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Senior Business Analyst

Senior Business Analyst

Job ID 
2017-2551
Job Locations 
US-CT-Norwalk
Category 
Project Management

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Overview

HomeServe USA, ranked as a 2016 Top Work Place, provides emergency repair plans which are like roadside assistance for your home.  Our vision is to become the top-of-mind solution for consumers when something goes wrong in their home.  Our incredible growth is fueled by a dynamic team who values collaboration, innovation and delivering exceptional customer service, all while working in a fun and friendly environment. HomeServe USA is part of a global organization that serves millions of customers in the US, UK, France, Italy and Spain.  Come see why you should work for HomeServe USA!

 

The Senior Business Analyst will sit in the PMO, report to a Portfolio Manager and add to our high-performance PMO organization. The Senior Business Analyst is a specialist practitioner accountable for the execution of business analysis activities for highly complex, cross-functional, mission-critical projects. Primary responsibility is to facilitate the successful delivery of project objectives and the delivery of products/services that meet the needs of the business. The Senior Business Analyst will be assigned to multiple concurrent projects, and work closely with business SMEs and facilitate JAD/JAR (requirements gathering) sessions, in order to gather the information necessary to model current and future state business processes, as well as document business/system requirements and rules that enable the design and development of solutions that support automation and/or improvement of business processes.

The Senior Business Analyst will also be responsible for ensuring consistent, standardized, high-quality project deliverables relative to business analysis, system analysis, requirements elicitation and documentation in accordance with best-practice processes established by the PMO.

Responsibilities

  • Apply a broad knowledge of business applications and system software for end-to-end auditing and analysis of key business processes with a focus on identifying opportunities to improve systems availability, reliability, efficiency, performance, and overall service that will lead to direct cost savings.
  • Work closely with business area liaison or subject matter experts (SME) to scope and determine needs regarding business processes and functionality to draft, finalize, and update business requirements, in alignment with change management procedures, throughout the life of the project.
  • Partner with users to identify, evaluate, and develop system specifications (functional and non-functional requirements) and procedures which are efficient, cost effective, and meet user requirements, then communicate and document technical approaches, standards, and system investments.
  • Define and create test cases using standard methodologies (e.g., use cases, flow charts); work with business partners and technical staff to assist in problem solving efforts to assure that testing is completed efficiently and timely with high quality outcomes.
  • Support the PMO as a liaison between business units and IT Development staff. Facilitate exceptional communication and knowledge transfer where required to accomplish work more effectively, efficiently, and with increased quality and reliability.
  • Maintain a level of technical awareness to retain an understanding of emerging and existing technologies and their functional capability.
  • Understand and communicate the role of the analyst to other project members and challenge the project approach where business needs may not be met.
  • Utilize business experience and skills to assess and advise on the practicability of alternatives, marrying up technical limitations with operational realities.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline
  • Proven track record as a business systems analyst with 8 - 10 years working across the lifecycle on medium to large projects and programs of work
  • Demonstrated experience managing clients/users at a senior level
  • Demonstrated strong stakeholder management capability to influence the direction and scope of new project requests
  • Strong software delivery credentials and proven experience in the software development lifecycle
  • Understanding of all stages of alternative software engineering life cycles for development both within and beyond our organization
  • Possess a broad knowledge of business and business functions, and understand the significance of commercial constraints. Be able to recognize potential assignments outside own areas of specialization and bring to bear appropriate expertise as necessary
  • Think critically and strategically and be able to deal with complex and ambiguous environments; maintain a business-wide view across a variety of projects, work-streams and time frames
  • Proficient in Process Management, Requirements Management, Project Management, and Quality Assurance tools – such as Visio, Triaster, MS Project, Jira, Rational Rose/Requisite Pro, Clear Quest, HP Application Life Management – ALM (previously Quality Center)
  • Proficient in software delivery methodologies – such as SDLC, Extreme Programming (XP) Agile/Scrum, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Unified Modeling Language (UML), Rapid Application Development (RAD)
  • Strong project planning capability to direct others in completing quality deliverables and lead Business Analysis activity for larger projects
  • Expert in Business Analysis methodologies and deliverables including: Business Process Management (BPM), requirements solicitation and documentation (JAD/JAR), Use Cases, ROI analysis, and business case development
  • Strong Relationship Management skills; strong client management skills
  • Extensive analytical, inter-personal and presentation skills.
  • Extensive influencing, negotiation and communication skills
  • Dynamic individual with the ability to take on multiple initiatives with short timeframes.
  • Acts as a trusted advisor 

Project Experience in

  • Good knowledge of Client’s Financial and Operating models, including its business processes, the underlying IT that supports it and its organizational structure
  • PMP certification or CBAP – IIBA certification a plus
  • Experience with SQL is desired

In return we offer

  • Competitive compensation
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Business-casual attire throughout the week
  • Friendly, open and team oriented work atmosphere
  • Excellent benefits including generous medical, vision, dental and life & disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with a company match

 

HomeServe USA is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer.