Business Analyst (Archer) BA092718

Location: Jersey City, NJ
Date Posted: 09-27-2018
Job Title: Business Analyst (Archer)
Duration: 3-6 months
Location: Jersey City, NJ


Day-to-Day Responsibilities:
The primary responsibility is to gather, analyze, document, and validate the needs of the business stakeholders in the GRC space.  The business analyst will use the full range of business analysis skills including: user interface, interviewing, workflow analysis, testing, documentation, gap analysis and specification writing.
 
Planning and Organization
  • Develop clear, concise methodology documents, which require proficiency in interviewing skills, workflow analysis, dataflow diagramming, screen design, etc.
  • Gather, analyze, document, and validate the needs of the business stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to align technology solutions with business strategies.
  • Prioritize immediate business needs.
  • Elicit business requirements from business users and subject matter experts.
  • Review business requirements documents for completeness, clarity, assumptions, issues, etc.
  • Communicate, escalate, update client on status (issues, action plans, etc.).
  • Manage catalog / backlog process.
  
Project Management and Execution
  • Ensure agile methodology is followed for project.
  • Review and assist with project workflows.
  • Maintains Scope Management on projects to keep projects on time and on budget
  • Manage the scope and requirements throughout the project lifecycle development phases.
  • Identify and eliminate miscommunications between business and technical project team members.
  • Write functional specifications.  Model the requirements / specifications.
  • Participate in the design, integration and organization of technical solutions.
  • Create test cases based on specific user requirements. Create and execute test cases and scripts for testing of new code releases. Ensure functionality of product meets with business requirements and expectations.
  • Coordinate and liaise with user on User Acceptance Test (UAT) phase.
  • Act as support level Subject Matter Expert (SME) as necessary
  • Manage catalog / backlog process for different business lines within GRC space.
  • Contribute to the project management and resource allocation process.
Technical Skills:        
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, Microsoft Power Point
  • Knowledge of MSSQL query language and RSA Archer GRC platform.
Knowledge of BI solutions is a plus – (Microstrategy, QlikVew, Tableau, PowerBI)
 
Competencies: 
  • Comprehensive understanding of business analysis methodologies.
  • Extensive knowledge of Software Development Life cycle procedures
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, prioritize projects to meet time-sensitive deadlines and follow up with clients.  
  • Team-oriented and adaptable to changing environment/demands.  Thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.  Provide regular work status updates to clients and the manager. 
  • Equipped with required soft skills to meet job challenges.  Efficient time management skills to handle challenging workload. 
  • Possess a basic project management concept.
Qualifications:
  •  Proven expertise as business analyst in GRC space – at list 4 years.
  • Comprehensive understanding of business analysis methodologies.
Experience Needed:
Previous significant experience as a senior business analyst in an investment banking environment (5-7 years)
 
The GRC team is responsible for the design, development and management of “Governance, Risk and Compliance” solutions across all business lines using a combination of out-of-the-box and custom modules of RSA Archer.
 
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