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Business Analyst

Okemos, MI 48864

Posted: 09/11/2018 Industry: Analyst Job Number: 6817

Ektello is looking for an IT Business Analyst to work with one of the leading insurance providers in Okemos, MI!

Location: Okemos, MI

Contract: Long-Term Contract

Pay Rate: $45-$51 Per Hour

IT Business Analyst


The Business Analyst collaborates with our Business Units to gain knowledge regarding enterprise applications and current processes.   Acting as a liaison between the Product Owner and Agile Team, the Business Analyst elicits requirements and creates agile user stories, offering alternative Business solutions and clarifying requirements where necessary.   They perform testing of agile user stories and support the implementation of system changes.


  • Speaks and understands the language of our Business when communicating with the Product Owners and Business Users.  

  • Speaks and understands technical language of our Agile Teams when communicating with Developers and Testers.

  • Collaborates with the Product Owner in order to gain a clear understanding of all business processes, procedures, goals, and objectives.

  • Attends and is an active participant in required meetings held by the Business in order to further understand Business priorities.  

  • Analyzes proposed changes for system impacts and suggests alternatives.   This may include changes to current processes, applications, file layouts, and web services.

  • Works in partnership with the Product Owner to write clear and concise Agile user stories. Breaks down larger user stories into multiple, smaller, user stories according to departmental standards.

  • Assists the Product Owner to record priority order to ensure it is done frequently, completely, and in a timely manner.

  • Attends and engages in daily standup meetings along with other agile team ceremonies.  

  • Follows departmental testing processes to create and document test cases, execute the test cases for the assigned stories, verify and report the results.

  • May extract test data from databases by creating new, or altering existing, basic SQL queries.    The data will be used for testing and verification of results.

  • Expected to swarm user stories in order to help the team meet their commitments for the sprint.

  • Assists the Product Owner and Scrum Master to prepare for Team Sprint Reviews and System Demos.

  • Constantly looks for ways to improve processes and discuss issues, all in order to deliver better value to the customer.


  • Position requires a bachelor’ s degree with relevant coursework in computer science or computer information systems.

  • Five years' related work experience in an application and systems development environment, testing, and writing related documentation and procedures.  

  • Will accept any suitable combination of education, training, or experience.

  • Experience with the Agile methodology (Scrum or SAFe is preferred) and tools used to create and track Agile user stories (VersionOne is preferred).  

  • Experience creating, altering, and running SQL queries.   Basic working knowledge of web services (REST or SOAP).

  • Experience with Lean Six Sigma and Yellow Belt training.  

  • Ability to review software changes and determine system impact.  

  • Experience with incident/support ticketing systems and process workflow.  

  • Ability to analyze and resolve problems.   

  • The ability to be flexible in a fast paced and active work environment.

  • Good communication skills in order to effectively interact with internal and external customers.


Mike Jackson
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