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Business Systems Analyst

Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Freelance | Job ID #71404 | $70 - $77 hourly | Posted 3 weeks ago

Our client, an entertainment company, is seeking a Sr BA to join the tech team.

  • Engaging with the business on behalf of the IT project team, and providing technical guidance and oversight.
  • Works to understand complex business needs and define technology and service requirements to maximize delivery of business value.
  • Translates business needs into requirements that IT can use to design and develop solutions.
  • Ensures the required outcomes are built, tested and delivered.
  • Coaching and guiding other Business Analysts in business requirements gathering, as well as developing best practices in business analysis.
  • Provides some technical guidance and oversight.
  • Leads in moderately complex analysis, providing guidance and oversight.
  • Supports the development of business analysis best practices for the organization.
  • Mentors team members on best practices and standards.
  • Recommends improvements to processes and technology that improve the effectiveness of the team. 
  • Supports pre-project business problem elicitation, feasibility and business case definition.
  • Works with the business to determine the real issue that needs to be solved or the opportunity to do things differently.
  • Develops moderately complex business cases, in particular ensuring benefits align to strategic and tactical business objectives.
  • Supports the business in business, technical and financial feasibility assessments.
  • Monitors emerging trends and identifies those which will be useful to both the business and IT in the delivery of the projects.
  • Gathers business requirements.
  • Works with the business to capture and document requirements (both functional and non-functional) using a range of techniques such as workshop facilitation, document analysis, site visits, use cases, scenario modeling, task and workflow analysis.
  • Ensures business requirements are concise, complete, specific, and unambiguous and that they are aligned to the strategic and tactical goals of the project and the business.
  • Combines all business requirements into a clear, managed, prioritized backlog (agile) or business requirements document (waterfall) for projects of moderate complexity.
  • Refines these business requirements to a sufficient level of detail to allow Architects and Software Engineers to design and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Provides refined requirements into project iterations in time to allow design/delivery to commence.
  • Manages the scope and traceability of requirements throughout the project lifecycle, ensuring that they are understood by the project team and met by the delivered solution.
  • Performs process modeling.
  • Discovers and documents the as-is process by applying various process modeling techniques.
  • Identifies high-level solution options for the business and presents these to stakeholders for review.
  • Designs and models the to-be process, performing gap analysis and identifying areas for improvement.
  • Works with the Business Architect, ensuring business processes are aligned with the business and IT architecture.
  • Reviews, and signs off on solution designs, ensuring business requirements are verified, validated and delivered.
  • Ensures requirements traceability through testing.
  • Works with the QA team to provide business input into test strategy, test plans, test conditions and UAT plans.
  • Coordinates UAT with the business.
  • Reviews and signs off on test scripts to ensure requirements are fully tested and met by the delivered solution.
  • Provide business change management support.
  • Ensures the benefits, impact and release of all changes are tracked and managed and communicated to relevant stakeholders.
  • Ensures end users and IT support teams are fully trained to use, support and maintain the application/solution.
  • Shapes the business customer experience through business engagement and stakeholder management activities, including change and support activities.
  • Provides project management support. Provides subject matter expertise on the business unit and associated processes and systems to all relevant team members.
  • Assists the Project Manager in identifying and managing risks, issues and dependencies.
  • Assists the team in resolving any questions related to requirements or process.
  • Delivers the required documentation during each stage of the project. Supports the third party/hardware/software selection process by providing input into the RFI and RFP and assisting in the assessment of responses against requirements.
  • Supports the review of contracts drawn up with any third party suppliers to ensure that they accurately reflect and meet the needs of the business.
  • Supports the Project Manager in post-implementation reviews and incorporates lessons learned into future work.
  • Four-year degree in field such as Information Technology, Business, or similar field or related work experience.
  • Experience (5+ years) as a Business Analyst across a number of projects.
  • Experience in business analysis techniques, such as information gathering methods, requirements documentation, process modeling and process mapping.
  • Strong understanding of all stages in a project lifecycle and delivery approaches, e.g. waterfall, agile, etc.
  • Strong experience in JIRA.

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.

Pay: $70 - $77 hourly


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