*OPPORTUNITY WITH PACIFIC NW GAMES COMPANY FOR QUALIFIED TECH ANALYST* OVERVIEW: Supports digital technology project teams by capturing all requirements in a sufficiently formal manner to support accurate development and change management Works with technology teams, business partners and project teams to gather, analyze, and document business, functional, and technical requirements Translates business-focused requests into detailed information for software development teams to complete work Writes, edits, and collaborates on a wide range of technical documentation (Requirements Documentation, Functional Specifications, Design Specs, Project Change controls) Identifies, evaluates, and communicates issues and risks, including the impact that changes to applications or infrastructure may have on a project Capable of helping business partners prioritize and understand technical implications of change requests Models data and diagrams processes using Visio or other tools to show As-Is/To-Be flowcharts and roadmaps Manages documentation projects that may cut across departmental boundaries Plans, facilitates, and participates in working sessions with subject matter experts from various departments Conducts reviews of technical documentation and works with software developers, architects, project managers, QA, build management, IT support teams, and others Develops or maintains the templates used for technical documentation using Word, Excel, and/or Infopath Uses knowledge of industry best practices to recommend and help implement changes to existing project templates and processes Researches additional SDLC best practices and tools to further streamline documentation practices and processes REQUIRED: Experience in working with software development teams (including internal development as well as external/outsourced models) and software design (including a mix of Waterfall/Agile methods) Experience in business process design and implementation (eg, business process modelling and use-case modelling analysis) Strong experience in writing business requirements and functional specification documents using change control and bug tracking (SpiraTeam, Jira, Bugzilla or other requirements tracking tools ideal) Experience with data- and process-flow modelling using a variety of formal modelling techniques and mechanisms for eliciting, capturing, and modelling requirements Experience with SharePoint 2007/2010 (site administration or business power owner experience preferred) Strong ability to work directly with business partners in R&D, Sales, Marketing, Creative, Brand-focused, and IT teams and hold tradeoff conversations to meet project deadlines Understanding of technology tools and solutions and business applications (including high level understanding of server and network challenges for 24x7 support of local hosting and shared hosting models, integrating Legacy systems with new technology solutions, and technology tradeoffs) Strong ability to interact with technology team to understand existing architecture, global tools, and technology roadmaps Nice to Have: Awareness of information security policies (to secure Intellectual Property) and global compliance (such a privacy issues) and system availability, scalability, stability Experience with digital game design teams Experience with localization desired ITIL certification desired This contract position is expected to be 5 months in duration with possibility of extension.
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