You will be responsible for understanding and meeting organizational and contractual expectations regarding business solution delivery standards, work scope management, solution quality, and client satisfaction. You will lead from a business analyst perspective from the ground up, as a communicator, liaison, and information source for the team. You will be a critical advisor for the agile development team, collaborating to deliver innovative solutions to support the cancer research community. By its nature, the GDC lies at the intersection of cutting edge research and production systems, both in terms of the bioinformatics and computer science principles being utilized. You will be empowered, decisive, communicative, business-savvy, and highly available to the team, leadership, and stakeholders.
This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.
Work with all stakeholders to define and document the use cases and product requirements that will determine the success of the solution.
Translate product requirements into user stories and/or technical specifications.
Develop and write clear user stories and technical tasks in JIRA.
Provide other documentation as needed such as API specifications, process diagrams, and other models to clarify the desired solutions.
Work with the team leads, collaboratively using JIRA, to help prioritize stories, tasks and their dependencies to ensure a smooth agile process.
Provide input in test plans and participate in writing test cases, test execution and defect reporting to ensure that solutions implemented meet requirements and are both of high quality and operationally sustainable.
Self-managed approach to effectively gather and communicate project expectations in a clear and concise fashion to multiple stakeholders.
Timely escalation of any concerns, risks and issues pertaining to business analysis.
Support Agile project management processes as needed.
Participate in project meetings and provide insight as appropriate.
Documenting and reporting to project leadership and senior management.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work effectively with technical staff, non-technical staff, all levels of management, and clients required.
Detail-oriented and highly organized with outstanding problem-solving skills required.
Work effectively in a fast-paced, changing environment required.
Perform business process re-engineering and transformations required. Understand disparate functionalities arising from various business units from a technical point of view required.
Familiarity with full stack architecture, specifically SQL databases, APIs, and web development required.
Ability to generate wire-frames and flowcharts to accompany user stories or as a brainstorming aid required.
Deep technical understanding of the system and software architecture will be critical to success in this role.
Have or rapidly gain a working knowledge of cancer genomics to understand the use cases and requirements for the GDC.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, engineering, or a related field required.
5+ years of experience in progressive technical business analysis role required.
Experience with Agile methodology required.
Experience with writing technical specifications required, with a focus on full stack architecture, including REST APIs, SQL and noSQL data solutions and distributed infrastructure required.
Experience with business analysis and quality assurance professional standards, business processes, workflows, methodologies and leading practices required.
Experience leading business analysis activities while ensuring the traceability and optimum coverage of business requirements defined required.
Experience working in a Linux command line environment required.
Experience in Change Management, Release Management, Incident, Project Management and working on Business Intelligence preferred. Experience with HIPAA and/or FISMA security regulations preferred.
Experience with cancer or human genomics preferred.
Experience with bioinformatics preferred.
Experience managing a backlog of requirements in an Agile workflow required.
Experience creating user stories from requirements required.
Experience with JIRA project tracking software required.
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