Ballard Spahr LLP is seeking a Business Analyst who will collaborate with the business and IT in creating validation documentation that includes business requirements, functional specifications, and system design. In addition to identifying BA techniques, the selected individual will begin to experiment with techniques unknown to themselves and apply them with success and minimal supervision. This position reports to the Business Analyst Manager and will be located in the Philadelphia office.
The business analyst will take ownership and:
conduct business process analysis and requirements gathering within the IT department
manager complex situations through deliberate analysis and planning, may achieve great results on small less complex efforts without supervision
serve as a liaison between the IT project team and the business community; facilitate team interaction as well as foster IT-business relationships
gather, analyze and document the current state business processes to ensure that the project stakeholders understand the context and implications of change
collaborate with the technical resources to ensure that the system design adequately reflects the business requirements
The selected individual will be self-motivated with strong customer service and team building skills, have an exceptional attention to detail and excellent organizational and problem solving skills and a high degree of initiative. Solid communication skills and the ability to work independently, set priorities and manage multiple deadlines are essential.
The selected individual will have a college degree or equivalent work experience, a minimum of two years of experience performing business analysis, project management, and/or software testing and implementation and have knowledge of software development and testing methodologies (S/W life cycle). Legal industry experience desired. Experience with a requirements management tool or ALM is preferred but not required. Must be available for travel.
Internal Number: 173536-105
About Ballard Spahr LLP
Ballard Spahr LLP, a national firm with more than 650 lawyers in 15 offices in the United States, provides a range of services in litigation, business and finance, real estate, intellectual property, and public finance. Our clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, life sciences and technology companies, health systems, investors and developers, government agencies and sponsored enterprises, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. The firm combines a national scope of practice with strong regional market knowledge. For more information, please visit www.ballardspahr.com.