IT Business Analyst – Contract- State NC



W-2 Rate$40/hour
MUST be an US Citizen or Currently holding a Green Card

NC Department of Health and Human Services seeks a Senior Business Analyst/Technical Writer to support IT software development projects implemented by vendors and/or in-house development team

Primary tasks include:
Identify and document stakeholders, data flows, and current and future state process flows.
Gather, document, validate, and maintain business, functional, and technical/non-functional solution requirements needed as input to market analysis, software procurement, and solution development process.
Translate client’s business needs into agile themes/features, personas, epics, user stories and product backlogs or detailed business requirement documents and use cases depending on development approach.
Work with Product Owner, business SMEs and Vendor to groom user stories and define acceptance criteria to ensure that stories meet the team-defined definition of ready.
Work with vendor or internal developers and testers to confirm the functionality meets the story’s acceptance criteria.
Participate in vendor discovery/gap analysis and detailed requirement development efforts.
Assist the Business/Product Owner in planning, preparing for and conducting user acceptance testing, including developing test scenarios and test cases.
Perform requirements traceability throughout the project lifecycle to support user acceptance testing and production rollout.
Develop procurement documents such as Requests for Proposals, Requests for Quotes, and Requests for Information.
Develop federal Advanced Planning Documents and Advanced Planning Document Updates as needed to secure federal funding.
Support vendor proposal evaluation efforts and assist in documenting/consolidating evaluation results.
Support process improvement initiatives.
Perform market research for proposed automation projects.
Support options analysis and business case development for proposed automation projects.
Document meeting agendas and notes.
Facilitate requirements gathering meetings.
Provide technical writing support including developing project document templates, proofing and/or authoring documents, drafting formal communications, and disseminating project documents.
Support project manager in maintaining project artifacts and developing status reports.
Support the development of surveys, assessment tools, project methodologies, policies and procedures.
Maintain SharePoint site for each assigned project
Perform other analysis and technical writing assignments as assigned

MUST have solid understanding of software development lifecycle and Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid development frameworks, including BA role

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