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Minneapolis, MN
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6 Months
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02 May 2012
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Business Analyst

Engagement Type: Contract

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Duration: 6 Months


Job description:

The purpose of this role is to act as a liaison between the technology and business organizations by assisting with translation of business requirements into functional requirements.


This role is responsible for:

Understanding the business processes and the interdependencies of various systems in use.

Facilitating interactive discussions with the business unit and technology teams in order to achieve alignment on defining requirements.

Gathering, analyzing, documenting and translating business requirements into functional specifications that can be used to design and implement solutions to meet the business objectives.

Managing the change control and traceability processes for requirements.

Collaborating with architects to ensure alignment of requirements with system capabilities

Analyzing complex system and system-related problems for the business unit and making recommendations for improvements or new designs

Creating and implementing test plans (schedule, approach, cases, scripts and conditions, etc.), including production check out and measuring testing performance results

Ensuring the testing environment has sufficient test data to carry out the full test plans

Ensuring all AQMS (Ameriprise Quality Management System) quality standards and techniques are followed. Including compiling and publishing AQMS deliverables and facilitating walkthroughs.

Updating/creating user and technical documentation procedures and manuals, operational support documentation, and archival of project documentation.

•Identifying and communicating risks, issues and potential solution strategies along with providing status updates to the portfolio/project manager and/or senior leadership.


The ideal candidate for this position must possess:

Solid understanding of the processes and systems in use (or the ability to quickly acquire the knowledge)

The ability to lead, influence, communicate and interact with people of all levels across the organization and external partners as required

Demonstrated proficiency in effectively influencing decision making at various levels of the organizations.

An attention for detail with the ability to translate for the business or technology in order to facilitate effective collaboration

Demonstrated proficiency with requirement and process tools (e.g. Visio, Provision, DOORS, HP Quality Center, etc.)

Ability to handle changing priorities, manage multiple tasks and work within tight timeframes and deadlines.

Solid analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills, with the ability to use statistical analysis and modeling.


BA and/or BS in Business, Finance, Mathematics or related field.


Required: 5+ Years Of Experience In Business Systems Analysis 5+ Years Of Business Systems Testing Experience 5+ Years Of Experience In Financial Services In An Analytical Role with preference for investments and mutual funds experience Bachelor's Degree Preferred Strong results-orientation with balance in relationship management Team leadership expertise (work, role, and process definition) Relationship management expertise Facilitation and presentation expertise Effective verbal and written communications skills Conflict resolution and negotiation skills Problem-solving & decision skills Additional Information about position or candidate seeking: Represent the end user throughout testing & implementation activities including creating test cases, executing test cases, analyzing the defects, defining implementation tasks, supporting implementation tasks on rollout weekend(s), providing support through the post-implementation time period for process shake-out, and any other business owner.