Location : NYC (mid town)
Job Type : Contract to hire
Duration : 6 month contract to hire
Contact Info : Matt O’Brien – email@example.com – 201-786-2415
We are seeking a focused and accomplished Business Analyst with 5+ years of experience with a strong focus on data driven projects.
The candidate should have strong critical thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills with a good understanding of project and program management.
They will be part of the team who is responsible for defining requirements, prioritization and ownership of the backlog.
He or she will be responsible for functional and data specifications, and assist in the creation of test plans for the Customer Data Initiatives program.
Experience working on Customer Data Related projects a plus.
A successful candidate will have the following:
Attention to detail and a strong commitment to quality, and customer service
Strong communication skills, both written and oral. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to work effectively with all levels of the organization and geographically distributed teams
Solid business judgment, strong organizational and time management skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Experience resolving conflicting requirements and priorities
Thrives in a fast past dynamic environment
Proactively seek to understand each division’s business objectives and the value they achieve
Understand how the business objectives intersect with technology, and help translate those objectives into functional requirements
Analyze and compare data
Assist in designing and implementing data governance processes
Work with Program Manager to align business and technology roadmaps and manage to milestones
Facilitate business and technology discussions regarding schedule and priority
Partner with the business to develop, quantify, and track business and technical KPIs to measure improvement
Facilitate the collection of operational or business requirements, communicate how they fit into milestones and minimum viable products for releases and track completion
Define, through written and verbal documentation, EPICs (higher level user stories) and decompose into user stories that developers can follow with clear acceptance criteria
Coordinate and manage vendors (when applicable) responsible for various components of the platform.
Effectively communicate expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion
Review project deliverables to ensure completeness & adherence to standards; Manage risks and issues
Monitor post-production processes to ensure accurate completion of all details
Foster collaborative communication among technical and business teams
Provide input into project planning to support estimates for scope, effort, cost, and schedule; Communication plans are properly defined, communicated, and accepted by key stakeholders
Clearly communicate stories and acceptance criteria to development team and QA team to shape test scripts
Identify and document existing processes, data points, workflows, gaps, and risks and when applicable document future processes
Summarize insights, and communicate implications for internal and external stakeholders
Exceptional verbal, written and communication skills
Enthusiastic team-player, as well as a self-starter
Ability to establish goals and set clear expectations, prioritize activities, and follow through to completion
Excellent interpersonal skills including negotiation, problem resolution, and customer service
Strong presentation skills
Ability to utilize Excel, SQL and other tools to understand and compare data
Flexibility and adaptability to adjust and alter approach promptly and efficiently, when needed
Experience in Agile
Ability to quickly understand the scope of the project and identify key success and risk factors
Experience working with third party vendors with an understanding of systems integration
Must be able to clearly and regularly communicate status, issues and risks to project stakeholders
Must be highly organized and able to multi-task
Well versed in Microsoft Office (Word, Project, Excel, Visio & PowerPoint)
Experience with project tracking tools such as Jira etc.
Bachelor’s Degree or higher (focus as an MBA, MIS, computer science, mathematics, engineering, science, or other quantitative field a plus)
The following are beneficial to the position, but not required:
Knowledge of MDM customer platforms
Knowledge of data profiling tools