly effective time and project management skills, including ability to coordinate development, testing and implementation

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