IT Business Analyst II Commerce Bank


Location: KC Downtown Trust Building (922 Walnut)

The IT Department is a huge driver in Commerce Bank’s success. We are the innovative and creative problem solvers who support the applications, maintain a secure network, and determine how to implement initiatives that aid the business units. The banking industry is evolving every day, giving us the ability to learn new technologies and grow to meet the needs of the bank, and at Commerce, we believe our people are what set us apart from our competitors. We are looking for candidates that share the same passion for technology as we do. We want to work with innovative and team-oriented people who have fantastic problem-solving skills.

We are looking for talented individuals who will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a product team by driving the Agile process and ensuring the team has well defined and actionable work. This also includes driving out quality requirements with the line of business and Product Owner, writing user stories and facilitating Agile ceremonies such as backlog grooming. This role will also contribute in team planning efforts which require forecast planning, understanding flow of work, etc.

Time Type: Full time


  • Collaborate with line of business to analyze complex business problems to determine an IT solution
  • Gather data, analyze business and user needs, schedule and facilitate meetings to establish quality project requirements
  • Document and diagram project requirements which support development efforts
  • Lead efforts building Agile User Stories for Scrum
  • Lead backlog refinement efforts which involves ensuring the backlog contains the appropriate items which are in alignment with roadmap/release plans, that are prioritized and the items at the top of the backlog are ready for delivery
  • Work with project leadership, contribute to and execute process improvement initiatives for the team
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications / Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

  • Strong understanding of the Agile methodology
  • Ability to work closely and communicate clearly and effectively with variety of technical and non-technical roles
  • Ability to read and create diagrams, UX flows and associated artifacts
  • Ability to understand the flow of work which includes forecasting, release planning, sprint planning and process improvement efforts
  • Ability to deliver multiple competing priorities with little supervision
  • Willingness to fill other team roles such as ScrumMaster or Test Analyst if project priorities and workload dictates
  • Inquisitive, agile and a strong team player with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Motivated and organized self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to remain adaptable and resilient to all situations with an optimistic outlook and cast a positive shadow that is aligned with our culture and Core Values
  • Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft suite of technologies such as Azure DevOps/TFS, Word, Excel and Outlook

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • 3+ years of experience writing business requirements required
  • 1+ year experience working on an Agile/Scrum Team required

This is a Remote position within the KC Market.

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