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Business Analyst
Ref No.: 17-00243
Location: Carlsbad, California
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 07/03/2017
MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
 
  • Work with multiple business areas to identify and define best business practices including merges and acquisitions, project reports, interfaces, data conversions and enhancement requirements.
  • Develop comprehensive understanding of the business processes as well as a strong working rapport with business users.
  • Work with customers and client stakeholders to elicit, define, gather, understand and analyze user inputs and business requirements through surveys, interviews and workshops/JAD sessions.
  • Lead requirements definition and documentation and work directly with business and IT partners to develop use cases and functional specifications documents.
  • Aid in the project management process for projects including scope identification, project planning, and project status reporting.
  • Identify and involve key stakeholders
  • Identify and interview internal/external subject matter experts
  • Interface with technical managers and teams
  • Collaborate with counterparts in IT (project, development, QA managers) and development resources to create and validate business requirements and project specification documents
  • Ensure application prototypes align with business requirements and user acceptance.
  • Work with developers to translate requirements into technical specifications.
  • Assist QA team with development of functional test plans and facilitate user acceptance process.
  • Aid technical leads in the creation and modification to application architectures and participate in design reviews for traceability to requirements.
  • Stay current on technology trends and software solution offerings form vendors.
  • Have flexibility to work small to medium enhancements independently to create Functional specifications and/or support large projects.
  • Lead sprint planning and overall delivery strategy for Agile projects.
 
REQUIRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
 
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related field.
  • 3-6 years of related experience. Excellent working knowledge of key business process, with 3 to 4 years practical eCommerce and data management experience or comparable Master's Degree.
  • Strong analysis skills required around business process decomposition and data analysis, including data standardization, data clean up, and data consolidation.
  • Experience with larger eBusiness applications such as Comergent, Adobe CQ, Endeca XM, ATG, IBM Websphere, Oracle WebCenter, Adobe Omniture and/or Oracle Access Manager is a plus.
  • Experience with B2C and B2B eCommerce ecosystems, including B2B marketplace integrations is a plus.
  • Ability to assist in user workshops, define requirements, write use and business cases, and design workflow processes. Experience with a Business Process Mapping tool a plus.
  • Experience in both Agile (CSM and/or CSPO preferred) and Waterfall Methodologies is a must.
  • Project Management experience is a plus.
  • 6-Sigma training a plus.
 
OTHER SKILLS:
 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to communicate with internal customers in a non-technical manner.
  • Must be able to work effectively as a member of a Team and in a matrix reporting environment.
  • Must be able to work with and effectively communicate (listen, speak, present and write) to all levels of management and build working relationship with others outside of the Team.
  • Ability to organize, disseminate information efficiently and set expectations.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, SharePoint as well as other project management and time tracking tools.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with cross-functional teams in a very fast- paced environment.
  • Strong time management skills, prioritization abilities and "take ownership of issues and task”.
  • Ability to work as a team member and contribute to the overall success of a team as well as work independently and handle multiple tasks.
  • Must be self-confident, assertive and self-motivated.