The Senior Business Analyst works under the guidance of Portfolio Management. The Senior Business Analyst works with Product Management, Portfolio group, the Business Owners and Scrum team(s) to create and define user stories and supporting artefacts for product features and enhancements. The Senior Business Analyst assists with identifying and documenting Features and which will improve business efficiency, productivity and drive revenue. The Senior Business Analyst will also assist the Product Management function in prioritizing business epics and agile release train epics in prioritizing and grooming features and associated user stories for inclusion in a particular release and a particular sprint.
Investigates operational requirements, problems, and opportunities, seeking effective business solutions through improvements in automated and non-automated components of new or changed processes. Assists in the analysis of stakeholder objectives, and the underlying issues arising from investigations into business requirements and problems, and identifies options for consideration. Works iteratively with stakeholders, to identify potential benefits and available options for consideration, and in defining acceptance tests.
Analyses business processes; identifies alternative solutions, assesses feasibility, and recommends new approaches, typically seeking to exploit technology components. Evaluates the financial, cultural, technological, organizational and environmental factors which must be addressed in the change program. Establishes client requirements for the implementation of significant changes in organizational mission, business functions and process, organizational roles and responsibilities, and scope or nature of service delivery.
Identifies the communications needs of each stakeholder group in conjunction with business owners and subject matter experts. Translates communications / stakeholder engagement strategies into specific tasks. Facilitates open communication and discussion between stakeholders, acting as a single point of contact by developing, maintaining and working to stakeholder engagement strategies and plans. (For example, may oversee the organization’s promotional/selling activities to one or more clients, to ensure that such activities are aligned with corporate marketing objectives). Negotiates with stakeholders at senior levels, ensuring that organizational policy and strategies are adhered to. Provides informed feedback to assess and promote understanding.
Defines scope and business priorities for small-scale changes and may assist in larger scale scoping exercises. Elicits and discovers requirements from operational management and other stakeholders. Selects appropriate techniques for the elicitation of detailed requirements taking into account the nature of the required changes, established practice and the characteristics and culture of those providing the requirements. Specifies and documents business requirements as directed, ensuring traceability back to source. Analyses them for adherence to business objectives and for consistency, challenging positively as appropriate. Works with stakeholders to prioritize requirements.
Good, detailed understanding of public cloud based services including Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS), Platform As Service (PaaS), Software As A Service (SaaS).
Systems thinking, and thorough understanding of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) familiarity is a must. Doesn’t need to code but needs to knowledgeable enough to challenge development teams (when necessary) on technical feasibility, and make right choices when presented with multiple technical possibilities by the development team(s).
Must be able to read/understand high level architecture and deployment diagrams prepared by engineer.
Detailed understanding of security features used in applications in terms of application/user roles/security groups, Single Sign On (SSO), Identity Management Systems
Must have worked at least 1 yr or more in a cloud based software development project that delivers the software on a public cloud (doesn’t have to be SaaS product) like AWS/Azure/Oracle Cloud/Google Cloud Platform(GCP) etc.
Must have worked at least 1 yr software integration projects where multiple software systems/applications are connected using APIs/Message Queues/Web Services.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in a product or business analyst/product owner role. Product Owners preferred.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Degree in Life Sciences, Engineering, or Computer Science field, or equivalent.
PAREXEL is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected status, which in the US includes race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.