Randstad Product Analyst in New York, New York

Product Analyst

job details:

  • location:New York, NY

  • salary:$50 - $55 per hour

  • date posted:Thursday, May 17, 2018

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Health Care and Social Assistance

  • reference:621417

job description

The Product Analyst defines expected outcomes, translates these into measurable KPIs, writes detailed user stories and acceptance criteria and facilitates the clarification of all requirements among and across all stakeholders and the development team. The Product Analyst creates, maintains and communicates the product roadmap and backlog, is the librarian of all features and functions delivered by the team, and is ultimately accountable for the acceptability of the team's deliverables.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Analyze the iterative lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance including: concept, scope, specifications, prioritization, design, implementation, user acceptance testing, quality assurance, deployment and maintenance.

  • Reflect the voice of the user inside product development teams. Actively engage in user research, understand user goals and pain points and communicate your in-depth user knowledge.

  • Analyze quantitative data to determine which plans are most successful and identify new product opportunities.

  • Work closely with other Product Analysts, User Experience, Design and Development to define the Product Vision, Roadmap and Release Plans.

  • Define and prioritize the product backlog translating high-level requirements into user stories and perform acceptance testing on a rolling basis throughout each product increment.

  • Function as the Product Owner for a cross-functional development team, managing the entire feature and product life cycle from planning through development and launch.

  • Collaborate effectively with local and remote team members, including designers, researchers, engineering, product management, and others.

  • Develop project proposals, plans, and timelines, including estimates of clients and staff effort required for completion in compliance with the Product Management Office process requirements.

  • Create product specifications as needed: wire-frames with support from UX team, process workflows, state transition diagrams, copy decks, acceptance test plans, user stories and acceptance criteria, personas, and any other agile artifacts that will serve as a communication bridge between users, research groups, and the development team

  • Fulfill other duties as necessary to ensure successful product delivery.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • To qualify you must have a Bachelor's degree and 4+ years of experience in an Agile environment in an Analyst role

  • Advanced knowledge of software development methodologies, particularly Agile/Scrum

  • Good understanding of software integration and usability best practices

  • Ability to discover and define technical requirements and their relationship to provide continuity in all major application solution decisions

  • Strong interest in digital applications for healthcare

  • Exceptional group facilitation abilities

  • Enjoys and supports collaboration with multidisciplinary team members

  • Comfortable communicating sophisticated software development concepts to non-technical audiences

  • Excellent organizational and written and oral communication skills

  • A self-motivated, team player who is comfortable in a fail-fast environment

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.