Senior Business Analyst

| Chicago
  • Responsible for understanding and gathering business and technical requirements to serve as a conduit between product and technology teams. Responsible for growing and refining the product backlog by prioritizing against short and long-term business solutions. Collaborate with development, business, and other team members to manage the on-going development, projects and associated deliverables throughout the phase of solution definition and product delivery. Facilitate Agile and scrum ceremonies, help identify/eliminate impediments along the way, and guide teams on Agile principles to ensure agreed upon commitments are understood and adhered. Possess an intimate understanding of business and technical requirements and translate, write them into epics, features, user stories, acceptance criteria, activity diagrams, and use cases. Make and own the hard decisions, and trade-offs that emerge during the project delivery phase when things don’t go exactly as planned. Facilitate and drive methodology change to design-first, API-first, and API as a product with internal product teams. Promote, own and communicate best practices for API creation, documentation and integration processes across the firm. Devise, document and communicate technical strategy for integrating Morningstar APIs with 3rd party vendors and external partners. Works as a technical writer to document APIs and technical training materials. Track work stream and project level risks related to timeline, scope, and quality in order to meet project goals and deadlines.

     

     

    Job Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field or foreign equivalent.

    ·         5 years of Business Analysis experience

    ·         3 years of experience working across disparate teams to facilitate strategic discussions with IT, product teams, and program stakeholders on the development of central platforms and standards, including API as a product and API-first development.

    ·         2 years of experience in technical writing including experience using REST API documentation and Swagger/Open API specification

    ·         5 years of experience using Agile methodology framework

    ·         3 years of experience grooming and refining the product backlog, ensuring stories are closed as per the definition of done, reporting sprint/user story success, and escalating risks/delays, and supporting project delivery efforts and timelines

    ·         3 years of experience working with complex and highly scalable cloud applications built using Amazon Web Services (AWS) offerings.

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Technology we use

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Location

22 W. Washington , Chicago, IL 60602

What are Morningstar Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Acme co. sponsors family oriented events Annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes 1-to-1 program, Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Compensation at Morningstar is more than a salary. It’s about making positive contributions to both life and work. We give our diverse workforce the choice and flexibility they need to maintain their health, retirement plans, time, and professional growth.

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