Business Analyst Job Description

Last updated on 21 Nov 2022

A Business Analyst works with product teams to provide technical specifications, product documentation and project guidance for software products.

Writing a job description for a Business Analyst needs to strike the proper balance between effectively communicating your business needs as well as appealing to a candidates desires to impact your business and grow as an individual. Focus on the specific tasks a Business Analyst on your team would be performing, as well as the other stakeholders involved on your team.

Here's a template you can use to attract the right Business Analyst. Feel free to edit it to best suit your needs.

Company Introduction

This is where you make one of the first impressions with prospective hires. In this section, write a short, catchy paragraph about your company. Make sure to provide information about the company culture, company size, key clients, company’s mission, and goals. As well as perks, benefits, office hours, remote working possibilities, and everything else you think makes your company interesting. 

Job Description

As a Business Analyst, you will work directly with engineers and business stakeholders to gather requirements, document process, create technical specifications, and coordinate user acceptance testing.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide support for a portfolio of projects from start to finish In accordance with IT policies and processes, produce clear, detailed project scoping and design documentation to be used by technical specialists to build appropriate solutions.
  • Elicit and develop clear, traceable requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, and task and workflow analysis.
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details for a general understanding, and distinguish user requests.
  • Collaborate with software engineers, architects, subject matter experts, and other IT team members to establish the technical vision between usability and performance needs.
  • Ensure that approved requirements are developed in sufficient scope and detail to result in the delivery of a solution that meets customer needs as they perceive them.

Requirements

  • Ability to quickly understand complex, detailed processes & summarize them.
  • Effective communication & documentation skills, particularly for software projects and the ability to interact professionally with diverse stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Analytical and basic project management skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret business needs and translate them into the application and operational requirements.
  • Experience as an IT Business Analyst and has contributed to software development lifecycles.
  • Previous experience using Atlassian (Jira and Confluence) suite of tools, Sabre, Comarch, Postman, Charles, and AppDynamics.
  • BSc degree in Computer Science, Information Techinlogy, or other relevant field.

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