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Iris Software Inc.
  Company Profile
Iris Software, Inc. is a New Jersey based company providing IT staffing and project based services to clients nationwide. With over a decade of experience in this industry, we distinguish ourselves by reliability, technical expertise and a history of successfully completed projects. An ISO 9001:2000 Company, IRIS was ranked # 75 in the Inc. 500 for the year 2001. IRIS was also named as 1 of NJ's Finest 25 companies for the years 2001 & 2002. Deloitte & Touche's NJ Technology ranked IRIS as the 13th Fastest growing Technology Company for the year 2002.

We currently employ over 250 professionals and plan to grow to 350 by the mid of 2007.

The Business Solutions & Technology Services (BSTS) Group of the company provides project and solution based services to IRIS customers in the U.S. Some examples of these services are software development, maintenance of Web-based portals, and Business intelligence solutions for the retail marketplace. These services are executed using a combination of in-US and offshore resources and facilities of the company.

  Job Details 

Sr Agile Business Analyst : Alpharetta, GA

Posted On:  10/31/2020 5:45:34 AM

Sr Agile Business Analyst

No. of vacancies:  1
Qualifications:  Bachelor Degree
Essential Skills: 
Not specified
Minimum Total Experience:  0
Job Tenure:  No Preference/Any
Salary Offered:  DOE
Job Location:  Alpharetta, GA United States

  Job Description
Require candidates who have at least 5 years of active professional experience with direct involvement in business analyst discipline.
Along with hard skills in business analysis, candidates must be assertive and confident to analyze and communicate gaps and concerns to business members and technical team when working on business requirements.
Candidates must have delivered BA artifacts such as user stories, use cases, process flows, activity diagrams, wireframes and other common BA output (context diagram, DFD, BRD, class diagrams, etc).
Candidate must be familiar with business analysis common requirements models such as the following: Role Based Matrix, Actor Tables, Glossary, Context Diagram, ERD Data Model, Class Model, Data Dictionary, Event Response Tables, State Diagrams, Business Rules, Decision Tables, Process Maps, Use Cases, and Activity Diagrams.
Candidates must be proficient in the use of Microsoft tools like Excel, Word, Power point, and Visio. Candidates must have worked in Share Point environment for document management and versioning.
The candidate may be required to provide examples of their artifacts (ex. process flows using Visio) during the interview process.
It is a big plus if the candidates have work experience in an Agile environment using tools such as Team Foundation Server (TFS) or Rally.
Candidates are expected to elicit requirements, analyze complex business flows and rules, present complex ideas in a simplified way, conduct discussions on business topics, challenge ideas, propose new ideas, recommend process improvement, conduct process modeling, and write up requirements in the required format as defined by the project team.
Candidates must be able to work as a team with other business analysts, business team members and technical team. Candidates must have work experience in dealing with senior member of the business units (within the organization) and product owners that require excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Candidates must be comfortable working with difficult stakeholders and opinionated developers and architects during the development lifecycle.
Candidates must be comfortable working in a global project team set up with team members located in other parts of the world (different time zones and work cycles).
Candidates must be able to work in a dynamic and fast pace project cycle along with a short learning curve. It is expected for the candidate to be able to pick up on the business knowledge quickly and able to research independently on ideas and concepts that will assist with the BA work scope. Candidates are expected to be able to work independently with minimal supervision or work with the assigned team to elicit, analyze and produce requirements artifacts that are clear to enable technical work and testing.
Candidates must be able to provide additional clarifications to the technical and testing team so that the business solutions can be properly developed and tested to support the requirements. Candidates must have participated and/or led JAD sessions for requirements gathering..
The candidate will provide requirements artifacts using Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Visio and other tools like TFS and Rally. The candidate will share and manage the requirements, and will be required to conduct meetings with counterparts in different locations using video, Sametime/other IM platform, and teleconference.
The candidate will also serve as liaison between the business area and the Information Technology (IT) Area where the candidate is able to articulate the business intent to the technical team, and at the same time, able to communicate the technical constraints to the business team. This will be done in a face-to-face sessions, demonstrations in front of other teams, and presenting in front of other project members using videos and projectors.
Elicit requirements using a variety of technics which include the use of interview sessions, requirements gathering workshops, reviewing of documentations, analyzing existing business systems, visiting business sites or work areas, and conversing with subject matter resources from both the business and technical sides.
Analyze and break down information gathered from multiple sources, where the business analyst is required to decompose complex business flows and rules into the proper levels for analysis, to identify gaps and resolve conflicting information, and to develop an understanding of the business domain.? Deliver and manage the requirements artifacts based on EY or project team adoption of methodology/ approach and use of the applicable tools/platforms applicable. ? It is a big plus if the candidates have work experience in an Agile environment using tools such as Team Foundation Server (TFS) or Rally.
For the ATF project, the business analyst is familiar with the Agile (scrum) where workload and work cycle will be based on the pattern and logistics that the project team uses.? Conduct daily operational and tactical work activities based on the Agile philosophy (scrum) used by the project team where the business analyst attends the scrum meetings, clarification sessions and estimating sessions with the sprint team.
Communicate (verbal and written) with a variety of teams: business analyst team, business team, technical team, management team, and business stakeholders/sponsors on the scope of the requirements where any issues, dependencies, and expectations are clearly articulated and communicated. Where necessary, the business analyst will follow up on action items to resolve dependencies and issues.
Conduct discussions on the ideas surrounding the business topics and challenge the business units on assumptions and expectations to validate the business requirements.
Present ideas and proposals on future state for the different audience so that the changes to the current state and impact on the current state are clearly communicated.
Gather and document the details on business requirements which will be used as input to produce the required BA artifacts (user stories, use cases, process flows, scenarios, dictionary, error messaging, etc.)
Collaborate with the business units and technical team to negotiate business requirements and the solutions that will be developed. Establish and maintain agreements between the business members and the project team on the changing requirements due to changes or constraints in business environment and technology.
Share with the BA team on ideas and learning, and participate in team effort to improve team capabilities and enhance internal knowledge on business analysts discipline or business domain. Assist with on-boarding of team members and mentor other team members based on assignment.[[.NET, Sharepoint, MS Project, Visio, MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint]

Experience/Required Skills

5 years experience in Visio, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes5 years experience in Development, Management, Process Modeling and Analysis Have worked at least 3 to 5 years in a corporate IT environment Must have recent experience in business analysis in a professional services industry

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