Business Analyst at Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Title: Business Analyst
Company: Geographic Solutions, Inc.

Must have the following in order to apply:
Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field, or equivalent experience
Minimum 4 years of experience
Prior experience in an IT/software setting
MS SQL server (2000/2005/2008) and query knowledge
Proficient in MS Office to include: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, and Project
Knowledge of relational databases and SQL query techniques
Knowledge of the software development life cycle
Understanding of application programming, database and system design
Understanding of Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Customer service and organizational skills
Oral and written communication skills
Organizational and time management skills

Job Description:
This role will formulate and define system scopes and objectives based on both user needs and an understanding of business systems and industry requirements. Will be required to take ownership of projects and complete those projects. Will use attention to detail and apply skills in a variety of areas including, but not limited to, business analysis, requirements definition, building test plans, coordinating all resources and stakeholders, setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, and monitoring, summarizing and communicating the progress of all assigned projects. Will work among a team of software Engineers, Developers, Project Managers and QA staff for support and collaboration of client specific deliverables.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Analyze business and user needs, document requirements and translate both into proper specifications for each project.
Coordinate and meet with clients and business leaders, as well as work with software architects and development teams to ensure that the direction, scope and dependencies are identified and documented.
Possess knowledge of both project management and the software development lifecycle (SDLC) of development projects.
Translate business requirements into system requirements for use by the software architects and development teams.
Understand multiple functional areas related to complex projects and identify and quantify business process improvements along with system improvements through the use of technology.
Foster communication between technical and non-technical audiences to ensure that technology solutions fulfill the business needs.
Identify, document and diagram business requirements and processes.
Apply knowledge of project management methodologies and practices.
Assist with validation and testing of applications written to the design specification.
Work with both technical software developers and non-technical state and local government clients to make sure that final deliverables meet client requirements.
Coordinate client training with training staff and assist where necessary.
Prepare and deliver training updates via webinars.
Facilitate team and client meetings.
Keep the client and project team informed of project status, issues and issue mitigation strategies.
Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion.
Communicate project information to superiors.
Test applications written to the design specifications written.
Review of all customer change orders, update requirements documents, and make recommendations regarding the implementation of the request modifications.
Analyze system requirements relative to base software functionality and configuration
Track data through the database as it relates to the application and federal reporting requirements

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