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Sr. Business Analyst

Company: Genesis10
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Genesis10 is seeking a Senior Business Analyst in Austin, TX.At Genesis10, we recognize that our consultants are our most powerful resource. Selecting only the most talented and experienced consultants provides our clients with the best the industry has to offer. We take pride in attracting the world's finest business and technology consultants.Genesis10 is a business and technology consulting company with offices nationwide and in Canada. Founded in 1999, Genesis10 has more than 1,200 consultants specializing in project management, business analysis, business transformation and large-scale systems infrastructure and application integration for more than 100 companies, 85% of which are in the Fortune 500. Genesis10 services a variety of industries including banking and financial services, insurance, energy, manufacturing, healthcare, telecommunications and more. For more information, please visit .Genesis10 is currently seeking a Senior Business Analyst for a Contract position through 12/31/2021 with an Insurance/Financial Services company in the Austin, TX area.DescriptionActs as a business and technology process facilitator within an Agile environment, guides technology solutions through all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), with a strong emphasis on business process optimization and operational efficiencies. Manages complex assignments, analyzes problems, and generates effective solutions used in software applications. The Senior Business Analyst may serve as the lead role in a delivery engagement and is responsible for producing high quality deliverables and work products, meeting client goals and objectives, and developing solutions to client problems in a timely manner. The Senior Business Analyst is largely self-directed and must be able to draw sound conclusions based on analysis knowledge, and experience from which they will communicate findings and advise clients effectively, both in person and in writing. Qualifications

  • Undergraduate/ Graduate Degree preferably in Computer Sciences, Information Systems or equivalent years of related experience
  • 5+ years of experience in developing technical configuration requirements and/or system engineering
  • 5-7 years or experience with structured process improvement methodology
    • Data Analysis and Modeling
      • Data Dictionaries
      • Entity Relationship Diagrams
      • Ability to analyze, model and map various data sources
        • Basic SQL queries
        • XML Schema and Data
        • JSON Data
        • Data from spreadsheets and delimited files
        • Basic technical/conceptual understandings of software systems and integrations
          • Servers, Operating Systems, Virtualization and Cloud Technologies
          • Databases, Warehouses, Business Intelligence, ETL, Master Data Management
          • Service Oriented Architecture, Messaging, Enterprise Service Bus
          • Cloud (Azure specific) systems experience would be a bonus
          • Working knowledge of Insurance Industry or other financial services, preferred Role and ResponsibilitiesUnder limited supervision and much decision-making:
            • Participates in visioning, strategic planning and reengineering of technology related processes.
            • Produce system and project documentation including but not limited to: business requirements documents (BRD's), functional specifications, user stories, wire frames/mock-ups, sequence diagrams, activity diagrams, workflows, value stream maps, QFD/House of Quality templates, RACI charts, and other process improvement templates.
            • Works to ensure product quality through development of clear, concise acceptance criteria, ensuring that requirements can be tested in quantifiable means, use of acceptance criteria to develop comprehensive test cases, obtaining business approval for the delivery of successfully tested software, and demonstration of the development products to the business and/or facilitation of user acceptance testing.
            • Works closely with customers to identify business objectives and needs, provide guidance for strategic planning and software application vision, elicit business requirements, assist in refining business cases, analyze production issues to facilitate resolution, recommend appropriate business process enhancements, encourage customers to own, define, and validate their own requirements, and communicate and translate technology concerns and recommendations as related to the solution.
            • Works closely with the technology team to recommend technology solutions to appropriately address business needs, communicate and translate business needs to the technology team as related to the solution, create prototypes or mock-ups of business solutions, and collaborate during the entire SDLC.
            • Works closely with the Quality Assurance team to identify and validate comprehensive test scenarios for the solution, create test cases to support the test scenarios, collaborate in early testing of solutions and upgrades, coordinate software testing at all levels, and track, report upon, and work with the team to prioritize defects.
            • Works with the entire team to develop work item scope, project/product vision and scope, identify and mitigate business and technical risks.
            • Analyzes and effectively communicates test results to the appropriate parties.
            • Anticipates and identifies issues inhibiting the attainment of project goals and helps to develop and implement corrective actions.
            • Acts as a project coordinator to provide feedback to the team- assist in the integration of activities with other teams to ensure successful implementation and support of project/product efforts,and acquire necessary application environments for software development and testing.
            • Conduct and lead cost benefit analysis and other ROI/business case templates.
            • Assists in defining standards, processes, and tools for the business analysis role.
            • Coach and mentor Junior Business Analysts.
            • Fosters teamwork with IT staff through positive communications.
            • Conducts user acceptance testing.Key Skillsets
              • Outstanding analytical skills and ability to translate business requirements into IT requirements
              • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
              • Strong business acumen with an emphasis on value creation and monetization of products/services
              • Ability to independently lead meetings with end users, front line managers, and senior leaders
              • Ability to understand and communicate basic software development concepts (examples, object-oriented design, relational databases, design patterns, etc.)
              • Ability to understand and communicate basic software architectural components, and their deployment and operation (examples, Web Applications, Web Services, Databases, etc.)
              • Ability to represent operational workflow and system business processes with flowcharts using Visio/LucidChart/Gliffy/etc.
              • Advanced experience with Microsoft software: PowerPoint, Excel and Word is essential. Basic SharePoint understanding required
              • Basic understanding of Microsoft SQL Server required- Ability to create and run SQL queries
              • The successful candidate must be a self-starter, be able to work independently, but also be a good contributor to a diverse team
              • Attention to detail, and ability to identify problems
              • Ability to work with QA Analysts to understand defects reported against assigned work Education & Experience
                • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
                • Up to 4 years relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
                • 5+ years' experience as a BA.
                • Insurance, Annuities or Financial Industry experience preferred. Licenses & Certifications
                  • None required.
                    • Preferred Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) or Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO).
                    • Completion of LOMA insurance courses I and II required within first year of employment. If you are a qualified candidate interested in this opportunity, please apply. About Genesis10Genesis10 is a leading U.S. business and technology consulting firm with hundreds of clients needing proven talent and solutions to power their strategic initiatives. If you are a high performing business or IT professional with solid, referenced experience, we want to meet you. Genesis10 recruiters and delivery professionals are highly accomplished career advocates, who get to know you beyond your resume to position you with the opportunities that fit your skills, experience and aspirations. We have benefit options to fit your needs and a support staff that works with you from placement throughout your engagement - project after project. To learn more about Genesis10 and to view all our available career opportunities, please visit us at . "Genesis10 is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V"#DIG10-SW

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