Advanced BA (Phoenix)

Atlanta, Georgia | Contract To Hire

Post Date: 10/23/2017 Job ID: 47498 Industry: Business Analyst

Advanced Business Systems Analyst

This is a client and development facing role for someone that enjoys technology, and deriving optimal solutions for complex problems.  This role will have the following responsibilities:
  • Understand and advocate best practices in high-level system designs
  • Identify and manage system data/analytics used to advise technical direction
  • Wrangling data from multiple sources including promotions, research, programming, and traffic databases to create solutions that can be used to drive decision making
  • Working with several large and complex databases
  • Facilitate cooperation and rationalization of unclear or conflicting goals, assist in identifying and communicating viable alternatives and assist in the implementation of decisions.
  • Consult with internal customers leading to actionable insights that optimize the placement of promotional inventory
  • Document and analyze new requirements to determine feasibility and recommend business process improvements where appropriate
  • Identify and research problem trends and work with internal or external subject matter experts to correct and proactively prevent further problems
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders (ranging from executive management to customer support and sales) to define, develop, shape and refine requirements of a complex software platform at the heart of the company' s business
  • Define, prioritize, and clarify user stories
  • Work with other Product Owners to understand use cases, features, business & technical domain rules and overall product goals
  • Work closely with business product owners to understand their requirements and how they fit into the overall solution
  • Create business process flows for the overall solution working closely with solution and integration architects
  • Maintain the functional quality of the work being delivered by setting and evaluating expectations and acceptance criteria
  • Communicate priorities based on well-defined and measured business cases
  • Establish goals and metrics to measure effectiveness after release; monitor & report on progress
  • Produce technically focused user stories, and collaborate with engineers to ensure accuracy and feasibility
  • Build and groom product backlog(s); create and groom short, medium and long-term product roadmaps and get internal agreement with key stakeholders
  • Provide hands-on production support by recommending and/or implementing bug-fixes, application enhancements, customer training, business process changes or other measures

Requirements 
  • Strong knowledge of Agile development practices (especially Scrum methodologies and tools)
  • Direct hands on experience with writing user stories, grooming product backlogs and coordinating/prioritizing conflicting requirements in a fast paced, ever changing environment
  • 4+ years Scrum experience, with at least two as Product Owner
  • 4+ years business analysis or product management experience
  • Outstanding technical and non-technical communication skills
  • Ability to understand and abstract complex systems from technical descriptions
  • Ability to thoroughly understand complex business and technical issues and influence decision making at all levels of the organization without formal reporting structure authority
  • Experience complimenting Product Managers or teams of Product Owners
  • Passionate about advocating the needs of systems
  • Experience authoring Technical User Stories / Use Cases
  • Experience with issues of scale and performance preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently while being a team player
  • Bachelor Degree CIS, MIS, BBA or equivalent

Preferred Skills
  • SQL experience writing easy to medium queries
  • Advanced analytical, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrated proactive customer service
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Advanced communication skills (written/verbal), with emphasis on demonstrated ability to translate complex concepts between business and technical groups.
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-starter yet able to work effectively with a large team of people, working toward the same goal
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