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RELX Group Business Systems Analyst, Aries Systems in Andover, Massachusetts

Business Systems Analyst, Aries Systems


Location: Andover, Massachusetts, United States

Aries Systems is trusted and relied on by thousands of scholarly journals and millions of global users. Aries’ SaaS based tools bring scientific and medical research from the laboratory to the world. We help researchers make new discoveries, help doctors save lives, and provide support to healthcare professionals throughout their careers. If that‘s a cause you want to contribute to, consider joining us.

New to the Elsevier family, Aries Systems has experience tremendous success and has a thirty plus year history of innovation. Aries is dedicated to providing scholarly journals with leading-edge workflow solutions (Editorial Manager, ProduXion Manager and LiXuid Manuscript). Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing—from submission to editorial management and peer review, to production tracking and publishing channel distribution. Aries Systems is committed to delivering solutions that help publishers and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge. You can learn more about Aries and our products at:

Purposeof the role:

To work with internal teams and external customers to translate the vision and customer requirements of Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager products into detailed functional specifications for our software engineering team to create world class publishing workflow solutions.

Primary responsibilities:

  • TranslatingMarketing's vision of the Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager products intodetailed functional specifications that can be handed to Engineering fordevelopment

  • Workingwith scholarly publishers to analyze business and workflow processes and topropose software solutions to make process and workflow more efficient

  • Work withsales, marketing and client services to understand prospective and currentcustomer requirements, and proposing software solutions that satisfy thoseneeds

  • Writingdetailed functional specifications, user stories and other documentation to beused by software engineers, QA engineers, database administrators and othertechnical staff

  • Trouble-shootingsoftware bugs and providing recommendations to management for bug resolution

  • Reviewingtechnical specifications, and other technical documentation and providingfeedback as appropriate

We offer:

  • Competitive salary depending on experience

  • Medical, dental and generous matching 401Kbenefits

  • Generous PTO (vacation, personal, sick &volunteer days)

  • Education assistance

  • Excellent training and a team to support you

  • Numerous online resources to assist withyour self-development and career progression

  • An opportunity to grow and advance within atruly global organization

  • Flexible, casual, family friendlyenvironment and 24 hour fitness center

  • Elsevier/Aries Systems is an EqualOpportunity Employer

Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide.

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated excellence in writing functional specifications,technical specifications, and/or other documentation (e.g. User Manuals,Training Documentation, etc.)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word

  • 3+ years work related experience is required, or an equivalentcombination of education and experience

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills

  • Basic understanding of SQL database architecture and concepts,HTML, Javascript/.NET, software lifecycle methodology and information systemsdevelopment

  • Basic understanding of XML construction

  • Ability to work in a team environment and communicate effectively

  • Critical thinker who easily 'changes hats' between what Marketingwants and what Engineering needs to successfully implement solutions

  • Must be a results-oriented, self-starter, with strongorganizational skills and the flexibility to manage changing businesspriorities

  • Experience in the scholarly publishing arena, technical writing,web-design and web-based reporting is extremely beneficial, but not required.

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