Business Analyst for Agile Software Development Team - 280300

Milford, OH

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Business Analyst for Agile Software Development Team - 280300

Business Analyst for an Agile Software Development Team
Position Overview:
Siemens Software is currently seeking an Agile Software Development Business Analyst to join a new team focused on building experiences for a new portfolio of SaaS products. The business analyst is responsible for being the primary interface between the product manager and the development team, gathering detailed requirements and writing user stories, acceptance criteria and assisting the QA team in developing tests for new features. The individual in this role must have strong agile experience and be able to clearly translate business requirements into technical stories and tasks for the development team working in the Atlassian tool set (JIRA, Confluence)
Responsibilities:
Product Manager Collaboration:
* Teams with the product manager to work with stakeholders to understand their issues, in order to determine if a solution already exists, if existing projects can be combined for efficiency, or if a new project should be initiated
* Develops and prioritizes stories based on the product managers top business priorities.
* Reviews stories with UX and leadership to better to understand the relationship between functional, technical, and strategic objectives
* Keeps product backlog up to date, visible, and transparent, allowing stakeholders, business teams, and development teams to understand project status and next-up activities
Developer teamwork:
* Owns the sprint commitments and ensures that they are delivered
* Ensures that each story/task within an epic contains sufficient information and direction to be developed
* Reviews product backlog tickets with development team, ensuring that they understand what is required in order to complete a ticket
* Buffers requests to the developer team to assist them in staying focused on target objectives
* Removes obstacles and impediment to current development team work
* Works with development team and leadership to prioritize items for demos and reviews
* Plan/facilitate/participate in UAT with the business and development teams to provide technical clarity and capture bugs, feedback and enhancement opportunities as they are encountered.
* Reviews tested functionality with developers, matching delivered product to original requirements
* Manages drafting and delivering release information
* Helps the team identify release-related issues, helping them find options and recommendations, then aligns with project/agency managers for next steps
Backlog management (creating and refining stories):
* Creates and manages the product backlog for development teams
* Creates and refines stories for sprints
* Takes requirements from leadership and UX teams and places them into a story context within a project epic
* Prioritizes items in the product backlog to best achieve overall business goals
* Works with leadership, stakeholders, and project/agency managers to understand how to define functional requirements that meet required business value
* Learns the tools and solutions currently in use and how to utilize their functionality; maps potential areas for improvement in solutions they're responsible for.
Administrative:
* Develop baseline development team performance metrics
* Track ongoing development metrics and forecast capacity
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
* Experience working in Agile teams
* Strong experience using the Atlassian development management tools (JIRA, Confluence)
* Strong understanding of customer usage models
* Strong communication skills
* Stakeholder management experience
* Requirements management experience
* Extensive project management experience
Siemens Industry Software Inc. is a technology supplier to the United States Federal Government. Recently The White House issued an Executive Order requiring most federal workers, contractors and subcontractors who do business with the government to get vaccinated against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice. The Company has decided to pause enforcement of the vaccine mandate for the time being while the issue is addressed by the courts. We will be monitoring the situation closely and may lift the pause if required to do so in order to be in compliance with federal law. If this pause is lifted you will be expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
At Siemens we are always challenging ourselves to build a better future. We need the most innovative and diverse Digital Minds to develop tomorrow's reality. Find out more about the Digital world of Siemens here: [1] www.siemens.com/careers/digitalminds
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