IT Business Analyst in Irving, TX at Cottonwood Financial

Date Posted: 4/26/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Irving, TX
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  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
  • Compensation
    USD $87,400.00/Yr.

Job Description

Reporting to our Director of Portfolio Delivery, the IT Business Analyst is a subject matter expert on the Information Technology (IT) team working alongside Product Management to fully understand business processes, goals, and objectives across departments. The Business Analyst is responsible for defining the current and target state process and product documentation. This includes breaking down and managing business-driven priorities and creating well-defined content, requirements, and stories for delivery teams. This is an excellent opportunity for a talented Business Analyst to broaden his/her business analysis skill set by working on high-visibility projects that are both tactical and strategic in nature. This position is based at our Administrative Office (HQ) in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas.

Key Repsonsibilities

  • Serves as a liaison between business and IT to provide technical solutions for the business needs
  • Performing within agile development teams including user story grooming (including functional and non-functional requirements),estimation, testing support, documentation, and training
  • Determine operational objectives by studying business functions, gathering information, and evaluating output requirements and formats
  • Partner with business stakeholders and delivery management to maintain backlogs prioritization and grooming using interviews, document analysis, and requirement workshops
  • Analyze requirements to identify cross-team dependencies and evaluate impacts of requested changes
  • Responsible for breaking down requirements into Dev ready and testable user stories by establishing business acceptance criteria
  • Uncover business functionality, technical details, and risks, and help formulate options to drive decisions towards the best solution
  • Take ownership of the functionality being delivered
  • Partner with development and testing teams to ensure the product meets the specifications with a high level of quality
  • Recommend controls by identifying problems and writing improved procedures
  • Maintain system protocols by writing and updating procedures
  • Prepare detailed documentation and maintain product, project, and process standard artifacts


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent Military/other experience
  • 3+ years of demonstrated business analysis and consulting methodology experience
  • Experience with industry-standard iterative and incremental SDLC methodologies
  • Experience with work management tools such as TFS/DevOps, Rally, or Jira
  • Strong project coordination and problem-solving capabilities in a team environment
  • Highly analytical mindset with strong information capturing and writing skills
  • Outgoing personality that adapts well to a variety of types of individuals at different levels within the organization
  • Strong organizational/communication skills
  • Local (Dallas/Fort Worth area) candidates only – no relocation
  • Must be currently authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship and not require sponsorship in the future

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to write SQL queries to fulfill data mapping and perform light analytics
  • Experience with projects that are based on Scaled Agile Framework (Safe)
  • Certifications in CSM, SAFe PM/PO, SAFe SA, CSPO or PSPO, CBAP, or PMI-PBA
  • Experience in a financial environment


  • Annual salary of $87,400


  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Voluntary life/ AD&D
  • Short-term & long-term disability
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
  • Paid maternity, paternity, extended medical leave, and jury duty
  • Corporate discount program on personal cell phone accounts with select providers
  • Business casual work environment

About Cottonwood

Founded in 1996, Cottonwood Financial is one of the largest privately held retail consumer finance companies in the United States. We have zero debt, have been profitable every year since inception, and our growth is funded entirely through internally generated capital. Headquartered in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas, we have company-owned locations, under our Cash Store brand, across the country. Through this national brick-and-mortar footprint, we provide best-in-class customer service and offer an innovative mix of financial products and services to our customers.

We have been named several times to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, as well as to the Dallas 100 list of the fastest-growing private companies in North Texas.