Senior Business Analyst
Wausau, WI 
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Job Description
Senior Business Analyst
Department:IT
Location:Wausau, WI

Company Overview

Aqua Finance provides fast, flexible financing programs to a variety of different industries, including: Water Treatment Home Improvement, HVAC, Marine, RV, Powersports and more. AFI is located in Wausau, WI, the heart of Wisconsin's Northwoods. Our "small-town" approach to lending, combined with our proprietary underwriting system, help us approve more customers than most other lenders.

Culture

Aqua Finance believes people do their best work when they're happy, so we work to make Aqua Finance a place where everyone can thrive.

Aqua Finance, Inc. employees are passionate not only about building great teams, but also about being great teammates. Everyone at Aqua Finance shares the mission of helping others succeed. You'll join a talented team focused on solving problems and identifying opportunities!

Role Overview
A Senior Business Analyst is responsible as part of a project team for new IT systems delivery, discretionary maintenance, and enhancement releases and updates.

Essential Functions:

  • Effectively translate functionality requests into user stories, functional requirements and test scenarios for projects of various sizes and complexity
  • Serve as the primary point of communication between project stakeholders: business departments, IT project leaders, and development staff
  • Create business process flow diagrams
  • Validate requirements, write user acceptance test cases, and execute and/or coordinate testing activities
  • Assist with release planning and regression testing of system releases
  • Write and maintain systems documentation, end-user manuals, and release notes
  • Provide functional and business expertise to developers during the design and development phases
  • Build a deep understanding of the platforms to identify opportunities for profitable growth, ensure a positive user experience, and implement operational efficiencies.
  • Engage with internal and external customers to develop an understanding and perspective about opportunities that exist in the marketplace, and those where Aqua Finance has the potential to excel.
  • Facilitate working meetings to bridge the gap between business needs and technical challenges.
  • Evaluate options and steer a project team to help determine the best solution and apply critical thinking for balanced decisions.
  • Other duties as directed

Requirements & Responsibilities:

Bachelor's degree in business or technical discipline is preferred

CCBA or CBAP certification is preferred

5+ years of technical related experience with formal Business Analyst training is required

Experience with Agile projects and using Jira is preferred

Highly motivated individual with strong problem solving, communication, writing, negotiation, analytical and interpersonal skills is required.

Must be willing to learn the business of Aqua Finance and to apply knowledge gained to systems project work.

General knowledge of business operations, objectives and strategies as well as business process and information flow.

General knowledge of diverse technologies and new and current architectures.

Skills in object, data and/or process modeling; financial analysis and planning; business process design.

Must have the ability to analyze problems, troubleshoot, and make decisions in the best interest of the company to minimize downtime.

Willingness to pursue ongoing training and/or certifications necessary to stay current in job role.

Occasional travel required for training and/or project work with external stakeholders and project team members

Periodic after core hours, night and weekend work is required in relation with system testing, upgrade, and implementation activity.

Must have sufficient experience or training to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to perform the job functions as defined above.

Employment Term: Regular

Employment Type: Full Time

Hours per Week: 40+

Starting Salary Range: Based On Experience

Full Benefits Package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life Insurance Plan, 401K with Company match, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Paid-Time-Off and much more!

Casual for Cause - At Aqua Finance, casual day can be every day. We have used the perk to dress casual to help raise money for a variety of charities. https://www.aquafinance.com/who-we-are/news-events/casual-for-a-cause-q1-2016/

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Job Summary
Company
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
40+ Starting Salary
Salary and Benefits
Based On Experience Full Benefits Package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life Insurance Plan, 401K with Company match, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Paid-Time-Off and much more! Casual for Cause - At Aqua Finance, casual day can be every day. We have used the perk to dress casual to help raise money for a variety of charities. https://www.aquafinance.com/who-we-are/news-events/casual-for-a-cause-q1-2016/ #ZR
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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