Maconit is seeking a 3-5 year contract candidate for a Business Systems Analyst position in Richmond, VA.
The candidate will join a team that supports business through development and ongoing production support of a series of business applications intended to increase operational efficiencies within company. The IT Business Systems Analyst acts as a liaison between the business and IT technical resources. The BSA has two customers, the business expert and the development team. The BSA must be able to ascertain the true business goal by asking what and why, and translate that into specifications that are clear and understandable to the team that will implement them. The BSA is also responsible for ensuring that the requirements are being met by reviewing output from each stage of the system life cycle, i.e. design, testing, etc. The Senior BSA will also be responsible for interpreting horizontal business strategies and operational needs into technology solutions that drive efficiency and effectiveness. The Senior BSA will provide business and technical leadership and will work with the IT Project Manager team to ensure that projects progress on expected timelines and alert project team to risks and issues related to IT solutions. This person will communicate IT solutions and designs to a broad audience and facilitate the ongoing gathering of business requirements and ensure that solutions meet business objectives.
Strengths in developing functional requirements, as well as providing options and solutions. Ability to facilitate requirements gathering sessions across multiple groups and document clear, accurate and testable requirements. Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple assignments at the same time. Above average English communication skills encompassing both written and oral, with an ability to discuss very technical issues with non technical people. Bachelors degree in Business, Math, Engineering, Science, Management Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent data analysis experience. Strong problem solving and conceptual thinking abilities. Strong quantitative and analytical skills. 5 or more years of related analyst experience including, financial services or information technology industries. Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities. Extensive experience in large scale web technology projects involving C#/.NET using SQL Server databases is preferred. Extensive project experience developing deliverables using formal SDLC practices is a requirement. Brokerage or financial business knowledge along with associated technologies and Data Modeling experience, knowledge of Oracle, DB2 or MS SQL is also preferred.