Agile Business Analyst - 954004

Buffalo, NY

Employment Type: Contract Industry: IT Job Number: 954004 Pay Rate: Negotiable

Job Description

Lighthouse Technology Services is partnering with our client to fill their Agile Business Analyst position! This is a REMOTE, 12 month+ contract role. 

What You'll Be Doing

Key Responsibilities:
  • End to end delivery of initiatives; shaping, delivering and embedding change in partnership with the sponsoring business in conjunction with delivery partners.
  • Establish governance framework for the initiative appropriate for the delivery phase
  • Gather, translate and clarify requirements; define design options
  • Translate business requirements and designs into more detailed Capabilities, Features, Epics and Stories, often representing the voice of the customer and sponsoring business
  • Plan effectively around delivery constraints. Optimize the plan to maximize benefits and minimize risk. Develop the plan within constraints; considering the requirements, delivery approach, key milestones, dependencies, effort, resources, budgets and quality
  • Proactively drive execution to effectively identify risks/issues/dependencies as they arise throughout delivery. Takes ownership of critical issues and ensures resolution within agreed timescales and implements mitigating plans against identified risks and issues. Escalate risks/issues to the Portfolio Director as appropriate with recommendations.
  • Plan and coordinate Change Management activities from early planning through designing and delivering change inclusive of Business Readiness activities
  • Collaborate and build positive stakeholder and business partner relationships providing regular updates to resolve high priority issues affecting the initiative
  • Manage change and implementation within the business to ensure the change lands well and sticks, contributing to benefits realization
  • Manage change initiative closure and handover to the business

Operational Performance:
  • Efficiently document processes and requirements
  • Comfortable engaging multiple stakeholders from both the business and IT
  • Adaptable and able to assimilate information quickly
  • Understand how to perform analysis to accurately distil the correct requirements
  • Communicate the plan to stakeholders
  • Develop and/or review estimates and estimating assumptions for the schedule, effort, and cost using established Transformation models, best practices, and past experience
  • Mobilize the change team and allocates tasks and roles effectively
  • Provide timely reports on status, risks and issues, evaluating performance based on management information
  • Maintain change control, ensuring any changes to baseline are managed through change request and all impacts are considered
  • Ensure team follows quality assurance processes

Observation of Internal Controls:
  • Maintain internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators 

What You'll Need to Have
  • Strong analytical, planning and organizational skills 
  • Proven track record of successful deliverables using both Waterfall and Agile methodologies for business focused and technical changes
  • Solid understanding of software development and sufficient level of technical background to provide proper leadership to agile teams
  • Prior experience in leading cross-functional Agile teams in a fast-paced and demanding, technical development environment
  • Excellent communication skills with experience in interacting with both IT and business individuals at all levels of an organization
  • Creative approach to problem solving with the ability to focus on details while maintaining the “big picture” view  
  • Expertise leveraging project management tools including Jira, Confluence and Clarity
  • Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) certification is preferred 

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