Randstad Business Analyst in Beaverton, Oregon
salary:$55 - $70 per hour
date posted:Monday, July 17, 2017
job type:Temp to Perm
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
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