Business Analyst

  • Next Gen Cyber LLC
  • Guild Mortgage - San Diego, CA
  • Apr 29, 2018
Full time Risk Management Software Development Systems Development Knowledge Management Customer Service and Technical Support Network Services Systems Administration

Job Description


The Business Analyst II plays an important role in the organization by performing a number of activities related to the company’s business analysis functions. The role is primarily responsible, under intermittent supervision, for eliciting, analyzing, validating, specifying, verifying, and managing the real needs of project stakeholders, including customers and end users from cross-functional departments. The Business Analyst II serves as the conduit between the business and the Information Systems software development team through which requirements flow for medium to complex projects.

Essential Functions

  • Work with the project sponsor or senior-level Business Analyst(s) to document project objectives.
  • Analyze scope of project in order to identify project stakeholders.
  • Elicit project requirements through the use of interviews, document analysis, viewpoints, etc.
  • Write project requirements specifications and business rules according to standard templates; use natural language to simply, clearly, unambiguously, and concisely convey specifications.
  • Accurately define quality attributes and constraints.
  • Enter, manipulate, and report on business rules stored in commercial requirements management tools (Project Management Database, Wiki, etc.); maintain version control system throughout the project and when developing close-out documentation.
  • Establish and implement effective testing strategies to appropriately assess final programming changes; work with other Business Analysts to identify cross impacts of final programming changes to other areas.
  • Document system changes in short narrative or diagram overviews including all business rules, use cases, and test scripts.
  • Decompose high-level business and user requirements into functional requirements and quality, specified in an appropriate level of detail.
  • Represent requirements using alternative views via flowcharts, diagrams, or scenarios where appropriate; participate in business justification and the prioritization of proposed requirements.
  • Discover and implement ways to reuse requirements across projects.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in mortgage banking, programming/system analysis, business process or project management required, along with four years total relevant experience in Business or Mortgage Banking related role(s).
  • Analytical skills and a demonstrated talent for scrutinizing complex work processes and streamlining them for increased output.
  • Modeling skills necessary to represent requirements information in graphical forms that augment textual representations.
  • Understanding of contemporary requirements elicitation, analysis, specification, verification, and management practices and the ability to apply them in practice.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication required; able to effectively manage communication with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to interview subjects, facilitate group discussions, gather information, and report on results.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Wiki, Google docs, collaborative cloud-based programs, and third-party software applications required.
  • Ability to work under pressure, in a fast-paced, data-driven environment.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Self motivated, with the ability to work independently with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ethical, with a commitment to company values.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Mortgage or Banking: 1 year
  • Business Analyst: 2 years

Required license or certification:

  • Authorization to work in the US without Visa Sponsorship