Chicago

Business Analyst

Business Analyst

Business Analyst

What we are looking for:

The Business Analyst is responsible for working with Clients and Valtech Project Teams to drive the project vision, objectives and take ultimate ownership for delivering impactful Content Management and Digital Portal solutions with the project team.

The BA works and negotiates directly with the client stakeholders to analyze and transform business objectives into a backlog of prioritized user stories based on market data, internal needs and business value. They then guide and support one or more cross-functional project teams by owning the vision for a release, deciding the priority and details of features to build, accepting features after implementation, and accepting the release.

The BA must have experience in delivering web-based solutions of varying complexity, and must deeply understand the nuances of complex technical, user experience-driven web projects within an iterative context. The BA must have a knowledge of data and content modeling.

Before we continue to dive into the requirements for the role let’s talk about Why you should join Valtech?

Flexibility: We trust in the expertise, skills, and actions of our colleagues. That’s why we provide a flexible work schedule that supports work/life balance.

Career Advancement: We offer a career, not just a job. We invest in the personal and professional growth of every employee because we believe growth leads to both business impact and personal fulfillment.

Learning and Development: We foster a culture that encourages and promotes professional growth and development, with continuous learning through our in house LMS (Ask us about the Academy)

Benefits US:

  • Medical: Options starting at 100% medical coverage for employees, and we cover 85% for spouses, partners, and dependents
  • We contribute with a $1,500 cash payment towards your family HSA
  • 401(k) Employer matching and immediate vesting
  • Minimum of 30 days Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Up to 8 Weeks of paid Parental Leave
  • Home office set up stipend for new hires
  • 2pm Summer Fridays


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Back to the role:

What you will do:

  • Engage stakeholders, facilitate workshops, conduct client interviews to define business goals and elicit business requirements
  • Understand current business processes and define future business processes
  • Determine documentation needs based on the project requirements and manage the documentation efforts
  • Define and document business requirements, functional requirements, and process flows
  • Define product requirements, translating requirements into user stories to prioritize the product backlog. Always maintain a well-groomed product backlog
  • Participate in project process including Release Planning, Sprint Planning, Backlog Grooming, Daily Scrum, and Sprint Review
  • Prioritize requirements collaboratively with business stakeholders, Creative, UX, and Technology disciplines
  • Ensure that the project team has a clear understanding of functional requirements and business expectations
  • Provide requirement inputs during technical design sessions, review design deliverables for consistency and as a source of requirements
  • Collaborate with Creative teams and ensure that User Experience and Visual Design align with Functional Requirements
  • Work with QA to develop testing strategy, identify test cases and participate in UAT
  • Specify configuration options to support the implemented functionality using the business tools associated with the Sitecore platform
  • Create training materials for train-the-trainer and end-user training sessions
  • Assist in planning development tasks and provide support to the development team
  • Define a process for change management and proactively manage requirement changes
  • Proactively identify risks around requirements and communicate to PMs


What you should have:

  • 5+ years experience as Business Analyst
  • Experience working on web-based digital websites
  • Experience in using component-based CMS
  • Understanding of Agile methodologies (preferably Scrum) and knowledge of the full project lifecycle
  • Ability to work in a complex ecosystem of stakeholders and 3rd parties including other agencies in a cooperative and collaborative mode (one team spirit)
  • Experience writing user stories, and facilitating workshops (story mapping, impact mapping)
  • Ability to deal with CMS constraints and be creative to help the developers build the best solution that fulfills the client's goals
  • Ability to explain technical to non-technical people (marketing, communication, creatives)
  • Team player, proactive, confident, and good communication
  • Highly developed organization and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and client-facing skills


Here’s a little about us:

Valtech is a global digital agency that focuses on business transformation for our clients. Founded in 1993, Valtech has established itself as one of the largest independent global agency groups with more than 3.000 exceptional individuals operating out of 40+ offices in 15 countries. We work with some of the world’s best-known brands from travel to retail, connected experiences to automotive and we’re now ready to bring on even more talented colleagues to join us.

We believe diversity is essential to creating the best digital products & experiences. Valtech is committed to providing and maintaining a work environment where all employees and candidates are treated with dignity and respect and that is free of bias, prejudice, and harassment. We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, citizenship, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.

So, if you are looking for your next challenge? Then this is your chance to join our team of exceptionally talented, creative and innovative professionals working with composable Best-of-Breed technology platforms within the large-scale digital experience and e-commerce business area.