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Jr. Solution Architect in Troy, MI at Interactive Business Systems

Date Posted: 9/4/2018

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Job Description

Interactive Business Systems is teaming up with a Troy, MI company to locate and bring on a Junior Level Business Analyst on a contract to hire opportunity!

The Solution Architect drives innovation and brings new ideas into  software products. You will need to 'think big' and determine how new applications and corresponding processes can be used to solve business challenges in a creative, scalable, and impactful way. This role is the liaison between cross-functional teams and is responsible for supporting the development of new features from conception through deployment. You will work with all facets of the software development lifecycle (analysis, requirements definition, design, development, testing, implementation, deployment and support). The individual must be a strong communicator, problem solver, thinker and analyzer – with the ability to understand user needs in a rapidly changing business environment.

What you will do:

? Collaborate with cross functional teams to bring innovative solutions to financial technology challenges, and help bring new software products to market

? Create user stories and requirements based on customer community (internal and external) needs.

? Develop business and functional design requirements using interviews, document analysis, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, user stories, business analysis, task and workflow analysis

? Work closely with development team and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs

? Conduct user acceptance testing to ensure the system can be used easily, quickly and accurately and that all identified requirements have been met

? Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs

? Develop the following documentation according to standard templates, using natural language

o Functional requirements (Business Requirements Document)

o Use Cases, GUI, Screen and Interface designs

o Acceptance criteria

? Review requirements with the business, elicit feedback, integrate feedback into requirements as necessary

What you will need:

? Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Finance, Accounting, or similar field

? Minimum of 2 years of software solution architecture experience including implementation experience through the full life cycle

? Product and technology savvy. Ability to learn and keep up to date with developments in the industry

? Knowledge of financial technology, payment, and accounting industries is a plus

? Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements

? Understanding financial statements and reports is a plus

? Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with both technical and non-technical professionals at all levels of an organization

? Strong interpersonal skills and team-oriented mindset

? Attacks challenges, solves problems

? Must be able to handle aggressive deadlines and juggle multiple responsibilities

? Ability to think creatively under constrained deadlines

? Deep sense of accountability and responsibility: will be empowered to act, and will be expected to do so

What will set you apart:

? Experience working in a fast paced, dynamic, rapidly growing environment

? Agile experience is a plus

? Working knowledge of SQL, C#, .NET framework, and software development experience is a definite plus

? Working knowledge of data structures and database design

Interested candidates should send a resume and brief cover note to the attention of Chris Douglas at Interactive Business Systems (

IBS offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package to all employees. Referral and sign-on bonuses may also be available.

About IBS: IBS, Interactive Business Systems, Inc., is an IT solutions and staffing company known for achieving business objectives and bottom-line results through the smart architecting, implementation and management of technology. In three decades of developing the technology applications, tools, environments and teams that foster top business performance, we have become an industry-leading IT services provider.