Business Analyst

Nystec Albany , NY 12201

Posted 3 months ago

The Business Analyst will be responsible for supporting the team in defining functional, non-functional and technical specifications to meet business needs for the client; creating, reviewing, and maintaining artifacts; and working across the Program teams to ensure organizational standards are met across the enterprise.

Duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Analyze as-is business processes and systems to establish to-be workflows and designs;

  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders, including subject matter experts, executive teams, managers, program directors, and end-users to ensure that projects meet business needs;

  • Coordinate policy discussions with client agencies and Subject matter experts (SMEs);

  • Conduct requirements gathering, validation, and rationalization processes;

  • Review deliverables from vendors to ensure system planning, design, and delivery are in line with business needs, as described in the requirements;

  • Collaborate with team on requirements definition to ensure system requirements align with client-related standards and strategy;

  • Evaluate project timelines and priorities;

  • Adhere to internal controls, guidelines and procedures pertaining to the systems development life cycle;

  • Proactively provide status of all project activities to management including progress, issues, risks, mitigations, resolutions, successes and lessons learned;

  • Develop a deep business and software understanding of the applications

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least six years of experience as a full-time business analyst.

  • At least one year of supervisory experience.

  • Experience supporting requirements analysis, design, testing, and implementation activities. Knowledge of, and experience with, development and Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methods such as Waterfall, RUP, Agile, Scrum, etc.

Preferred Skills

  • Master's degree in information technology, Business Administration, Computer Science or another related field.

  • Preference for candidates with knowledge and experience of NYS and/or NYC government.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including exposure to MS Project and Visio.

  • A strong customer orientation, with active listening skills and the ability to understand and define/document business needs comprehensively.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of in-scope Health and Human Services programs.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with diverse stakeholder groups, executives, managers, subject matter experts, technical staff, consultants/contractors and end users.

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