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Sr. Business Analyst

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Description

Summary

The Senior Business Analyst formulates and defines process and reporting scope and objectives through research and fact-finding combined with an understanding of applicable business systems and industry requirements. Provides analysis of business and user needs, documents requirements, and revises existing logic as necessary. Participates in process and systems analysis and considers the business implications of the application of technology to the current business environment.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Defines and documents customer business functions and processes.
  • Consults with functional unit management and personnel to identify, define and document business needs and objectives, current operational procedures, problems, input and output requirements, and levels of systems access
  • Acts as a liaison between departmental end-users, technical analysts, information technology analysts, consultants and others in the analysis, design, configuration, testing and maintenance of systems to ensure optimal operational performance
  • Analyzes the feasibility of, and develops requirements for, new systems and enhancements to existing systems; ensures the system design fits the needs of the users.
  • Tracks and fully documents changes for functional and business specifications; writes detailed universally understood procedures for permanent records and for use in training.
  • Identifies opportunities for improving business processes through information systems and/or non-system driver changes; assists in the preparation of proposals to develop new systems and/or operational changes.
  • Conducts change impact analysis to assess the potential implications of changes and documents business rules, functions and requirements.
  • Participates in user acceptance testing and testing of new system functionality.
  • Obtains detailed, in-depth and expert knowledge of the assigned business processes and creates requirement documents for development and testing.
  • Consistently challenges the IT and business teams to improve all aspects of their processes.

Other Related Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

 


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree from a Four (4) year College or University
  • 5+ years of diverse financial services / mortgage banking experience preferred 
  • Experience with Agile Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodologies, particularly documentation of Use Cases is preferred.
  • Business analysis skills are required.
  • Ability to interface with all levels of the business to define business and functional requirements.
  • Support business and IT teams, including requirements gathering and project management for new development and integration projects with little or no direction.
  • Strong communication skills are required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as policy and procedure manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, and percentages.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and solve a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardizations exists. Ability to intemperate a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Customer Service Relationships:

Assesses and diffuses problem situations and requires influencing others to reach consensus. Requires tact and diplomacy to handle difficult customer relationships. Explores alternatives and creative solutions to meeting the needs of customers.

Work Complexity:

Tasks are multiple and diverse with some interrelationship across processes. Work requires the direct application of a variety of procedures, policies and/or precedents.

Work Environment:

Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements.

Employer’s Rights:

This job description does not list all the duties of the job. You may be asked by your supervisors or managers to perform other duties. You will be evaluated in part based upon your performance of the tasks and functions listed in this job description. The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time. The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

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