Business Analyst

  • location: Rockville, MD
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $40 - $48 per hour
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Business Analyst

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Senior Business Analyst Location: Rockville, MD

Business Analyst with significant analyst skills to support the client's technical needs, including requirements gathering, data collection and analysis. Ideal candidates will have a solid understanding of Drupal or similar content management system (CMS) functionality (e.g. Moodle, Drupal, etc.), and be looking to expand their technical abilities under the direction of technical subject matter experts in a project environment.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Understand and communicate the capabilities of the collaborative tools portfolio, including strategies and deliverables required for successful implementation and end-user adoption
  • Conduct meetings to elicit, define and document requirements from sponsors and end users
  • Conduct qualitative analysis of existing implementations and provide thoughtful, strategic improvement recommendations
  • Define content strategy solutions, including document workflow and governance policies
  • Conduct requirements gathering sessions with client stakeholders using interviews, document analysis, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, workflow analysis
  • Translate requirements into technical specifications
  • Articulate requirements and business requirements to developers
  • Identify gaps in processes, opportunities for improvements and automation
  • Generate technical requirements, proof of concept solutions
  • Develop and maintain requirements management lifecycle artifacts following the EPLC process
  • Manage resources against plan
  • Organize and facilitate user group meetings
 
location: Rockville, Maryland
job type: Contract
salary: $40 - 48 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 7 years' experience in a Business Analyst or Requirements Analyst role
  • Experience with Collaboration, Portals, Enterprise Search, Enterprise Content Management, business Processes and Forms as well as Business Intelligence, this includes search configuration, search crawl sources, rules, schedules, records management, profile services, business connectivity service configuration, external Service Application types and lists
  • Experience with TFS or similar code/requirements management tool suite
  • Experience working in an Agile environment specifically in Scrum and Kanban frameworks
  • Understand how to organize unstructured data (documents) by using metadata, taxonomies, etc.
  • Intermediate-level understanding of CMS capabilities (administration, configuration and customization)
  • Basic knowledge of CSS, HTML, design and development of websites
  • Ability to create Visio diagrams/charts, functional & design documents, Test Scripts and perform some project management specifically managing against a plan.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of all business analysis practices with emphasis on business requirements gathering, facilitation, testing and work flow analysis
  • Proficient in SDLC methodology and tools, and strong understanding of Project methodologies
  • Must be able to understand the business uses of data and develop designs and specifications to meet those requirements
  • Must be an effective verbal and written communicator, able to work with both technical and business users and product owners
  • Must have a commitment to delivering and maintaining high-quality artifacts
  • Must demonstrate a sense of urgency, and the ability to work independently and proactively in achieving team and individual objectives
  • Must be comfortable in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Must have strong attention to detail and an inquisitive mindset
 
qualifications:
Educational Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent based on evaluation of academic credentials, training and/or experience) as well as 7 years of related business analysis/requirements gathering.

 
skills: DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Domain health science knowledge a plus
  • Experience with Drupal implementation
  • Major Plus: PMI-BA certification
  • Major Plus: Project Management Training/Certification
  • Major Plus: Certified Scrum Master

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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