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Position Details: IT Business Analyst

Location: Des Moines, IA
Duration:
Type: Contract

Description:

We are hiring a IT Business Analyst 

Those who worked with large complex IT systems and experienced meeting stakeholder's expectations are strongly engouraged to apply!

Location: Des Moines, IA

Interview Type: IN PERSON ONLY

 

Short Description:

The Business Analyst will participate in all phases of the systems development life-cycle from Requirements, Design, Development, Testing, and Implementation to meet business needs.

The Iowa Department of Human Resources is in the planning phase of a large, multi-year system replacement project. The scope of the project includes the implementation of a modern architecture platform and development of several modules to meet the Federal and State requirements for the creation of a Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System (CCWIS). The migration from the current environment to the future-state platform will involve the modernization or replacement of legacy systems and applications as well as the evaluation and modification of many system-to-system interfaces.

The department is seeking a business analyst to assess the current state of business processes and define the requirements for future state application components.
 

 

Responsibilities of the business analyst include but are not limited to:


•    Creating/documenting, tracing, maintaining, prioritizing, and assessing changes to business processes and the associated requirements
•    Working closely with key decision makers, systems owners and end users in support of core processes and critical business objectives
•    Conducting research and performing studies and surveys to obtain data; and analyzing problems to advise on or recommend solutions, utilizing knowledge of theory, principles, or technology of specific discipline or field of specialization
•    Querying and analyzing data to determine solutions, such as installation of alternate methods and procedures, changes in processing methods and practices, or redesign of products or services
•    Advising client or department heads on alternate methods of solving need or problem, or recommending specific solutions
•    Working within an agile methodology framework with a focus on delivering value and adjusting rapidly to produce the most effective outcome
•    Developing and implementing end-to-end, functional, non-functional, and interface regression test cases, and working with end users to perform User Acceptance Testing
•    Working closely with all IT organizations and driving projects to successful completion.
•    Providing end-to-end IT coordination for all IT related activities.


A successful candidate for this role is expected to possess the following skills and experience:
•    Acts as a liaison between the client area and technical organization by planning, conducting and completing an analysis of moderately complex business problems to be solved with automated systems
•    Provides technical assistance in identifying and evaluating automated systems and related procedures that are cost effective and meet business requirements
•    Coordinates test plans and related project activities
•    Works with user groups to provide training, resolve questions, assess user needs and recommend changes to the automated systems
•    Gathers data and prepares necessary reports, and updates databases used by the client group.
•    The selected candidate will work closely with internal clients and partners to assist with the above description for database application development, enhancement and support
•    Provide assistance with governance, regulatory, and compliance requirements for the team.
•    Ability to document and analyze process changes 
•    Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse group of team members, including executives, managers, IT professionals, and subject matter experts
•    Strong ability to work effectively within time constraints, changing priorities, and independently
•    Experience with Microsoft Office Suite: Including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visio
•    Analyze business strategy and user needs, document specifications, and translate business objectives into proper system requirement specifications
•    Guide business customers through business case development for new applications/functionality, including cost / benefit analysis and risk / impact analysis
•    Understanding of how to deliver value through: realizations of benefits, avoidance of cost, identify new opportunities and modernizing the organization.
•    Proactively maintain an understanding of the business processes.
•    Work closely with other Business Units to identify and deliver Enterprise value.
•    This role also ensures requirements go through hand off and sign off procedures defined by Agency practices. 
 

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Business, or related field, or relevant experience.

 

Skills Matrix:

Skill

Required / Desired

Amount

of Experience

Experience working on large, complex IT systems

Required

3

Years

Business process definition, requirements definition, and development and support of integrated business applications

Required

3

Years

Experience with SDLC procedures / system development methodologies

Required

3

Years

Experience with building IT solutions that adhere to multiple industry standards, compliance and regulatory requirements, and/or technology standards

Required

3

Years

Experience managing stakeholder expectations and priorities

Required

3

Years

Experience working within a project governance structure (methodology, required templates and reporting)

Required

3

Years

Excellent task management skills, w/ the ability to multitask and manage multiple tasks with changing priorities in a cross-functional environment

Required

3

Years

Demonstrate ability to prioritize and manage multiple project activities simultaneously while meeting established deadlines

Required

3

Years

Experience with Microsoft development platforms and software

Desired

3

Years

Working experience in an agile environment

Desired

1

Years

Working experience with Quality Assurance testing (functional, non-functional, integration, end-to-end, etc.)

Desired

3

Years

 

 

 

 

 

About Peer Solutions Group, Inc.
Peer Solutions Group, a full-service, Minority Certified (MBE) IT Services company founded by professionals with hands on experience in Staffing, Recruiting, Project Management, Technology and Consulting. Since the past 10+ years, we have helped our customers strengthen their competitive advantage, reduce operational costs, and improve efficiency by providing our Personalized Effective Efficient Reliable services with integrity, intellectual growth, quality, respect and positive thinking. Our core capabilities include but are not limited to:

  • Project Management Consulting
  • Business Process Analysis and Re-engineering
  • Custom Application Development/Programming
  • Cyber Security Consulting
  • IT Staffing

Peer Solutions Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing the right opportunities for the right people. We have a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation where our employees can make a difference. We are looking for like-minded, dynamic individuals to come and join our rapidly expanding team.

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