BioInformatics Sr. Business Analyst

Quest Diagnostics - San Clemente, CA (30+ days ago)3.8


Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00

Basic Purpose

The Senior Business Analyst acts as a facilitator and a liaison between Business and IT for all aspects of business and products changes. This position requires a broad understanding of business, technology, and requirements gathering/documenting concepts. The Senior Business Analyst collaborates with the PMO, Product Management, Solution Architects, Business Partners, Application Development, and Software Quality Assurance Teams throughout the project execution process to drive the creation of business requirements documentation, contribute subject matter expertise, and support user acceptance testing. The Senior Business Analyst may serve as a primary Project Analyst on one or more large scope projects, may coach junior team members, and contributes to level of effort and participate in project planning activities

Duties and Responsibilities

Collaborates with the PMO, Product Management, Solution Architects, Business Partners, Application Development, and Software Quality Assurance Teams to understand scope, solutions, constraints, and risks
Communicate identified risks and collaborate in developing mitigation strategies
Ensure timely escalation of project related risks/issues to the project team
Elicits requirements using a variety of methods including interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, use cases, scenarios, and business workflow analysis.
Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details and abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding to discern user needs and key requirements.
Proactively communicate and collaborate with internal customers to analyze information and business workflow to deliver functional requirements, use cases, and user interface designs
Challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans
Serves as the conduit between the customer community (internal and external customers) and the software development team through which requirements flow
Act as the liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams
Develop requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language
Accountabilities

Prepare and manage deliverables including but not limited to:
Gap Analysis of the current and future business process models as Workflow diagrams/Visual presentations
Detailed Business Requirements/business rules (BRD), Use Cases, or User Stories
Functional specification document or Agile user story documents
Requirements Traceability Matrix
Peer Reviews
Provide input into the UAT test plan including test scenarios
Works closely with product business owners/labs to facilitate effective UAT execution
Provide input into training documentation and support end user training for testers, business partners
Provide BA support throughout the life cycle of the project including milestone metrics
Collaborate with the Development and QA Teams to assess and triage defects
Provides input into peer reviews, coaches, and mentors junior team members
Participates in BA staffing activities including interviews and onboarding activities
Determines work breakdown, contributes to level of effort and participate in project planning activities
Participates in BA process improvements, change management, and metric reporting activities
Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
5-7 years of IT Business Analysis experience
Clinical Lab Industry and Bioinformatics experience preferred
Working knowledge of SDLC phases and methodologies (traditional waterfall and agile)
Practical technical/development experience preferred
Demonstrates strong analytical and problem solving skills
Demonstrates strong communication, leadership and negotiation skills
Demonstrates exceptional presentation and facilitation skills with a cross functional business audience
Ability to communicate technical issues in a non-technical manner to a diverse audience
Fluent in modern digital technologies such as cloud, mobility, apps, social media and networking, information, and usability