14 West

  • Senior Business Analyst

    Job ID 2019-2676
    Job Locations
    US-MD-Baltimore
    Category
    Software Development
  • Overview

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    14 West is looking for a Senior Software Business Analyst to work within a fast-paced, mature agile team. As a Senior Business Analyst, you will assist with all phases of the software development life cycle including gathering and translating business requirements into functional development specifications, following development tasks to completion, and investigating ways to optimize current functionality and processes.

     

    Being a part of this team means living and breathing product goals and fierce collaboration with teammates, colleagues, and customers. The first step to success in this role is working hard for your teammates and earning their trust. We expect all members of the team to display initiative, take responsibility for managing their own work, and be open to guidance and insight from those around them.

    Responsibilities

    • Define and translate complex business and user requirements into functional requirements Apply an agile mindset to complex work projects
    • Work closely and develop relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to ensure that all business requirements are understood, documented and met
    • Collaborate with developers and other subject matter experts to establish the product vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs
    • Use expertise in modeling and diagramming to create design mocks with wireframe and prototyping software
    • Serve as a resource for engineering and quality assurance; clarifying requirements throughout the software development life cycle
    • Maintain and update requirements as needed throughout the software development life cycle
    • Create and distribute release notes to customers and internal stakeholders
    • Readiness to partner with the Product Owner to advocate for the ideal customer experience with the product
    • Partner with the Product Owner in the formulation and expression of the product vision
    • Readiness to act as a proxy for the Product Owner as needed
    • Mentor and support a diverse group of internal stakeholders on new functionality and enhancements prior to releases
    • Work with Quality Assurance to record and/or review test plans, test scenarios, and test cases results in preparation for regression testing and product validation

    Qualifications

    5+ years business analyst experience

    • Must be proficient with Jira and the Atlassian suite
    • Excellent knowledge of Software Development Lifecycle
    • Excellent written and verbal communication
    • Ability to prioritize demands and workload in a fast paced environment

    Experience and Education

    • BS in Information Technology, Computer Science, Software Engineering or related
    • 5+ years of previous experience in software development business analysis
    • SAFe or PSM certification is a big plus

     

     

    Skills & Abilities

    • Innate curiosity about processes, systems and user functionality
    • Demonstrated ability to analyze problems and understand the necessary components of a solution through analysis, planning, evaluation of cost/benefit, testing and reporting
    • Maintain a sense of urgency and hold others accountable to get working software out the door
    • Be ready to report on projects formally and on-the-fly
    • Ruthless team collaborator, ready to give and receive constructive feedback

    We offer a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services to our employees, including:

    • Medical, vision, and dental insurance plans.
    • Employer-subsidized parking.
    • 401(k) plan with employer matching.
    • Generous vacation time and paid holidays.
    • Fitness programs and discounts.
    • Casual dress code.

    About 14 West

    14 West is the business services arm of The Agora, a network for more than 40 of the world’s most innovative media and marketing companies. By relying on us, The Agora Companies enjoy the unique luxury of focusing on the work they want to do… not the work they have to do. We share a history and a heritage with the businesses we support, and custom tailor our administrative and technical strategies to suit them. We believe passion is a critical ingredient in the services we provide. And we strive to deliver leading-edge yet sustainable solutions that promote perpetual growth.

     

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