We are Niche Technologists, Inc. an IT consulting and FT staffing company with clients throughout the U.S. since 1993.
We currently have a position to fill in NY City that calls for a mid-level IT Business Analyst with at least 4 years experience as a BA and 1-2 years large-scale workflow experience. By large-scale workflow experience we mean the process of the business requires users to exchange data amongst multiple systems across multiple departments . . . so these systems are large, complex, often multi-layered, and interface with one another and the client wants to minimize users having to login to multiple systems. The BAs experience must include custom applications experience (not just pre-packaged applications).
The role works with the application developers and looks at the existing applications across the enterprise so see which are being touched by other applications and those under development to determine where overlap or disconnects or things left out, etc. occur, and from this perspective direct the application developers . . . so were looking for someone who has performed in a similar role and has influenced decisions, pointed out discrepancies, overlaps, issues, etc.
The interview process will require a review of your documentation, functional specs, technical specs, test plans, etc. You would, of course, remove any confidential information from the documents.
To ensure a quick review/response of your resume/application for this position, we suggest you draft a brief summary/profile of your qualifications as they match up with this position and include it either in your resume our your cover email. We receive hundreds of resumes and this approach will put you ahead in the queue.
This analyst will be a core team member on projects from inception to delivery. Duties include business requirements gathering and documentation, business and system impact analysis, requirement prioritization, business area presentations, test plan development and execution.
Lead system requirements gathering for projects
Work collaboratively with project team in doing system impact analysis and project estimation.
Facilitate project initiation and monitor project progress, communicating status to stakeholders.
Create project documentation such as requirements documents, technical specifications, diagrams, workflows, etc.
Create and maintain test plans/strategies; coordinate IT system testing and User Acceptance Testing, collect feedback to IT development teams
Minimum 4 years experience gathering business requirements and assessing impact on current application landscape in a commercial business environment (5 + years preferred).
Ability to define project scope and technical specifications, facilitate the collection of technical, operational or business requirements, set milestones to successful completion.
Experience documenting both business process and system requirements. BPM Experience a plus.
Experience on multiple projects from inception to successful launch (complete solutions / project life cycle).
Must be able to clearly and regularly communicate status, issues and risks to project stakeholders.
Excellent interpersonal skills including negotiation, problem resolution and customer service.
Outstanding performers will have high-level business expertise, be able to multi-task, be pro-active in project planning and requirements gathering, set and maintain multiple priorities, and communicate effectively with people regardless of their technical skill set.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills including the ability to establish goals and set clear expectations prioritize activities and follow through to completion.
Experience with software development life cycle and application release management required.
Expertise with Microsoft Word, Project, Excel, Visio & PowerPoint.
Experience with Business Objects Reporting tools a plus.
Experience using UML (Unified Modeling Language).
Experience in making presentations, with the proven ability to present complex ideas clearly and persuasively.
Project Management experience is a plus.
Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience.