Freelance Senior Digital Business Analyst

at Razorfish

Location: Chicago

A Razorfish Functional Analyst performs many roles and interacts with many different teams across one or several projects. They work hand-in-hand with business clients, designers, developers and testers and are engaged in every phase of the project lifecycle. Some of their duties include: scoping a system, requirements-gathering, producing documentation, managing client expectations and developer constraints, and ensuring system viability through rigorous testing. A Functional Analyst communicates well with both business and technical staff, writes clear and comprehensive documents and diagrams and is comfortable with client presentations and training of new system users.
• Define and document business requirements, business process flows and diagrams
• Research and prioritize user requirements and functional requirements
• Document and revise functional requirements and specifications
• Create use cases using standard modeling formats (such as UML)
• Provide review and input into other deliverables as appropriate (e.g. page schematics or interaction designs)
• Map functionality to system components and develop system test plans and test scripts

• Provide review and input into other deliverables as appropriate (e.g. page schematics or interaction designs)
• Write various functional test plans and potentially conduct testing and handle defect resolution

Degree in a related field, such as technical communications, cognitive science, or computer science
• 1-3 years experience developing interactive products
• Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
• Experience in client services and negotiating business decisions
• Experience with development methodologies, life cycles, and best practices
• Familiarity with Visio, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
• Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks across multiple projects
• Application development experience very helpful (e.g. html, Java, C, VB, database design/maintenance)
• Willingness to travel

• Special projects as assigned

• A thorough understanding of Online Marketing/Advertising, including the core metrics, terminology, strategy and data involved in optimization and tactical implementation of campaigns
• Ability to work independently as well as within a team a must
• • Proven ability to operate under tight deadlines while maintaining multiple projects

Large project experience (Mandatory)

Working with multi-disciplinary teams (Tech, Strategy, UX, etc.) (Mandatory)

Experience not just writing requirements, but synthesizing vague business needs and goals to create functional requirements and feature prioritization ++

Digital Experience ++

Agile (Scrum) Experience

Managing/Mentoring Others +


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