Jr. Business Analyst
Description: MDI Group (www.mdigroup.com) is seeking a Jr. Business Analyst for one of our clients in the Phoenix, AZ market. This position is a 1 year contract engagement. The pay rate is up to 30/hr. Depending on experience.
This position is open to local Arizona candidates only and due to the nature of this opportunity, third-party, C2C, or remote-only candidates will not be considered.
The responsibilities of the Jr. Business Analyst will be to assist business users to define business requirements, designing software solutions, developing business specification artifacts for the enterprise, and collaborating with a highly skilled software development team. The analyst will also participate in business optimization and transformation efforts. This is a role with the potential to further develop business analysis skills and expertise.
-Ability to identify potential impacts or gaps in terms of organization, business and processes between current customer situations, and the desired end-state of the software solution.
-Aptitude to anticipate and appropriately escalate on forthcoming issues and risks of the software solution.
-Knowledge of an industry accepted, structured software development life cycle methodologies, tools and techniques.
-Ability to understand and comply with established design principles, standards, and procedures for software development.
-Capability to use software development design tools and processes (i.e. Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Sharepoint, Visio, etc.).
-Ability to author design specifications and functional design documentation for the software development team.
-Ability to effectively analyze software solutions through structured testing in order to validate the application for business and technical requirements while guiding the improvement of the application.
-Desire to work in teams to address software defect analysis, troubleshooting, and resolution.
-Ability to work collaboratively with business stakeholders and software development team, while driving software innovations and improvements to achieve business optimization
-Ability to prepare and present concepts and vision (written and verbal) to the software development team, management, and other internal and external stakeholders.
-Candidate must be an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills.
-Finance knowledge/experience is a plus