Job ID: MNSITE-1061 (910090528)
Healthcare Lead BA with Curam and mainframe to web modernization experience
Location: St Paul MN (DHS)
Duration: 12 months
Positions: 4 (4/1)
Interview: in-person or via phone
• Seven (7) years’ experience in Business Analyst role.
o A Bachelor’s degree substitutes for four years, or an Associate’s degree substitutes for two year.
• Two (2) engagements/projects lasting more than six (6) months each in the role of a Business Analyst
• Experience with IBM Curam Applications.
• Experience with all aspects of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
• BA experience in health care systems
• BA experience with Human Services Systems (County, State or Federal)
• Experience modernizing mainframe to web-based technologies
• Lead BA experience
• Bachelor’s degree in Information Services
• Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, storyboards, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, event lists, business analysis, competitive product analysis, task and workflow analysis, and/or viewpoints.
• Write requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language simply, clearly, unambiguously, and concisely. Represent requirements using alternative views, such as analysis models (diagrams), prototypes, or scenarios, where appropriate.
• Decompose high-level business and user requirements into functional requirements specifying an appropriate level of detail suitable for use by those must base their work on the requirements.
• Identify the current- and future-state business processes; define quality attributes, external interfaces, constraints, and other nonfunctional requirements.
• Lead requirements analysis and verification, ensuring that requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, comprehensible, traceable, feasible, unambiguous, and verifiable, and that they conform to standards.
• Participate in requirements prioritization and facilitate the negotiation of requirements amongst multiple stakeholders.
• Analyze and document business requirements and required data to deliver work products throughout the project life cycle.
• Translate business requirements to System/Functional specifications, and pass them on to Application Developers.
• Coordinate Business Validation to verify that a set of end-to-end business processes function as intended.
• Work with the product manager or project sponsor to document the product’s vision and the project’s scope.
• Participate in peer reviews and inspections of requirements documents and work products derived from those documents to ensure that the requirements were interpreted correctly.
• Manage requirements traceability information and track requirements status throughout the project.
• Manage changes to baselined requirements through effective application of change control processes and tools.
• Identify ways to assist product management in product planning through requirements development and analysis. Propose new product features and updates.
• Provide updates as required for MNIT, DHS, and MNSure leadership
• Report time worked on project(s).
Description of Project
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking four (4) Business Analysts (BA’s). The BA’s are needed to bring several active, high visibility projects to successful completion, to enable technical solutions to be deployed and fully operational. These may include several cross-agency projects with key collaborators from METS, MNsure, MNIT @ DHS and the Department of Human Services. The Business Analysts will gather requirements to analyze, define and document business processes, software requirements, data management systems, and development of specifications for technology initiatives. The BA’s will support development of and production maintenance support to MNIT for DHS and/or MNsure existing applications and system modernization solutions to help them meet deadlines for changes needed for production support and/or new development.
The Business Analysts will: Assist the Project Manager when defining the basic business requirements for the project; Create business process flows; Participate in “As Is” sessions to model the current processes; Develop and document business and functional requirements; Communicate requirements including planning the approach; Work with stakeholders to analyze the approach, elicitation, estimates for level of effort, and manage requirements for traceability and changes; Collaborate with other project members such as Business, QA, Release Management, and Development staff; Assist the Project Manager when preparing the Project Plan by defining the tasks, level of effort estimates, dependencies, and required skills for each business analysis task; Provide updates as required for MNIT, DHS, and MNSure leadership; Establish, manage, and leverage business and technology relationships; Participate in or lead design sessions, providing input and reviewing/approving design documentation; Perform cursory functional review when the code is delivered and before QA testing begins; Participate in or leads functional reviews or walkthroughs of the design or new function; Review and participate in the development of procedures, instructions or communications to users and other stakeholders; Support QA testing and business validation testing (UAT); Participate in release or deployment discussions; Manage defects following deployment to stabilize the system and plan for the next release; Responsible to report time worked on project(s).
The BAs will have access to live production environments for State systems that hold protected health information and not-public data. The State will therefore require the completion of and adherence to the Business Associate Agreement attached as a prerequisite.
All work is anticipated to be done at DHS offices in Saint Paul, Minnesota, unless the State directs otherwise. BA’s must be available for forty hours per week, except for State holidays or other exceptions that State approves. BA’s may work up to fifty hours per week depending on project volume.