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Business Analyst (Baltimore)

By November 30, 2018 No Comments

Description

SemanticBits is looking for a Business Analyst capable of thriving on a scrum-based agile software development team; to help understand what users need and document those needs in the form of implementable and testable user stories. You will be part of a highly talented, dynamic development team that will be using a set of modern technologies (AngularJS, Node.js, RoR, MongoDB, ElasticSearch etc.), human-centered design, and DevOps approaches.

SemanticBits is a leading company specializing in the design and development of digital health services, and the work we do is just as unique as the culture we’ve created. We develop cutting-edge solutions to complex problems for commercial, academic, and government organizations. The systems we develop are used in finding cures for deadly diseases, improving the quality of healthcare delivered to millions of people, and revolutionizing the healthcare industry on a nationwide scale. There is a meaningful connection between our work and the real people who benefit from it; and, as such, we create an environment in which new ideas and innovative strategies are encouraged. We are an established company with the mindset of a startup and we feel confident that we offer an employment experience unlike any other and that we set our employees up for professional

success every day.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct user research, draft user stories and meet with users to validate and enhance them
  • Create wireframes for the user stories and review them with users and gather feedback
  • Collaborate with Visual/UI designer during the usability testing sessions and add/update stories based on user response
  • Breakdown the roadmap into epics and group user stories under them
  • Work with the Scrum Master, customers and developers to write user stories which are independent, negotiable, valuable, estimable, small and testable
  • Responsible for ensuring user stories include validation criteria which reasonably covers all areas necessary for complete testing of the new functionality
  • Act as an interface and customer advocate to ensure customer, stakeholder and user needs are being addressed
  • Collaborate with and support developers during their design and development efforts to provide support for their analysis of the story
  • Provide additional support and guidance to clients during the implementation phase to include development of training resources
  • Participate as a member of the Development team
  • Validate that product deliveries meet customer requirements and drive product demos
  • Represent the customer and users during backlog grooming sessions and internal demos
  • Improve and expand knowledge and skill sets with regard to current trends and changes in software development industry and be up to date with latest design trends
  • Proactively contribute to the quality of the product by seeking and proposing new or alternative approaches to address the requirements
  • Participate in Sprint Planning, Sprint Reviews, Scrum Meetings and other agile activities

Requirements

  • Experience as a Business Analyst/User Researcher on an agile software development team
  • BS or BA degree
  • Expertise with JIRA, Confluence, and the rest of the Atlassian suite
  • Expertise in creating wireframes using Balsamiq
  • Experience in Human Centered Design approach for developing digital services
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills

Benefits

  • Generous base salary
  • Three weeks of Paid Time Off
  • Excellent health benefits program (Medical, dental and vision)
  • Education and conference reimbursement
  • 401k retirement plan. We contribute 3% of base salary irrespective of employee’s contribution
  • 100% paid short-term and long-term disability
  • 100% paid life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Casual working environment
  • Flexible working hours

SemanticBits, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and embraces workplace diversity.

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