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Business Analyst in Birmingham, AL at Vaco

Date Posted: 2/22/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Primary Duties:

  • Maintains a solid knowledge base of the functional capabilities and is a Subject Matter Expert for the products assigned.
  • Possesses overall understanding of applicable business processes and workflows.
  • Assists the Engagement Manager in leading, directing, and reviewing all activities associated with delivering technology products. Responsible for product quality, project timeliness, and customer satisfaction.
  • Serves as functional and business process expert, ensuring that both business needs and end-user needs are understood and reflected in every solution we deliver, distinguished by world-class quality.
  • Interfaces with clients to define and document requirements for a named set of custom developed or vendor software products.
  • Collaborates with the Engagement Manager in creating and presenting the appropriate project on-boarding processes and materials (Charter/SOW/High-level Requirements).
  • Responsible for conducting Design Thinking sessions to gain insights into end user and customer needs.
  • Creates documentation including requirement User Stories, Acceptance Criteria, Feature Description PowerPoint decks, Process Flows and Analysis Models, Personas, Journey Maps, Wireframes and User Guides.
  • Manages the Product Backlog for a Product, working with the Engagement Manager to prioritize requirements, define and manage scope and sprints for a project.
  • Engages business owners and other ITS resources to respond to requests for new applications and/or enhancements.
  • Leads and is responsible for all Testing and QA activities within the project lifecycle. Works with and manages US India (USI) QA resources to develop and execute Test Plans, Test Scripts and all other deliverables and activities related to Quality Assurance of the Products.
  • Provides feedback and conducts Performance Evaluations of USI QA resources.
  • Works with the Engagement Manager and clients to plan user engagement activities and execute User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and/or facilitate continuous testing during agile projects.
  • Participates in reviews of plans associated with project execution.
  • Assists Engagement Manager with status reporting.
  • Responds proactively to both business and project issues and escalates appropriately.
  • Provides operational support to practitioners and firm clients. Engages with various ITS organizations to resolve problems as they arise.

Primary Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience working in supporting multiple software projects in various IT roles.
  • 3+ years of Business Analyst or System Analysis experience.
  • 2+ years of Quality Assurance experience.
  • Must have experience providing Analyst support for SAP and .net projects.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of software development lifecycles including agile development and testing.
  • Experience with test plan creation, automated test scripting, and load/stress testing.
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) or Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) is a plus.
  • Familiarity with SharePoint, MS Project, HP Quality Center, TFS/Urban Turtle, Automated QA and wire-framing or visualization tools is a plus.
  • Prior experience that demonstrates good business understanding is needed (experience in a professional services organization is a plus).
  • Demonstrated ability in applying repeatable quality assurance processes and methods to enterprise wide technology projects or initiatives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, organization, analytical, planning and leadership skills.
  • Strong management, communication, technical and remote collaboration skill are a must.
  • Experience in dealing with multiple projects and cross-functional teams, and ability to coordinate across teams in a large matrix organization environment.
  • Ability to effectively conduct technical discussions directly with Project/Product management, and clients.
  • Excellent team collaboration skills.
    • Strong relationship building and maintaining skills. Fosters a climate conducive to establishing positive working relationships with clients (internal and external).


Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or equivalent educational or professional experience and/or qualifications