Job ID: 38536

Business Analyst
Our client is seeking a full-time Business Analyst to join the Product Management Team in Beaverton, OR. This role is  the instrumental in bringing technical solutions to critical business challenges. Starting with defining, analyzing and documenting requirements. This position is responsible for effectively communicating the needs of the business to Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Agile teams and Engineering.

Responsibilities of the Business Analyst
Analyzes business needs, documents requirements and translates needs into functional, non-functional user stories and/or technical specifications.  
Delivers requirements, performs analysis, and evaluates downstream business, systems, process, and/or organizational impacts.
Plans and assists with oversight of testing processes and activities including defect identification and resolution.
Analyzes charts and/or diagrams of the problem to be programmed and defines system requirements in terms of system capabilities.
Develops or assists in the development of work plans, time schedules, and project task items and schedules and assists with estimating resource needs for analysts, programmers, user personnel, consultants, equipment, and prepares routine project status reports.
Assists in the development of project cost and benefit estimates to establish project worth including the development of alternative considerations. This will result in recommendations for the installation of new systems or equipment, or to change existing systems and equipment.
Extensive experience in creating UI Mockups.
Advises the appropriate people on the implications of existing IT systems that can be applied to a problem
Identifies risks and issues, and seeks approval on complex matters.
Checks, instructs, assigns work, and otherwise functionally directs technical staff in order to achieve desired end-results on complex problems.
Provides subject matter expert and operational support to internal business partners. 
Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications of the Business Analyst
Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from a 4-year college or university plus a minimum of 4+ years of experience in business analysis and / or application development (an equivalent combination of education and experience is acceptable).  5+ years experience developing requirements and performing system analysis. 5+ years of major systems implementation experience. Knowledge of software development processes, quality assurance, and quality control techniques.  Experience with Agile based projects with user story creation, project life cycle methodologies, metrics collection and analysis, and process development.  Experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and middleware systems strongly desired. Strong communications skills and collaborative work style a must.

Ability to:
Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, or technical procedures.
Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Effectively present statistical and technical information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.
Communicate effectively with both business and technical staff and convey complex ideas both verbally and in written form

Mathematical Skills
Ability to work with mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and reach defensible conclusions.  Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with multiple abstract and concrete variables.
Other requirements
Experience working with multi-tier systems development.
Experience working with ERP or CRM system processes and activities.

Experience with at least 5 of the following:
Business process design.
Software development methodologies.
Structured analysis and design.
Business process modeling & analysis.
Programming, data modeling.
Strong understanding of impact analysis and effective program change control.
Knowledge of project management methods and practices.
Distributed systems design
Experience in Design documentation deliverables, including, but are not limited to: process models, process decomposition diagrams, network architecture diagrams, data models, data flow diagrams, and entity relationship diagrams (logical and physical).
Experience with Google Office (Sheets, Docs, Slides)
Experience with Siebel or Salesforce CRM systems
Experience with high transaction billing systems.
Experience in the freight or trucking industries.
Experience working within an Agile development environment.

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.”Senior Business System Analyst 
Our client is seeking a Senior Business Systems Analyst to join their team in Beaverton, OR. This position is within the software team that does custom development on top of the base product. 

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