Business Systems Analyst II (19-00557) – CA – South San Francisco

 The Bioinformatics Department seeks a Senior Business Analyst to elicit requirements and act as a liaison between scientists and software developers to support self-service data analysis and visualization tools at client. You will play a critical role in delivering transformational software that enables the discovery of transformational medicines. You will be responsible for understanding the needs of our scientists, who are driven to convert research discoveries into life-changing medicines, and translating those needs into well defined and clearly documented software requirements for our technical teams. You will work closely with both our project stakeholders and technical leads to gather user stories and guide the functionality of IT systems across the full software development lifecycle. A successful Business Analyst should have a learning mindset, be able to work in a fluid environment, and have a strong desire to pursue creative solutions to challenging problems.
Skills: 
Life sciences experience such as Drug Discovery, Molecular Biology, Genomics, Proteomics, or other omics technologies, with a desire to learn business analysis skills.
Enjoy working closely with scientists to understand their needs, and translating them into requirements for software solutions.
Demonstrated success handling initiatives of high complexity and risk.
Experience working directly with stakeholders to document detailed software requirements, user stories, business processes and software specifications for both custom and Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) systems.
Experience working as an analyst in all phases of the software development process including requirements gathering, design, implementation, release, and maintenance.
Experience working in an agile software development environment.

Able to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
Able to present your work, both verbally and in writing, to diverse audiences including customers, technical colleagues, and management.

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Education: 
Bachelor's degree or higher, with applicable experience analyzing business requirements within a scientific or laboratory environment, especially one that is related to drug development.

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