Business Data Analyst (Acton)


: $97,560.00 - $184,780.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Information Technology

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Job Description

Initial requirements gathering would include a comparison and options analysis regarding: Definition of key data elements across systems Mapping of key workflows across systems Ability for systems to accommodate and differentiate workflows based on needs of different programs, and connect child level data across multiple programs and providers Ability for new or enhanced system to be enhanced in the future to include other programs conducting screening and referrals Ability for the new or enhanced system to connect with public school Student Information Systems The Major Milestones that the Business Analyst would be responsible for completing, in collaboration with the project team and under the direction of a Project Manager, include: Landscape analysis and comparison of individual systems and business processes, including mapping standard operating procedures, functional workflows, data elements, and data definitions Identification and summary of common requirements of a future system that could serve multiple programs and agencies, and additional requirements necessary for specific program purposes Fit gap analysis between current state system offerings and future requirements, both common and agency-specific Options analysis for meeting future requirements by either enhancing existing system(s) or building a new system Draft requirements to be incorporated into a Scope of Work for enhancement or development of a new system The Business Analyst would also work with the team to package these analyses and requirements into recommendations for the PDG B-5 project leads. Responsibilities Synthesize information from multiple sources and analyses and present clear, concise recommendations to team members and project leads Collaborate with the application owners and business owners to understand strategic goals and objectives, define requirements, assess product fit to application and business needs, and reengineer application and business processes as needed. Conduct all interviews and meetings needed to document current business process. Document business and application processes. Work with team members to analyze gaps, inconsistencies, constraints, assumptions, and risks so that requirements are clear. Identify and work with both technical and program stakeholders across multiple programs and state agencies. Collaborate with the technical team to understand the data design of the applications and apply that knowledge to define data requirements related to the new functional requirements. Adhere to the organization's methodologies and standards, and propose improvements based on business and data analysis best practices. Proactively raise issues and offer solutions. Participate in scrum meetings to discuss current tasks and status. Submit weekly status reports. Education and Experience Required: At least 7 years of professional business analysis experience. Degree required (business or technical degrees are preferred). Ability to identify and articulate requirements in a way that is suitable for the procurement process Experience with conducting JAD sessions, interviewing business reps, resolving stakeholder conflicts, fielding questions from executives. Thorough knowledge of tools and processes used for Requirements Analysis and the Software Development Lifecycle Process. Thorough knowledge of tools and processes used for Data Analysis Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Proven track record working on large-scale projects with diverse stakeholders and with cross-functional teams. Preferred: 1. Experience with Jira, GitHub, Java and Sql2. Experience working in a public sector environment and an understanding of applications and data related to public sector program administration. General: Sensitivity to interpersonal, organizational and political challenges, and an understanding of how to navigate them effectively. Ability to promote teamwork and maintain effective communication within and across groups. Ability to exercise sound judgment and use discretion in handling confidential information. Ability to work independently and in an agile manner. Ability to switch focus based on changing priorities. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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