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Intern Business Analyst (27206982)
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Insperity | Kingwood, TX
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Job Description

Intern Business Analyst

Insperity is currently seeking an experienced Intern Business Analyst to join our growing team.

Acts as a business and technology process facilitator within an Agile environment; Shepherds technology solutions through all phases of the software development life cycle; Accepts moderately complex assignments, analyzes problems, and generates effective solutions used in software applications; Operates under minimal supervision to act and make decisions within defined standards and processes.

Skills & Requirements:

Under minimal supervision:

* Participates in visioning, strategic planning and reengineering of technology related processes
* Possesses clear understanding of business processes and value propositions enabling them to work with the team to provide strategic guidance
* Works to ensure product quality through (1) Development of clear, concise acceptance criteria, (2) Ensuring that requirements can be tested in quantifiable means, (3) Use of acceptance criteria to develop comprehensive test case and (4) Obtaining business approval for the delivery of successfully tested softwareWorks to ensure product quality through and (5) Demonstration of the development products to the business and/or facilitation of user acceptance testing
* Works closely with customers to (1)Identify business objectives and needs, (2) Provide guidance for strategic planning and software application vision, (3) Elicit business requirements, (4) Assist in refining business cases, (5) Analyze production issues to facilitate resolution, (6) Recommend appropriate business process enhancements, (7) Encourage customers to own, define, and validate their own requirements and (8) Communicate and translate technology concerns and recommendations as related to the solution
* Works closely with the technology team to (1) Recommend technology solutions to appropriately address business needs, (2) Communicate and translate business needs to the technology team as related to the solution, (3) Create prototypes or mock-ups of business solutions and (4) Collaborate during the entire SDLC
* Works closely with the QA team to (1) Identify and validate comprehensive test scenarios for the solution, (2) Create test cases to support the test scenarios, (3) Collaborate in early testing of solutions and upgrades, (4) Coordinate software testing at all levels and (5) Track, report upon, and work with the team to prioritize defects
* Works with the entire team to identify and mitigate business and technical risks
* Works with the team to define work item scope and change management guidelines
* Works with the entire team to develop project/product vision and scope
* Analyzes and effectively communicates test results to the appropriate parties
* Anticipates and identifies issues inhibiting the attainment of project goals and helps to develop and implement corrective actions.
* Acts as a coordinator to (1) Provide feedback to the team, (2) Assist in the integration of activities with other teams to ensure successful implementation and support of project/product efforts and (3) Acquire necessary application environments for software development and testing
* Assists in defining standards, processes, and tools for the Business Analyst role
* Fosters teamwork with IT staff through positive communication
* Possesses a strong desire to succeed as a team
* Displays adaptability in an ever changing software development environment
* Understands and applies business and technical processes to support expected customer service levels
* Mentors other Business Analysts and team members on the use of standard business analysis principles, business domain knowledge, and business and technical processes
* Possesses an understanding of the SDLC
* Demonstrates basic knowledge of business and technical modeling methodologies (e.g. business process modeling, data modeling)
* Demonstrates competency in data analysis and abilities to perform SQL queries to support that analysis


* Possesses originality, ingenuity, and the aptitude and strong knowledge of the business analysis field in order to complete moderately complex assignments, effectively analyzing problems and generating working solutions. (May want to consider using "innovative" as one of these characteristics… consistent with our department name)
* Ability to command control of a problem and help organize resources and knowledge to attain solutions.
* Exhibits confidence, creativity, and an knowledge of emerging industry practices when solving business problems
* Explores and experiments with new concepts and is able to communicate innovative ideas.
* Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to express technical concepts in business terms.
* Communicates tactfully and effectively, and maintains positive and effective work relations with those encountered in the course of employment.
* Possesses strong facilitation skills in terms of meetings and team interaction
* Possesses proven customer service skills.
* Detail-oriented and has good organizational skills.
* Possesses an understanding of the concepts of
* Application programming
* Database design
* System design
* Internet, Intranet, Extranet architectures
* Client/server architectures

* Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills at all management levels.

Why Work for Us?

In 2012, Insperity was named on Texas Monthly's list of Best Companies to Work For in Texas, the Houston Business Journal's list of Best Places to Work in Houston in the category of companies with 500 or more employees, and the Houston Chronicle's list of Top 100 Workplaces. We continue to be a noted and admired company to work for. Care to join us?