Business Analyst-- IT
|Reference # :||16-01180||Title :||Business Analyst-- IT|
|Location :||raleigh, NC|
|Experience Level :||Start Date :||05/31/2017|
Top tier investment bank is seeking a Business Analyst to work on IT Infrastructure projects. This role would be a member of centrally managed BA pool.
High-level Operational Responsibilities (program/project agnostic)
Scope (strategy), Deliver, and Improve (post deploy) the delivery of a mixture of large and medium scale global projects influencing the IT 3-year vision.
Balance the use of skills in strategic vision and grounding them in practicality, and Operational Efficiency to help improve products and services already in BAU.
-Understand the business need and create a clear problem statement and vision for change
-Driving the identification of opportunities, and the development and validation of project / program Business Cases and expected benefits. Seek approval for funding to execute against the defined business cases
-Identifying, engaging and managing stakeholders; engineering and managing requirements across the portfolio; identifying dependencies and risks and driving integration of parallel activities across the program
-Driving the requirements prioritization process and developing functional specifications, securing stakeholder agreement
-Partner with engineering in the development of solutions that meet the requirements; documenting current & to be processes, technologies, workflows and data flows. Preparing gap analysis, use cases and implementation plans. Representing customer interests in the solutions process.
-Perform solution evaluations and selection, and elicit customer agreement on the solutions. Articulate and address the implications of the introduction of a new solution on the current and future technology, process and organizational landscape
-Partnering closely with stakeholders, suppliers (internal and external as required), project managers and customers to ensure the testing and successful delivery of solutions in line with the agreed specifications
Essential Required Skills and Work Experience:
? Collaborative and client focused
? Strong analytical (Excel guru), planning and presentation skills (PowerPoint guru)
? High professional standards
? Ability to work in a fast paced, demanding environment turning the 'unknowns' into 'knowns'
? Proficiency in supporting project teams
? Demonstrated ability to facilitate coordination of processes and work collaboratively
? Comfortable working with people up to MD level
? Proficiency in MS Office applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Visio, as well as data visualization tools such as iAnalyze, Tableau etc. or similar
? Strong process design and process engineering skills