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Business Analyst 51782 in Meridian charter Township, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 3/13/2019

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Job ID: 51782

Business Analyst

JOB SUMMARY

  • The Business Analyst collaborates with our Business Units to gain knowledge regarding enterprise applications and current processes. 
  • Acting as a liaison between the Product Owner and Agile Team, the Business Analyst elicits requirements and creates agile user stories, offering alternative Business solutions and clarifying requirements where necessary. 
  • They perform testing of agile user stories and support the implementation of system changes. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Speaks and understands the language of our Business when communicating with the Product Owners and Business Users. 
  • Speaks and understands technical language of our Agile Teams when communicating with Developers and Testers.
  • Collaborates with the Product Owner in order to gain a clear understanding of all business processes, procedures, goals, and objectives.
  • Attends and is an active participant in required meetings held by the Business in order to further understand Business priorities. 
  • Analyzes proposed changes for system impacts and suggests alternatives.  This may include changes to current processes, applications, file layouts, and web services.
  • Works in partnership with the Product Owner to write clear and concise Agile user stories. Breaks down larger user stories into multiple, smaller, user stories according to departmental standards.
  • Assists the Product Owner to record priority order to ensure it is done frequently, completely, and in a timely manner.
  • Attends and engages in daily standup meetings along with other agile team ceremonies. 
  • Follows departmental testing processes to create and document test cases, execute the test cases for the assigned stories, verify and report the results.
  • May extract test data from databases by creating new, or altering existing, basic SQL queries.   The data will be used for testing and verification of results.
  • Expected to swarm user stories in order to help the team meet their commitments for the sprint.
  • Assists the Product Owner and Scrum Master to prepare for Team Sprint Reviews and System Demos.
  • Constantly looks for ways to improve processes and discuss issues, all in order to deliver better value to the customer.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Position requires a bachelor’s degree with relevant coursework in computer science or computer information systems.
  • Five years' related work experience in an application and systems development environment, testing, and writing related documentation and procedures. 
  • Will accept any suitable combination of education, training, or experience.
  • Experience with the Agile methodology (Scrum or SAFe is preferred) and tools used to create and track Agile user stories (VersionOne is preferred). 
  • Experience creating, altering, and running SQL queries.  Basic working knowledge of web services (REST or SOAP).
  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma and Yellow Belt training. 
  • Ability to review software changes and determine system impact. 
  • Experience with incident/support ticketing systems and process workflow. 
  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems.  
  • The ability to be flexible in a fast paced and active work environment.
  • Good communication skills in order to effectively interact with internal and external customers.
  • US Citizenship is required.

At Fast Switch, Our Purpose is Our People and Our Planet. We come to work each day and are reminded we are helping people find their success stories.  Isn’t that cool? Also, Doing the right thing is our mantra.  We act responsibly, give back to the communities we serve, and have a little fun along the way.

We at Fast Switch have been doing this for 22 years. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused.

We've differentiated ourselves by being fast, flexible, creative and honest. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company. We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

Ranked '#1' supplier by over 50% of our customers nationally.

Ranked 'Top 3' supplier by over 75% of our customers nationally.

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