Position:  SaaS Business Analyst
Location:  Evanston, IL
Job Id:  662
# of Openings:  1

Job Title:            SaaS Business Analyst
Area:                   Business Analysis & Delivery
Reports to:         Manager, Business Analysis & IT Delivery
Classification:    Exempt
 
Organization Overview
Rotary unites people from all continents and cultures who take action to deliver real, long-term solutions to pressing issues facing our communities. Each year, Rotary members invest more than $200 million and 16 million volunteer hours to improve lives and create positive change in the world. In exchange for hard work and dedication in support of Rotary’s clubs and humanitarian initiatives, our employees receive competitive salaries, flexible schedules, comprehensive benefits, and job enrichment. To learn more, visit http://www.rotary.org.
 
Rotary’s Commitment to Diversity
As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
 
General Overview
The Business Analyst will be primarily responsible for eliciting and capturing end-user technical requirements and translating them into groomed and estimated user stories.  Additionally, the Business Analyst will have varying degrees of responsibility for managing the delivery of technology development and testing, acting as the Scrum Master within Rotary International. SaaS BA will be focusing on engaging with various business stake holders and respond to various business needs to help them choose the right software as a solution for for their needs. They will collaborate with the rest of the IT teams in successful implementation of the solution.
 
The Business Analyst will join a cross-functional team of diverse staff at Rotary world headquarters, working with IT staff, assorted project delivery staff, business intelligence analysts and a team of remote developers and testers in our India office. Business Analyst will be collaborating with internal IT infra team on need basis.
 
Profile for Success
A positive outcome for this position is the accurate and timely elicitation of business requirements into groomed and estimated stories and the efficient delivery of the development and testing efforts to realize those stories. BA should respond to the IT requests that are entered in IT support queue in a timely fashion.
 
Relevance to Mission
This position exists to ensure that technical product and project visions in support of Secretariat and Rotarian objectives are captured and delivered efficiently and effectively.
 
Efficacy and Autonomy
The candidate in this position must be able to work independently, setting goals and deadlines to achieve the necessary goals of the position. With minimal direction, the business analyst must be able to identify and schedule necessary next steps to capture business requirements and ensure the timely delivery of technology efforts. 
 
Career Path Opportunities
This position reports to and under the management of the Manager, Business Analysis and IT Delivery.  Career progression opportunities are mapped out on the career chart.
 
Required Competencies
  • Communication (written and verbal)
  • Decision Making
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Productivity
  • Self-Management
  • Service Orientation
  • Professional Development
 
Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes, and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Three or more years of progressive related work experience for Level II.
  • Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Have technical aptitude to understand issues ranging from low to mid-level complexity.
  • Agile development practices
  • User story grooming and estimating
  • Managing small delivery teams
  • Familiarity working with offshore teams
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to work independently and perform multiple concurrent and diversified tasks effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong team player, self-motivated and detailed oriented individual.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 
 
Specific Tasks and Duties (as defined in Career Chart)
  • Planning
  • Business Analysis
  • IT Delivery
  • Communication
  • Vendor Management
  • Mentoring
  • Training
 
Work Environment
This position works from Rotary International World Headquarters in Evanston, IL, and involves minor travel to international offices as needed.
 
Why work for Rotary?
  • Generous medical, dental, and vision benefits package
  • Progressive 401k matching contributions
  • Above market and generous paid time off package
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Professional development opportunities
  • On-site cafeteria and coffee bar with special pricing for Rotary employees
  • Flextime-several different work schedules to choose from
  • Close to CTA, Metra, a variety of stores, and many food options

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