Lead Business System Analyst in Portland, OR at DISYS

Date Posted: 7/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Xtreme, a Pacific Northwest division of DISYS is currently recruiting for a Lead Business System Analyst. This contract opportunity is with a global auto-manufacturing company in beautiful Portland, OR. Our client is committed to work/life balance.  Having partnered with this client for over 20 years, average consultant assignments last 18-24 months. Additionally, we have an on-site support team that is always available to directly assist both the consultants and the client.

If you feel you have the required skills and experience, please apply!

The Business System Analyst works closely with diagnostic and repair product managers and other stakeholders to understand their vision for the product, to elaborate the requirements for that vision, and to deliver outputs that inform the solutions created by the technical teams. We are looking for a Lead BSA to drive the business in gathering requirements, drive the understanding of aftermarket service eco-system, create good working relationship with the business, driving the business towards the right solution

Responsibilities

BA Planning and Monitoring

  • Independently plan and manage the completion of business analysis tasks to support initiative objectives.
  • Provide estimates for analysis outputs, assess impact of proposed deliverables and negotiate priorities with business stakeholders / manager.
  • Ensure there is understanding of the initiative’s objectives within the project team.
  • Work with business stakeholders to identify needs, issues and risks.
  • Actively contribute to improving methodology and tools.

Elicitation

  • Interact and communicate with team and project stakeholders to elicit, document and validate requirements for diagnostic authoring projects.

Requirements Management and Communication

  • Ensure traceability of requirements from business need to solution.
  • Manage changes to requirements and communicate this to stakeholders.
  • Appropriately communicate requirements to diverse audiences.

Enterprise Analysis

  • Identify and define the business need, problem definition and approach.
  • Proactively identify improvements that would increase efficiency or productivity in work effort, processes or application features.

Requirements Analysis

  • Create analysis deliverables (e.g. user stories, workflow diagrams) to inform the stakeholder audience, both technical and non-technical, for the purposes of review and prioritization.
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate the analysis and sign off process.
  • Identify opportunities for, and ensure development is integrated with, other initiatives.

Solution Assessment and Validation

  • Work with stakeholders to validate that the solution meets the business need.
  • Ensure project close and hand over activities are completed.

Skills and abilities

  • Analytical thinking and problem solving
  • Demonstrates strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Applies a variety of creative interviewing techniques to identify needs, issues and solutions, whilst working with a diverse audience (business, management, technical).
  • Facilitates and maintains stakeholder confidence in the decision-making process.

Behavioral characteristics

  • Exhibits strong self-starter attributes.
  • Demonstrates a high level of personal organization for assigned analysis projects.
  • Builds relationships and trust with stakeholders and team members
  • Remains confident and ‘cool under pressure’ to perform in situations that are filled with more ambiguity than clarity.

Business knowledge

  • Understands the role of the business analysis practice within the software development life cycle, and has applied analysis tools and techniques to successfully implement software products.
  • Works effectively within different software development implementations, including Agile.
  • Understands both the organizational and the technology goals.

Communication skills

  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communications.
  • Effectively facilitates stakeholder sessions, ensuring success through preparedness and coordination.
  • Applies facilitation techniques to keep discussions focused and organized.
  • Adjusts style of written communications to meet the needs of the audience.

Interaction skills

  • Advocates for collaboration through teamwork and advanced interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates advanced negotiation skills, and applies different negotiation styles to influence decision
  • Builds relationships across the organization.

Software apps

  • Demonstrates proficiency working within a Microsoft-based environment (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, SharePoint).
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn specialized applications being used by the team.

Education and experience

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a business systems analyst role.
  • Must have Web Content Management and or Content Authoring experience.
  • Must have experience with web applications and application development lifecycle.
  • Must have proven ability to quickly grasp business processes and apply business systems analyst skills and knowledge in a fast-paced environment, with minimal supervision.
  • Understanding of the practice of business analysis.
  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of business analysis, accounting, business administration, management information systems or computer science is preferred; equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered in lieu of four-year degree.

Job Requirements

Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because they inquired about, discussed, or disclosed compensation. Email recruitinghelp @ disys.com to contact us if you are an individual with a disability and require accommodation in the application process.Digital Intelligence Systems, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because they inquired about, discussed, or disclosed compensation. Email recruitinghelp @ disys.com to contact us if you are an individual with a disability and require accommodation in the application process.

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