***In-Person Interviews ONLY*** The Senior Business Analyst will participate in all phases of the systems development lifecycle from Requirements, Design, Development, Testing, and Implementation to meet business needs.
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The Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) is in the initiation phase of a large, multi-year system integration project. The scope of the project includes the implementation of a modern architecture platform and procurement of several new Medicaid modules to meet the IME’s requirements for managing Medicaid health benefits for over 600,000 Iowa citizens.
The migration from the current environment to the future-state platform will involve the modernization or replacement of dozens of legacy systems and applications as well as the evaluation and modification of hundreds of system-to-system interfaces.
The department is seeking a senior business analyst role to assess the current state Medicaid business processes and define the requirements for future state application components.
Responsibilities of senior business analyst role include but are not limited to:
Creating/documenting, tracking, maintaining, prioritizing, and assessing changes to business processes and the associated requirements
Working closely with key decision makers, systems owners and end users in support of core processes and critical business objectives
Conducting research and performing studies and surveys to obtain data; and analyzing problems to advise on or recommend solutions, utilizing knowledge of theory, principles, or technology of specific discipline or field of specialization
Querying and analyzing data to determine solutions, such as the installation of alternate methods and procedures, changes in processing methods and practices, or redesign of products or services
Advising client or department heads on alternate methods of solving need or problem, or recommending specific solutions
Working within an agile methodology framework with a focus on delivering value and adjusting rapidly to produce the most effective outcome
Developing and implementing end-to-end, functional, non-functional, and interface regression test cases, and working with end users to perform User Acceptance Testing
Working closely with all IT organizations and driving projects to successful completion.
Provide end-to-end IT coordination for all IT related activities.
A successful candidate for this role is expected to possess the following skills and experience:
Ability to document, analyze and propose process changes or re-engineering approaches based on an understanding of technical problems and solutions as they relate to current and future state business and technical environments
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse group of team members, including executives, managers, IT professionals, and subject matter experts.
Experience in process mapping, group facilitation, data gathering, and analysis, and phases of the project lifecycle (requirements gathering, design, development, deployment, training, and measuring effectiveness.)
Experience delivering software as part of an agile delivery team
Strong ability to work effectively within time constraints, changing priorities, and independently.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio
Experience with relational databases and SQL
Experience with QA testing, both manual and automated, to assist the team with test case development and execution
Understand industry issues and trends, and present technical solutions that provide value to our business partners
Analyze business strategy and user needs, document specifications, and translate business objectives into proper system requirement specifications
Guide business customers through business case development for new applications/functionality, including cost/benefit analysis and risk/impact analysis.
Understanding how to deliver value through realizations of benefits, avoidance of cost, identify new opportunities and modernizing the organization.
Focus on continuous improvement for both the business process and the underlying technologies and system support.
Strong ability to decompose complex concepts into smaller tasks, while maintaining end-to-end business process focus
Work closely with other Business Units to identify and deliver Enterprise value.
Experience providing consulting services to governmental entities
Skilled at consulting with executive-level stakeholders to define business needs or problems.
Skills: Required / Desired
Amount of Experience
Experience working on large, complex IT systems Required 8 Years
Business process definition, requirements definition, and development and support of integrated business applications Required 10 Years
Experience with SDLC procedures / system development methodologies Required 8 Years
Experience with building IT solutions that adhere to multiple industry standards, compliance and regulatory requirements, and/or technology standards Required 8 Years
Experience managing stakeholder expectations and priorities Required 8 Years
Experience working within a project governance structure (methodology, required templates and reporting) required 8 Years
Excellent task management skills, w/ the ability to multitask and manage multiple tasks with changing priorities in a cross-functional environment Required 8 Years
Demonstrate ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and project activities simultaneously while meeting established deadlines Required 8 Years
Experience with Microsoft development platforms and software Required 8 Years
Working experience in an agile environment Required 8 Years
Working experience with Quality Assurance testing (functional, non-functional, integration, end-to-end, etc.) Required 3 Years
Working experience with Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio or relational database software Required 5 Years
Experience with Team Foundation Server (TFS) and/or Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) Desired 3 Years
Experience working with Microsoft Power BI for business analytic/business intelligence Desired 3 Years
Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Business, or related field, or relevant experience. Desired 3 Years