Iowa Employer Business Analyst in DES MOINES, Iowa

Position Title: Business AnalystPosition Number: 285075Location: Des Moines, IADesired Skill Set: Business Analyst, Agile, ITILPosition Description: **C2C and STEM-OPT are not available****Only U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. can be considered as W2 candidates.**Business AnalystStart Date: 05/21/2018End Date: 09/11/2018Location: Des Moines, IA 50315The Senior Business Analyst will participate in all phases of the systems development lifecycle from Requirements, Design, Development, Testing, and Implementation to meet business needs. The Senior Business Analyst will be responsible for creating/documenting, tracing, maintaining, prioritizing, and accessing changes to the requirements. This role also ensures requirements go through hand off and sign off procedures defined by Agency practices. In addition, the Senior Business Analyst will work closely with key decision makers, systems owners and end users in support of core processes and critical business objectives and is skilled at consulting with executive-level stakeholders to define business need or problem.Conducts research, performs studies and surveys to obtain data; and analyzes problems to advise on or recommend solutions, utilizing knowledge of theory, principles, or technology of specific discipline or field of specialization.Analyzes data to determine solution, such as installation of alternate methods and procedures, changes in processing methods and practices, modification of machines or equipment, or redesign of products or services. Advises client or department heads on alternate methods of solving need or problem, or recommends specific solution. Requires experience providing consulting services to governmental entities. May be designated according to field of business and technical specialization.i Business process definition, requirements definition, and development and support of integrated business applicationsi Implementation and support of Sharepointi Experience deploying, supporting and maintaining ERPi End to end IT coordination and experiencei Agilei ITILi Business intelligence experiencei Experience with Microsoft development platformsi Advanced ed degrees or certs, such as, MS Certified Programmer, Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) or Project Manager (PMI)i Bachelors degree in Management Information Systems, Business or related fieldi Application experience in Enterprise Drawing and Document Management, Enterprise Asset Management and/or Asset Performance Managementi General knowledge of system development methodologiesi Documents, analyzes and proposes process changes or re-engineering approaches based on an understanding of technical problems and solutions as they relate to current and future state business and technical environmentsi Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse group of team members, including executives, managers, IT professionals, and subject matter experts.i Experience in process mapping, group facilitation, data gathering and analysis, and phases of project life cycle (requirements gathering, design, development, deployment, training, and measuring effectiveness.)i Strong ability to work effectively within time constraints, changing priorities, and independently.i Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Including Intermediate in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Visioi Understand industry issues and trends, and present technical solutions that provide value to our business partnersi Analyze business strategy and user needs, document specifications, and translate business objectives into proper system requirement specificationsi Guide business customers through business case development for new applications/functionality, including cost / benefit analysis and risk / impact analysis.i Deliver value through: realizations of benefits, avoidance of cost, identify new opportunities and modernizing the organization.i Focus on continuous improve