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SitusAMC AVP, Business Analyst, Software Development in Des Moines, Iowa

AVP, Business Analyst, Software Development

Position Overview :

The position will be responsible for leading requirements and design efforts driving development of an internal application that is critical to our business. You will engage in discovery, analysis, process reviews, gathering requirements, and connecting the dots. We need someone that can translate the language of business, development, and data into an application design and then lead and provide guidance to the team throughout the implementation of that design.

Essential Job Functions :

  • Ability to take meaningful notes, ability to discern what information and details are important in order to meet deadlines and move the project forward

  • Work with project team to understand and document business requirements, critically evaluate them and translate the needs into concise user stories that can be understood by software developers

  • Communication Skills: Ability to effectively manage communication with business and technical teams

  • Conduct comprehensive requirement gathering sessions, one-on-one and group interviews for the development of business, functional and system requirement documents

  • Write detailed user stories and prioritize the product backlog to align with the product vision and priorities and write acceptance criteria for each user story.

  • Ability to participate in testing user stories before release

  • Obtain consensus on requirements to consistently bring items to closure, managing change flow and traceability of requirements documents

  • Develop test plans based on user stories and work with business team to prepare test data for developer to perform unit testing and QA/UAT execution

  • Support review sessions to ensure the software requirements were interpreted correctly

  • Develop project target landmarks and completion dates and adhere to an agreed upon schedule

  • Keep system documentation and training materials up to date

  • Such other activities as may be assigned by your manager

Qualifications/ Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or IT related field, strongly preferred

  • 3+ years previous experience as a Business Analyst and Project Manager in a technical development environment, working closely with software development teams

  • Understanding of Agile methodologies

  • Commercial Real Estate or Finance experience would be a big plus

  • Advanced understanding of modern software development practices and tools

  • Experience in use case documentation and user-story documentation

  • Ability to communicate complex topics with simple, straightforward language (both written and oral) based on the intended audience

  • Demonstrable ability to effectively engage with both internal and external clients and vendors, business partners, and all team members

  • Experience managing development in application lifecycle management software such as Team Foundation Server (TFS), Jira, MS Project

  • Detail oriented, collaborative, excellent interpersonal skills, solid communication skills, positive attitude and ability to thrive in a dynamic, fluid environment

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently

  • Able to adapt quickly and efficiently to client-specific requirements and objectives

  • Reliable and takes full responsibility for task completion

  • Exceptionally well organized, with excellent follow-through skills

  • Analytical, resourceful and able to multi-task with ease

Special Requirements:

  • The employee may be required to report to a different local office as a normal, contemplated, and mandated incident of their employment

Working Conditions:

  • Office environment with frequent computer use

  • Sitting for long periods of time

  • Hearing, talking, reaching, grasping, standing, and repetitive motions

Note: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive or exclusive. At any time, employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization and participate in additional trainings.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Location: West Des Moines, IA, United States

Date published:3-Nov-2020