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Software Business Analyst – 100% REMOTE

PMO Partners, LLC

This is a Full-time position in Beverly, MA posted June 10, 2021.

The client would prefer to have someone in the Beverly office. However, they are open to folks that are in New England, or even on EST As part of the User Experience Team the Business Analyst will assist in capturing, documenting, consolidating, and communicating requirements from stakeholders to the User Experience Design team and Engineering teams. The BA is an essential link between the business users providing the needs statements and the teams implementing a solution to meet those needs. The BA will also be involved in testing and reviews of the new features functions to verify they have met the user requirement. We develop enterprise software following an iterative process based on the agile development methodology. Within this iterative process, the BA Team collaborates with Product Management, User Experience Design, business stakeholders, Software Development, Software Quality Assurance, Deployment and Localization teams to ensure the timely development of requirements and associated artifacts and the subsequent validation against initial requirements. Duties include, but are not limited to Participate in requirements gathering activities including interviews, document analysis, workshops, discussions, use case iteration, and other methods. Identify and document project scope, goals and deliverables to understand and communicate boundaries of the business requirements. Create requirements documentation according to established process, using standard templates and applying best practices proven for our development of requirements. Consolidate and evaluate information and high-level requirements to reconcile conflicts and to distill into lower-level detailed requirements that support our iterative agile-based development process. Create project records (epics, user stories) for software development and conduct ongoing gap analysis to insure all requirements defined for the scope of the project are included in these records. Collaborate with Product Managers and UX Designers, internal and external stakeholders to analyze business and user needs and to scope and define new features and enhancements to the system Participate in development projects to create, groom, and manage the backlog and to apply any updates to the documented requirements, use cases, or other artifacts specific to the project. Provide support for development and test teams during testing cycles Maintain product requirements content in the requirements repository system and compile product requirements reference documents using that content. Provide guidance and mentorship to junior team members, Co-Op Students, and interns. QUALIFICATIONS ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE SKILLS Experience and technical knowledge involving the planning and development of enterprise software applications and mobile applications Build a deep understanding of business goals to help drive results. Challenge the goals when necessary, to align with both business and userrsquos needs. Understand and empathize with end-user needs to solve customer problems Develop, document, and promote documentation guidelines, best practices and standards across projects in collaboration with the BA team members. Collaboration is keyhellip Must be skilled in leading requirements discussions to foster a collaborative approach to advising stakeholder, requirements collection, solution review, and ongoing feedback. Perform out-of-the-box design thinking, collaborate with others, and make a difference every day! EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE BS or MS or equivalent experience in Computer Science, Analytics, Informatics, Food, Health Care Administration, Life Science, or Business 3+ years Business Requirements writing experience required General understanding of software development Processes Expertise with Agile Lifecycle and SCRUM practices is a plus Proficient using Microsoft Office Software (Excel, Word, Outlook, Etc.) Experience using collaboration tools including Confluence, Jira, SharePoint or similar software Experience with User Experience research is a plus Self-starter and motivated to expand skill set and experience Examples of written documentation will be requested as part of the interview process SKILLS AND TRAITS Think strategically, act tactically, and solve problems quickly while demonstrating excellent project management and scheduling skills Strong written and verbal communication, and presentation skills Adaptable and able to transform ambiguity into clearly defined solutions Ability to influence and negotiate Highly organized Firm sense of accountability and ownership for assigned responsibilities