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Business Analyst 4

This role will serve in a critical role to support the requirements definition and data analysis work required as the State of Maine implements a Workday solution to support all HR related business functions. The implementation of Workday shifts many current data feed processes from the mainframe architecture to the new Workday object-oriented data architecture.
To ensure success, this role will partner closely with the assigned Project Manager and designated business experts. The four major areas of the Business Analyst’s responsibilities will be:
1. Requirements definition
a. Coordinate and facilitate business SME requirement sessions
b. Using existing documentation (Word and xls), elicit from SMEs
2. Requirements gap analysis
a. Using existing ‘issue ticketing’ system (Jira) as research tool
b. Analysis to determine if missing/invalid requirements provided via business SMEs has already been addressed – update requirements docs
3. Testing (UAT)
a. Create Test Plans
b. Create a ‘test schedule’
4. Training
a. Coordinate required resources and create schedule
b. Required resources: FAs/SMEs, EDS rep(s), PM, WD rep(s)

Key Responsibilities:
• Facilitate requirements elicitation, gathering, clarification, and analysis
• Ensure business requirements are organized and coherent for application/data architects and developers to understand
• Data Analysis and Documentation
• Participate in the creation of Business Requirements Document
• Use Case Analysis and Documentation
• Create Functional Design Document
• Ensure application meets business requirements
• Create and Track Test Plans, and Cases
• Provide Project Support (Issues Tracking, User Training)
• Coordinate training events, as prescribed by Project Manager

Skills:
• Strong root-cause analysis skills, leading to concise definition of solution
• Highly proficient in documenting requirements using textual presentation and modeling tools
• Skilled in identifying, planning, and working via clear priority-setting
• Independently and effectively manages time using common-sense priority setting
• Creative problem solver in using various technologies
• Experience gathering report requirements from end users and translating to functional specifications
• Strong business user facilitation skills
• Highly organized and problem-solver
• Strong verbal, listening, and written skills
• Experience working with Data Warehouse constructs and conce