Senior Business Analyst

Washington D.C.
May 31, 2018
Jun 27, 2018
Analyst, Business
Full Time

Experienced. Highly motivated. Business savvy. Just three of the characteristics we're looking for in a Business Analyst to join our Finance and Administration Program Management office. In this position, you'll work as a liaison among business stakeholders in order to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes and information systems. You'll be responsible for understanding and documenting business requirements for specific business problems; translating business requirements into functional and non-functional specifications; and verifying that solutions meet those requirements—all through research, fact-finding and skilled analysis methods combined with a basic understanding of applicable business processes, systems and industry requirements. You'll also collaborates with project team members to determine alternative solutions and estimates for data, processes, interfaces, controls and outputs to fit within the schedule and budget. All to ensure that The Washington Post's finance projects are properly documented, managed and deployed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Understand a client's business process management requirements and translate them into specific software requirements
  • Work with business end users to determine new system requirements
  • Prepare required documentation, functional design and use cases
  • Develop test plans, coordinate testing efforts with business, document testing results, develop implementation plans and work with business units until software changes are implemented in production systems
  • Document and analyze required information and data
  • Understand the technical designs and specifications
  • Evaluate the information gathered through workshops, business process documentation and task analysis
  • Communicate with internal teams and external clients to deliver functional requirements
  • Act as an interface between business units, technology teams and support teams
  • Conduct ongoing assessments of the Business and IT teams in order to effectively allocate resources to meet objectives, schedules and budgets at the highest level of quality and service

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, business or a related field (preferred)
  • 4+ years of experience in IT, with a concentration in project management/business analysis
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of application technical skills including the use of SQL, Microsoft Excel/Access, report writing software (desired)
  • Ability to work with end users to develop requirements, test and implementation plans
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a strong ability to translate complex technical concepts for non-technical audiences
  • Ability to effectively influence people cross-departmentally to accomplish business goals