Senior Business Analyst

Location: Morrisville NC
Employment Type: Contract

Work with business and business partners to elicit high-level requirements and capture business needs; understand the customer journey and define user requirements
Engage with business partners and influence project decisions; assess the risks of various solutions and prioritize competing business demands
Promote architectural consistency and usability standards; define and execute test cases
Identify opportunities for business-led delivery; coach employees to make use of technology and information
Role-Specific Required Skills & Experiences
Experience in driving requirements for reporting and dashboarding solutions
Agile SCRUM
Experience in GxP validation projects
Nice to have: Functional knowledge of specific Clinical sub-domains (e.g. Study Start Up, Patient Recruitment, Clinical Project Management, Clinical Data Management, Trial Master File, etc.)
Nice to have: Experience and knowledge of key GxP systems and vendors (e.g. EDC, CTMS, eTMF, PV, Medidata, Veeva, Oracle Argus, etc.)
Essential Functions
Requirements Elicitation: Can identify and document emerging business requirements; Can intelligently question business partner and knowledge worker preferences to identify unique value drivers
Requirements Management and Analysis: Properly prioritizes business line and enterprise demands; Accurately translates business requirements into functionality; Manages requirements to meet performance expectations
Creating a Compelling Business Case: Understands industry-specific trends that impact the organization; Clearly articulates benefits in business language; Accurately measures the contribution of IT projects to business value
Providing Accurate Project Effort Estimates: Can manage ambiguity and create accurate project effort estimates; Accurately quantifies project-specific risks through the development lifecycle
Architecture Management: Identifies solution interdependencies; Stays abreast and creates awareness of technology developments related to a business problem; Can identify commonalities and suggests a consistent approach across projects in the absence of standards
Designing for Usability: Can engage with knowledge workers in their normal day to-day environment; Can effectively convey knowledge workers' preferences to business partners and design teams
Communications and Change Leadership: Can guide team decision making; Provides business partners with an accurate view of challenges to end-user buy-in
Business Relationship Management: Adjusts customer expectations in accordance with changes in scope; Can effectively navigate conflict between multiple business partners; Tailors business partner engagement to business sponsor risk and value preferences
Design Team Relationship Management: Creates a vision of project success that drives team engagement; Shares best practices and process and environmental knowledge

Qualification:
3-7 year; Primary BA on several medium to large complexity projects
Bachelor's degree in any field
Demonstrated knowledge of both traditional Waterfall and Agile/Lean methodologies
Experience in converting business requirements and functional requirements to use cases, epics, and user stories with acceptance criteria
Demonstrated ability to quantify resource requirements and measure and communicate proposed project benefits
Strong risk assessment, problem resolution, negotiation, and influencing skills
Demonstrated ability to engage both developers and business partners to achieve target outcomes
Broad IT domain experience in three or more of the following areas: Applications Development, Enterprise Architecture, Project Management, Vendor Management, Quality Assurance, Infrastructure, and Maintenance and Support
Familiarity with company structure and operations outside of IT
Excellent written and verbal communications; Fantastic listener
Ability to keep control of the room in a way that is not off-putting; Natural ability to redirect and refocus conversations with people at different levels when needed
Self-starter, proactive, strong-business acumen, excellent follow-through
Proficient with MS Office applications (e.g. Visio, Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)
Preferred – Professional Certifications including IIBA, ECBA, CCBA, CBAP, CSM, CSPO, PSM, PSPO, PMI-ACP, CSP, SAFe SA, Lean, Kanban, Six Sigma, PMP, etc.
Preferred experience working with requirements and test management tools such as JIRA, Quality Center, Helix ALM/Test Track, etc.
Preferred – Experience working for a CRO, CCO, or Pharmaceutical company (or specialization / alignment to these industries in a consulting company)

 

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