Business Analyst

Uworld, LLC Dallas , TX 75254

Posted 3 weeks ago

UWorld is a worldwide leader in online test prep for college entrance, undergraduate, graduate, and professional licensing exams throughout the United States. Since 2003, over a million students have trusted us to help them prepare for high-stakes examinations.

We are seeking a Business Analyst who excels in gathering, analyzing and communicating business requirements for assigned product development, product maintenance, and support activities.

Responsibilities

  • Work with business stakeholders directly or product owners to gather and understand requirements, analyze requirement & manage scope creeps.
  • Break user and business requirements into functional requirements, specifying appropriate level of detail.
  • Engage in the requirements verification process, ensuring requirements statements are complete, consistent, concise, and verifiable.
  • Assist in prioritization of initiatives based on business needs and requirement.
  • Assist product owner in maintaining healthy backlog of user stories.
  • Play an active role in refining & grooming user stories.
  • Work with the product owner, UX designers, SMEs & external stakeholders to develop wire-frames, mock-ups, and prototypes to assist in the discovery and gathering of detailed requirements.
  • Work independently (or with the product owner) in writing the functional and non-functional stories for the development teams.
  • Work with product owner, SMEs and other stakeholders to test value, interface designs and feedback from new releases.
  • Assist product owner in overseeing the actual development of the product, including planning, refinement, review, and sprint support.
  • Assist technical team in understanding the business requirements with help of stories and prototypes.
  • Be present in daily scrum and retrospective meetings, apart from required presence in sprint review meeting.
  • In the absence of product owner, play the role of proxy owner with end-to-end responsibilities.
  • Participate in facilitating, documenting, and supporting user acceptance testing.
  • Facilitate effective discussions and meetings between development teams, and business stakeholders.

Requirements

  • Degree in computer science or related field
  • Experience working as a Business Analyst on enterprise-level software products/applications.
  • Experience in functional testing, and user acceptance test planning for large enterprise systems.
  • Experience gathering data as well as summarizing and presenting relevant information to internal and external customers, both online and in person.
  • Proficient in formulating business metrics for reporting.
  • Exposure to digital front ends and APIs environments.
  • A passion for delivering customer-centric products/services, be able to understand pain-points of the customers and shape the Product backlog to address those points.
  • Strong knowledge of story management tools such as JIRA, Team Foundation Server (TFS) etc.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment.

Soft Skills

  • Proficient written and verbal communication skills (email, phone, etc.)
  • Excellent analytical, communication and research skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization skills and ability to articulate ideas clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work effectively within a changing environment that is going through high growth.
  • Exceptional follow-through, personal drive, and ability to understand direction and feedback.

Benefits

  • Competitive compensation (contingent on experience)
  • Paid time off (based on sliding scale according to hire date and work hours)
  • A generous paid holiday schedule that includes the entire week of Christmas
  • Comprehensive benefits package (medical, vision, dental, life, disability)
  • 401(k) plan for retirement with 5% employer matching (eligibility after 90 days of employment)
  • On-site group fitness classes and relaxed work environment

Due to the large number of applications received, we are unable to provide feedback on all applications. If selected to interview, a member from our talent acquisition team will be in touch.

At UWorld, we believe strength is derived from the talents, ideas, and experiences of a diverse workforce. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, veteran status, or any other protected class. UWorld is proud to be an equal opportunity employer providing a drug-free workplace. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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