Ref No.: 14-01504
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Department of Employment and Economic Development
St. Paul, MN
18 months

The analyst (BA) will be expected to work with MN.IT business analysts on the following efforts:
Scheduling and conducting joint application design sessions with users and stakeholders
Gathering and documenting business requirements
Creating mockups and specification documents
Creating and executing formal and exploratory tests
Documenting and testing bugs and change requests
Developing training materials
Conducting user acceptance testing
Regular status reports and work plan
Adherence to timekeeping and invoicing practices of DEED
Follow project's change control procedures

Required Skills (to be scored as pass/fail) Analyst
Required minimum qualifications:
The skills required of the Business Analyst:
Documented 3 or more years' experience with each of the following:
o Business requirements gathering
Joint application design preparation and facilitation
Artifact documentation and development
Specification and wireframe development
Writing and executing formal test cases and scenarios
Providing user training and support
Documented 2 or more engagements where the candidate demonstrated the following:
o Work in a team (preferably scrum) environment
Work as an analyst in both business and technical roles
Experience with the design and implementation of a web based information management system
Experience and training in integrating security measures within requirements documentation
Experience incorporating accessibility requirements in analysis and testing
Desired Skills Business Analyst

1 or more engagements working within an Agile/Scrum environment
Documented 2 or more engagements where the candidate demonstrated each of the following:
o Strong oral and written communication skills with both internal and external audiences
Strong analysis skills
Problem solving
Strong oral and written communication skills for internal audiences, based on reference interviews and interview responses (if interviews are held).
Bachelor's degree, BS or greater
1 or more engagements with a governmental entity
1 or more engagements using Microsoft Test Manager
1 or more engagements using Microsoft team foundation server (TFS) in daily work flow (i.e., work item tracking, associations, document check in/out, etc.)