Company: Amerit Consulting
Posted on: September 13, 2018
Company Overview: Creating value by bringing together the right people to achieve results is our motto. Our clients and employees say they choose to work with us because of how we work with them - with service that exceeds their expectations and a personal commitment to their success. Our client, one of the largest distributors of natural gas in the northeast US, serving customers in NY, MA, and RI seeks an accomplished Business Analyst. * Candidate must be authorized to work in USA without requiring sponsorship * Description: Document business critical or complex solutions that meet the user needs and improve business performance by providing the analysis of business requirements, problem solving and troubleshooting as part of a project delivery team. Accountable for ensuring that clear, concise requirements (business and technical) have been captured. Drive or participate in testing, drive issue resolution, deviations and support the production implementation process. Develop procedural documentation or manuals. Gather, analyze, document and manage business and user requirements (both functional and non-functional Identify potential solutions for the business and provide input to issues or risks (through solid knowledge of the business and user requirements Identify project interdependencies and communicate requirement/scope issues and participate in driving them to resolution for inclusion in the functional specifications. Translate business and user requirements in to detailed system requirements for the IT organization and manage all changes to the source documents. Develops detailed requirements via interviews, documented analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis. Lead other business analysts and other resources related business analysts' functions and / or deliverables. Demonstrate clear capability to document the ASIS, TOBE process flows. Conduct full analytics collaboratively to identify and provide solutions for gaps and abnormal work flows. Interact and work with the development team on issues related to coding to functional specifications. Ensure appropriate bi-directional tracing of project modifications back to business and user requirements. Facilitate walk-through of project deliverables for endorsement and approval. Create business and functional specifications for large, complex system implementations. Assist with the development of the testing strategy - plan thorough requirements testing for user acceptance. Demonstrate expert level knowledge in all systems, processes and data relating to the assigned business or project. Leverage domain expertise and analyst practice expertise to provide the most effective solutions to the business partners in the most efficient means possible. Educate business partners on systems capabilities and the feasibility of developing specific solutions. Manage stakeholder expectations as it relates to gathering business requirements. Leverage technical knowledge & business acumen to manage effective working relationships with Business Relationship Mangers, technology teams and business partners at management and end user levels. Complete all support documentation on assigned projects, including creating and updating all user and technical procedures/manuals, business, and functional requirements, traceability matrices, process flows, operational support documentation and archival of all related project documentation. Develop the required user acceptance test scripts if necessary. Assist in overseeing User Acceptance Testing to execute, and track deviations found, facilitate non-technical work around sessions for remediation and document testing progress. Define and monitor all implementation tasks such as the production check-out process, including review of reports, data files and online screens to ensure technical solutions perform according to the specifications and meet defined business requirements. Actively champion and contribute to the continuous improvement of business systems analysis best practices, using innovative ideas to increase effectiveness of the overall analyst organization. Provide subject matter expertise in areas including strategy/approach, requirements gathering, process modelling, use cases and other areas of expertise based on established business analysis tools and techniques. Qualifications Required: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Industrial Engineering or similar discipline; or equivalent work experience. 1-3 years of relevant experience as a Business Analyst role and demonstrated experience in business and functional requirements elicitation, translation and documentation. 1+ years' experience in facilitating design and use case discussions. 1+ years' experience in a SDLC environment. Expert level analysis skills including ability to identify patterns, potential issues and then translate those into functional and test requirements. Expert level understanding of business functional areas and management issues as well as the IT organizations systems and capabilities. Knowledge of and ability to effectively use the appropriate modelling methodologies and toolsets, requirements management methodologies and toolsets, requirements visualization methods and toolsets, and artifact versioning tools. Proven track record with planning, estimating and organizing effort for the WBS. Extensive experience in MSOffice, Visio. Preferred Qualifications: Have 1+years' experience in working in the Utility (Gas/Electric) domain with in a project setting. Working toward relevant industry certification (e.g. CEng, CITP, TOGAF, IIBA, ISEB diploma) desirable but not essential as part of career progression. I''d love to talk to you if you think this position is right up your alley. If you''re looking for rewarding employment and a company that puts its employees first, we''d like to work with you. We''re driven, people driven. NOTE: ---Candidates that are offered a position are required to pass pre-employment drug and background screening---
Keywords: Amerit Consulting, Hicksville , Business Analyst, IT / Software / Systems , Hicksville, New York
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