Business Analyst


Columbia, South Carolina

12 days ago

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Job Description

Position: Business Analyst I
Location: Columbia, SC (Hybrid)
Duration: 12 months
Pay Rate: $30/hr on W2

Is a C2 clearance needed? Yes 

Top 2-4 REQUIRED technologies  
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) 

Top 2-4 PREFERRED/NICE TO-HAVE technologies 
Microsoft Visio 

A typical day would like in this role 
This role will support the T5 project 
• Primary responsibility for defining and documenting system business requirements. 
• Work directly with clients to understand the individual needs of the business. 
• Perform research and analysis to come up with solutions to business problems and help to introduce these solutions to businesses and their clients. 

Soft skills: 
• Strong Communications Skills 
• Adaptable to fast-paced environment 
• Work with minimal supervision Please add a few bullets/sentences about your team – size, what projects they’re working on, selling points for candidates, culture, etc. 

About Team:
The team is responsible for capturing and defining all business requirements for PGBA applications. 
The team has 6 key performers, all responsible for capturing understanding for our customers. 
Whether it’s new functionality or enhancements to our current system, or resolving a defect, the team is responsible to translating that into requirements our developers can use to deliver the resolve.

Defines customer needs in technical and business contexts. Ensure the proposed technical and business solutions meet the customer's objectives for the work effort.
Provide guidance with planning and prioritization of business analysis activities in support of large project and support efforts.
•25% Elicit and document user requirements to meet a business objective. Identify and validate requirements and organize the information into a logical document using business analysis models that is understood by the customer and Information Systems.
•20% Respond to questions and ensure understanding of why the business solution was chosen. Guide both technical and customer departments in the development of the systems •15% Ensure the accurate deployment of solutions through review of problem logs, assisting with test plans and test matrices, and other analysis activities
•15% Validate the business need for solutions to business problems and process improvements.
•10% Facilitate the transfer of knowledge about the "big picture" direction of the business units to others who support them.
•10% Provide input on the business direction for system changes.
•5% Mentor less experienced business systems analysts.

Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated expertise in the concepts of the supported business unit. Demonstrated knowledge of standard industry practices and procedures for the business unit. Able to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences, including the ability to express complex technical and business concepts to all management levels, peers, and business units.
  • Able to influence and negotiate solutions to business problems. Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Understands how IT affects an organization and is able to link it to business processes. Excellent analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Able to read and comment on test plans and test matrices, project plans, and scope and design documents.
  • Has a conceptual understanding of project management techniques. Preferred Software and Other Tools: Visio, MS Project, or similar software, data mining using DB2, SQL, and/or other tools.
Required Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or other job-related field. or 4 years of job-related work experience or 2 years of job-related experience plus an associate’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or another job-related degree

Required Work Experience: 2 years of IT business analysis experience. Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or other job-related field. or 4 years of job-related experience with government business and BCBS companies.

Preferred Work Experience: Job-related experience with government businesses and BCBS companies. Preferred Licenses and Certificates: Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP), HIPAA, LOMA.

About Us: Established in 2004, SPECTRAFORCE® is one of the largest and fastest-growing diversity-owned staffing firms in the US. The growth of our company is a direct result of our global client service delivery model that is powered by our state-of-the-art A.I. proprietary talent acquisition platform, robust ISO 9001:2015/ISO 27001 certified processes, and strong and passionate client engaged teams. We have built our business by providing talent and project-based solutions, including Contingent, Permanent, and Statement of Work (SOW) services to over 140 clients in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and India. Key industries that we service include Technology, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Telecom, Retail, Utilities and Transportation. SPECTRAFORCE is built on a concept of “human connection,” defined by our branding attitude of NEWJOBPHORIA®, which is the excitement of bringing joy and freedom to the work lifestyle so our people and clients can reach their highest potential. Learn more at:
Benefits: SPECTRAFORCE offers ACA compliant health benefits as well as dental, vision, accident, critical illness, voluntary life, and hospital indemnity insurances to eligible employees. Additional benefits offered to eligible employees include commuter benefits, 401K plan with matching, and a referral bonus program. SPECTRAFORCE provides unpaid leave as well as paid sick leave when required by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer: SPECTRAFORCE is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Please contact Human Resources at if you require reasonable accommodation. 
At SPECTRAFORCE, we are committed to maintaining a workplace that ensures fair compensation and wage transparency in adherence with all applicable state and local laws. This position’s starting pay is: $35.00/hr.