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Business Analyst/Consultant IV

Madison, WI 53707

Posted: 09/02/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Business Analyst Job Number: 579256 Country: United States Is job remote?: Yes

Job Description

Business Analyst/Consultant IV
Location: State of Wisconsin - Remote (onsite once per month)
Pay: up to $46 per hour DOE
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision and more

Job Overview:
Planet Technology's client is looking for a Business Analyst/Consultant IV. Under general supervision from the deputy director, this advanced level position works as a liaison amongst technical and business stakeholders to facilitate the development of business requirements, lead business process redefinition studies and analyze the use of new technology for new or enhanced systems services. This position is responsible for working with business leads and subject-matter experts (SMEs) from various program areas to understand business structure, policies, and operations in order to develop solutions to business-related issues and achieve business unit strategic goals and initiatives. Including, but not limited to, defining/refining metrics and creating dashboards and standard operating procedures for projects, leading the creation and assisting with the execution and completion of user acceptance testing (UAT), and assisting project managers and/or business units with defining project benefits and costs. Responsible for understanding current and future processes, including processes for the entire enterprise. The work product will impact the enterprise, as well as extra and/or inter-agency business on critical business activities.

This position, along with business leads and SMEs, will analyze current business processes and identify changes in business processes and/or IT systems that will improve the client's ability to meet customer needs and/or improve operating efficiency in a member-centric organization. This may include developing use cases and/or test plans to illustrate current state to future state definition and developing and validating detailed system requirements and design specifications. This position interacts with business users to assure a mutual understanding and agreement on requirements and specifications and, at an expert level, provides consultation, direction, and guidance to business managers.

This is a senior-level position performing difficult and complex work reviewing policies, priorities, recommendations, and/or solutions to IT and business-related issues. This person will serve as the principal authority in the analysis of business process definition/redefinition projects, with little supervision, and providing expertise in multiple projects of moderate to difficult scope and complexity. This position requires knowledge of project management principles, methods and practices. Ensuring effective and efficient interactions with staff and management at all organizational levels and areas is an essential part of this position.

Top Skills:
  • At least 5 years of experience - Lead, facilitate, and coordinate business requirements gathering. Validate the requirements and assist with the functional design of solutions.
  • At least 5 years of experience - Develop, execute, and document test plans and organize and oversee end-user testing and acceptance. Track defects and coordinate resolutions.
  • At least 5 years of experience - Research, perform analysis, and provide recommendations for solutions that meet business needs and fit within the system/software capabilities.

Nice to Have:
  • 5+ years of experience doing business analysis on large and complex IT projects
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