Pearson Business Systems Analyst in Bloomington, Minnesota

Business Systems Analyst

Description

Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).

In addition to helping our clients develop, manage, deliver and grow heir programs, we work diligently to ensure that their candidates have a positive testing experience. Our focus on employees has fueled sustained growth even in a down economy and has earned Pearson VUE recognition from the Minneapolis Star Tribune as a “Top Workplace” numerous times in recent years.

Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO). For more information, visitwww.pearson.com.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Business Systems Analyst is a foundational member of our team and is a facilitator that works closely with internal and external stakeholders, project managers, product owners and software development teams. This individual will lead the delivery of business solutions and must possess a passion for driving the identification of business requirements and the creation of the needed system artifacts.

The successful team member must possess a strong technical background and a strong desire to understand current and future business needs at a detailed level. As a Business Systems Analyst you will produce high-quality full stack solutions in a collaborative, agile, results driven environment across a diverse set of business areas: client management, test center admissions technologies, business services and customer service applications. The products owned by the team are a mixture of core java business applications, web services and batch processing within a robust and highly configurable environment.

This BSA is an integral team member within our Agile software development team responsible to lead both the definition of software requirements and ensuring those requirements are accurately developed. The BA acts as the bridge between project stakeholders and software teams driving both the business requirements and functional specifications. The BSA must create requirements which are written unambiguously, clearly and concisely such that they are understandable, implementable and testable by a software team. This individual accomplishes these tasks through defining a product backlog in partnership with the product owner and project manager, leading story mapping exercises, and by creating user stories and system models.

The Business Systems Analyst will:

  • Become a VUE systems expert

  • Develop key product and project artifacts needed by the team

  • Work with the Product Owner to represent the customer to the team and answer questions

  • Work with the Software Engineers to design and build viable and complete solutions.

  • Demonstrate and have accountability for requirements management via a product backlog

  • Communicate using a variety of methods such as text, diagrams, prototypes, story mapping, user stories and use cases

  • Facilitate requirement elicitation sessions including product backlog grooming

  • Prioritize the requirements and backlog according to business value in partnership with a product owner and project manager

  • Negotiate and resolve requirement conflicts

  • Provide estimates for requirements and analysis activities as required

  • Improve project processes or recommend improvements as appropriate

  • Collaborate with other roles as a core member of a software team

Qualifications

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Business, Information Systems, Computer Science discipline or equivalent technical work experience

  • 3-5 years minimum Business Analysis experience

  • 3 years experience with batch and backend data driven systems and solutions

  • 3 years experience with managing requirements in an agile environment

  • 3 years experience with Java Software Development of full-stack projects

  • Proven organizational skills and ability to context switch and work on concurrent projects.

  • Proven Agile experience. Team focused and willingness to help the team in any way possible.

  • Proven ability to quickly learn new business domains and technical applications

  • Strong technical, analytic, and communication skills

  • Proven ability to navigate several projects with different solution teams at once

  • Motivated, self-directed and able to prioritize

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with agile software tool VersionOne

  • Experience with agile software tool FeatureMap

  • Experience in computer-based testing, certification, and licensing industry

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Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-MN-Bloomington

Work Locations: US-MN-Bloomington-5601 Green Valley 5601 Green Valley Drive Suite 220 Bloomington 55437

Job: Technology

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: May 18, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1807706

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.