Penn Foster Technical Business Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts
Position Summary:The Technical Business Analyst serves as the liaison between business stakeholders and IT and is responsible for translating business needs into IT solutions. Key responsibilities include capturing, defining and analyzing detailed business requirements and translating into actionable technical requirements for development. This position requires a strong understanding of the entire project lifecycle while being able to manage several moving project parts simultaneously. Furthermore, the IT Business Analyst will be responsible for analyzing data to make informed business decisions and finding ideal technical solutions to business needs. The Technical Business Analyst will report to the Manager of IT Project Management.
Essential Job Functions:
Conduct meetings with business to understand detailed business requirements for future development
Define, create, document and manage requirements against the overall project timeline
Lead ongoing reviews of business processes and develop optimal strategies for remediation
Communicate status and visuals of planned development efforts on a regular basis
Lead sprint planning sessions and sprint retrospectives
Lead daily SCRUM meetings with project work team to ensure project tasks are on-track and remediate any roadblocks
Meet regularly with key stakeholders to prioritize project tasks, discuss high-level requirements and provide status of overall project
Work closely with developers, contractors, trainers and QA staff to ensure quality, on-time deployments
Configure IT application, where applicable, in accordance with the business requirements
Review application changes with stakeholders prior to deploying new features or changes
Execute QA and/or User Acceptance tests as needed
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
4+ years of experience in a Business Analyst, technical program management or project manager role, or equivalent work experience
Familiarity with project management software, JIRA, Confluence and Microsoft Office Products
Experience creating detailed requirements and presentations
Proven team player who works well with both technical and non-technical resources
Ability to multi-task and manage various project elements simultaneously
Experience with IT Project Lifecycle & Agile Methodology
Outstanding documentation skills
Strong attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
History of leading or supporting successful projects
Capacity to manage high stress situations
Advanced technical skills
Equal Employment Opportunity:
At Penn Foster we are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that embraces and celebrates diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other status protected under federal, state, or local law.
At Penn Foster, we are dedicated to helping over 300,000 students each year achieve their goals through affordable, accessible, career-focused learning. Our mission has remained the same since 1890: to enhance the lives of our students and clients through the acquisition of skills and credentials that can help them work toward their career and life goals. Backed by Bain Capital Double Impact and together with our extensive partner network of leading employers, community-based organizations, and academic institutions, we close skills gaps and are building a workforce that?s prepared for the future job market. We aim to help businesses thrive by mobilizing their individual workers and energizing communities with opportunities for growth and progress. We are proud to play a role in the success of over 80% percent of our graduates that see improvement within their careers, as they inspire us to keep finding new ways to further our reach and broaden horizons. Join the Penn Foster movement and start working toward a better future today.
What We Offer:
We offer a competitive base salary, plus a robust benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, flexible spending, generous paid time off, sponsored volunteer opportunities, parking & commuter benefits, a 401K with a company match, plus free access to all of our online programs.