Senior Business Analyst

Location: Washington, District Of Columbia
Category: Project Management
Employment Type: Contract
Job ID: 16364
Date Added: 04/16/2024

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Sr. Business Analyst
Our client, the world’s largest scientific membership association and one of the top ten science publishers in the world. The Editorial and Delivery Systems Group (EDSG) designs and develops web-based applications to deliver chemistry and related subject matter journals, books and research data to world’s researchers, industries, and post graduate students.
Position Summary:
The responsibility of a Senior Business Analyst is to plan, design, develop, and launch efficient business applications of Editorial and Delivery Systems Group of Publication Division’s Pubs IT group. The core duties include gathering and analyzing functional and data requirements in support of business cases, proposed projects, and systems requirements. He/she uses proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help maximize the benefit of IT system investments. The Senior Business Systems Analyst is an experienced professional who is capable of acquiring and translating requirements into design and implementation for a complex system.  She or he may be required to develop test strategy, plans and conduct testing of applications. This position requires the ability to work independently and take initiative while working effectively as a senior member of a project team.
Works under managerial direction.  Works with established practices of the organization and the professional discipline and experience to guide actions.  Resolves complex problems.  Performs in-depth analyses and interpretation of non-routine problems. 
  • Lead design sessions in prototyping new systems for the purpose of enhancing business processes, operations, and information process flow.
  • Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develop strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.
  • Identify and establish scope and parameters of systems analysis in order to define outcome.
  • Conduct research on software and hardware products to make recommendations.
  • Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions.
  • Coordinate and perform in-depth tests, including end-user reviews, for modified and new systems, and other post-implementation support.
  • Assist in project planning and provide business systems analysis on front end of projects.
  • Develop effective business and technical designs for new applications based on business unit requirements.
  • Coordinate the technical activities of a development team following the direction of a project manager if one is assigned.
  • Understand relationships between applications within the Software Engineering Department portfolio.
  • Participates in all phases of the software development lifecycle including analysis of business function, software design, specifications development, software development, prototyping, user-feedback sessions, testing, documentation, ongoing maintenance, adding functionality and planning for redesign or transition to another platform.
  • Perform in depth application testing and integrate quality into all work.
  • Troubleshoot problems in development, staging and production environments.
  • Regularly communicate development status to project managers and other interested parties.
  • Produce comprehensive business and technical documentation relevant to completed projects.
  • Assist in the development of standards, policies and methodologies within the development group.

Education/Experience/Technological Knowledge
Must have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, may have an advanced degree; 8+ years of experience as a Business Systems Analyst.  Ability to work with customers to provide software solutions to develop and deploy complex applications. Strong analytical skills, data modeling and logical database design with Erwin or equivalent data modeling tool, Microsoft Office, knowledge of SDLC, process modeling, UML, Visio, or equivalent modeling tool.  Familiarity with the capabilities and uses of the following technologies: prototyping, wireframes, Java, Visual Basic, SQL is desired.   
This position is based in the Washington, DC offices. Relocation assistance is not available. Some travel may be required.