Lead Business Analyst
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank provides financing, as well as a range of technology and other services, to a network of agricultural lenders in the United States and Puerto Rico. Located in a high-tech high-rise on a revitalized Main Street in Columbia, S.C., AgFirst is committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive work environment. We believe in investing in our employees so they can help lead our $30 billion company into the future. AgFirst is seeking a Lead Business Analyst.
The Lead Analyst serves as user project leader or team member on projects of all sizes. Projects include development of new systems/applications, installation and integration of purchased systems/applications, modification enhancements to existing systems/applications, and development of methods and procedures. Individuals performing this function must be able to quickly grasp business concepts and, through interviewing, facilitating discussions and research, identify high-level business requirements and needs. This position will also require the ability to translate high-level business requirements into detailed functional specifications and the ability to perform business process analysis, create use cases, activity diagrams, conceptual data modeling, and create user interface prototyping. Furthermore, this position will interact with testing resources to resolve defects, manage change requests and conduct and drive User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
Four-year accounting, or other business discipline, degree or equivalent work experience.
Minimum eight to ten years experience in a combination of banking operations, accounting and technical user responsibilities.
Project development skills gained through experience with implementation of software projects
Knowledge of banking operations, information, and systems, both mainframe and client/server based.
Ability to establish priorities and organize assignments, and to work effectively within timelines and under general supervision.
Ability to cooperate and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with users, technical staff and management.
Experience in Agile methodology (Scrum)