Pearson *Sr. Business Analyst - Elk Grove Village, IL in Elk Grove Village, Illinois


  • Sr. Business Analyst - Elk Grove Village, IL**


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

  • Work closely and interactively with the business asa primary point of contact for the complex application organization; developsand maintains understanding of key business drivers and impacts

  • Acting as liaison between business stakeholders,such as management, end users, and the software development or informationtechnology team

  • Assists clients with identifying and solvingbusiness challenges

  • Facilitate analysis of complex functionalrequirements and design of technology specifications, working withbusiness/functional personnel and capturing requirements through interactivesessions with clients

  • Work closely with application developmentpersonnel, working effectively in multiple delivery models (onsite, outsource,offshore), as appropriate

  • Contribute and provide guidance to Business and FunctionalUnits in developing and completing system testing, training, andimplementation-related activities

  • Produce thorough project documentation includingprocess/solution designs, business requirements and testing plans to supportthe system development lifecycle

  • Verify end-to-end test plans, review test cases,and facilitate user acceptance testing to ensure planned changes meet businessrequirements while maintaining system integrity and reliability

  • Train and support end-users on system upgrades, newfunctionality and daily operation

  • Work closely with Project Manager, providing inputinto project planning, scheduling, and budgeting

  • Coordinate project activities and schedules withclient in support of service delivery / project objectives

  • Use and advocate established standards, guidelinesand tools; seek and introduce new tools and best practices as part ofcontinuous improvement methodology.

  • Maintain relationships with vendors, consultants orcontractors, and professional organizations to grow organizational knowledge ofprocesses, software, and systems.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, computerscience, related field, or equivalent job experience

  • Minimum 5 year experience in a businesssystems analyst role leading the implementation of business critical technologysolutions

  • Minimum 3 year experience in supporting amedium to large scale system

  • Proficiency working in Microsoftenvironments

  • Ability to work effectively in teams isrequired; includes instances where team membership spans multiple businessunits, locations or countries, and/or utilizes 3rd-party (offshore) resources.

  • Proficient with systems; enjoys workingwith new tools, works independently, takes ownership of tasks, processes andsolutions

  • Able to work with senior management indeveloping and implementing new processes and enabling systems

  • Ability to lead projects and managetechnology partner relationships

  • Strong listening, and oral/writtencommunications skills, includes the ability to facilitate interactive sessionswith business / functional personnel

  • Exceptional organization, problem solving,and analytical skills

  • Experience with systems developmentlifecycle and system management processes, including requirements management,design, configuration and user acceptance testing

  • Preferred experience supporting highereducation institutions with knowledge of marketing, recruiting and studentadvising business processes and related systems


Primary Location: US-IL-Elk Grove Village

Work Locations: US-IL-Elk Grove Village-50 Northwest 50 Northwest Point Rd Elk Grove Village 60007

Job: Technology

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 17, 2016