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Business Systems Analyst

Hybrid - Minnesota - Business Analyst

Hollstadt Overview

Hollstadt Consulting is a management and technology consulting firm dedicated to placing professionals at engagements where they will excel. When you work with us, you'll work with a refreshingly real company led and staffed by seasoned experts who are also down-to-earth, good people. We're committed to treating you with respect and helping you achieve your career aspirations.

Since 1990, Hollstadt has been a trusted partner to more than 150 domestic and global companies and has successfully completed over 2,000 projects. Our continued growth has created challenging and rewarding opportunities for accomplished IT and Business Consultants. Hollstadt Consulting is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


Job Description

Hollstadt is looking for someone to act as the liaison between the business and IT organizations to provide business critical or complex technical solutions that meet user needs and improve business performance by providing the technical analysis of business requirements (including translation into functional requirements), problem solving and troubleshooting as part of a larger project team. Accountable for ensuring that clear, concise requirements have been captured. Participate in testing, drive issue resolution, support the implementation check-out process and develop all procedural documentation and manuals.


This role is responsible for:

  • Understanding the business processes and the interdependencies of various systems in use. - Facilitating interactive discussions with the business unit and technology teams in order to achieve alignment on defining requirements.
  • Gathering, analyzing, documenting and translating business requirements into functional specifications that can be used to design and implement solutions to meet the business objectives.
  • Managing the change control and traceability processes for requirements.
  • Collaborating with architects to ensure alignment of requirements with system capabilities
  • Analyzing complex system and system-related problems for the business unit and making recommendations for improvements or new designs
  • Identifying potential solutions for the business and providing input into any risks and issues
  • Creating and implementing test plans (schedule, approach, cases, scripts and conditions, etc.), including production check out and measuring testing performance results - Ensuring the testing environment has sufficient test data to carry out the full test plans
  • Ensuring all quality standards and techniques are followed, including compiling and publishing artifacts and deliverables of the Capability Maturity Model integrated (CMMi) methods as required
  • Updating/creating user and technical documentation procedures and manuals, operational support documentation, and archival of project documentation.
  • Identifying and communicating risks, issues and potential solution strategies along with providing status updates to the portfolio/project manager and/or senior leadership. The ideal candidate for this position must possess:
  • Solid understanding of the processes and systems in use (or the ability to quickly acquire the knowledge) - The ability to lead, influence, communicate and interact with people of all levels across the organization and external partners as required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in effectively influencing decision making at various levels of the organizations.
  • An attention for detail with the ability to translate for the business or technology in order to facilitate effective collaboration
  • Demonstrated proficiency with requirement and process tools (e.g. Visio, Provision, DOORS, HP Quality Center, etc.)
  • Ability to handle changing priorities, manage multiple tasks and work within tight timeframes and deadlines.
  • Solid analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills, with the ability to use statistical analysis and modeling.
  • BA and/or BS in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience.

Preferred:

  • Certifications in CPDC, CPBA, CSA
  • Working knowledge of PEGA or SalesForce BPM and/or other knowledge management tools. Experience working in Agile tools including Jira


Benefits + Perks

Comprehensive Benefit Plan

Hollstadt offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term/Short Term Disability, and Life Insurance. With three different medical plans to choose from, you can enroll in the coverage you need from single to family, or anywhere in between!

Remarketing Process

Hollstadt is based on retention and relationships. We get to know your strengths and career wishes throughout your assignment and then start remarket discussions 6-8 weeks prior to your end date. By being proactive, we are able to keep your down time between assignments as short as possible, unless you choose otherwise.

Professional Development

Hollstadt offers free bi-weekly training courses for our consultants as well as on-demand access to past sessions through our consultant portal. Trainings give our consultants the continuing education they need to excel on their projects.

401k + Matching

One popular benefit is our 401(k) match on the first 4% of your contributions. Hollstadt wants to help you reach your long-term financial goals and understands that planning for your future is critical. Consultants also have access to support from a Financial Advisor.

Bonus Opportunities

We appreciate and reward loyalty. Join Hollstadt, stay for 5 years, and we’ll give you a $5,000 Longevity Award bonus! Additionally, we know great talent knows other great talent. If you are on contract with Hollstadt and refer one of your connections who gets placed, we’ll pay you $1,000!

Ongoing Support & Networking

We have made a significant investment in building a support program for our consultant team - so you never have to feel like you are going it alone. We also have a Consultant Coach program which acts like a 'work buddy' to provide a safe ear for questions or concerns at your client site.