Business Analyst

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CONTRACT
Canada
Posted 4 weeks ago

We are looking for a Business Analyst! Reach out if you are interested and feel free to refer friends/colleagues!

 

Type of Employment: Contract
Title: Business Analyst
Term: Contract – 12 months with extension
Location: Ontario – Hybrid 3 days on-site
Industry: Government
Job ID number: 179

 

Description

  • Provide support during the design, implementation and testing phases of the project.
  • Report progress of assignment on a regular basis to Project Management, raise any issue and concerns and propose mitigation strategies.
  • Lead and/or participate in teams developing solutions within Ministry of Labor Immigration Training Skills Development
  • Conduct feasibility analysis, project scoping and provide project work estimates.
  • Conduct Joint Requirements Planning and Joint Application Design sessions.
  • Analyze and map processes / data for current state and future state.
  • Requirements development involving requirements elicitation, elaboration, analysis, specification and validation.
  • Use of ministry mandated requirement management tools and templates for requirements
  • Review and feedback of technical design documents.
  • Conduct and/or participate in walkthroughs at each project milestone.
  • Knowledge transfer to TS and I&IT Cluster at all stages of the assignment.
  • Report status to, and follow overall direction from the Project Manager and/or Lead Business Analyst.

The Deliverables include (but are not limited to):

  • Business Cases and Request for Bids
  • Business requirements / rules
  • Business process models
  • System Requirements specifications
  • Business / Data Glossary
  • Business and System use cases
  • User epics, stories and themes / Product backlog and sprint plans
  • Data requirements / models (conceptual / logical)
  • Functional and Non-functional requirements
  • Requirements Traceability Matrices
  • User Interface specifications, low and high fidelity prototypes
  • Report specifications
  • Test plan/strategies, test cases
  • Risks and Issues
  • Status reports
  • Work plans, e.g. requirements management plan
  • Artefacts/documents required for enterprise architecture development from a business needs point-of-view (contextual and conceptual), as required for the Architecture Governance Point review process
  • Other artefacts as determined by the project

Support to Development and Test teams in following areas (but are not limited to):

  • Building and testing support to development team
  • Reviewing test strategy, test plan and cases
  • Management of defect logs
  • Testing Applications
  • Supporting end-user inquiries
  • Defining the integration test plan
  • Defining the user acceptance test plan
  • Identification and resolution of problems/issues
  • Document and manage risks and liaise with other project teams to coordinate project interdependencies.
  • Documentation of all artefacts in a shared project library.

Skill Set Requirements

  • Knowledge with Solutions Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and structured methodologies including agile, waterfall and iterative
  • Demonstrable experience with Business Object Oriented Modeling, UML tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrable skills and experience with documenting deliverables outlined in Deliverables section
  • Work Experience in investigating, analyzing, estimating system applications in a large integrated mainframe and mid-tier environment
  • Proven experience with all stages of automated system implementation in complex mainframe, with online and batch transactions
  • Proven experience with sprint facilitation, interpretation of business needs to technical requirements, facilitation of project meetings for reviews
  • Experience with the Public Sector architecture.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Public Sector applications, databases and systems; demonstrated experience working with legacy infrastructure hosting environments such as mainframe with complex applications; Experience with supporting legacy applications and transformation of legacy solutions using COTS products such as Oracle Siebel
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience working in accordance with policies and procedures of Public Service Sector
  • Demonstrable knowledge of Project Management framework in the Public Sector and Architecture Checkpoint requirements
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Experience in conducting feasibility analysis, project scoping and providing project work estimates
  • Experience with requirements development involving requirements elicitation, analysis, specification and validation
  • Experience with documenting user stories, planning and managing product backlog, planning and managing sprints, and implementing in an iterative manner
  • Demonstrated experience in the facilitation of project meetings for reviews
  • Experience in reporting progress of assignment(s) on a regular basis to Project Management and raise any issues / concerns and propose mitigation strategies.
  • Can work effectively independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, collaboration, and negotiation skills to work seamlessly in an agile cross-functional team, with clients, vendor(s) and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation, time-management and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to build strong and trusting relationships while liaising effectively with internal and external stakeholders and solution delivery vendor(s).
  • Strong leadership skills to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of user experience and design, assessing user characteristics, needs, goals, and opportunities.
  • Creative, innovative, and can think outside the box to visualize solutions that meet business needs.
  • Knowledgeable in design thinking, have a user-centric mindset and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge and experience with supporting Public Sector Digital First strategies; experience with working with Digital Service standards including formal submissions for assessments as per official digital standards established
  • Creative, analytical approach and strong understanding of interaction design principles, including ability and experience to deliver mock-ups using advanced tools
  • Able to resolve issues in a timely manner, provide options and recommendations.
  • Thrive on feedback and comfortable transforming ideas generated through user research and analysis to create elegant, effective designs for diverse audiences.
  • Understand business metrics and able to translate business goals and objectives into digital experiences.
  • Able to prioritize change requests from clients and guide the team in determining how best to address them.
  • Knowledge to ensure compliance with requirements for accessibility and user centric design including Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Simpler, Better, Faster Services Act
  • Strong research skills to perform industry research, provide options and make recommendations for solution improvements.

Skills

Experience and Skill Set Requirements

Technical Skills – 40%

  • Significant experience designing online user experiences for complex digital solutions.
  • Ability to deliver a product with a balanced team (product owner, user experience designers, developers) utilizing Agile (SCRUM) delivery methodologies. Scrum master experience is preferred.
  • Proficient with industry-standard design tools (e.g. Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Balsamiq, InVision).
  • Basic Knowledge of Microsoft Azure cloud platform
  • Knowledge of online collaboration tools such as MIRO, Atlassian Confluence, Trello, Microsoft Office 365, Google Drive, Zoom, Slack, and Microsoft Teams
  • Knowledge of Backlog Management tools such as JIRA, Azure DevOps, Pivotal Tracker
  • Experience in applying content layout and typography design principles and techniques for a mobile-first or responsive web design.
  • Familiar with how to design information architectures and taxonomies, and how they relate to navigational design elements.
  • Knowledge and experience in current web usability and accessibility standards (e.g.WCAG 2.0 WCAG 2.1 Level A & AA) and best practices.
  • Knowledge and experience in usability and user-experience principles, methodologies, and techniques, including interdependencies of user interface and navigation design, accessibility, information architecture, graphic design, and user-interface design.
  • Knowledge of Ontario digital government standards – refer to https://www.ontario.ca/page/digital-service-standard.

 

People Skills – 30%

  • Can work effectively independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, collaboration, and negotiation skills to work seamlessly in an agile cross-functional team, with clients, solution delivery vendor(s), and other stakeholders.
  • Excellent facilitation, presentation, time management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to build strong and trusting relationships while liaising effectively with internal and external stakeholders and solution delivery vendor(s).
  • Strong leadership skills to provide advice and guidance on all aspects of user experience and design, assessing user characteristics, needs, goals, and opportunities.

 

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills – 30%

  • Knowledgeable in design thinking, user-centric mindset, and attention to detail.
  • Creative, analytical approach and strong understanding of interaction design principles.
  • Able to resolve issues in a timely manner, and provide options and recommendations.
  • Thrive on feedback and comfortable transforming ideas generated through user research and analysis to create elegant, effective designs for diverse audiences.
  • Understand business metrics and able to translate business goals and objectives into digital experiences.
  • Able to prioritize change requests from clients and guide the team in determining how best to address them.
  • Strong research skills to perform industry research, provide options and make recommendations for solution improvements.

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