Randstad Business Analyst in Beaverton, Oregon

Business Analyst

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job details:

  • location:Beaverton, OR

  • salary:$55 - $70 per hour

  • date posted:Monday, July 17, 2017

  • job type:Temp to Perm

  • reference:565475

A Randstad client in the Beaverton area is seeking a Business Analyst that would lead the analysis and documentation of the Business user's enhancements to, and requirements of the client's Mortgage Servicing Platform. Working with Executives, Managers and End-Users, the Business Analyst must gather and document requirements, processes, and systems flows. As a key member of the development team, the Business Analyst must possess a strong work ethic and a "do what it takes" work style. Client prefers 4-6 months contract-to-hire, but open to direct-hire for the right candidate.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops and meetings, surveys, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis at http://practicalanalyst.com/category/business-analysis/ , task and workflow analysis.

  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.

  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with appropriate team members and users to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as needed: Functional requirements/Business Requirements Documents, Use Cases, Screen and Interface designs

  • Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously

  • Work independently with users and under direction of the Chief Technology Officer, Software Development Manager and Project Manager

  • Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans

  • Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language.

  • Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.

  • Support development team in resolving production issues/escalations based on existing procedures and SLAs

  • Serve as the liaison between the business units, development and support teams.

  • Deliver application and workflow training to end users.

  • Document existing system design and functionality; information and processes that are not currently documented and only known by select users throughout the company

Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience as a Business Analyst

  • Possess strong analytical and product management skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.

  • Possess Excellent verbal and written communication at http://practicalanalyst.com/category/communication/ skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group including, executives, managers, and end-users. Experience in writing User Guides/Customer Manuals is required.

  • Possess a College degree or equivalent work experience.

  • Possess knowledge of JIRA, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access (forms and reports) and Visio

  • Possess a strong work ethic with a desire to do what it takes to complete the task

  • Possess production support/ticket handling skills

  • Ability to adhere to quality standards and meet deadlines set by the Project Manager

  • Ability to work well under pressure with frequent interruptions and shifting priorities. This includes working on multiple projects concurrently.

  • Ability to facilitate group sessions, work effectively within a project team, and in collaboration with peers.

  • Ability to independently plan, organize and prioritize task assignments.

  • Ability to demonstrate procedural and technical writing skills.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with business and technical personnel.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and project a professional business image.

  • Ability to work flexible hours to work with development team as necessary

  • Ability and know-how to work in a hybrid waterfall/agile system

  • Ability to convert waterfall-type requirements into agile User Stories

  • Possess know-how and experience with systems development and the SDLC

  • Mortgage servicing experience or experience with financial applications is a plus

  • Experience in working in highly regulated infrastructures is a plus

  • Experience in developing applications with non-relational databases is a plus