Business Analyst

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Signature Consultants is seeking a Business Analyst for an opportunity with a client located in Concord, CA.


  • Elicit business requirements using appropriate tools and techniques including but not limited to interviews, document analysis, surveys, site visits, use cases, scenarios, business process, task and workflow analysis

  • Serve as business liaison between business areas, senior leadership and IT development and support teams

  • Work behind the scenes to create updates to requirements documents and supporting materials to ensure that project meetings are productive

  • Manage daily activities, working sessions, issue resolution, and communication across project and support teams in order to deliver projects and enhancements on time, on-budget, as requested by the customer

  • Analyze and evaluate data gathered from multiple sources and distinguish user requests from underlying true needs

  • Collaborate with business process owners to identify and maximize opportunities to use information and technology to improve product, service and business processes

  • Create As-Is and To-Be process models and data models to help engage stakeholders and drive for results on requirements gathering and gap analysis

  • Engage with project stakeholders and motivate project team members toward common goals and objectives

  • Prioritize and translate high-level business requirements into detailed functional specifications

  • Coordinate the development of all approved versions of business and functional specifications and review use cases and other documents with IT and the business to ensure all requirements are adequately reflected

  • Model and manage requirements throughout the project life cycle authoring ongoing version and change control, tracking, traceability, etc.

  • Contribute to Project Management deliverables and metric development under the direction of the Project Manager

  • Maintain project schedules and tracking life cycle phases; provide timely project status reporting back to stakeholders and project team members

  • Assist in roll-out strategy as an active participant in user training and post production support needs

  • Ability to work extended hours and occasional weekends with little notice

  • Occasional travel

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years working experience in business analysis and project management

  • Self-directed and results driven with demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize and execute on executive strategies

  • Experience consolidating research and data into coherent and persuasive presentation materials and to present findings and recommendations to senior management for review and approval

  • Experience in working on complex, cross functional projects and the creation of detailed requirement documents

  • Bachelor's degree in Business and/or Information Systems or equivalent work experience

  • 3-5 years' experience translating business needs into functional business requirements, including user stories

  • 2+ years' working within an Agile development environment

  • Experience with various technologies (i.e. Web, Imaging, mainframe, Integration)

  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse work group/team

  • Strong knowledge of System Development Life Cycle

  • Ability to use SQL Data Query Tools

  • Strong understanding of automated testing, requirements analysis and process model tools

  • Solid Microsoft Project and Microsoft Office skills: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, and Visio

  • Solid experience with requirements tool(s) and Project Management Reporting software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in financial services, particularly in investment management

  • Prior experience working as a Product Owner within an Agile environment

  • Experience as a software developer, web developer, or an individual contributor in a technical field

About Signature Consultants, LLC

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Signature Consultants was established in 1997 with a singular focus: to provide clients and consultants with superior staffing solutions. For the ninth consecutive year, Signature was voted as one of the "Best Staffing Firms to Work For" and is now the 14th largest IT staffing firm in the United States (source: Staffing Industry Analysts). With 28 locations throughout North America, Signature annually deploys thousands of consultants to support, run, and manage their clients' technology needs. Signature offers IT staffing, consulting, managed solutions, and direct placement services. For more information on the company, please visit Signature Consultants is the parent company to Hunter Hollis and Madison Gunn.

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