Agile Business Analyst I, II, III

ID
2021-2551
Company
Alaska USA Federal Credit Union
Type
Full Time
Location
Renton Financial Center
City
Renton
State
WA
Minimum Salary Grade
Category 10: depending on experience
Work Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pmRemote work schedules available
Regular Schedule is five 8 hour days
Yes
Addition Shift Differential
None

Overview

Reports to: Agile Business Analyst Supervisor

Functions Supervised: None.

 

Primary Functions: Business Analyst’s (BA) are members of the Feature Definition Team. The feature definition team is responsible for supporting analysis, feature definition and triage of new ideas in collaboration with business units and business product owners – AND - as an extension of the Feature Definition Team, BA’s will also support project implementation within Agile Project Teams. Business Analyst (BA) will participate in discovery analysis, feature definition/triage, testing, and implementation of new ideas and projects.

The BA analyzes the business process and user interface requirements for ideas and projects by working closely with the business stakeholders and project/product teams to ensure success.

Business Analyst is responsible for engaging with Product Owners and idea/project stakeholders and SME’s to define Epics, stories and features. BA’s will ensure appropriate upfront research and analysis has been conducted and groom feature backlog.
The BA clearly understands the needs related to the product by working closely with the Product Owner, SMEs, and other business partners, so they can clearly communicate the product vision and client's needs to the Agile project team and stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. As a member of the Feature Definition Team, BA clearly understands the needs related to the Business Unit product by working closely with the Product Owner, SMEs, and other business partners, so they can clearly communicate the product vision and client's needs to the Feature Definition Team and Agile Project team.
  2. Assists with research and analysis to ensure that the appropriate information and context is available for the Fusion and Agile Project Teams to conduct productive story writing sessions.
  3. Reviews or creates process and flow maps to understand the business processes and system flows, in order to fully document the business domain.
  4. Documents any necessary business rules and logic needed to fully incorporate a business process into the system.
  5. Documents and identifies story dependencies to help facilitate backlog refinement and prioritization.
  6. Manages a regular cadence for story definition, story writing, story review, and story prioritization to maintain a well-refined and prioritized backlog of sufficient length to support the team's velocity.
  7. BA reviews or creates process and flow maps to understand the business processes and system flows, in order to fully document the business domain.
  8. Assists the Product Owner with defining what business value means to the client and how to assess each feature/story based on that business value to help maximize the value the team delivers.
  9. (2)+ years of Business Analysis experience or proven experience as a Business Analyst. (1)+ years' experience as a member of an Agile team, preferably as an Agile Business Analyst, Product Owner or Scrum Master. Experience working directly with business stakeholders. Experience performing Business Analysis responsibilities.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelors degree required in a discipline such as computer science, information systems, or equivalent work experience. Certifications in Agile, SCRUM, CCBA, and/or CBAP preferred.

Creditable Experience in Lieu of Education: Equivalent technical education and/or related work experience.

 

Experience/Skills: Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing at a variety of levels to include business stakeholders, vendors, technical teams, customers, and management. At least a year of professional experience as a Business Analyst and/or System Analyst. Familiarity with Agile and DevOps practices and methodologies to include SCRUM and Kanban. Familiarity with software development lifecycle, operating systems, tools to test software applications/systems, development/modeling tools, organization and time management skills. Able to work as part of a large or small team.

Tenure: Assignment to the Business Analyst I category 09, Business Analyst II category 08, or Business Analyst III category 07 will be determined by the candidate’s education or experience. Advancement requires management recommendation and will be based on the candidate’s certifications and/or performance.

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