Sr. Business Analyst

Employer
Primary Talent Partners
Location
Arlington, VA
Posted
Dec 01, 2021
Closes
Dec 03, 2021
Ref
235630019
Hours
Full Time
Primary Talent Partners has a remote 4-month contract opening for a Sr. Business Analyst to join a large IT Research & Advisory company. There is a STRONG possibility that this will convert to a permanent, full time position with Gartner. Job Description: Sr. Business Analyst Purpose : This role will be assigned to large, complex transformational initiatives and will need to perform business analyst functions, working closely with the business and IT stakeholders to gather requirements, drive prioritization and streamline business processes. Additionally this role will help manage dependencies across multiple functional areas. Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities: Elicit and document business and functional requirements using a variety of interview techniques. Partner with Finance, IT and other business stakeholders to develop, document and optimize processes to effectively support the project's key objectives. Transform business requirements into detailed User Stories and clearly defined acceptance criteria that engineers can consume. Decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to facilitate a general understanding. Engage and communicate across varied audiences including stakeholders, clients, delivery teams and upper management during the lifecycle of a given project. Act as a key liaison between the business and the technology consulting partners to drive the success of implementation. Facilitate user acceptance testing activities. Manage customer expectations of products and services to be delivered. Participate in relevant centers of excellence as they pertain to either Scrum, Scrum Master, Product Owner and/or Project Management focus areas. This position will interact with various roles at multiple levels: executive leaders, core team members, and general business and IT audience. Technical/Professional Skills & Competencies: Strong communication (written and oral) and presentation skills tailored to meet the needs of the different end users, team members, sr. management and executive leadership in cross-cultural business environment Must be well organized, methodical and pay close attention to detail Possess excellent written/oral communication skills Able to work well in a highly collaborative cross discipline team Flexible approach, willing to wear multiple hats if needed Proven ability to collaborate in a global / matrix environment Strong work ethic with focus on meeting deadlines and objectives Solution minded, detail-oriented and is firm yet flexible Knowledge and experience with Scrum/Agile and Waterfall methodologies Leading teams in a matrix environment consisting of various types of roles and skill sets Strong business analysis skills Understanding and appreciation of processes/procedures and governance required to lead projects and programs Strong analytical, strategic thinking and problem-solving skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements Ability to breakdown complex business problems and workflows into meaningful components that are understandable by various levels Education/Certifications: Must have: Bachelor's Degree in business, computer science, technology or related field. Advanced degree desirable. 7+ years working in a fast-paced environment that experiences continuous change. 7+ years of demonstrated business process analysis and/or project management office (PMO) experience. Tools: MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, Teams) Google Suite (Google Drive, Drive File Stream, Docs, Sheets, Slides) Jira/Atlassian Microsoft Power BI Job Types: Full-time, Contract Pay: $55.00 - $60.00 per hour Schedule: 8 hour shift Education: Bachelor's (Preferred) Experience: Business Process Analysis: 1 year (Preferred) JIRA: 1 year (Preferred) Power BI: 1 year (Preferred) Work Location: Multiple Locations