Healthcare Agile Business Analyst Consultant

posted on January 10, 2018

Job Description

Location: Des Moines, IA

Duration: 12 Months

Job Description:

  • Working as an Agile Business Analyst; strong understanding of Scrum concepts & methodology – Required 4 years
  • Acting as primary point of contact for the business partner & clients – Required 4 years
  • Translating client & product strategy requirements into application requirements & user stories – Required 4 years
  • Defining acceptance criteria and managing acceptance process with development – Required 4 years
  • Developing and managing the product backlog – Required 4 years
  • Working on web application projects using .NET – Required 3 years
  • Understanding of tax accounting/finance – Desired
  • Senior Business Analyst with specific government application experience.
  • In this position, you will be the sole BA for a multi-phase, multi-stream project dedicated to the design and development of new web applications for both internal and external users.
  • The Agile Business Analyst will act as the product champion and will need to evangelize the product vision effectively to their team and to stakeholders.
  • As a Business Analyst, you will translate business strategies into product strategies, story journeys, roadmaps, minimum viable releases, epics, and user stories.
  • OCIO is committed to utilizing modern technologies and methodologies in order to deliver secure, high-quality technical solutions to its business partners.
  • The project’s application is being written in .NET/SQL Server environment.
  • Experience working on projects with these technologies, as well as the fundamentals of the iterative/agile methodology, are preferred.


  • Develop and write user stories that directly support the primary objective of the project and are appropriate size for iterative development.
  • Facilitate regular meetings with project team, sponsors, and stakeholders.
  • Solicit stakeholder feedback to validate priorities.
  • Collaborate with the team on Sprint Planning and assist with planning to accomplish items from backlog.
  • Design wireframes for business partners and clients.
  • Manage backlog by creating a prioritized list, product backlog, and assists the team in breaking down the pieces into smaller, more manageable pieces and build it incrementally.
  • Provide metrics to team and stakeholder to bring visibility on progress.
  • Participate in the QA process by developing clear, specific, and testable acceptance criteria and performing hand-off to QA.
  • At the end of the Sprint, participate with team in review of the product and a retrospective
  • Participate in backlog management and maintain an emphasis on user experience and specifications
  • Participate in daily standup meetings, planning meetings, reviews, and retrospectives

Further Job Requirements:

  • Understand other processes and methodologies and can speak intelligently about them and leverage other techniques to provide value to a team/enterprise
  • Understand basic fundamentals of software development processes and procedures
  • Understand the value of commitments to delivery made by a development team
  • Understand backlog tracking, burndown metrics, velocity, and task definition
  • Technical understanding of infrastructure components, their dependencies, and interactions between servers, virtual systems, networks, databases, web applications, etc.
  • Ability to proactively participate in customer engagements, follow direction from lead technicians, work with customers, and participate in technical planning
  • Possess strong communications and facilitation skills


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