Business Analyst

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Contract

Are you a Business Analyst looking for a new challenging opportunity?


Optomi, in partnership with a Chicago based software-consulting firm, is seeking a Business Analyst to facilitate and manage requirements gathering for large-scale software development projects.


This position will also lead and coordinate the creation of requirement documentation from a wide variety of stakeholders and work with the Development, Operations, and QA teams to see that the requirements are tested successfully and implemented accurately.


Apply today if your background includes:

  • 5+ years experience in business analysis role in software product development eliciting requirements
  • 3+ years experience using iterative development methodologies such as RUP and/or Agile
  • 3+ years experience with relational databases and SQL


What the right person will enjoy:

  • Creative and energized culture
  • Opportunity for growth and development with an industry leader in the software consulting space


Key Responsibilities:

  • Gather internal and external enhancement requests from a diverse group of stakeholders including Customers, Sales, Executives, Operations, Accounting, and Compliance
  • Be the primary facilitator responsible for defining, documenting and managing software requirements for large-scale development projects
  • Create quality requirements artifacts including functional specifications, use cases, activity diagrams, process flows, business rules, technical specifications, GUI screen mockups, internal guides, and external guides
  • Create test data in multiple test environments to aid in the requirements analysis process
  • Work with Development and QA to review all requirements documentation, receive feedback and ensure all issues related to the requirements are resolved in a timely manner
  • Assist QA with acceptance testing of requirements
  • Train Operations on new features resulting from requirements
  • Assist Operations with troubleshooting and analysis of production issues


Additional Competencies:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Must demonstrate strong technical aptitude and understanding of how technologies impact delivery
  • Must possess strong analytical skills
  • Must be detail-oriented, well-organized and self-motivated
  • Must work well in a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Microsoft Project, Microsoft VISIO