Wellington Steele and Associates

Business Analyst

Location US-NY-Rochester



Business Analyst


Salary range (depending on experience): $70k-$140k


Position Summary

As a Business Analyst, you will define requirements and manage waterfall/agile frameworks to facilitate complex business needs in accordance with software development life cycle (SDLC) guidelines. Independently execute large projects and lead other analysts in completing projects.

Break down complex business and technology terms to aid in collaborative problem solving.  


Essential Job Functions

  • Provide expertise in executing the duties of a business analyst for projects of various types and sizes
  • Elicit, define and analyze complex requirements in various formats ensuring they are testable, measurable and traceable
  • Refine, prioritize and manage requirements using various tools (e.g., templates, team backlogs, requirements management or agile task management applications)
  • Build the business case and project justification
  • Build/Lead requirement walk-throughs with key stakeholders using various methods (e.g., team demos, workshops, sprint planning and backlog refinement sessions)
  • Identify and estimate anticipated work efforts based on priority using requirement work plans, program increment (PI) and sprint planning
  • Define and resolve dependencies, issues and risks along with identification of impacted areas through team collaboration
  • Identify and define complex business processes for current and future state analysis
  • Act as the liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams
  • Lead/facilitate the process needed to make an informed build versus buy decision
  • Participate in growing team competency by mentoring, providing on-the-job training to more junior associates and helping to develop training materials/process improvements
  • Apply an in-depth knowledge of multiple business areas, familiarity with enterprise strategies and an understanding of different technologies and industry best practices to meet/exceed business goals/priorities


Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 5+ years business analysis experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication, collaboration and presentation skills to effectively communicate information to all levels within the organization
  • Proven ability to understand strategic business requirements and translate them into strategic technology solutions for use across multiple lines of business
  • Demonstrated experience with industry best practices and an understanding of different technologies
  • Strong ability to make difficult/quick decisions demonstrating critical/innovative thinking
  • Ability to effectively interact with and influence a diverse group of associates
  • Ability to effectively partner with all levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills


Desired Previous Experience/Education


  • Bachelor's Degree in information technology (IT) or a related business field
  • Equivalent work experience in an IT position or comparable business unit experience
  • Prior experience as a business or applications analyst in agile projects
  • Agile, SAFe, Six Sigma, IIBA certification a plus (ECBA, CCBA, CBAP, CBATL)




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