Business Analyst - MNSITE 1303

Location: St Paul, MN, United States
Date Posted: 11-01-2018

NorthShore Resources has a 12 month contract opportunity for a Business Analyst with our client in St Paul, MN.


  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, business process models, independent business analysis, competitive product analysis, task and workflow analysis, and/or viewpoints.
  • Write requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language simply, clearly, unambiguously, and concisely. Represent requirements using alternative views, such as analysis models (diagrams), prototypes, or scenarios, where appropriate.
  • Decompose high-level business and user requirements into functional requirements specifying an appropriate level of detail suitable for use by those must base their work on the requirements.
  • Identify business processes; define quality attributes, external interfaces, constraints, and other nonfunctional requirements.
  • Lead requirements analysis and verification, ensuring that requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable, feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable, and that they conform to standards.
  • Participate in requirements prioritization and facilitate the negotiation of requirements amongst multiple stakeholders.
  • Analyze and document business requirements and required data to deliver work products throughout the project life cycle.
  • Translate business requirements to System/Functional specifications, and pass them on to Application Developers.
  • Coordinate Business Validation to verify that a set of end-to-end business processes function as intended.
  • Manage requirements traceability information and track requirements status throughout the project.
  • Manage changes to baselined requirements through effective application of change control processes and tools.
  • Work with the project manager in managing the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and ensuring it reflects the project’s scope.
  • Enter, update, maintain, and report progress related to individual work items entered into the Redmine work management system.
  • Facilitate the delivery team to ensure roadblocks are raised and addressed; progress is reported daily; and the team works collaboratively in delivering business value.
  • Assist the project manager and architect in iteration and sprint planning
  • Assist in project management when the project manager is not onsite or unavailable.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five (7) years’ experience Business Analyst role
    • A Master’s degree substitutes for three years of experience, or a Bachelor’s degree substitutes for two years, or an Associate’s degree substitutes for one year
  • Two (2) engagements lasting more than 12 months in a Business Analyst role

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with agile and/or iterative development
  • Lead BA experience
  • Financial transaction and workflow experience
  • Business Analyst Certification (IIBA certification or equivalent)

Why work for NorthShore Resources?
NorthShore Resources is a Minneapolis-based IT consulting firm, who’s focus is to provide superior quality and unparalleled customer service in all aspects of our business. We offer great local jobs to local people, allowing us to build solid, long-term relationships with our clients and consultants. 
While working as a consultant for NorthShore Resources, you’ll receive benefits such as medical, dental, and 401(k) with company matching. You’ll also receive one of the best benefits an employer can offer – support! Our staff is here to help you every step of the way, ensuring that all of your questions are answered and that you’re placed on a path to success.
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