Bi Business Analyst

Ultimate Software Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ultimate Software is seeking an experienced Business Intelligence Business Analyst (BIBA) to work with the Data Management Services (DMS) team. The DMS team supports internal reporting and analysis needs. It is involved in all aspects of Enterprise Information Management (EIM) including Master Data Management (MDM) and supporting database development efforts in other groups. This role will be responsible for all requirements related activities for projects assigned to the DMS team and managing those projects through to completion. Qualified candidates must possess experience working with reporting, data analysis, data migration, system integration, conducting requirements gathering sessions, and creating the functional specification documentation for systems projects. This position demands strong organizational skills and problem-solving expertise, while working with current and emerging technologies, and managing team dynamics. Excellent analytical skills, team orientation, flexibility, problem solving, conflict management, and self-motivation are required for success.

Here at Ultimate Software, we truly put our people first. We strongly believe in teamwork, and we encourage and trust our people to reach higher, learn more, and live up to their potential. Ultimate is ranked #1 on Fortune's "Best Places to Work in Technology" for 2018 and #3 on the "100 Best Companies to Work For" list in 2018. Ultimate is also ranked #1 on the Fortune's "100 Best Workplaces for Millennials" for 2017 and #3 on its "Best Workplaces for Diversity" list for 2017.

Primary/Essential Duties and Key Responsibilities:

* Lead initial project requests from high level project understanding to project creation and requirements gathering.

* Facilitate requirements elaboration of user stories with team members, including process- and data-modeling activities.

* Create deliverables for all aspects of business analysis and functional design, technical requirements, and visual model development for data migration, system integration, and reporting initiatives.

* Utilize Microsoft SQL Server database tools for QA and analysis of data sources.

* Provide demonstrations and training material to stakeholders.

* Facilitate User Acceptance Testing (UAT) activities.

* Manage Team Kanban Board and daily stand ups.

* Work with stakeholders to understand, prioritize and estimate development resources required for new features.

* Execute responsibilities with an understanding of the product vision, strategic objectives, and priorities.

* Good knowledge of all phases of the software development lifecycle.

* Good organizational skills with the proven ability to multitask and to "do what it takes" to get the job done.

* Develop, lead, and execute organization readiness activities.

* Facilitate appropriate communication methods and tracking tools to ensure identification and management of risks, mitigation strategies, plan activities, dependencies, impacts, escalation channels, and detailed project documentation.

* Provide weekly overall project status reporting to management and stakeholders

* Understand how data is turned into information and knowledge and how that knowledge supports and enables key business processes.

* Ability and passion to delve into the source, the definition, intention, and foundational roots of a data element in order to create meaningful information.

Required Qualifications:

* 3+ years of experience as a BIBA and Project Manager, writing requirements in an IT department or with a software company.

* 2+ years' experience working as a Technical Business Analyst on EIM projects

* 2+ years' experience working in a Quality Assurance capacity.

* End to End experience with Reporting, System Integration, and Data Migration projects.

* Good knowledge of EIM terminology and methodologies

* Good knowledge of all phases of the Data warehouse life cycle and software development lifecycle, with an emphasis on requirements elicitation, requirements and design modeling, documentation and communication

* Intermediate experience using MS SQL server database tools for QA and analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

* Programming Experience

* Experience using 'Agile' methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban

* Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Business Administration or related discipline or equivalent work experience.

* Experience with Microsoft BI tools (i.e. Tableau) for Analysis, QA, UAT, and Production Verification.

* Business Analysis Certification preferred (CBAP – Certified Business Analysis Professional or PMI-PBA).

Physical Requirements:

* No unique physical demands are required for this job.

Travel Requirements:

* Limited travel upon request. Less than 5% of the time.

This job description has been written to provide an accurate reflection of the current job and to include the general nature of work performed. It is not designed to contain a comprehensive detailed inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of the employees assigned to the job. Management reserves the right to revise the job or require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.

Ultimate Software will reasonably accommodate employees with disabilities as defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other appropriate statues.