Overview

Senior Web Business Analyst- Metro Madison Area, Wisconsin The Senior Web Business Analyst is responsible for translating the functional specifications to a viable technical solution that meets the business needs.

Details
Location:
Metro Madison, WI
Length:
FTE
Start:
Immediate
Job Posting Date:
10/12/2020
Caveat:
JOb Description

This entails technical subject matter knowledge, collaboration with architecture,process teams, testing and deployment teams to design a viable solution. The business analyst also ensures that technical and process design aligns, and the integrated solution inter dependencies are accounted for and work as designed.
 
Position Specific Objectives/Expected Outcomes

  • Meets with business users and elicits and documents requirements for business systems
  • Supports the technical design and development activities of the solution
  • Acquires in depth knowledge of an end-to-end technical solution and their functional capabilities
  • Understands limitations of technologies and software used to implement business systems
  • End to end ownership/accountability of technical solutions
  • Collaborates with developers to review end-to-end solution architecture and design
  • Collaborates with Process Teams and IT organizations on solution design
  • Maintains system architecture documentation to ensure appropriate architecture is leveraged for an end-to-end integrated solution.
  • Acquires clear understanding and capabilities of 3rd party packages and how they fit into our IT solution
  • Acquires clear understanding of the interaction between systems
  • Participates in strategic analysis, proof-of-concept, and prototyping initiatives to prepare for utilization of new technology
  • Designs solutions based on development standards and approaches
  • Oversees and collaborates with other IT associates to ensure all dependencies are identified
  • Evaluates alternative designs, makes appropriate recommendation, and documents design solutions
  • Prepares technical specifications based on thorough understanding of functional specifications
  • Provides design and builds impact assessments for upgrades
  • Mentors mid-level Business Analysts

Project Management Responsibilities:

  • Maintains detailed project plan and ensures projects are staffed with sufficient resources
  • Manages scope of projects to deliver solutions to expected timelines
  • Provides effort estimates based on business requirements
  • Provides timely status updates
  • Maintains awareness of patches and fixes to collaborate for application health

Application Development and Quality Responsibilities:

  • Performs system testing and coordinates user acceptance testing with business users
  • Supports testing activities by fixing or assisting in fixing defects through technical issue resolutions
  • Leads and performs various testing phases such as extended unit tests and performance tests
  • Facilitates extended unit tests
  • Provides interface support
  • Assists with functional acceptance testing as needed
  • Provides timely defect resolution to minimize delays in project time-line
  • Provides after hours support
  • Develops training materials, participates in the implementation, and provides post-implementation support
  • Contributes to, understands and adheres to Application Development processes, software development standards, and technical approaches relevant to assigned   technology
  • Researches, builds and maintains development standards and approaches
  • Proactively monitors, performs root cause analysis and recommends solutions to reduce on-call and improve application health
  • Integrates quality at the source thinking and activities in daily, individual, team and project work. (Applies to all job duties 100%)
  • Utilizes quality/process tools and methodology in daily individual work 
  • Utilizes quality/process tools and methodology on teams
  • Defines and documents individual processes within sphere of control
  • Ensures that others are trained as back-ups on (processes) within the area/department
  • Improves processes within sphere of control
  • Identifies waste and rework and enacts plan to improve/solve
  • Checks satisfaction of internal customers through use of quality tools and Customer/Supplier metrics

 

Requirements

Position Specific Requirements (Education, Experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related business field required.
  • Minimum 5 years of web application development and/or business analyst experience
  • Experience with project management best practices
  • Possess good organizational skills
  • Proficient with company products, processes, and several areas of the business
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate to all levels of the organization
  • Ability to foster new ideas and concepts
  • Ability to lead business and technical discussion
  • Ability to define solutions for complex problems
  • Ability to participate on multi-disciplinary work teams to achieve successful execution of complex implementation projects
  • Experience identifying opportunities for process and system improvements either in existing designs or by adopting new functionalities in the software
  • Able to Implement simple solutions in related technologies
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Experience with Agile development processes (e.g. Scrum).
  • Ensures architecture governance is addressed in all systems implementations and changes.
  • May contribute suggestions to changes to policy, procedures and structures related to architecture.
  • Models systems, databases, user interface design, prototyping, decision trees, data flows
  • Knowledge of technology system interfaces, application architecture and data integration; networks, operating systems, commercial-off-the-shelf software, web architecture
  • Data extraction, transformation and loading (ELT), database management systems (DBMS), output (report) design and data queries (SQL)
  • Knowledge of common design patterns and programming models
  • Experience designing and implementing web applications
  • Skill using various software applications and tools (such as Microsoft Project, Visio, Power Point, and Excel)
  • Ability to learn and apply new technologies quickly
  • Knowledge of common development frameworks and tools \
  • Understands the relationships between the integration technologies, web services, Web Application Server
  • Ability to communicate the system architecture to various audiences using appropriate levels of complexity
  • Ability to gain consensus of solution design and technology across all IT organizations
  • Ability to perform multiple duties concurrently with attention to detail and quality
  • Ability to proactively monitor and communicate for timely escalation of issues
  • Ability to troubleshoot and debug in assigned technology
  • Ability to work independently and with teams without supervision
  • Ability to prioritize and manage work without supervision
  • Ability to facilitate internal and cross team interactions
  • Ability to understand and follow IT department data metrics requirements (such as time recording and project tracking)
  • Ability to facilitate issue resolution
  • Uses project plan and project schedule methodology
  • Clearly defines and utilizes processes in daily work

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