Posted by: The Washington Post on Jun 21, 2018
Experienced. Highly motivated. Business savvy. Just three of the characteristics we're looking for in a Business Analyst to join our Finance and Administration Program Management office. In this position, you'll work as a liaison among business stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes and information systems. You'll be responsible for understanding and documenting business requirements for specific business problems; translating business requirements into functional and non-functional specifications; and verifying that solutions meet those requirements-all through research, fact-finding and skilled analysis methods combined with a basic understanding of applicable business processes, systems and industry requirements. You'll also collaborates with project team members to determine alternative solutions and estimates for data, processes, interfaces, controls and outputs to fit within the schedule and budget. All to ensure that The Washington Post's finance projects are properly documented, managed and deployed.
Understand a client's business process management requirements and translate them into specific software requirementsWork with business end users to determine new system requirementsPrepare required documentation, functional design and use casesDevelop test plans, coordinate testing efforts with business, document testing results, develop implementation plans and work with business units until software changes are implemented in production systemsDocument and analyze required information and dataUnderstand the technical designs and specificationsEvaluate the information gathered through workshops, business process documentation and task analysisCommunicate with internal teams and external clients to deliver functional requirementsAct as an interface between business units, technology teams and support teamsConduct ongoing assessments of the Business and IT teams in order to effectively allocate resources to meet objectives, schedules and budgets at the highest level of quality and service
Bachelor's degree in computer science, business or a related field (preferred)4+ years of experience in IT, with a concentration in project management/business analysisAbility to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic, fast paced environmentKnowledge of application technical skills including the use of SQL, Microsoft Excel/Access, report writing software (desired)Ability to work with end users to develop requirements, test and implementation plansExcellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a strong ability to translate complex technical concepts for non-technical audiencesAbility to effectively influence people cross-departmentally to accomplish business goals
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