Business Analyst

Cognosante   •  

Columbia, MD

Industry: Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 45 days ago

Job Description

Cognosante is seeking a Business Analyst who is familiar with a range of digital/web services and solutions, ideally where open source and cloud technologies and Agile development methodologies have been applied. Candidate should have the ability to rationalize complex information to make it understandable for others to work, and the ability to interrogate reported information and challenge sources where inconsistencies are found.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support agencies by analyzing propositions and assessing decision-making factors such as strategic alignment, cost/benefit, and risk
  • Work closely with the Product Manager to define a product approach to meet the specified user need
  • Define skill requirements and map internal, agency, and external (partners/specialist contractors) resources
  • Work with the agency to ensure the budget is available to cover the proposed approach and resource requirements during delivery and analyze what provision they have for ongoing running costs
  • Analyze and map the risks of product approaches and propose mitigation solutions
  • Define how the predicted user and financial benefit can be realized, and how channel shift will be measured
  • Make a recommendation for action against the analysis done

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (Computer Science, Engineering, Math or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 8 years of related experience
  • Experience with cloud solutions and Agile methodologies

Additional Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience leading or managing a program or project
  • Deep knowledge of data analysis, trend finding, patterns and be able to identify risks and offer solutions for improving processes that will improve overall agency performance
  • Excellent communication skills