Business Analyst in Chicago, IL at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

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Job Description

Job #:  1038720

Business Analyst
Contract Opportunity
Downtown Chicago
Our client is looking to bring on a Business Analyst for a contract opportunity.  For more information, please contact Jason Budd at

Gathers business requirements through collaboration with internal/external customers. Communicates requirements to counterparts within the IT organization. Communicates technical constraints, concerns and other variables identified within IT to the business. Acts as liaison between the business units and IT. Supports the development of project proposals, business cases, project charters and related documents. Travel may be required.

Job Knowledge/Business Focus
-Assists in the creation and/or execution of test plans for new or changed applications
-Contributes to prototype development of user application interfaces
-Participates in workflow analysis in support of requirements definitions
-Communicates to business constituents in easily understood terms
-Identifies project specific risks throughout the development lifecycle
-Understands data models
-Understands project plans and is able to clearly articulate roles, project goals, and timelines
-Assists in the collection and consolidation of required information and data.
-Takes input from supervisor and appropriately and accurately applies comments/feedback
-Utilizes our methodology and documentation tools
-Proactively carries out project support /administrative functions
-Establishes reasonable deadlines and personal work plans and manages time effectively
-Documents and analyzes required information and data
-Prepares requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations
-Understands the necessity of project standards and applies them consistently
-Develops internal and external meeting objectives and agendas
-Prioritizes multiple tasks effectively

Business Focus
-Creates low complexity project plans with timelines, resolves problems, controls projects, and ensures deadlines and project budgets are met, when defined as project lead
-Coordinates IT/Business related activities during design, development and implementation including customer acceptance testing, customer training schedules, pilots and rollouts with development, technical, support, operation and business areas
-Follows through with commitments and fosters mutual trust
-Assumes additional responsibility without being asked

-Administration/Organization: Understands the financial implications of decisions and requests as it relates to IT
-Communication: Listens to others and accepts input from team members. Clearly articulates ideas and thoughts verbally. Accurately prepares written business correspondence that is coherent, grammatically correct, effective and professional.
-Job Knowledge: Understands basic Internet, SaaS, and PaaS architectures. Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
-Work Quality: Recommends improvements, solutions and options based on business needs and technical requirements
-Work Quality: Develops and maintains usability standards
-Performs additional responsibilities as assigned
-Developing Others: Provides guidance to new and less experienced team members in business analysis skills
-Expectations associated with this position are outlined further in the IT Job Expectations document – please refer to that document for a detailed list of additional requirements for this position

Nature and Scope:
-No supervisory responsibility
-Works under limited supervision, relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned goals
-Formulate solutions for small projects, participates in projects of all sizes
-Provides internal/external customer interface, and leads small projects


Bachelors degree in Business, Computer Science or related field

Required Skills

-Experience in business analysis and providing business solutions
-Basic knowledge of systems development cycles, methodologies, and work flow diagramming
-Knowledge of company’s business and technical environments
Excellent analytical, problem solving, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Preferred Skills

-Experience in leading projects
EEO Employer
Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178.