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Business Systems Analyst II - Remote Contract Opportunity

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Posted 2 months ago United States Salary undisclosed
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Job Description

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Business Systems Analyst II
Note: This position is fully remote and can be located anywhere in the United States. Qualified candidates from all time zones are encouraged to apply.

Position Summary

The Business Systems Analyst (BSA) specializes in analyzing, implementing, and improving information systems. The BSA works with business units to understand and translate their needs to IT teams and assists in delivering the technical solution to those needs.

Responsibilities

  • Work directly with subject matter experts to elicit business needs and document business requirements
  • Analyze business processes to identify opportunities for improving efficiency and effectiveness
  • Translate business requirements into functional requirements to be relied upon by designated technical team
  • Analyze systems to understand current functionality and impact of potential changes
  • Collaborate with project team to manage requirements
  • Define, plan, and execute analyses appropriate for the project need
  • Facilitate vendor analyses to inform software selection
  • Use effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions and/or reaching conclusions
  • Analyze current states, define future states, identify gaps, and propose a solution to bridge the gaps


Skills

  • Requirements Analysis: Process documentation, specify and model requirements, define business and technical requirements
  • Elicitation and Collaboration: Elicit requirements, validate requirements, communicate requirements, manage stakeholder collaboration
  • Requirements Lifecycle Management: Trace requirements, maintain requirements and statuses, prioritize requirements, assess requirements changes
  • Solution Evaluation: Assess system functionality and performance, identify and analyze potential solutions, recommend technical solutions and changes
  • Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring: Plan and execute business analysis approach, plan stakeholder engagement
Abilities

  • Demonstrates strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Applies a variety of creative interviewing techniques to identify needs, issues, and solutions, while working with a diverse audience (business, management, technical)
  • Facilitates and maintains stakeholder confidence in the decision-making process
  • Exhibits strong self-starter attributes
  • Demonstrates a high level of personal organization and time management
  • Builds trust with stakeholders by applying honest and ethical standards in all interactions
  • Adapts to rapidly changing environments and varieties of stakeholders
  • Accepts responsibility for, and ownership of, personal errors
  • Remains confident and 'cool under pressure' to perform in situations that are filled with more ambiguity than clarity
  • Quickly grasp NWEA processes and apply analysis skills and knowledge in a wide range of contexts with minimal supervision
  • Understands both organizational and technology goals
  • Demonstrates business acumen in understanding business needs
  • Understands the organizational structure and enterprise architecture
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communications
  • Effectively facilitates stakeholder sessions, ensuring success through preparedness and co-ordination
  • Applies facilitation techniques to keep discussions focused and organized
  • Adjusts style of written communications to meet the needs of the audience
  • Utilizes and understands systems, policies, and procedures
  • Demonstrates and utilizes this knowledge in daily job-related activities
  • Demonstrates problem-solving skills
  • Uses a variety of software applications to support communication and collaboration, create and maintain requirements artifacts, model concepts, track issues, and increase overall productivity
  • Uses a variety of tools and technology to model, document, and manage outputs of business analysis activities and deliverables to stakeholders
  • Demonstrates proficiency working within a Microsoft-based environment


Competencies

  • Communicate effectively: Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Customer focus: Builds strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions
  • Drive results: Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances
  • Instill trust: Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity


Education and Experience

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology/Systems, or Business, or a related field
  • Understanding of the practice of business analysis and industry standards
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a business systems analyst
  • Experience implementing multiple information systems in a range of contexts
  • Experience analyzing solution alternatives and selecting vendor products
  • Knowledge of system architecture, databases, and security


About NWEA...

NWEA® is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency-and provide timely data to help tailor instruction. For more than 40 years, NWEA has developed innovative pre-K-12 assessments, including our flagship interim assessment, MAP® Growth™; our progress monitoring and skills mastery tool, MAP® Skills™; and our reading fluency and comprehension assessment, MAP® Reading Fluency™. Educators trust our professional learning offerings to accelerate student learning and our research to support assessment validity and data interpretation. More than 11 million students in 146 countries use our solutions to support their learning and growth each year.

NWEA strives to make diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) practices the center of our work. Our organization's mission, Partnering to Help All Kids Learn, is the foundation for our DEIA commitment as we work to reflect, value, and support the educators, students, colleagues, and communities we serve. We seek to empower and engage all stakeholders in the research, services, solutions, and products we provide, our organizational culture, and the partnerships we establish with schools, districts, states, and countries.

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NWEA is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For our EEO Policy Statement, please visit our website. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please visit the EEOC website