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EBD Functional Architect FA3 SC3
Ref No.: 14-00702
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
Department of Finance and Administration
Little Rock, AR
1 year


The Business Analyst (BA) will be responsible for working with clients to determine the scope of work, identify and document business processes, work with the technical team to insure proper application development, and provide testing.

Local candidates preferred.
Candidates need to be W-2 or I-9 directly to the submitting vendor.

The Department of Finance & Administration (DFA) is responsible for enhancements and maintenance of the applications supporting the DFA Employee Benefits Department (EBD). The BA will work with the EBD to facilitate changes and modifications to the Premium Collections & Payment Modules.

4 years of relevant experience
4 year college degree

All roles specified in FA 1 and FA2 plus:
Analyze, determine, and document functional requirements.
Provide detailed definition on how the applications will support business requirements.
Conduct impact analyses of business requirements on the system.
Work with Technical Architecture Specialist in defining software / hardware requirements.
Gather, interpret, and translate user requirements into design specifications.
Participate in design of application.
Participate in design code and test reviews as appropriate.
Provide inputs to test planning.
Review tasks prior to migration into production as appropriate.
Complete assigned tasks.
Identify and track issues, risks and action items affecting own work and work of team.
Communicate accurate and useful status updates.
Anticipate and resolve issues specific to the team.
Define user interface strategies.
Follow quality standards.
Determine time estimates and schedule for own work and resolve issues in a timely manner.
Identify and initiate continuous improvement opportunities.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Strong communication skills; both written and spoken.

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of Experience
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IT Business Analyst
Required
4
Years
SQL
Required
3
Years
Data Analysis
Required
4
Years
Financial Applications
Required
3
Years
Project Methodology (SDLC)
Required
4
Years
Microsoft Tools
Required
6
Years
Business Analyst Certification
Highly desired
Benefits Systems
Highly desired
MIP Financial Systems
Highly desired
Global Candidate Requirements
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Arkansas Police Background Check
Yes
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Question 1
What is your experience in requirements gathering? What tools did you use?
Question 2
What is your experience working within a formal project management methodology, incorporating an industry standard SDLC?
Question 3
What is your experience as the lead on projects?