IT Business Analyst at OST, Inc. in Topeka, Kansas

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Job Description:


IT Business Analyst


Topeka, KS

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Optimal Solutions & Technologies (OST, Inc.) is focused on excellence. We specialize in providing Management Consulting, Information Technology, and Research Development and Engineering services. OST is one of an elite set of companies worldwide to be externally appraised CMMI Level 5.

The fundamental distinction of the OST team is its business knowledge in both the public and private sectors. We serve the aerospace & transportation, association & nonprofit, defense, education, energy, financial, healthcare, and technology & telecommunications industries. OST is successful because we listen to our clients, we learn from our clients, and we know our clients.

Engagement Length in Months:

12months contract

What are the daily work hours?

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m.

Where is the physical work office located?

New England Building, Topeka, KS (Remote)

Description of specific Duties in a typical workday for this position:

Collaborate with business to determine the objective of their IT service request and document the business requirements to facilitate implementation of new or improved processes/systems. Challenge business to think outside the normal processes and promote efficiency in the way of doing business. Identify business strengths and opportunities and offer recommendations based on research for areas of improvement. Plan, organize and deliver work sessions for gathering business requirements. Review and edit requirements and business processes, as necessary, based on proposed solutions. Facilitate the research and evaluation of possible system solutions.

Custodian of IT service request process from end to end.

Conduct monthly and as needed status meetings with business for updates and prioritization of work efforts.

Collaborate with application development staff on design, development and defect management.

Collaborate with testing staff on test criteria and test plans.

Specific Duties:

* Assist the business in developing technical solutions to business problems.

* Define, analyze and document requirements.

* Managing those requirements through the development cycle.

* Communicating clearly to stakeholders, facilitators and partners.

* Use requirements to drive the design or review of test cases, process change requests, and manage a project's scope, acceptance, installation and deployment.

Business analysts typically take the lead role in:

* Assisting with the business case

* Planning and monitoring

* Eliciting requirements

* Requirements organization

* Translating and simplifying requirements

* Requirements management and communication

* Requirements analysis

Education required:

Preferred - BA/BS degree in Business Administration/Management, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

Experience required:

Four years of experience in collecting, evaluating, studying or reporting on statistical, economic, fiscal/budget, legislative or administrative data. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Preferred - Knowledge of Department for Children and Families Child Support Services business area.

Knowledge and ability to utilize the current version of the following products:

Microsoft WORD, Excel, Visio and basic knowledge of Project Scheduler.

Skills required:

* A natural curiosity

* Problem solving

* Ability to diffuse difficult situations

* Critical thinking

* Assessment abilities

* Standard Analysis techniques

* Basic technical knowledge

* Data Flow Modeling

* Good communication and communicate effectively

* Group Facilitation abilities

OST is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, religion, gender, native origin, age, disability, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

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