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Business Analyst
Ref No.: 18-22402
Location: Auburn, Alabama
  1. Services Description
  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements.
  • Utilize your experience in using enterprise-wide requirements definition and management systems and methodologies required.
  • Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously (working on parallel development teams).
  • Work independently with users to define concepts and under direction of project managers.
  • Drive and challenge programs on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans.
  • Serves as the conduit between the customer community (internal and external customers) and the software development team through which requirements flow.
  • Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language.
  • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.
  • Be the liaison between the programs, development teams and support teams.
  • Fully utilize Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) from a BA perspective, tracking: requirements, work items, bugs, deliverables, builds, and source code.
  • Track progress and review project tasks to make certain deadlines are met appropriately.
  • Follow Scrum/Agile Methodology.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
B.SOW Deliverables
Resource shall provide the following deliverables per direction of and assignment by the Agency Project Sponsor and/or the Agency Project Manager:
  • Functional requirements (Business Requirements Document)
  • Use Cases
  • GUI (Screen and Interface designs)
  • Status Reports
  • Project documents
  • Other deliverables as identified & assigned
C.Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience with State Government, Medicaid, CHIP and DHR business area or healthcare industry
  • Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group, executives, managers, and subject matter experts.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access) and Visio
  • Proficiency with MS Project and MS Team Foundation Server (TFS)
  • Experience facilitating Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions
  • Experience working with test plans and test cases
  • Extensive experience with Change Management
  • Extensive experience with project development methodology and able to apply methodology in a practical manner
  • Needs to be able to work independently and not rely on State or other team members for direction
  • Five years' experience as a Business Analyst:
  • Working hands-on with all aspects of the System Development Life Cycle
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop and negotiate win/win solutions to project issues
  • Process knowledge and experience with Agile software projects
  • Extensive experience with system requirements and their constraints/dependencies
  • Ability to break down prioritized requirements into individual sprints
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with advance education in fields related to position or equivalent experience