Lead Business Analyst

Company: Apex Systems ( Learn More )

General Information
US-TX-Fort Worth
Not Specified
At least 8 year(s)
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Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Lead Business Analyst to participate in all phases of the application development life cycle following the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) using agile development best practices.

Successful candidates will:
• Gather, interpret, and translate customer needs into Epics and Features following the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to support 24/7, Mechanical - Condition Based Maintenance Systems, following development standards.
• Develop a strong understanding of the underlying business processes and system data.
• Partner with Product Owners and Business Leaders in roadmap development, translate roadmap items into Epic and Features to feed development teams.
• Work with Agile Scrum Teams to refine Epics and Features during sprint planning and backlog grooming.
• Ensure the technology solution meets customer needs.
• Develop estimates to complete project scope.
• Perform project coordination across software, vendor and customer teams.
• Ensure consistency of development activity and deliverables from internal and external resources, including adherence to Railway process and procedures.
• Develops presentations and delivers technical and functional briefings to various technical and business audiences.
• Performs complex analysis of trackside detector data. Identifies, analyzes, and resolves system problems.

Work with Release Train Engineer (RTE) on the following:
• Plan, coordinate and organize the project to completion; participate in Program Increment (PI) planning to support delivery of roadmap items.
• Identify and resolve potential problems before they occur, minimizing the impact to schedule and cost; Track issues, mitigate risks and provide corrective action plans
• Track progress and monitor assigned resources to ensure project milestones and budget are met.
• Deliver quality projects on time and on budget.

What skill sets are needed? (technical and soft skills)
• Must haves - List in order of preference (candidates will not be submitted if certain skills are missing)
• 8+ years agile experience in working with Product Owners to capture requirements for large software projects and teams consisting of employees, contractors and offshore teams.
• Strong knowledge of all phases of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).
• Experience working on large software projects including coordination with multiple development teams and vendors.

Nice to haves - List on order of preference (not a deal breaker, but gives a higher priority)
• Self-motivated, problem solver with strong technical background.
• Experienced developing functional and non-functional requirements.
• Ability to manage multiple activities in a deadline-oriented environment; highly organized and flexible.
• Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to explore, analyze and utilize various technologies and software platforms to solve for customer requirements.
• Knowledge/working experience on relational databases.
• Good communication skills to work with business, vendors and technical teams.
• Experience with event-driven architecture and development.
• 2 or more years of railroad/transportation related experience.

Level of Education required
• Must have
• BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, and/or eight or more years of equivalent on the job experience

If you are interested learning more about this opportunity, please contact Madelynn Benge at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé]

About Apex

Apex Systems, a division of On Assignment, provides organizations with scalable IT staffing solutions to address critical gaps in their current workforce and augment workforce management strategies. We specialize in providing IT professionals for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct placements to clients in Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies. Our specialized technology and industry practice groups help us match the most talented and qualified technical professionals to great companies across the country.

Apex and parent company On Assignment combine to be the 2nd largest IT staffing company in the U.S.


Contract, Contract-to-Hire, Open-Ended-Contracts and Permanent IT Placements


Benefits are provided through Apex for qualified employees and include the following:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401 (k)
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Referral Program

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