Agile Business Analyst

Management Consulting International
Des Moines
11 Jan 2018
25 Jan 2018
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Agile Business Analyst
*Des Moines, IA*
Looking for a passionate Agile Business Analyst to join a large existing team. In this position, you will be the sole BA for a multi–phase, multi–stream project dedicated to the design and development of new web applications for both internal and external users. The Agile Business Analyst will act as the product champion and will need to evangelize the product vision effectively to their team and to stakeholders. As a Business Analyst, you will translate business strategies into product strategies, story journeys, roadmaps, minimum viable releases, epics, and user stories.
*Only Direct US Citizens or Green Card Holders. No 3rd parties*
*Must be eligible for hire without any sponsorship*
*No F1, H1, or other temporary visas will be considered. NO EXCEPTIONS*
*No Relocation Offered! Local candidates strongly preferred. Must work onsite 100% of the time for duration of contract*
*In Person Interviews only.
working as an Agile Business Analyst; strong understanding of Scrum concepts and methodology (Required – 4 Years)
acting as primary point of contact for the business partner and clients. (Required – 4 Years)
translating client and product strategy requirements into application requirements and user stories (Required – 4 Years)
defining acceptance criteria and managing acceptance process with development (Required – 4 Years)
developing and managing the product backlog (Required – 4 Years)
working on web application projects using .NET (Required – 3 Years)
Understanding of tax accounting/finance (Desired)
OCIO is committed to utilizing modern technologies and methodologies in order to deliver secure, high–quality technical solutions to its business partners. The project???s application is being written in .NET/SQL Server environment. Experience working on projects with these technologies, as well as the fundamentals of the iterative/agile methodology, are preferred.
Responsibilities will include:
?? Develop and write user stories that directly support the primary objective of the project and are appropriate size for iterative development.
?? Facilitate regular meetings with project team, sponsors, and stakeholders. Solicit stakeholder feedback to validate priorities.
?? Collaborate with the team on Sprint Planning and assist with planning to accomplish items from backlog.
?? Design wireframes for business partners and clients.
?? Manage backlog by creating a prioritized list, product backlog, and assists the team in breaking down the pieces into smaller, more manageable pieces and build it incrementally.
?? Provide metrics to team and stakeholder to bring visibility on progress.
?? Participate in the QA process by developing clear, specific, and testable acceptance criteria and performing hand–off to QA.
?? At the end of the Sprint, participate with team in review of the product and a retrospective
?? Participate in backlog management and maintain an emphasis on user experience and specifications
?? Participate in daily standup meetings, planning meetings, reviews, and retrospectives
Further job requirements:
?? Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise
?? Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
?? Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team
?? Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
?? Technical understanding of infrastructure components, their dependencies, and interactions between servers, virtual systems, networks, databases, web applications, etc.
?? Ability to proactively participate in customer engagements, follow direction from lead technicians, work with customers, and participate in technical planning
?? Possess strong communications and facilitation skill

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