Business Analyst

Location: Boston, MA

Department: Service Delivery

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

What we are looking for:

As we continue to grow, Archetype Consulting is currently looking for Business Analysts to join our Service Delivery team.  We are seeking results-driven, entrepreneurial thinkers who prioritize character, integrity and excellence.  If you are a team player, a collaborative problem solver, enjoy sharing what you have learned, are passionate about technology, love helping clients, and are motivated by their success, then you may be a good fit for our team!

Specific Responsibilities:

As a Business Analyst you will be involved in the all phases of a project- from requirements gathering, assisting in determining project scope, solution implementation, testing/validation, user training and acceptance, to post-deployment activities including reporting and operations.  He/she will also assist with understanding the business model and being able to translate the technical understanding to business impact. Additional activities for the Business Analyst include troubleshooting, providing daily status updates, and fulfilling various ad-hoc project-related requests from the client.

In addition to client work, the Business Analyst will participate in firm-building initiatives and activities that contribute to the growth of Archetype Consulting and our people.  We are not looking for just anyone. We are looking for individuals who have demonstrated the ability to deliver, who can collaborate and work in a team, and who enjoy learning and solving challenging problems.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and participate in requirements sessions with key business stakeholders to gather and document the client’s needs and objectives.
  • Distill essential core requirements that directly align with the business needs to implement the most optimal solution.
  • Liaison between Functional Business Team and Technical Team
  • Progressively elaborate the stated requirements that accurately define the business need within the specified solution scope.
  • Collaborates with developers to determine possible solutions and maximize value.
  • Documents business, task, and workflow processes using methods including business process maps with narratives, use cases, scenarios, design diagrams, and data flow charts, to ensure the solution is designed to the stated business problem.
  • Ability to create technical documentation (including architectural design, process maps, test scripts, and use case scenarios) to be used as deliverables for the client.
  • Facilitate effective communication between the functional business users and IT staff to ensure there is a shared understanding of requirements.
  • Serves as a resource to the Program Manager throughout each phase of the project life cycle to help clarify requirements and design, testing, and acceptance specifications.
  • Works within project deadlines, schedules, and multiple competing priorities to consistently deliver high-quality work product.

 

Ideal Candidate Sketch:

  • Minimum BA/BS Degree and 2+ years of experience performing business analysis and requirements capture. Applicants with less than 2 years’ experience will not be considered.
  • Strong communication skills, able to produce clear definitions and documentation of Project scope and requirements.
  • English Fluency required in both written and oral communication.
  • Must have the ability to travel up to 50%.
  • Effective facilitation skills with ability to build rapport with diverse teams.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced and high pressure environment to manage competing priorities, meet agreed upon deadlines, and deliver high quality materials.
  • Must have a “can do” attitude and have the ability to remain professional in high pressure situations.
  • Experience with project management tools such as MS Project and Taiga is a plus.
  • Experience with SQL and other query tools is a plus.

 

About the Company

We are a professional services firm focused on helping organizations make better decisions.  We specialize in delivering breakthrough results through Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management solutions.  We offer highly individualized services, sized and managed to each organizations individual context. Working with our clients we help to develop strategic vision, improve and align processes, implement solutions, develop internal expertise, and provide on-going support services.

As a professional services firm it is our people that make the all the difference; our shared dedication and collaborative approach, enables us to deliver innovative results for our clients and makes Archetype a great place to work.

Archetype Values

Archetype was founded by two principal consultants who believed at their core that they, if committed to the right priorities, could build a highly valued, extremely competitive firm and have fun doing it. The following list of core values reflects what was important to our founders and they continue to shape our culture and define the character of our organization today. These are not values that change from time to time, situation-to-situation or person-to-person, these values are the soul of our Company.

Integrity – Be ethically unyielding. Let both your words and behavior be consistent, honorable and of the highest moral standards. Do the right thing, no matter what.

Personal Responsibility – Take the initiative whenever appropriate. Never put things off that should be done now. Delegate but never abdicate responsibility. Say what you mean, mean what you say. Let your word be your bond.

Work the problem, not the hours – We create value through solving key problems on behalf of our customers. Our customers ask us back only if we effectively and efficiently solve problems, both those we plan for and those we don’t plan for.

Customer Centricity – Our goal is to drive shareholder value for our clients through innovative solutions that increase efficiency and effectiveness. This is only possible though an intimate understanding of their business, their leadership and their goals.

One Team, Winning Team – Being right without being understood is fruitless. Being wrong, without listening and adapting is inexcusable. The greatest success is driven through identifying the right thing, doing it and demonstrating it to others. Our clients deserve leadership and the maturity necessary to drive consensus and get things done. Often times this requires bridge building, hatchet burying and an appetite for crow.

Be Humble – "Fullness of knowledge always and necessarily means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance, and that is always conducive to both humility and reverence.” – Robert A. Millikan

We are an Equal Opportunity employer committed to delivering the compensation and employment benefits commensurate with the caliber of people we seek.

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