Senior Business Analyst

Aura IT Consulting, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN
Apr 19, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Software & Technology
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

Job Summary: Aura IT Consulting is looking for an energetic, strong PM/Business Analyst to join our Client Engagement Team. This position is responsible being the primary liaison with the client for providing technical expertise in evaluating and developing system requirements and technical solutions. This role works directly with client end users, internal team members, and provides self-guidance in order to drive the project and maintain client business/functional requirements, along with other essential project documentation.

Essential Functions:

PM/Business Analyst
  • Interact with the client:
    • Create Scope document and project plan to kick off the project
    • Perform requirements gathering, definition and gap analysis through the participation in meetings with client staff and technical staff to understand business needs or existing functionality/regulatory rules
    • Using the gathered requirements, modify existing and/or develop new Requirement Specifications for use by clients to understand the functionality to be developed/enhanced
  • Interact with development teams:
    • Participate in analysis sessions with other members of the project development team to develop project approach
    • Communicate and clarify user requirements; with the development staff, through the definition of existing and/or new Functional Specifications for use by technical lead/developer
    • Determine the modifications, if necessary, that will be required in the logical and physical data models for software products. Be able to create data models and ERDs of the system changes
    • Ensure timeline and status with communication and status updates with internal staff and client
  • Develop/maintain various project related documentation, such as:
    • Scope Document, Project Plan, Requirements Specification Doc, Use Cases, Process Flow Diagrams, Data Mapping, Requirements Traceability

  • Create test scripts and execute system testing of software products prior to their submission to the client's QA team
  • Ensure issues (testing bugs and customer changes) are identified, tracked, reported on and resolved in a timely manner
    • Works with client personnel to identify required changes
    • Communicates needed changes to development team

Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Strong facilitation and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Communication Skills:
    • Assists in the facilitation of team and client meetings
    • Delivers informative, well-organized presentations
    • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully
    • Works well in a team environment
    • Develops relationships with client personnel that foster client loyalty
    • Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions with project management
  • Proven track record of delivery and commitments to customers and management/leadership effectiveness
  • Technical Understanding:
    • Understands the SDLC process
    • Possesses a basic understanding in the areas of application programming, database and system design
    • Understands Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures
    • Understands how legacy and web-based systems interface with each other
    • Knowledge of SQL language, ability to write basic queries to update and/or extract data from Oracle or SQL Server database(s)

Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS/BA in CS/MIS or CBAP Certification
  • 5+ years experience with formal Software Development Life Cycle methodologies preferred
  • 5+ years experience writing formal requirements documentation preferred
  • Experience with Implementing product solutions for end user clients

Company Description
Aura IT Consulting delivers technology solutions that empower growth within our clients. Through the development of innovative custom applications, software platforms and technical architecture, we help our private, public sector and not-for-profit clients more effectively and efficiently engage, collaborate and serve their customers and stakeholders. We deliver these solutions with a commitment to service and excellence, and thus play a significant and long-term role in their success.

Our disciplined custom application development process, paired with a commitment to service and support our creations, has resulted in long-term client relationships. As an experienced Certified Microsoft Partner, we deliver and customize powerful software solutions. However, what makes us different are our core values of integrity, quality, and customer service.

Whether we are building complex e-Commerce sites for a leading travel insurance company, or helping a key business services company deliver their services on six continents, we are not just another IT vendor. We are business consultants, advisors and technology professionals dedicated to serving and growing our valued customers.

Indianapolis, IN


Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:26:35 PDT