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Maple Plain, Minnesota  |  Remote
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Applied on September 29, 2022
Job Id #57516 Posted August 24, 2022

Specific duties include:

As a Scrum Master/Business Analyst you will work collaboratively with product owners, software developers, business users and stakeholders to elicit and document requirements, analyze and guide solutions to ensure they meet the needs of the business, and ensure project deliverables match the business requirements.

  • Collaboratively define, gather, and consolidate high level user stories identified during release planning.
  • Refining requirements to reduce ambiguity and create a clear product vision in the backlog
  • Maintain visibility to user stories, being attentive to changing requirements and priorities.
  • Work as a team and with other cross-functional teams to design solutions that meet the needs of multiple business lines.
  • Raise awareness of solutions that will include process changes and work with the organization to ensure business readiness.
  • Verify product quality through system testing in addition to user acceptance testing.
  • Create user stories, identify and capture acceptance criteria and UI design to clearly communicate the needs of the business and direction of the product owner.
  • Work with the product owner to groom the backlog of prioritized user stories as necessary.
  • Prepare work to support program increments.
  • Support and foster the Agile development methodology.
  • Review completed development work with the product owner, stakeholders, and users as necessary before release into production.
  • Define high level requirements based on strategic initiatives.
    • Be an advocate for the work, promoting and increasing visibility to the program.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Prior experience eliciting and interpreting business and user requirements and providing IT solutions in a Business Analyst role.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills breaking down system and process problems and ability to partner with business users on recommend solutions.
  • Experience writing features and user stories, including detailed descriptions and acceptance criteria.
  • Experience developing and communicating business workflows.
  • ???Experience conducting and leading business requirement gathering sessions, decomposing abstract ideas into details, and identifying and communicating risks.
  • Demonstrated work experience in a Business Analyst role supporting technology and business partners with the implementation of technology solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience in working within an Agile team in a fast paced, technically challenging environment.
  • Excellent technical writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving, troubleshooting, time management, oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of industry best practices and current trends.


Nice to have

  • Experience working in a scaled agile environment (SAFe or similar framework)
  • Experience working at a company that manufactures products.
  • Experience working on software products that support manufacturing.

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