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Technical Business/Quality Assurance Analyst in Sarasota, FL at Vaco

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

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Job Description

We are seeking an experienced Technical Business Analyst to join our IT team in Sarasota, FL. As our company grows, so does the complexity of our core technology platform and related applications both internal and client facing. This individual will be working its core technology platform on the Microsoft .NET framework which integrates with cloud-based applications and data platforms to deliver mission critical business solutions.

As an integral member of the Applications Development team, the Technical Business Analyst will work with cross-functional teams and will act as the conduit between the business stake holders, consultants, agencies, and the internal development teams. The candidate will play a dual role:

  • QA Analyst: Assist IT in establishing QA tools and methods to insure deliverables are meeting business requirements, design specifications, and to mitigate risk arising from defects in the code impacting production.
  • Business Analyst: Serve as liaison between the business and developers and will identify, interpret, and define business requirements and features; translate them into functional requirements and technical specifications; and lead the process to visualize, document, and communicate functional business solutions used to design, build, and test.

  • The candidate must demonstrate a good balance of business acumen as well as deep technical understanding of SDLC methods, application design, and data architecture.


    • Facilitate and create the gathering and documentation of business requirements.
    • Utilize design thinking skills to help the business arrive at their desired requirements.
    • Conduct analysis to insure alignment with business priorities and to identify/mitigate any risk.
    • Collaborate with Enterprise Project Management to establish priorities, resource requirements, and scheduling.
    • Collaborate with internal and external technical developers to communicate design specifications and to provide resource and cost estimates.
    • Participate in user acceptance testing to insure functional quality and outcomes fit original specification and technical requirements.
    • Collaborate in change management process to insure successful deployment of solutions with minimal impact to business.
    • Identify opportunities to improve processes and procedures to more effectively delivery solutions by increasing operational workflow
    • Develop deep understanding of integration points with other systems and platforms within the supported features of the applications.
    • Comply with existing change management methods to insure application stability.
    • Help IT get things done with a passion for quality!


    • Minimum 5 years hands on experience in a highly technical business analysis role.
    • Experience with best practices for capturing, creating, visualizing, and communicating requirements, specifications, and designs.
    • Experience with business processes across multiple data domains in a services-based company
    • Experience working in an Agile or Kanban software development team (Jira and TFS).
    • Knowledge of all things Microsoft is a plus.
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Management Information Systems, or related technical degree is preferred. IT industry certification(s) desired.
    • Demonstrated experience using technology tools including, but not limited to Jira, Microsoft Team Foundation Server, .NET framework, SQL, Visio, IIS, source code management, QA, and project management.
    • Experience with project and change/release management principles.
    • Strong analytical, writing, and organizational skills.

    Key Competencies:

    • Innovative, entrepreneurial with ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
    • Must possess strong analytical, conceptual and problem-solving abilities.
    • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact with peers, customers and business partners at all levels within the organization.
    • Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills.
    • Systematic approach to problem analysis and problem solving.
    • Customer service oriented.
    • Be in alignment with business goals.
    • Must be flexible and able to change directions quickly and comfortably.
    • Exhibit passion for the mission of the organization and be a positive influence on all team members.