• Business Analyst

    Kelly ServicesHouston, TX 77007

    Job #1105495159

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    Business Analyst, Houston, Texas

    Kelly Services is seeking a Business Analyst to drive organized and effective requirements to build the product and maximize business value. They are responsible for utilizing creative and practical thinking to translate user requirements into valuable solutions for one of our top clients in Houston, Texas.

    Length: 12 Months (Contract W2)

    Pay Rate: $negotiable/hr. (W2)

    WHO YOU ARE

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    • Domain expertise\t

    • Minimum of 5 to 10 years of BA experience\t

    • Deep knowledge of digital domains and products\t

    • Experience in Agile methodologies and have worked in a co-located, cross-functional Scrum team, working collectively to deliver an outstanding product for end-users\t

    • Deep knowledge of business improvement tools and techniques - process mapping, analysis, design and re-engineering, lean principles\t

    • Knowledge of software development lifecycle\t

    • Ability to quickly learn industry trends, domains and end user demands from pain points\t

    • Design thinking approach to solving complex business problems, from a user-centric standpoint, and following an iterative process.\t

    • Individual skills\t

    • Strong communication skills with the ability to present complex messages and trade-offs and tell a compelling story\t

    • Ability to articulate business requirements and bridge the gap with development teams and stakeholders\t

    • A critical thinker and problem solver with the ability to push the solution and progress\t

    • Great attention to detail - you notice things that others don't\t

    • Entrepreneurial, organized self-starter who is self-motivated but a good team player with a professional presence\t

    • Must be a good collaborator, team player, and individual contributor\t

    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills\t

    • Demonstrated ability to think both strategically and tactically\t

    • Able to build a sense of trust and rapport that creates a comfortable & effective workplace\t

    • Mindsets and behaviors\t

    • Passion for challenging the status quo and finding new solutions and drive out of the box ideas; you are an advocate for change\t

    • Believes in a non-hierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, safety and trust\t

    • Experimental mindset to drive innovation

    Education:

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    • Related university degree\t

    • CBAP or other Business Analysis certification

    WHAT YOU'LL DO

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    • Understand strategic imperatives of the business and conduct needs analysis\t

    • Collaborate with the Product Owners to prioritize items in the backlog and determine business value.\t

    • Elicit requirements for complex initiatives.\t

    • Write clear and concise User Stories and Acceptance Criteria to help the team deliver the right product every sprint, maintaining a backlog of 3 to 4 sprints ahead of the team.\t

    • Build and maintain positive relationships with business units and help the team work with users to shape the application in a collaborative and engaging fashion, striving at all times to deliver an amazing product.\t

    • Serve as the day to day contact for the team on clarification of requirements and drive user stories\t

    • Exercise strong decision-making mandate across the team as a proxy to the Product Owner\t

    • Help stakeholders make decisions about approaches, priorities, and tradeoffs to stay focused on continuous value creation in the face of constraints, differing opinions, risks and complexity.\t

    • Work directly with developers, testers and other product team members on a daily basis to maintain focus on the product vision, customer and business value.\t

    • Understand business process modeling notation and techniques\t

    • Understand business drivers of process improvement and contribute to establishing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)\t

    • Improve existing approaches by seeking opportunities to creatively transform current practices into enhanced alternative solutions\t

    • Conduct gap analysis effectively against solution alternatives, identifying functional gaps, risks, benefits and pros/cons\t

    • Assist in identification and definition of test scenarios and test conditions necessary to validate user stories\t

    • Organize and lead sessions with the stakeholders to ensure that the end-user needs drive the product functionality. Encourage a sensible balance of functionality vs usability and work closely with the UX designers to ensure that good UI and UX principles are always applied.\t

    • Produce innovative solutions for the end-users, incorporating modern interaction and design, simplifying complex processes and interactions for a better user experience.\t

    • Act as Business Analyst Lead on large and/or complex projects

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    Why Kelly ® ?

    With Kelly, you'll have direct connections to leading IT organizations in the best companies around the globe-offering you the chance to work on some of today's most intriguing, innovative and high-visibility projects. In a field where change is the only constant, our connections and opportunities will help you take your career exactly where you want to go. We work with 90 of the Fortune 100â„¢ companies companies and found opportunities for more than 8,600 IT professionals last year. Let us help advance your career today.

    About Kelly ®

    At Kelly, we're always thinking about what's next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we're a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

    Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. at ~~~

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