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Location: LANSING MI
Job ID# 10000
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2017
 
Job Summary
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Salary
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Work Status
Any work Status
Duration
6+ Months
Openings
1
Type
Contract
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Short Description:  Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and user needs. Experienced with business process reengineering and identifying new applications of technology to business problems to make business more effective.

Complete Description:  The Business Analyst/Consultant Senior serves as the communication bridge between non-technical business users and technical solution developers. The Business Analyst/Consultant has a depth of knowledge in business analysis processes including knowledge of facilitation, methodology, tools, and techniques. The Business Analyst is responsible for analyzing the raw data gathered by the project team, applying the appropriate tools and techniques to create meaningful results. This individual is an active participant in aspects of department assessment, visioning, and reengineering. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complicated tasks, such as identify and document business requirements. May lead and direct the work of others. May report directly to a project lead or manager. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.


H. Skills Required

Position Requires:
a. Strong analytical and problem solving skills
b. Detail oriented and able to quickly absorb and apply key aspects of the project
c. Able to function effectively in a fast paced work environment
d. Ability to train end user on software solutions
e. Able to handle multiple priorities
f. Able to deliver against deadlines with reasonable accuracy
g. Good interpersonal skills; ability to work independently as well as part of a team
h. Excellent verbal and written communication skills  
i. Able to effectively deal successfully with a large variety of management personnel and users
j. Capability of giving attention to detail while still understanding and dealing with the global aspects of the project


I. Skills Preferred

Position Requires:
k. Ability to work independently in order to obtain project goals and objectives




J. Experience Required

The Business Analyst/Consultant Senior must have the following experience, skills and expertise:

l. Bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and 8 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
m. Documented experience in facilitating requirements gathering sessions for systems implementations.
n. Documented experience in performing requirements gathering sessions for systems implementations.
o. Documented experience creating technical roadmaps to develop and implement a complex system rewrite in a phased approach.
p. 5 years’ experience in verbal and written communication with clients and technical staff in English.


K. Experience Preferred

The Business Analyst/Consultant Senior must have the following experience, skills and expertise:

q. Experience working with TFS or similar source control product
r. Documented experience in the development of Test Cases 
s. Experience implementing and documenting Enterprise Document Management Solutions
t. Documented experience working on enterprise solutions utilizing CRM or ERP solutions
u. Experience in Agile and Iterative development


L. Education Required

Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Sciences

M. Education Preferred

Possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Sciences

N. Additional Information

N/A

O. DTMB and MDOC technical environment for the work

Database Server Hardware and Software
Server:  SUN Fire E25K
Operating System:  Sun Solaris 10.2 (UNIX)
Database:  Sybase ASE 15.0.3, SQL Server 2005, 2008

Network
Protocol configurations include TCP/IP using Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 servers.

Desktop Workstations
PCs using Windows XP and Windows 7

Locations
Approximately 10,000 workstations distributed at approximately 200 locations across Michigan.

Development Tools
PowerBuilder 9
Sybase SQL Stored Procedures
Business Intelligence Software
Crystal Reports
.NET
Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Browser
Internet Explorer 6.0 and 8.0

Mainframe (Legacy)
COBOL
INSYTE Reports


P. Description of the requested work, including deliverables and knowledge transfer

The scope-of–work is to serve as Business Analyst/Consultant for the MDOC OMS projects in particular; the scope-of-work includes the following:

a. Track and Trace deliverables, route for review as needed and tabulate feedback
b. Connect data mapping pieces to produce end to end conversion schematic
c. Facilitate requirements meetings
d. Provide methodologies and tracking for Test Cases
e. Post documents to SharePoint
f. Conduct research to identify detailed requirements pertaining to interfaces and other key aspects of the project.  
g. Assist in the creation of presentation materials
h. Other duties as required


Q. Any specific regulations, requirements or expertise applicable, including specific background/security checks required.

Criminal background check


R. Reports required

N/A

S. Location where the work is to be performed

Lansing, MI

T. Hours 

8am – 5pm M-F, (1984 per year)


Years of Experience:
12-15 years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Job Description:
Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals, independently performs a variety of complicated tasks, a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

•Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates business systems and user needs. Formulates systems to parallel overall business strategies. Experienced with business process reengineering and identifying new applications of technology to business problems to make business more effective. Familiar with industry standard (including Legacy, Core, and Emerging technologies), business process mapping, and reengineering. Prepares solution options, risk identification, and financial analyses such as cost/benefit, ROI, buy/build, etc. Writes detailed description of user needs, program functions, and steps required to develop or modify computer programs.
•Prepare and document Functional and Technical Specifications for reporting and data warehouse work. Assist with business warehouse/intelligence support and enhancements. Develops RFPs. Assist in deployment and management of end-user reporting tools and platforms. Work with IT and business project teams to understand reporting and data warehousing requirements and propose solutions. Document and provide knowledge transfer to the rest of the Enterprise Reporting Team for all solutions.
•Knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Familiar with relational database concepts, and client-server concepts. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a project manager. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.


Skill
Required / Desired
Amount
of Experience
COTS solutions implementation such as CRM Dynamics
Desired
5
Years
Creating both functional and technical requirements documentation
Required
5
Years
SDLC
Desired
5
Years
Facilitating requirements gathering and joint application development sessions
Required
5
Years
Business Analyst Experience
Required
5
Years
Experience with Agile methodology
Desired
5
Years
Quality Assurance/Analyst Experience
Required
5
Years
Bachelors In Business or Information Technology
Required
 
 
Experience training end user on software solutions
Desired
5
Years

Certifications

Hire IT People, LLC is a Certified Business Enterprise by the Department of Local and Small Business Development, Washington DC and a Preferred IT Staffing Vendor under the ITSA Program, a Supplier to Various State Agencies and Fortune 500 Clients.

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