Randstad Sr. BA (SDLC, Finance) in Hopkins, Minnesota

Sr. BA (SDLC, Finance)


Hopkins, MN

Date Posted:

Friday, September 30, 2016

Job Type:


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Randstad Technologies

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Skills Required:


» Business Analyst

4-6 Yrs

» Business Requirements

4-6 Yrs

» Change Management

4-6 Yrs

» Communication

4-6 Yrs

» Design Specifications

4-6 Yrs

» Implementation

4-6 Yrs

» Systems & Process Design

4-6 Yrs

Required Qualifications :

  • University degree in Business, IT or equivalent experience

  • 5 or more years successfully working as a business analyst or related experience on medium to large scale projects.

  • Proven record of interacting with multiple business units and functional teams

  • Knowledge of and experience working within a business analysis capacity on large and complex projects.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to communicate technical and business information effectively to both technical and non-technical people.

  • Proven conflict resolution skills

  • Ability to understand our business, work across business units, be a team player and enjoy working in a team-oriented environment.

  • Experienced working with ambiguity

  • Strong problem solving/decision-making skills.

  • Experience leading and influencing others, including senior level personnel

  • Established skills in identifying and developing strategies to address change management issues.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

  • Familiarity with Business Analyst Body of Knowledge (BABOK)

  • Experience with in-house developed and package implementations.

  • Knowledge of and experience with Change Management

Description :

6 month contract for Senior Business Analyst

Strong facilitation skills and effective collaboration

Proficient in process workflow diagrams and documentation

Will work closely with business partners in the Finance Functions to deliver process, data, and technology solutions. Candidates are expected to be advanced professionals in the systems & process design and implementation space and have experience on low, medium and high rigor IT projects Requires an experienced analyst who can partner effectively with all levels of the organization, lead others, drive results, proactively identify and resolve problems, and make challenging decisions.

Principal Accountabilities :

Analysis & Requirements Gathering:

  • Assess Business Unit/Function needs, clearly eliciting, translating, and documenting business, functional and non-functional requirements.

  • Facilitate requirements discussions with key stakeholders

  • Communicate and clarify the requirements to the design and development resources.

  • Collaborate with the key project SMEs and stakeholders to define project requirements and change requests.

  • Analyze and interpret data and information to guide process and solution decisions.

  • Plan for acceptance of solution (change management, communication, training needs)

  • Assist in translating business requirements into functional design specifications

Solution Design:

  • Create solution designs across process, data, and technology that meet business requirements and adhere to relevant standards and principles, leverage common tools and processes, and meet cost/delivery objectives.

  • Perform reviews with key stakeholders throughout the design lifecycle to ensure alignment on solution designs and requirements. This may include but is not limited to the following activities: design reviews, testing execution, deployment verifications, customer satisfaction reviews, etc.

  • Create supporting solution design documentation to ensure sustainment of the solution and business capability, support solution implementation as necessary.

  • Identify issues relating to missing or misinterpreted business requirements, so that corrective actions can be developed and applied accordingly

  • Advocate quality of solutions that meet or exceed defined business requirements

  • Guide solution options and business partner decision making to minimize the amount of project investment divergence from target architecture

Relationship Management:

  • Create working relationships with technology teams, functional counterparts, vendors and business partners.

  • Engage and influence business sponsors and users and contribute to their targeted business outcomes

  • Engage and influence developers to ensure productivity and solution quality

  • Act as a coordinator to ensure infrastructure requirements are implemented

  • Champion collaboration and enable delivery in team environment

Other Project Delivery Responsibilities (may include some or all of the following):

  • Manage workload and priorities to deliver agreed upon project milestones

  • Prepare high and detailed level estimations of effort in order to achieve a preferred solution.

  • Prepare and execute test plans

  • Prepare and execute training of users and operations teams

  • Provide guidance and architectural oversight during requirements, design, build, and test phases.

  • Work across architecture domains to identify and resolve issues and manage inter-dependencies between integration points.

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