Business Analyst - IT

Location: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $90,000.00 - $110,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 12/5/2017
Job ID: 02525153
Job Description
Job Description: Business Analyst
Birmingham-Bloomfield Hills, MI firm is seeking Business Analysts to join our dynamic team.  We are looking for smart, passionate Analysts who are dedicated to their job and clients.  We offer a comfortable, family-friendly work environment with a competitive salary and benefits package.
Position Description: 
The Business Analyst will be responsible for leading the efforts to define requirements and develop solutions. We are looking for a self-starter with experience writing business requirements and running 
development efforts. As part of a growing company and team, the role requires strong leadership and forward thinking in order to deliver valuable solutions to automotive OEMs and their Dealers.

The Business Analyst will work with product leaders, client relationship managers, development teams, QA, operations and integrated business partners through the entire software lifecycle, from initial 
conceptual design, through development and testing and into production support.

Responsibilities: 
(Define Solutions & Document Requirements)
* Gather business requirements via proactive communication and collaboration with partners, clients, industry and internal experts. Understand business processes and business needs.
* Document business requirements and specifications, including functional requirements, flow charts, process descriptions, use cases, user stories and data specifications.
* Design solutions, plan new products and enhancements to existing products. Collaborate with business and technical resources internally and externally to design solutions that meet market needs.
* Compile analysis of competing solutions in the market.
* Prepare business case including market needs, competitive analysis, solution cost and return on investment.
* Serve as the conduit between the business unit and the software development team.
(Deliver Solutions)
* Project management - Ensure the on time release of deliverables by coordinating schedules with implementation teams, DMS partners, other partners and clients. Implementation teams may 
include project managers, client implementation managers, development managers, business analysts, QA, release deployment managers and relationship managers. 
* Coordinate deliverables into partner roadmaps and company internal roadmaps.
* Perform Integration Testing and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) and Functionality Testing. Define and review test plans.
(Production)
* Demonstrate functionality to internal teams, partner teams, clients and prospective clients.
* Monitor usage, gather feedback and proactively identify opportunities for improvement, including writing new requirements for fixes, enhancements and new functionality.
* Responsible for solution success and monitor/report on key usage metrics and coordinate and manage efforts to maximize company revenue.
* Troubleshooting & subject matter expertise with production issues. 

Required Skills and Knowledge:
* Ability to understand technology and business process and how the two are dependent upon one another for solution delivery
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
* Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office * Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint).
* Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service.
Required Experience:
* Bachelor degree in Business or Computer Science preferred.
* 5+ years of experience as a Business Analyst developing business requirements, process flows, and program charters and/or statements of work.
* Experience running client meetings for gathering requirements, managing projects, collaborating on solutions and resolving issues.
* Excellent teamwork skills.
* Ability to work with and interact with other departments throughout the organization. 
* Experience in the Auto Industry is a plus
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.