• IT Business Analyst (2 year contract)

    ID
    2018-1401
    Location: State/Province
    QC
    Category
    Information Technology
  • Description

    Purpose

    The IT Business Analyst (BA) is responsible for requirements elicitation, communication and management for any project or initiative requiring IT components and for other BA related tasks.

    Key Responsibilities and Accountability

    The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Responsible for planning and executing requirements-related activities (elicitation, analysis, documentation, validation, management, UAT) and communication with stakeholders throughout projects and assignments following applicable guidelines and adhering to standards
    • Promotes awareness of BA good practices to project team and stakeholders and ensures that the established guidelines are consistently followed
    • Identifies stakeholders, their needs and influence on solution and project success
    • Coordinates with all stakeholders to assure definition of requirements for an effective solution to the specified problem
    • Recognizes, communicates, and proposes solutions for requirements related risks
    • Delivers defined results within required constraints (time, budget, scope)
    • Other duties as assigned

    Essential Functions and Tasks

    • Identifies stakeholders and effective analysis approach
    • Identifies effective elicitation approach and techniques
    • Provides estimates, plans requirements-related activities and enacts the plan
    • Prepares deliverables (business requirements, functional specifications, use cases, process diagrams, etc.) in accordance with project requirements and company standards
    • Coordinates with stakeholders and SMEs in relevant activities
    • Communicates requirements-related information and updates
    • Analyzes progress of analysis work, identifies risks, communicates status and effective mitigation recommendations to PM and stakeholders
    • Works under direction of project managers and independently with customers
    • Shares knowledge with peers

    Required Skills and Competencies

    • Understanding of BA role in different software development models and methodologies 
    • Mastery of elicitation, facilitation and modeling techniques
    • Strong planning skills
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Data oriented and comfortable in reading and extracting patterns, trends and insight from data
    • Clear understanding of essentials of Ecommerce platforms, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Content Management System (CMS),  and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
    • Understanding of good IT practices
    • Ability to manage and resolve conflicting interests of stakeholders to identify viable solution
    • Excellent writing skills
    • 5+ years of combined IT and business experience, 3+ years BA or related experience
    • University level education in relevant field
    • Knowledge of modeling and requirement management tools (Visio, requirements traceability, etc.).
    • Clear understanding of project management principles
    • Solid knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Communication and presentation skills to work effectively with different individuals of varying skill sets, areas of expertise, communication styles and organizational hierarchies
    • Deliver results working independently and in a team
    • Self motivated
    • Ability to work autonomously and follow direction from superiors
    • Effectively engage in multiple simultaneous assignments

    Assets

    • Work experience in financial services
    • Proficiency in French language
    • Previous experience with process analysis, accounting/financial applications

     

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