H&R Block Business Analyst-IT in Kansas City, Missouri
Responsible for working with users to define and document system requirements for new implementations and enhancements. Other responsibilities will include facilitating requirements gathering and design sessions, reviewing design documentation with users and developers, preparing process and data models, prioritizing system functionality based on requirements, coordinating pilot and test activities, and designing screens and reports.
Responsible for production support of assigned system(s) to ensure efficiency in system and production. Work with developer upon failure of system and apply patches and fixes to current system(s). Work with developer and/or DBA to “tune” the system to ensure the most efficient system(s) within available resources.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible for ensuring an efficient and smooth production environment for assigned system(s) by applying patches and fixes to system or working with the developer upon failure of system. Responsible for ensuring the least amount of downtime or inefficient production for assigned system(s).
Use in-depth understanding of system to write reports for users and/or clients from system(s) which aid in business decision making.
Develop and conduct user training on system(s) functionality.
Work with field and internal users to understand system needs and develop plans for meeting those needs.
Assist in large scope projects or lead activities in small to medium scope projects during analysis, design, construction and testing phases of projects.
Facilitate in requirements and design sessions for smaller to medium scope projects and participate in the requiremetns and design sessions for large scope projects.
Define and document functional and system specifications.
Develop process flows, system flows, and data models using modeling and process tools.
Prioritize system and data functionality requirements based on user needs and project constraints.
Review design documentation with users and developers.
Work with users and technical team to produce project charters, scope documents and conceptual design documents.
Work with vendors and vendor packages to ensure that system requirements are understood.
Develop test plans and QA activities.
Coordinate pilot and rollout planning, use enhancement requests and defect tracking.
Develop presentation materials and conduct presentations to users.
Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Business Management, Systems Development, or related area or equivalent combination of education and work experience
Three to five years experience as a business systems analyst and/or project manager in an information technology environment
Demonstrated proficiency in system(s) supported
Demonstrated facilitation skills for capturing requirements
Knowledge of relational database concepts
Knowledge of the systems development lifecycle
Exposure to client/server and/or web development
Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Demonstrated decision making, analytical and problem solving skills
Effective time management and organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities
Experience using software applications such as Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Visio
Experience with a structured methodology
Experience using business and system process and remodeling tools
Formal training conducting facilitated sessions
Applications development experience
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