Senior Business Analyst (3456)

Morton Consulting has an immediate need for a Senior Business Analyst for a customer in Richmond, Virginia.  The selected Senior Business Analyst will be the primary interface among executives and senior stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies and information systems.  The Senior Business Analyst understands business problems and opportunities in the context of the requirements and recommends solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals.    



  • Responsible for developing requirements and specifications that support agile application teams:
  • Develop high level user stories and epics which capture business intent.
  • Detail acceptance criteria for user stories – working with end users, product owners and development team – ensuring that all aspects are considered.
  • Drive backlog grooming sessions through coordination of agile team, product owner and end users.
  • Assist with defining non-functional requirements.
  • Assist with development and test activities during sprint activities; supporting team members as needed in order to accomplish sprint objectives
  • Coaches others in the modeling/mapping of business processes, conduct as-is/to-be business processes, is instrumental in the business process re-engineering (BPR) and involved in the change management exercise.
  • Partners with the Project Manager to develop the Cost Benefit Analysis of the Project.
  • Implements and maintains the necessary controls and procedures to cost-effectively protect information systems assets from intentional or inadvertent modification, disclosure, or destruction. Provides guidance and direction for the protection of information systems assets to other areas as needed.  
  • Analyze alignment of proposals to business strategies.
  • Write and present business cases.
  • Act as a senior team member to ensure project continues to align with project charter and business cases.
  • Partner with the scrum master and the business community to ensure that project issues get resolved.
  • Perform research on potential new initiatives and assist with the analysis. 
  • Develop test scenarios and test cases for use in system and integration testing.
  • Ability to manage large scale projects.
  • Provide guidance to stakeholders on devising effective and efficient approaches to achieve the project objectives.
  • Produce high quality documentation. 
  • Participates in or conducts end user training including development of user guides and reference materials.
  • Report status and issues to the Project Manager(s). 
  • Develop and improve the discipline of Business Analysis.
  • Mentor lower level Business Analysts.



  • Excellent leadership skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to plan and facilitate meetings.
  • Strategic, conceptual and analytical thinking and decision making skills.
  • Negotiating skills within a context of political sensitivity and conflicting interests.
  • Extensive knowledge of project management methodology.
  • Experience in Agile methodologies and being an agent of continual improvement
  • Ability to communicate highly technical information in a manner that the business friendly manner.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to communicate technical information in a business friendly manner.
  • Familiarity with Windows, MS Office Suite and other applications as relevant to the Team’s function.
  • Ability to partner with the business community. 
  • Advanced college degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or Business or related work experience/certification.
  • 5+ years of relevant general Information Technology experience required or experience in the Insurance Industry.
  • International Institute of Business Analyst Certification preferred.

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