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Job Number 4260
Location Beaverton, OR Pay Rate
Experience Knowledge of JIRA, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access (forms and reports) and Visio
Education Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience

Job Description

Business Analyst:

A fast growing financial industry company is seeking a Business Analyst that would lead the analysis and documentation of the Business user’s enhancements to, and requirements of their Platform. Working with Executives, Managers and End-Users, the Business Analyst must gather and document requirements, processes, and systems flows. As a key member of the development team, the Business Analyst must possess a strong work ethic and a "do what it takes" work style.

Duties and Responsibilities:
- Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops and meetings, surveys, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
- Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
- Proactively communicate and collaborate with appropriate team members and users to analyze information needs and functional requirements and deliver the following artifacts as needed: Functional requirements/Business Requirements Documents, Use Cases, Screen and Interface designs.
- Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.
- Work independently with users and under direction of the Chief Technology Officer, Software Development Manager and Project Manager.
- Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans.
- Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language.
- Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze trade offs between usability and performance needs.
- Support development team in resolving production issues/escalations based on existing procedures and SLAs.
- Serve as the liaison between the business units, development and support teams.
- Deliver application and workflow training to end users.
- Document existing system design and functionality; information and processes that are not currently documented and only known by select users throughout the company.

- Strong analytical and product management skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group including, executives, managers, and end-users.
- Experience in writing User Guides/Customer Manuals is required.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
- Knowledge of JIRA, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access (forms and reports) and Visio.
- Strong work ethic with a desire to do what it takes to complete the task.
- Production support/ticket handling skills.
- Adhere to quality standards and meet deadlines set by the Project Manager.
- Work well under pressure with frequent interruptions and shifting priorities. This includes working on multiple projects concurrently.
- Facilitate group sessions, work effectively within a project team, and in collaboration with peers.
- Independently plan, organize and prioritize task assignments.
- Demonstrate procedural and technical writing skills.
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with business and technical personnel.
- Maintain confidentiality and project a professional business image.
- Work flexible hours to work with development team as necessary.
- Know-how to work in a hybrid waterfall/agile system.
- Convert waterfall-type requirements into agile User Stories.
- Experience with systems development and the SDLC.
- Financial Services experience or experience with financial applications is a plus.
- Experience in working in highly regulated infrastructures is a plus.
- Experience in developing applications with non-relational databases is a plus.

Lexicon Solutions is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package, including the following:
- Major PPO (Pre-tax) medical/dental cafeteria plan.
- AFLAC supplemental insurance.
- Complementary care.
- Individual supplemental term life policies.
- Paid holidays and sick time.
- Direct deposit payroll option.

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