Senior Business Analyst

Location: Pittsburgh

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

The Senior Business Analyst will serve in a leadership role on requirements projects to ensure that business, organizational and system requirements are planned for, elicited, analyzed, validated, documented, reviewed and tested.

Primary Success Factors: • Serves in a leadership role on requirements projects to ensure that business, organizational and/or system requirements are planned for, elicited, analyzed, validated, documented, reviewed and tested. This individual can participate in and/or lead projects. • Participates in all the business analysis body of knowledge areas, including Enterprise Analysis, Elicitation, Requirements Analysis, Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring, Requirements Management and Communication and Solution Assessment and Validation. • Serves as a senior-level business resource for complex and moderate risk projects that align with the skill set. • Serves as project manager/lead on small-to-large scale requirements projects, business improvement efforts and enterprise business architecture efforts. • Creates and provides input to project plans as they pertain to requirements. • Leads facilitated meetings with subject matter experts and ensures output is documented. • Ensures that requirements diagrams, models and definitions are complete and consistent and meet the needs of the project. • Ensures preparation of Requirements Specification documentation as required by the project. • Provides expertise on the tools that the Requirements Life Cycle (RLC) Process recommends for requirements modeling, review, documentation and management. • Understands and uses the components of the RLC Process that focus on requirements. • Ensures that test conditions and test scripts are created and validated for user acceptance testing. • Manages requirements review sessions and traceability and change request process. • Develops a sound knowledge of the affected business area and anticipate future business scenarios. • Ensures compliance with policies, procedures and regulations to ensure safe and sound business operations. • Partners with project manager/program manager to assist with effort and cost estimation activity project scheduling and planning; and identifying risks and issues with project and suggesting mitigation alternatives. • Works closely with the testing team to design and execute detailed test plans and test cases to verify that the software meets requirements. • Identifies problems and defects that should be corrected prior to implementation. • Ensures that the system delivers the required specifications. • Verifies that the system responds in an acceptable manner within the network environment. • Performs regression testing to verify that all pre-existing code still works properly. • Utilizes testing tools as necessary for defect tracking, automated testing and simulated load testing.

Required Experience: • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems / Business Administration or equivalent work experience; Master’s degree preferred • Six or more years of experience in information systems, with an emphasis on the requirements life cycle, development and testing and leading testing efforts and/or dedicated staff to complete significant systems design, testing and/or implementation • Strong knowledge of requirements analysis techniques • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills • Knowledge of current best practices, methodologies (e.g., Agile, SAFe), standards and approaches to Business Analysis • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.

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