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Kforce Business Analyst in Kansas City, Missouri

Kforce has a client that is looking for a Business Analyst to join a large financial organization in the downtown Kansas City, MO area. Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for working in an agile team, working with product owners and IT partners to define and document system requirements for new implementations and enhancements

  • Other responsibilities will include leading grooming sessions, requirements gathering and design sessions, reviewing design documentation with IT partners and stakeholders, preparing process and data models, prioritizing system functionality based on requirements, coordinating pilot and test activities, and designing/providing reports

  • Responsible for production support of assigned systems to ensure efficiency in system and production

  • Work with development and QA teams upon failure of system and apply patches and fixes to current systems

  • Work with business/product team to understand the business needs and requirements to define and document system requirements for new implementation and enhancements

  • Research and analyze existing system to prepare for grooming discussions

  • Lead and drive story refinement/grooming sessions inside agile team with product owners and IT partners

  • Write acceptance criteria, reviews and edits requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations related to proposed solution

  • Lead activities during analysis, design, construction and testing phases of large scope projects

  • Define and document functional and system specifications

  • Prioritize system and data functionality requirements based on user needs, business analysis, and project constraints

  • Work with users, senior management, and technical team to produce project charters, scope documents and conceptual design charts

  • Work with vendors and vendor packages to ensure that system requirements are understood

  • Develop test plans and QA activities

  • 5-8 years of experience as a Business Analyst

  • Experience in working as Business Analyst in agile teams

  • Knowledge of agile methodology and best practices

  • Recognized as a SME in systems supported

  • Knowledge of database concepts

  • Knowledge of the systems development life cycle

  • Exposure to client/server and/or web development

  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; Ability to effectively communicate with all levels within the organization

  • Demonstrated decision making, analytical and problem solving skills

  • Effective time management and organization skills with the ability to successfully handle multiple large projects

  • Strong facilitation skills

  • Experience using software applications such as Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and Visio

  • Experience with ADO

  • Experience with SQL

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours