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IT Business Analyst (18-00225) in Plano, TX at GTA

Date Posted: 4/4/2018

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Title: IT Business Analyst (18-00225)
Location: Plano, TX
Pay Rate: $45-52/hr.
Additional Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, 401(k), company paid holidays and more!
Type of hire: Contract 
Shift: 1st

Description:
Responsible for the review, analyze, and evaluate processes, systems, and user needs for planned projects based on the business plan of the enterprise. 
Involved in the development of business cases, facilitation of analysis workshops, the selection of the most effective solution and the definition and management of User Acceptance Testing (UAT) to ensure enterprise operational and IT deliverables meet the requirements of the enterprise. The Business Analyst assists the IT staff in understanding the enterprise's operational needs for both automated and manual solutions to business systems and procedures. The incumbent is involved in planning, organizing and conducting detailed management analytical studies to define problems, identify deficiencies and improve solutions which impact the enterprise's effectiveness, and provide the basis for management decision.

Responsibilities may include:
Partnering with business users to gather all requirements to formulate business specifications and translating those into business functionality.
Documenting workflows and results of business analysis and obtaining sign-off from users on specifications.
Assisting the technical team in translating application functionality into application architecture and the production of a business functionality requirements statement.
Communicating the business directives, goals, and needs to the technical team and serving as business interface from the enterprise's operational management team managing expectations and defining business satisfaction metrics.
Designing and executing test plans to ensure that business requirements and functional specifications are implemented properly and meet ROI objectives.
Understanding the long-term business objectives and suggesting strategies to meet those objectives; introducing innovation to business processes through technology if appropriate.
Assisting the enterprise's business operations staff in developing content or other materials; recommending enhancements and identifying new business requirements
Applies knowledge of system capacity to determine feasibility of projects.
Maintains current knowledge of new hardware and software and recommends upgrading to maintain efficient operation.
Works with IT application analysts and programmers as necessary.
Performs analysis of department production and redesigns workflow if appropriate
Develops, edits and maintains operating procedures and standards manuals.
Serves as a consultant to the enterprise in work measurement, system studies or cost/effectiveness analysis.
Provides assistance as required to organizations outside of the enterprise to improve internal procedures that may be advantageous to the enterprise.
Conducts training sessions to implement new or improved systems and procedures.
Conducts meetings on all levels of management for purposes of presentations, reviews, approvals of recommendations, etc.
Performs at or above the enterprise's performance standard and specifically for procedures development and analysis.
Assumes additional responsibilities as assigned.
Recognizes and identifies potential areas where existing business services policies and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed, and make recommendations in these areas.

Requirements:
BS or BA degree in computer science, business administration, or related technical field or equivalent experience is required
2 years of systems business analysis experience
Experience in areas of operations engineering (i.e. work simplification, work measurement techniques/skills)
Ability to express complex technical concepts effectively, both verbally and in writing
Analytical and organizational skills
Ability to work independently with limited supervision
Ability to work well with people from different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience
Experience with Scrum deployments is required
Experience writing and grooming Specifications and Requirements utilizing the Scrum Story-writing process is required

Additional Criteria:
Technical background with expertise in system development/implementation is a plus
Pega platform experience is a plus
Technical writing experience is a plus

GTA QUESTIONS:
  1. What experience do you have with operations engineering?
  2. How many years of Systems Business Analysis do you have? Provide Where.
  3. Do you have prior Toyota work experience or ANY Toyota affiliation, in any capacity?
  4. Do you currently have any family members working at Toyota?
  5. What is the day and month in which you were born (We do not need the year)?
  6. Please provide the last 5 digits of your Social Security Number (Toyota requires information to create your profile)
  7. What is your acceptable hourly rate for this position?
  8. What is the highest level of education you have completed?
  9. Are you currently working? If not, when was your last day of employment?
  10. When would you be available to interview? When are you able to start this position, if selected?
  11. If you currently do not live near the job location and the commute is too far for you, are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?
  12. Are you able to work in the U.S. without need for a Visa, other than a TN Visa for Canadian citizens?

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