Business Analyst, Consultant

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Avanade Inc.
Seattle, Washington, United States
Competitive salary
23 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Job role
Business analyst, CFO
Job Description

Do you know what people want and how they can get it? So do we.

As a Business Analysis Consultant, you will contribute to and own portions of the customer relationship building and maintenance process including stakeholder identification and needs assessment. You will contribute to and own portions of requirements analysis, management, and change approval. You will be a key supporter in the creation of the BA project and communications plans including, the quality measurement and tracking. Additionally, you will share the responsibility of identifying and communicating risks and issues that may require changes to plans or scope. You possess an improved knowledge of many BA techniques enabling you to contribute with the limited supervision of senior BA counterparts.

Day-to-day you will:

  • Lead the evaluation and analysis of project complexity, assumptions, constraints, and dependencies
  • Refine the creation and maintenance of stakeholder relationships and engagement, including contributing to communication plan
  • Engage appropriate audiences/resources and formalize documentation from requirements elicitation sessions
  • Participate in the creation of requirements repository structure and ensuring quality and traceability in requirements
  • Participate in determining how the value of a solution will be measured
  • Own individual and/or small team efforts in requirements documentation and subsequent communications throughout the course of a project
  • Improve understanding of the business needs by driving the business case, project scope and task assignments
  • Collaborate with senior resources on defect response for implemented solution, including documentation and communication
  • Participate in the transfer of functional requirements to development and test team members
  • Participate in the test execution of delivered requirements
  • Mentor and guide analyst-level roles across activities to improve team capabilities

Your knowledge and skills include:

  • Writing backlog requirements and user stories
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates presentation and facilitation skills
  • Shown ability to identify and communicate project issues and risks
  • Comfortably interacts with clients and can develop business relationships
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with partners and customers
  • Demonstrated ability to apply BA knowledge independently, requesting assistance as needed
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with contributing to the creation and execution of project plans
  • Familiarity and knowledge of the content and purpose of project communications plans
  • Demonstrated ability to guide the work effort of team members
  • Self-starter, able to complete work you're leading on time
  • Detail oriented in approach to tasks and deliverables
  • Passionate about IT projects and learning new technologies
  • Extensive Scrum/Agile experience preferred


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Information Technology, or have an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least 3+ years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience with Microsoft technologies
  • Professional Scrum Master or Professional Scrum Product Owner certification a plus