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Business Analyst in Chicago, IL at CRS Group

Date Posted: 1/24/2018

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Job Description

Business Analyst
Duration: 3 month contract
Location: Chicago, IL
Overview: The CRS Group is currently looking for a Business Analyst for one of our clients in the Chicago area. The CRS Group is a nationwide Staffing Firm who works primarily with Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 corporations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for working with the business to analyze business requirements
  • Provide functional expertise, high level business process reengineering, technical overviews and insight where appropriate
  • Produce specifications for any new / change to technology applications
  • Work with the development team to ensure that they understand the business and functional specifications
  • Work with training team to document system scenarios and identify roles impacted and help develop a change management / training plan
  • Actively participate in SQA preparation for and execution of user acceptance testing (UAT)
  • Provides functional feasibility assessment to the business partners related to emerging initiatives
  • Provides high-level business process and technical overviews and insight where appropriate
  • Maintains continuity between business team and IS organization throughout complete system development life cycle
  • Serves as primary contact between technology and business end-users in understanding the specific business requirements, criticality and prioritization of business capability
  • Identifies, assesses, and documents business requirements, recommending business priorities and advising business on options, risks and costs versus benefits of various solutions
  • Conducts research to determine if solutions to business requirements currently exist within or outside the business, and if not, whether new solutions are feasible
  • Helps analyze impact of proposed solution on existing technology platforms
  •  Provides input to buy vs. build decision based on input received from the business and other functions within technology
  • Provides input to the development of formal business cases, when applicable
  •  Develops use cases to explain / demonstrate business requirements / specifications to the technology team
  • Actively lead and participate in agile processes - epic and user story creation, backlog refinement, backlog management, prioritization, demos, retrospectives
  • Contributes a business or process perspective during design reviews
  • Actively participates in system test preparation and execution of user acceptance testing (UAT)
  • Helps create test cases
  • Assists testing team to ensure that requirements documentation can be easily translated into test plans, and ensures that the proper testing plans have been completed
  • Facilitates implementation of new functionality through training sessions, demos, and the development of appropriate documentation
  • Provides relevant test scenarios for the testing team; works with test team to develop system integration test scripts and ensures the testing results correspond to the business expectations
  • Provides input into project / resource estimating activities
  • Identifies and communicates risks to delivering solution on time

Business Partnership:
  • Establish strong working relationships with technology team members, functional counterparts, vendors and related business partners
  •  Participate in the development of solutions to meet business needs
  • Participate in and support cross technology process improvement initiatives

People Management:
  • Manage individual workload and deliver to agreed upon project milestones
  • Proactively promote consistent project-based performance measurement and skill development of junior staff
  • Actively participate in HR performance measurement processes
  • Demonstrate ability to work in team environment and help resolve issues
  • Provide input to staffing plans at the project-level to identify key / required skills

  • Data analytics/Data Warehousing Experience
  • Billing experience
  • Conversion Experience
  • Experience with requirements
  • Business intelligence
  • Developer experience is a plus
  • Experience with technical system level management is required
  • Telecommunications experience is a major plus
  • Excellent oral and written communications

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Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.