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Kforce Business Analyst III in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Kforce has a client in search of a Business Analyst III in Cambridge, Massachusetts (MA).Essential Functions:

  • Elicit user requirements and translate them in to functional requirements

  • Work with the application development team to translate requirements into technical specifications

  • Recommend and drive prioritization of requirements

  • Assist in system testing

  • Work with end users to define test scenarios, plans and test scripts; Document all outputs

  • Create mock-up data scenarios or reports in partnership with IT developers and customers to meet user and functional requirements

  • Provide strong support during the build process, overseeing development to ensure the solutions are built and will meet/exceed the needs of the business

  • Assist in testing preparation and implementation of new application

  • Support development of training materials

  • Facilitate the UAT process, ensuring the business fully understands the capabilities and tests the complete solution and data supporting it; Assist users in acceptance testing, work with users and development teams on issues identification and resolution

  • Ensure business value is defined and can be measured post deployment

  • Contribute to the creation of operational support documentation

  • Co-own Change Management with business partners from a system use perspective; Identify and address business process touchpoints such as business continuity, data governance, data control, analytics and reporting

  • Complete other ad hoc tasks as requested

  • BS/MS Computer Science and Life Sciences or equivalent experience in a BA and technical capacity

  • 5 years of experience as a business analyst, with command of business analysis techniques & tools, as well as SDLC & iterative systems development methodologies

  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills, with the ability to interact with business users, technical IT groups, project managers, outsourced service providers, and vendors

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; Able to organize and present ideas in a convincing and compelling manner to a variety of audience

  • Ability to operate effectively in a matrix environment; Team player yet able to work independently with minimal direction

  • Must be self-motivated, team player, and well organized

  • Demonstrated successes in working with cross-functional resource teams

  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and/or tasks

  • Must be able to effectively communicate technical components of an initiative in both technical and business terms

  • Strong investigative, analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Life Sciences, Biotech or pharmaceutical industry experience strongly preferred; Pharmaceutical Research experience preferred, but not required

  • Knowledge of data management control and data governance concepts, data and information architecture, system landscape preferred

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours