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Business Analyst

Who We Are

FIRST® is the world’s leading youth-serving nonprofit advancing STEM education outcomes and the development of 21st century life skills. For more than 30 years, FIRST has evolved into a global movement by engaging millions of people with a proven game-changer for preparing kids to solve the world’s greatest problems. This legacy and opportunity is as strong and dynamic as ever, as FIRST creates the people who will change the world – today and tomorrow.

About This Role

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology we are seeking a Business Analyst to become an integral team member. In this role you will develop detailed user stories, devise test plans and scenarios, conduct regression testing, and coordinate software releases. With Gracious Professionalism® you will act as the liaison between business partners and the software development team.

Using Agile methodology our ideal candidate has prior experience facilitating the planning and implementation of epics, features, stories, and bug fixes. In addition to superb communication, collaboration, and facilitation skills candidates should be able to analyze sophisticated information and translate into concise, readable, unambiguous language.

In return, we promise a fast-paced, challenging, and rewarding environment where you will be part of a team that cares about each other and thrives on each other’s successes. You’ll feel good about the future of the world after doing hard work with the talented people at FIRST and will have a front row seat to our life changing programs.

This role has the ability to be a remote working arrangement for the right candidate.

The Details

  • Collaborates with product teams and cross functional teams to develop detailed requirements to create user stories
  • Synthesizes complex requirements into concise, measurable, testing scenarios
  • Decomposes large epic stories, in conjunction with stakeholders and product teams, into features and user stories that can be understood and approved by development team members
  • Documents test plans and results using graphics as much as possible to facilitate understanding
  • Leads release planning to ensure quality business software releases to partners
  • Develops user acceptance tests and scenarios
  • Manages feature requests and issues tracking
  • Assists in the execution/analysis of integration, user acceptance, and performance testing
  • Develops, maintains, and demonstrates extensive knowledge of business and technical environments
  • Builds trust and respect, establishes relationships, and develops rapport with technical and non-technical team members
  • Consults frequently with technical and non-technical team members to ensure a complete understanding of their needs and concerns
  • BA/BS in related field with 2 years demonstrated experience working as a Business Analyst; occasionally a master’s degree in a related field can substitute for some or all of the required previous experience
  • Superb communication, collaboration, and facilitation skills
  • Ability to analyze complex information and translate into concise, readable, unambiguous language
  • In-depth understanding of Agile methodology
  • JIRA experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and SharePoint
  • Flexibility to travel 5 - 10% depending on the time of the year

Commitment to FIRST® Core Values

Discovery: We explore new skills and ideas.

Innovation: We use creativity and persistence to solve problems.

Impact: We apply what we learn to improve our world.

Inclusion: We respect each other and embrace our differences.

Teamwork: We are stronger when we work together.

Fun: We enjoy and celebrate what we do!

Thriving on our core values, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer [1].

  1. https://www.firstinspires.org/about/legal-notices

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