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Job Title

Business Analyst

Working Title

Information Systems Programmer/Analyst or Senior Information Systems Programmer/Analyst

General Summary

Florida Senate Information Technology Office (Senate IT) supports 40 Senators, Senate staff, and publishes information to the Internet.  It consists of a customer support, applications, and system administration teams. More than 20 applications are managed by Senate IT, including traditional and mobile websites, desktop applications and other ancillary technologies.

Senate IT is searching for professionals who are seeking to join a unit of the Florida Legislature that is leading in technology and constantly evolving to support its stakeholders with the future in mind. This professional will be expected to:

  • Foster relationships with stakeholders to build a community of trust and gain knowledge.
  • Work with stakeholders to gather and write requirements.
  • Serve as Product Owner in Scrum methodology.
  • Write user stories and manage a product backlog for stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with their team to relay the requirements.
  • Communicate progress, obstacles and accomplishments.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Background in business analysis, project management, or related field as well as experience in software development organization.
  • Experience in conducting thorough business process analysis to understand existing workflows and systems, document current processes and systems, create requirements for new processes, develop use cases, and manage requirement changes.
  • Ability to be an advocate for the user and provide usable and efficient solutions for their problems.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret user requirements and adjust to rapidly changing user requirements.
  • Ability to communicate technical information clearly and concisely, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to understand and convey business priorities and the relative importance of their projects.
  • Able to identify multiple approaches to problem solving and recommend the best case solution.
  • Possess strong technical acumen with the ability to translate information and research into non-technical language as necessary to effectively communicate across to stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with Quality Control, Project Managers, and Technical Leads to ensure business acceptance.
  • Develop use cases as a key communication tool between the business and technical teams.

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, management information systems, business administration, education, communications, graphic arts, mathematics, statistics, geography, or engineering and three years of progressively responsible information systems experience.

Progressively responsible IT work experience with web or application development can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Total experience must equate to a minimum of four to six years related to the position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with agile software development, including Scrum.
  • Experience with Visual Studio and Team Foundation or a ticket based system.
  • Ability to process information logically.
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to work under deadlines.
  • Able to root out an issue and provide options to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Willing to learn and discover.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Strong attention to detail, analytical skills, design skills, and ability to multitask.

Submission of Application

Qualified applicants should mail a completed Legislative Employment Application and resume to:

Office of Legislative Services

Human Resources Office

Re: Senate IS Programmer/Analyst

111 W. Madison St, 701

Tallahassee, FL 32399-1400

or

Email: olshumanresources@leg.state.fl.us

Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.

Accommodation for Disability

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.