Senior Business Analyst
The Department of Finance has the mandate to provide leadership and direction to the public service in all areas of finance and human resource management. This mandate includes negotiating major financial arrangements with the federal government, providing analysis and advice to the Financial Management Board, and ensuring that financial and information resources are managed effectively, efficiently and economically. This mandate also includes the recruitment and retention of a competent public service that is representative of the people it serves and the development of programs and services that effectively serve the human resource needs of the public service.
Located in Yellowknife and reporting to the Team Lead - Business Analysis Services, the Senior Business Analyst plans and undertakes business analysis and requirements elicitation and documentation for large/complex initiatives, typically (but not exclusively) involving the development and implementation of information systems and solutions. Services are delivered on behalf of all GNWT departments and NWT Housing Corporation, and projects cost can vary upwards of $3M and have significant organizational, financial and reputational risk.
The incumbent is an expert on the practice of stakeholder management, business analysis and requirements management, ensuring the elicitation, analysis, specification and validation of requirements and constraints to a level that enables effective development and operations of new or changed software, systems, processes, products and services. The management of requirements throughout the whole of the delivery and operational life cycle of the software, system, processes, products or services. The negotiation of trade-offs that are both acceptable to key stakeholders and within budgetary, technical, regulatory, and other constraints. The position facilitates collaborative creation and iteration of viable specifications and acceptance criteria in preparation for the deployment of information systems and related solutions. The adoption and adaptation of requirements management lifecycle models based on the context of the work and selecting appropriately from plan- driven/predictive approaches or more adaptive (iterative and agile) approaches.
The incumbent interacts with and influences colleagues and has working level contact with clients, vendors and partners. It may make decisions which impact the work assigned to individuals or phases of projects including the work of staff in other departments. The position understands and collaborates on the analysis of user/client needs and represents this in their work.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Expert knowledge of Business Analysis practices such as those defined by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBM) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide);
• General knowledge of Project Management practices such as those described in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK);
• General Knowledge of the software development lifecycle, as well as the various methodologies including predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile);
• Working knowledge of software development methods, practices and processes;
• Knowledge of standard budgeting and accounting concepts and techniques;
• Ability to rapidly absorb new information and applies it effectively;
• Communicates fluently, orally and in writing, and can present complex information to both technical and non-technical audiences;
• Proven ability to effectively facilitate collaboration between stakeholders who share common objectives.
This position is typically attained by:
Completion of an undergraduate degree in computer science, management information systems or business with 4 or more years of directly relevant and progressive experience working as a business analyst delivering complex technology enabled projects.
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
YELLOWKNIFE CENTRE 5TH FLOOR
BOX 1320 YELLOWKNIFE NT X1A 2L9
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
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Diversity and Inclusion
The Government of the Northwest Territories is an inclusive workplace. If you have a disability and you require support during the hiring process, you are encouraged to identify your needs if you are contacted for an assignment or interview so that you may be accommodated during the hiring process.
Eligibility lists may be created from this competition to fill future term and indeterminate positions.
Equivalent combinations of education and experience will be considered.
Job Opening Information
Job Opening ID # 20912
Closing Date: October 11, 2021- 23:59, Mountain Time
The salary range for this position is from $53.00 per hour to $63.31 per hour (approximately $103,350 - $123,455) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,700.