Business Analyst Job Description Samples

Business Analyst Job Description 1:

Position: Business Analyst

Mandatory Skills: Sharepoint Implementation experience

Location: Toronto, ON

Duration: 24 months

Job Description:

The key responsibility of the Senior Business/Systems Analyst will be to work with the Team Lead and Project Manager to review requests specific to the project from Departmental Managers and prepare documents as required for different phases of the project. This will require the incumbent to conduct an analysis of existing systems and future systems, publish business and technical requirements, and produce detailed documentation including – taxonomy, capacity planning, cost estimates, etc.

This will entail the following duties:

- Develop business use cases and screen mockups describing the business processes and expected functional experience

- In each business area become knowledgeable of the document management requirements

- Work with the Sharepoint governance model to ensure that governance policies and procedures are used

- Create business and technical requirements documentation that developers can use to create applications that support the functional, technical and visual requirements, conduct analysis of the existing system

- For each request, conduct (create, review and obtain approval) a detailed feasibility study to determine alternatives and associated costs, risks, benefits, timing, etc.

- Liase with other technical areas in IT Services to ensure that non-functional requirements are captured, formulate solution alternatives that fit in with our current infrastructure, and ensure their buy-in to the proposed solutions

- Requirements documentation needs to be precises, logical in layout, capture the expected user experience, identify mock screens, list required input validations, identify security structure, and create a list of unit/functional tests to be performed

- Coordinate diverse groups who contribute to business requirements and build consensus for requirements across the various user groups

- Assist with DEV/QA/UA testing

- Create a uniform style and language for user documentation and internal documents

- Prepare detailed project documentation according to client standards and appropriate approvals are obtained in a timely manner

- Ensure the project follows the clients ITS Project Management Methodology

- Keep the Project Manager informed of ongoing activities and any usual circumstances

- Other technical writing services on othe projects where availability permits

- Perform related duties as assigned- 3 verifiable Document Management and/or Records Management system implementations in a diverse corporate environment. (documentation to be brought to interview)

-7+ years of Business/Systems analysis experience

- 6+ Business Process Analysis experience

- 6+ Microsoft Sharepoint experience

- 5+ Case Management Analysis experience

- 5+ Enterprise document, records and case management solution deployment/ implementation design

- Experience implementing and working with SharePoint as a document management system

- Experience implementing and working with SharePoint as a records centre system

- Experience with SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Server 2010 required

- Experience implementing web based solutions that adhere to W3C WCAG 1.0 or 2.0 is required

- Knowledge of Project Management delivery methodology

- Experience with a wide range of applications and platforms, encompassing a variety of functions, and understanding client/server, and web technology is absolutely essential

- The ability to work independenty with both technical staff and users at various levels to investigate and validate all aspects of document and records amanagmeent and/or business problems and overcome any obstacles to finding answers is absolutely essential

- Create user guides

- Ability to conduct User Acceptance Testing and reviews

- Ability to gather, clarify and define requirements

- Experience writing feasibility studies and cost estimates is mandatory

- Superior project and time management skills

- Experience documenting business and system requirements including business process, workflow and data modelling

- Well developed communications and presentation skills

- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and quality

- Excellent grammatical, writing and editorial skills are required

- Ability to work in a team environment

- Expert knowledge of SharePoint, UML2.0, MS Office tools (Access, Excel, Work and Power Point), MS Project/Primavera, and Visio is mandatory

- University/Community College degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Business Analyst Job Description 2:

Our client is seeking a Business Analyst for a six (6) month contract opportunity, scheduled to begin immediately.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Identifying the business needs of both clients and stakeholders to help determine solutions to business problems;
  • Supporting the successful development and implementation of an enterprise sharepoint environment;
  • Identifying, qualifying, prioritizing, publishing, and action opportunities for business process changes;
  • Assessing current state business processes;
  • Modeling (documenting) the current As-Is and the future To-Be business processes and models;
  • Performing gap analyses;
  • Facilitating public and professional focus groups to determine  requirements and set priorities;
  • Supporting the planning, design, and development of education and training in collaboration with project team stakeholders;
  • Ensuring research, analysis, and development of findings are completed in support of the established program initiatives;
  • Providing support and advice to the Change team;
  • Providing the Project Team with business advice and expertise in the
    development of re-engineering strategies;
  • Developing the appropriate documentation in accordance with the Information Technology Framework;
  • Working with systems development team to ensure delivery to the required specifications as it relates to the specific project;
  • Participating in the creation and execution of formal acceptance test plans;
  • Reporting activity status at a frequency requested by the Project Manager;
  • Assisting in the development and updating of Project Charters, schedules and other plans (i.e. statements of work) as required, including change control;
  • Facilitating the stakeholder communications processes; and,
  • Managing assigned project activities to meet the timelines, budget, and stakeholder requirements/quality set out in the approved Project Charter, schedule and other plans.

Skills and Qualifications

The qualified candidate must have:

  • A minimum seven (7) years Business Analyst or Process Improvement experience;
  • Business requirements analysis;
  • Applying process improvement methodologies (Six Sigma, Lean);
  • Process mapping/modeling;
  • Business process requirements and system requirements (i.e. solution
  • Creating Business Impact Assessments;
  • Facilitation of focus groups (public and professional);
  • Writing Business and Functional requirements documentation;
  • Involvement in change management associated with business process re-engineering;
  • A minimum of three (3) years functioning in a formal program / project management environment;
  • Advanced expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Visio;
  • Experience with SharePoint;
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking;
  • Networking and cultivating productive working relationships;
  • Time management, prioritization and organization with the ability to prioritize activities and lead multiple tasks at once;
  • Communication (written & oral) and facilitation; and,
  • Working with all levels within an organization including senior executives, managers, front lines, corporate and technical staff

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