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Apex Systems, Inc. IT Business Analyst IV - 1310621 in Seattle, Washington

DescriptionIT Business Analyst IV Responsibilities *Bridge the gap between information technology (IT) and stakeholdrs from business and/or scientific research groups *Identify opportunities for future enhancements and modifications in the form of requirements, business cases and/or agile user stories *Collaborate with research, business, and/or technical staff to identify and recommend technology solutions *Vendor analysis, develop evaluation and scoring criteria for vendor selection *Work with subject matter experts to develop solution architecture diagrams and process maps *Lead team through detailed system and business process analysis; ensure enhancements and solutions positively contribute to, expand upon, and do not conflict with overarching strategy *Utilize problem-solving methods to identify functional gaps and propose solutions *Author user acceptance test (UAT) scenarios, reviews test plans with team to ensure product will meet acceptance criteria *Collaborate with technology managers and subject matter experts (SMEs) to create roadmaps and identify potential forward looking opportunities *Product analysis, stakeholder communication, and strategy support *Leverage knowledge of cross functional efforts to foster alignment, identify dependencies, and coordinate milestones within the organization *Business Analyst (BA) deliverables may include but are not limited to the following: business case and associated system and/or functional requirements, end user documentation, traceability matrices, user acceptance test (UAT) requirements, as-is and to-be workflows *As collaborators and partners within CIT, the Product Solutions team has Product Management and Business Analysis responsibilities. The IT Business Analyst plays a key role, with responsibilities that can span business & system analysis, product ownership, and road mapping. *As a key member of the product solutions team, you will work cross functionally. You will collaborate with technology managers, operations and buiness leads, software engineers, vendors, subject matter experts, researchers, and others on a range of efforts which may include - business/functional requirements, product management tasks, stakeholder interviews, process improvement, vendor seleciton, roadmaps, user stories, scope documentation, business logic, product ownership, etc. Qualifications *MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: *5+ years of experience as a technology focused business or functional analyst *10+ years of experience in an analyst, technical, or business role in an information technology (IT) environment *Technology related degree or certification from a recognized academic institution and/or directly equivalent IT work experience *Strong writing skills and ability to produce clear and unambiguous documentation *Proficient creating diagrams and process flows in Visio, PowerPoint, or other software *Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical stakeholders *Experience identifying technology trade-offs in collaboration with technology managers, architecture, and engineering subject matter experts (SMEs) *Experience bridging the gap between technology and business groups *Ability to recognize a path forward, even in ambiguous situations *Experience leading collaborative exercises, has ability to complete work proactively and independently with little direction *Strong initiative, ability to identify optimization opportunities and embrace a continuous improvement mindset *Ability to both lead and be led, teach, and learn from others, and converse with a collaborative and open mind PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: *Experi