Sr. Business Analyst - Detroit, MI


Contract: Independent, Corp-To-Corp, W2, 12 Month(s)

  • No Travel Required


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Job Description

DTS is looking for experienced Sr. Business Analyst for our client project in Detroit, MI


Job Description

The Business Analyst will serve as a key contributor to one of primarily IT initiatives and the modernization the technology platform which supports the Financial Services group.

As a functional expert on the specified application(s) and work stream(s), and he/she will be the central point of contact between the business unit and Information Technology's Application Development Teams.

The Business Analyst will be responsible for a full range of activities which ensure the overall program effectiveness and excellence. The Business Analyst is the "Voice of the Customer".

The Business Analyst will design and document workflows, develop, track and analyze business requirements and make appropriate recommendations that will positively impact the overall solution and program outcomes.


Job Responsibilities

  • Works directly with appropriate Team Lead(s) personnel to understand project concept, objectives and approach and takes assigned project activity from original concept through final implementation
  • Is the "Voice of the Customer" for the assigned business function o Acts as a consultant and advisor to the business.
  • Drives continuous process improvement.
  • Works with key project stakeholders and business people to formulate and communicate the business vision for the project, map out initial high level requirements and refine the scope of the project with the goal of getting the project focused early by translating the initial high-level vision into something realistic.
  • Work with key stakeholders to identify, model, document and represent their detailed requirements and business domain details.
  • Interprets business needs by working with project key stakeholders to translate their requirements into something that developers can understand as well as to translate the resulting questions that the developers have into something the stakeholders can understand by distilling the differing messages and needs of project stakeholders into a single, consistent vision. This includes significant negotiation and political maneuvering activity.
  • Engages with key stakeholders to validate their requirements and analysis models via techniques such as reviews, walkthroughs and play acting. Supports and aids in writing test plan, testing approach, user acceptance test (UAT) cases and is the liaison between project stakeholders and the testing organization during UAT.
  • Translates technical issues by breaking down technical and architectural complexities so that project stakeholders can easily understand any issues that crop up by explaining what the developers are doing and why they need to do it.
  • Develops and executes a Training Plan for the business and technology teams


Required Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills to ensure effective communication between business customers and ITG/suppliers
  • Significant experience in interviewing, facilitation, and elicitation skills, to communicate with stakeholder groups and obtain essential requirements information
  • Listening skills, to understand what the stakeholders say, and to detect those areas that they may be hesitant to discuss.
  • Interpersonal skills, to facilitate requirement workshops as well as broker negotiation when necessary.
  • Creative thinking skills to push beyond the boundaries of existing practices and mindsets.
  • Analytical skills to differentiate "needs" from "wants", and to derive necessary and implicit requirements
  • Organizational skills to manage a wide array of information
  • Modeling skills, to represent requirements and processes visually so that understanding can be confirmed.
  • Written communication skills to effectively and unambiguously document the requirement specifications.
  • Understanding of requirements elicitation, analysis, verification and management practices and the ability to apply them.
  • Experience with both packaged software and custom software development.
  • Understanding of software development methodologies (e.g. Agile, Iterative, Waterfall, etc.) and how requirements development and management practices support them.
  • Understanding of testing phases, processes, and practices and the ability to apply them to support testing activities.
  • Application/business domain knowledge is desirable. This may be readily available with the resource or would need to be developed.
  • Detail-oriented individual who can be relied on to produce accurate deliverables o Self-motivated, independent worker
  • Equivalency of a Bachelor's degree in a related field (information systems, computer science, business).
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience in business analyst or other related business / information systems functions
  • Certification as a Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) is desirable
  • Technology: Knowledge of CaliberRM and Mercury Quality Center/Test Director is a plus.
  • Process Management: Lean Six Sigma experience is a plus



Kapil Sharma

Digital Technology Solutions