Business Analyst

Hoboken, NJ 07030 | Contract to Direct Hire

Post Date: 04/13/2018 Job ID: 9983 Industry: Technology

Business Analyst
  • Status: Contract to hire
  • Location: Hudson County, NJ
  • Rate: 50/hr  
  • Job Summary

The Business Analyst will function in a formal analyst role to gather and document business, functional and technical requirements; prepare specifications for the new applications or existing applications, document centric workflows. As a member of the IT team, the Business Analyst will do heavy coordination between the business and other IT functions (developers, QA team) group.

Candidate Must Haves:
  • Strong Knowledge of reinsurance;
  • Experience with Agile methodologies;
  • A very strong understanding of development activities, business analysis, and project SLDC.

Candidate Nice To Haves:
  • Experience with document capture software (e.g. Kofax Total Agility f.k.a. Singularity)
  • Knowledge of Open TWINS Software (Trace Isys Ltd. Product)

General Requirements:
  • Eliciting, prioritizing, analyzing, documenting, and validating detailed business requirements
  • 5-7 Years of experience working as a Business Analyst
  • Identifying gaps between system capabilities and business requirements
  • Mapping capabilities to requirements to ensure that business needs are met
  • Leading the translation of business/ user requirements into development activities, test conditions, and expected results.
  • Creating technical implementation roadmaps
  • Ensuring compliance with standardized system development lifecycle
  • Applying standard software development life cycle methodologies
  • Structuring projects and releases
  • Prioritizing activities; Planning delivery
  • Ensuring timely completion of milestones
  • Providing status updates to the business stakeholders
  • Maintaining proper documentation and Bottom line budget-focus
  • Coordinating User Acceptance Testing
  • Assisting with the development and execution of change management and training throughout the organization during the Implementation of system solutions
  • Developing effective working relationships with the IT team, business users, and external vendor
  • Working with the end-user community to record and prioritize maintenance and development activities/needs once the system is implemented.

Desired Characteristics:  
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be able to communicate extremely effectively with all parties including business professionals and technical professionals.
  • Must be able to be understood by all parties;
  • Must not have any translation restrictions or hindrances while working with multiple professionals;
  • Strong analytical skills and detail oriented
  • Professionally assertive and collegial
  • Ability to multitask
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Local candidate – NY Metro Area
  • Stable career history
  • Previous Insurance / Re-Insurance Experience

Qualifications and Education Requirements
  • A minimum of 5 - 7 years of experience in Business and Systems Analysis role.
  • BA that came up through a developer role with strong Project Management skills
  • Solid and successful experience in gathering requirements from the business users as well as system enhancements/bug fixes specifications.
  • A track record of building strong relationships with business users.
  • Strong Experience coordinating activities with developers, testing and other IT functional areas.
  • Experience with Web application development projects is required.
  • Excellent team player with a proven background of individual contribution.
  • Interpersonal, documentation, communication, and presentation skills.
  • Minimal experience with SQL is required.
  • Must be business service focused.
  • Experience with content management systems is highly preferred.
  • Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science or Engineering or Mathematics.

This consultant must have previously worked in or have knowledge of the following Industries:
  • Reinsurance
  • Insurance               
  • Financial Services  

Gillian Rummler

Fun Facts: Loves to snowboard, Huge fan of the Green Bay Packers and lover of all things Fast and the Furious.

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