Kansas City Southern Railway Sr. IT Business Analyst in Kansas City, Missouri

Sr. IT Business Analyst

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Job Summary:

The Sr IT Business Analysts (BA) will analyze and synthesize information provided by multiple IT and business stakeholders at varying levels and is responsible for eliciting the actual needs of the business. The BA plans and facilitates workshops to identify/validate requirements/specifications and produce the appropriate artifacts to support formal projects, small enhancements, and enterprise analysis opportunities. The BA also helps organizations define optimal solutions and associated costs for their needs given a set of constraints, including time, budget, and regulations under which that organization operates. The BA delivers high-quality artifacts that support the project and software development life cycle to ensure the business value of a project is determined and then the technical solution is aligned to meet the business objectives for the project. Projects supported include infrastructure and Web, SAP, and Legacy applications The BA develops/deliver business analysis training in support of the BACoE processes and methodology and provides guidance to help other BA team members identify the appropriate work products and deliverables while applying best practices to support critical or complex project assignments.

Job Duties:

  • Plans and facilitates workshops with a variety of techniques to identify and validate requirements with IT and business stakeholders in support of complex projects/programs and opportunities.

  • Delivers high-quality artifacts such as business process models, use cases, user stories, context diagrams, business rules, data dictionaries, requirement packages, user interface models/mock-ups, opportunity summary presentations, executive summaries, requirements management plans, technical specifications, BA work plans, and others as needed.

  • Manages and communicates requirements throughout the software development lifecycle, including requirements prioritization and conflict resolution.

  • Facilitates enterprise analysis opportunity activities to identify business needs or problems, define the nature of a solution that meets that need, and justify the investment necessary tdeliver a complete solution, including business architecture definition, identification of the work breakdown structure (WBS) and capital/operational cost estimations for the proposed solutions.

  • Validates solutions to ensure it meets the business requirements and helps determine the most appropriate actions to address problems identified through project testing or other assessment efforts. Evaluates functioning solution performance to understand the value it delivers and identify opportunities for improvement, including how a solution is actually used after it is deployed, and assessing the effect it has had, both positive and negative.

  • Develops & delivers business analysis training in support of processes and methodology.

  • Provides guidance to help other BA team members identify the appropriate work products and deliverables, while applying best practices to support critical or complex project assignments.

  • Exemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university, preferably in a technical discipline

  • Five (5) years of IT/IS business analysis experience

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience

Certification Requirements:

  • IIBA CBAP or equivalent Business Analysis certification preferred

Preferred Requirements:

  • Railroad industry experience

  • Bilingual Spanish/English

  • SharePoint experience

  • Ten (10) years of IT/IS business analysis experience

  • Experience effectively identifying requirements for web based and ERP applications

  • Experience effectively identifying requirements for infrastructure projects in support of security, data solutions, and telecommunications

The duties listed are representative of the job; however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties a person may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer/Veteran/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Location

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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