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Business Analyst, Columbia, MD
Ref No.: 17-03581
Location: Columbia, Maryland
 Job Title: Business Analyst
Location: Columbia, MD
Position Type:
 Contract
Rate: DOE
US Citizen, Green Card, GC EAD, H4 EAD and TN (Not for H1b or OPT EAD).

Job Description:
  • Need to have a background in software development, ideally supporting projects where they have helped build a product from the ground up.
  • Experience with Agile, Scrum, or Kanban desired.
  • Will function as a BA/Product Owner - hybrid
  • Need VERY STRONG communication skills and able to ask the right questions when gathering requirements
  • Big plus if they have experience working with a CMS, LMS, or a background in education/learning
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • 2–4 years of experience in leading projects, including gathering requirements, scope analysis, and verifying the completion of the project
  • Any combination of the following:
  • Experience serving as a Business Analyst in a web-based Learning environment
  • Experience working with an Education Management System (EMS), and/or Student Information System (SIS), and/or Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Experience working in the Operations side of the education industry
  • Strong analytical 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 of executives, managers, and subject matter experts throughout the entire lifecycle of a project
  • Excellent time management including the prioritization of tasks and controlling scope
  • Ability to reconcile key stakeholder interests, conflicting priorities, and business strategy
  • Education or working knowledge in business analysis or a strong working knowledge of our custom software applications
  • Experience working with data-driven Web applications, preferably .NET
  • An understanding of web technology and current trends – the what, why, when, and how of AJAX, HTML5, browsers, etc.
  • Experience in working in an agile environment, including a strong working knowledge of the methodology, user stories, and iterative development
  • The ability to demonstrate work experience by providing work samples.