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Sr. Business Analyst

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A full service digital agency headquartered in Brooklyn with offices worldwide is seeking a Senior Business Analyst to join their team. This position is long-term FREELANCE with a high potential to go PERMANENT.

Senior Business Analysts work side by side with every discipline and help project teams deliver the right products for our clients and their customers. We work collaboratively with internal teams, clients and third-party developers on innovative digital projects throughout the entire product development lifecycle and drive products from concept to launch and beyond. Successful Senior Business Analysts gather and analyze business requirements, facilitate internal work sessions and stakeholder interviews, create functional specifications and process flow diagrams. They use their strong understanding of the digital development lifecycle to foster communication between technical and non-technical audiences. They have a bias for action and break down complex problems into steps that drive product development. They have an innate ability to simplify complex and technical concepts and manage all moving parts in order to release high-quality web & mobile experiences.

Responsibilities:
 Help define and support roadmaps to realize business goals and strategies.
 Help define the core product vision, goals, functionality and requirements.
 Develop high quality artifacts and documentation.
 Help build consensus on priorities leading to product execution.
 Collaborate with highly creative user experience experts, visual designers and engineers to reach the best possible version of a feature or product to bring to market.
 Create and maintain product roadmaps, feature backlogs and product documentation such PRDs, user stories, use cases, user flows, logic flows, and functional specifications.
 Prioritize development activities with engineering teams, assist in determining the best technical implementation methods, work closely with QA on acceptance testing and lead product launches.

Basic Qualifications:
 3+ years of business analysis or equivalent experience.
 Experience with waterfall and agile methodologies and an understanding of business analyst's role in various development methodologies.
 Experience analyzing business requirements, creating functional specifications, user stories, and process flow diagrams.
 Strong leadership, communication and presentation skills.
 Attention to detail, analytical problem solving and decision making skills.
 Ability to quickly understand, simplify, internalize and communicate complex or technical concepts.
 Demonstrated thoroughness, follow-up and attention to detail.
 Familiarity with latest collaboration tools and experience utilizing Jira, MS Excel, InDesign, and OmniGraffle.
 BA/BS, preferably in a technical field such as Computer Science.

Preferred Qualifications:
 Strong understanding of user experience, technical & business issues.
 Emphasis on user-driven product design and data-driven product refinement.
 Interest in following emerging technologies & digital trends.
 Digital agency, consulting or entrepreneurial experience.

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