Senior Business Analyst Openings

  • Role :Senior Business Analyst
  • Position ID :BSA-203
  • Location :Boston MA
  • Duration:Full Time
  • Posting Date:1/12/2017
  • Closing Date:9/12/2017
  • Education :Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Statistics or a closely related field from an accredited institution of a higher education in the U.S. or its equivalent and two (2) years of experience as a Business Analyst
  • General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:The Sr. business systems analyst collects and analyzes business and nonfunctional requirements and creates specifications. He or she validates requirements against business needs. He/she performs systems testing to validate high-level functionality of the solutions. It is important for the Sr. business analyst to build subject matter expertise in customer’s field and develops productive relationships with customers, as well as using knowledge of the organization’s security standards to adhere to all MassDOT security standards and directives.

    Solicits and identifies vision objectives and requirements for change

    With the support of the business, define rules, validations, decision points for all the steps in a process.

    Analyzes business and financial data and how the values relate to the business process.

    Identifies gaps during the business requirements phase.

    Establishes new requirements and functional specifications, screen mock-ups, , error messages, rules, and security requirements.

    Develops User Stories, Use Cases, UML diagrams - “Happy Path” and “Alternative Path”.

    Defines report specifications

    Documents detailed business and nonfunctional requirements in a traceable, testable, verifiable format, including business requirements documentation, functional specifications, workflows, use cases, business rules, process flows, data flows, test cases, and training materials.

    Document business requirements and functional specifications in a clear, concise manner. Develop and execute system test plans

    Articulate impact of change to other Departments

    Alert Project Manager of scope creep that may impact the project

    Identifies work breakdown structures for required tasks to reach milestones: e.g., problem analysis; requirements definition; business case formulation; project scoping and definition and finally translating all that into a set of solution options and sound technical requirements.

    Conducts requirements gathering by leveraging meetings, such as interviews, requirements workshops, use cases, and scenarios

    Provides recommendations and specifications to refine business processes, as needed, to achieve a positive impact.

    Supports Development test strategy definition, test requirements definition, development of test scenarios, and execution of functional test phases.

    Contributes to Continuous Improvement initiatives across the enterprise.

    Perform due diligence & quality assurance on services being provided by the Security team to ensure adherence to process and consistency of output for operational standards using the IT Security checklist to ensure security controls are used.

    Assumes team lead role as required on projects or in support of a business unit.

    Create and execute system test plans.

    Work within an agile scrum and/or waterfall methodology for project implementations.


    BA/BS degree in Business, Computer Science, or related field.

    Eight or more years of direct work experience as a Business Systems Analyst.

    Strong analytical skills

    Strong listening skills

    Strong communication skills

    Ability to easily work with all people regardless of role/title

    Ability to think and question people across the organization to minimize requirement gaps

    Ability to help bring people together to a common understanding and agreement

    Ability to accept constructive criticism

    Ability to work in an agile-like environment

    Technical background

    Financial background

    Subject matter or domain experience working in related industries (Construction Systems) is a plus.

    Experience with the Commonwealth accounting system or other accounting systems is a plus MARRS

    Demonstrated track record of success with IT projects that meet business requirements and customer expectations.

    Experience with business process modeling. Experience with prototyping and Business Process Modeling tools is a plus.

    Experience with packaged product solutions as well as custom built.

    Proficient at problem identification and resolution, and defining and managing business requirements.

    Experience in producing various work products throughout the analysis and design phases of a project.

    Ability and motivation to learn.

    Ability to define, manage, and exceed business customer expectations.

    Strong intellectual curiosity and capacity for professional growth.

    Ability to effectively communicate (both orally and in writing) with various project stakeholders, including IT leadership, business customers, team members, and other IT colleagues.

    Strong meeting management and negotiation skills.

    Experience with agile scrum and waterfall methodologies.