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Business Analyst

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Our client, very well established and financially stable, in the electronics retail industry, is looking to bring onboard an IT business analyst to help with their existing eCommerce platform. Aquent is the official employer of this opportunity and it is minimum 6 months in duration, with no limitations to extension.

Roles and Responsibilities
• Elicit, analyze, validate, prioritize and document the business and functional requirements for enterprise systems.
• Proactively communicate, collaborate and negotiate with external and internal customers to analyze business needs.
• Manage/facilitate documentation reviews, stakeholder interviews, and requirements gathering sessions in order to articulate process flows and business requirements.
• Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
• Optimize and improve requirement management processes based on best practices.
• Perform, document , review and present Gap analysis with the business stakeholders and provide suggestions and recommendations.
• Coordinate testing with business stakeholders, and analyze and document test results.
• Write user stories along with the business values and get it reviewed with the product owner.
• Act as Scrum master to host everyday stand-ups, sprint planning, release planning, present demos and gather feedback.
• Prioritize the requirements along with Product owner by help gathering, providing and assessing data points for requirements.
• Lead internal review sessions to discuss issues and questions related to requirements documentation; work with business stakeholders to review and resolve issues.
• Communicate with many levels of the organization, business stakeholders/Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), project managers, system architects, quality assurance, etc.
• Review quality assurance (QA) test cases to make sure it rightly aligns with the acceptance criteria.
• Identify impacted systems and business areas and provide communication for alignment and buy-ins.
• Partners with the business team to identify project goals and objectives.
• Oversee process to define scope of the project based on the business need in order to meet the customer's project expectations.
• Develop and manage project schedules status, resources, deliverables, risks and issues, and timelines throughout the project with input from the application managers, business partners and project team.
• Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate techniques in order to keep the project roadmap accurate and updated.
• Ensures deadlines are met by facilitating resource planning, organizing, and prioritizing. Keeps management and key stakeholders well informed on a timely basis on project progress, status and/or concerns for each assignment.
• Supports resources with bandwidth/workload prioritization and escalates to manager when bandwidth levels are being over indexed.
• Works with deployment team to ensure changes are migrated into production successfully and adhere to deployment team's processes.
• Works with technical team to develop project cost estimates and resource plans.
• Works with other Product and Project teams to align timelines.
• Provide weekly status communication to Program and Leadership team.
• Facilitates communication and negotiation within and across the project team(s).

Requirements
• Requires at least a Bachelor of Science or foreign equivalent degree in Computer Science, plus at least 6+ years of experience in an IT environment.
• Atleast four years of Business Analyst experience.
• Atleast one year as a scrum master/ project manager experience.
• Atleast two years of working experience in Agile methodology.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Working experience with Atlassian JIRA, Confluence and Microsoft Visio .
• More than three years of experience with Microsoft Excel and Word.

Preferred Qualifications:
• 3+ years of experience in web application projects.
• 1+ years of direct e-Commerce experience.
• Working experience in Distributed model and multi-vendor projects.

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