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Send me 100% matching resume only Job Title: Senior Business Analyst Location: Washington D.C Duration: 6-12 months Rate: ALAP Client is looking for a consultant with 6+ years of BA experience with 5+ yrs of experience in Use Case diagramming, Business Process Mapping, Sequence and Activity diagramming, and UML required. SUMMARY The business analyst is responsible for analyzing business process and gathering business requirements for initiatives that support the strategic objectives of the Association. The analyst in this position partners with the functional groups within the business organization to communicate and clarify business needs, contribute to development of long and short term plans and ensure process and services are aligned with business needs. The analyst conducts business process analyses, needs assessments and preliminary cost versus benefit assessment; brokers other IT services; and communicates trends and requirements with business and IT staff. The analyst uncovers client requirements via industry standard model-driven analysis techniques and documents and manages requirements via the approved processes, templates and tools throughout the software development life cycle. Incumbents in this position are challenged to develop and maintain effective working relations with both business and IT in a way that demonstrates an understanding of business problems, as well as IT strategies, issues and priorities. Requires extensive interaction with IT and AAMC business leaders and program management staff. RESPONSIBILITIES Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Requirements Analysis • Demonstrate the ability to capture, define, analyze and translate functional and non-functional business requirements into activity diagrams, system use cases and supplemental specifications that contribute to effective software development. • Lead the elicitation and review of requirements, use cases and other artifacts and clearly communicate requirements to both the business and technical team members. • Work with packaged application/COTS/SAAS vendors to maintain the integrity of business requirements thru implementation • Support the Enterprise Architecture Vision in delivering optimal IT value for the business customer. Key functions include understanding of the Business Processes and translating business needs into requirements specifications • Maintain and track requirements and specifications through requirements traceability matrix, configuration modification and other usage change control processes thru the software development life cycle. • Provide an effective liaison between the business departments and IT, as well as, external vendors providing IT related services. Business Analysis and Business Process Improvement • Perform baseline business analysis by analyzing strategy, performance, metrics, organizational structure, resources, core work activities, existing documentation and supporting technology related to business processes • Conduct environmental research on processes and solutions similar to those of AAMC • Perform model driven analysis to map and analyze existing/as-is processes • Work with project stakeholders to develop and refine business objectives, project scope, assumptions and constraints when developing, integrating, selecting or enhancing a new or existing application • Conduct gap analysis on existing processes and potential alternatives. Perform To-be analysis by Identifying, validating and implementing changes to incrementally improve process efficiency and effectiveness. Assist is resolution of process gaps. • Assess near-term and long-term needs utilizing structured processes to establish business priorities; consult with technical SME’s and develop alternative solutions; advise on options; risks, costs versus benefits, and impact on other business processes and system priorities. • Facilitate consensus on project objectives, assumptions and constraints amongst stakeholders and present business analysis findings in a final package. • Provide support to business program managers in defining or designing business processes and researching, identifying and leveraging enabling technology. • Ally with business functional areas to provide updates of project status and inform management of progress, while addressing business user issues and potential conflicts with technology and service managers in the IT group. Other • Recommend improvements to methodologies and processes and helps integrate or implement them in order to more effectively deliver requirements and support the business and IT. • Support the Project Management Office in the definition, implementation and monitoring of the PMO services. • Initiate, support or participate in continuous improvement projects at AAMC • Develop, motivate, and provide mentorship to junior staff in a way that facilitates the creation of a team environment and enables staff to fulfill their objectives. • Assist in preparation of Request for Proposals or Statements of Work as needed. QUALIFICATIONS Ö Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, business, or related discipline required, MBA or Masters highly desirable. Ö 6-8 yrs of general business analysis experience, preferably in an IT consulting environment or across various industries and project types. Ö 5+ yrs of experience in Use Case diagramming, Business Process Mapping, Sequence and Activity diagramming, and UML required. Ö 2+ yrs of experience in developing use cases. Ö At least 3 yrs experience using Requirements Management tools such as BluePrint Requirements Center, Requisite Pro, DOORS, Calibre RM or similar Ö Expertise in requirement management in Agile, Iterative, JADS, RUP or other formal process environments for documenting formalized requirements Ö Demonstrated knowledge of the software development lifecycle and project management practices required. Ö Strong proficiency using all MS Office applications. Ö Technical knowledge of all phases of application system analysis and development required. Ö Excellent oral and written communication skills required including ability to make effective presentations, create project documentation artifacts, develop technical documentation, and interact effectively in negotiations and team settings serving multiple levels of stakeholders. Ö Knowledge and prior experience in the business operations, organization, and administration of medical schools and/or academic health centers desirable. Job Titles and Functions Supervised This position does not have administrative supervision of AAMC staff on a regular basis. This position will provide guidance to less senior analysts in a technical capacity. This position may be called upon to review and evaluate the work of contract employees related to project activities. This position may act as liaison with vendors who provide software contracting services or support. Frequency and Complexity of Contacts and Work This position requires frequent and close contact with AAMC staff, users, department heads and other representatives, external vendors, AAMC contractors and consultants. This position works on one or more medium to large-sized, moderate to highly complex projects Supervision Received This position requires a very high degree of independence, with minimal supervision. Position will report to the Manager, Business Analysis *Thanks & Regards,* * * *Gopal* *Metasense Inc* *NJ Minority Certified Company*** 100 Technology Way, Suite 320 Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054 (856) 475-0555 Fax *go...@metasenseusa.com* MetaSense Inc. is a Professional Services, Staff Augmentation, Web Design, Call Center, BPO Company with offices located in Mt. Laurel, NJ. 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