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Release Business Analyst

The Release Business Analyst is assigned to strategic projects that align with and support the business priorities established by the Executive Management and Product Management groups. Within the project lifecycle (Discovery, Design, Development, Testing, Production Deployment and Maintenance), the Business Analyst is primarily responsible for the analysis and documentation of requirements during the Discovery phase, and provides support to the Architecture and Software Engineering Teams during the Design/Development phases. In addition, this role provides continued support to the project throughout Testing, Production Deployment, and Maintenance.  The Release Business Analyst reports to the Release Business Analyst Manager.

Essential Functions

  • Work with Product Management to understand project purpose, scope, and alignment with business priorities
  • Collaborate directly with Project Management to establish project deliverables, dependencies, and due dates, as well as continually assist in identifying and mitigating risks that may impact the project
  • Identify and engage project stakeholders to understand their business needs
  • Compile business needs into an organized Business Requirements Document
  • Capture current and future state and perform gap analysis
  • Express system functionality and behavior through the use of workflow diagrams and/or use cases
  • Communicate the stated requirements to the Software Engineering and Architecture resources and provide input during solution design
  • Assist the Quality Assurance team in identifying test scenarios and expected results to ensure appropriate test coverage
  • Monitor the status of Quality Assurance testing and assist in defect triage, root cause analysis, and resolution
  • Prepare test plan and expected results for User Acceptance Testing and identify, educate, and support testers throughout the course of UAT
  • Assist in migration planning and validation of migration from environment to environment
  • Identify the educational needs for the organization and work with the Technical Writing and Training Teams to produce any audience specific documentation such as user guides, training manuals, and production release communications
  • Provide any necessary ongoing support post go-live
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by management


  • BA/BS degree

Knowledge & Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in software development environment
  • 5+ years of related experience
  • Experience working with and analyzing large datasets
  • Broad working knowledge of enterprise systems technology including relational databases, applications development platforms and client/server architecture
  • Experience defining Graphical User Interface rules and behavior
  • Experience working within the health care industry is a plus
  • Working knowledge of MySql and Java preferred
  • Basic understanding and knowledge of XML is a plus
  • Strong competency with standard MS Office applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio

Personal Attributes

  • Exhibits learning agility, the ability to take on project work involving varying and disparate subject matter
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Excellent planning, time management, task prioritization, and organization skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to make decisions and negotiate
  • Exceptionally self-motivated with a keen attention to detail
  • Easily adjusts to changes in a fast paced environment
  • Adept stress tolerance and conflict management

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to sit at a desk 80 percent of the time
  • Must be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Must be able to operate a computer and other office products (i.e., a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer)
  • Must be able to frequently communicate via telephone

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