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Business Systems Analyst

Company Name:
DaVinciTek
Business Systems Analyst (Consultant)
Summary:
The successful candidate will be responsible for analysis and solution definition for Information Technology Projects. They will work closely with Research Scientists and Corporate IT to identify business process requirements and translate them into technical specifications. The majority of Projects in Research are custom developed solutions which require experience in a fast paced dynamic environment and Agile methodologies that support iterative development and implementations. This role interfaces between Systems Analysts/Programmers, Scientists, and IT Project Managers to ensure that information technology designs meet the needs of the end users and comply with the comprehensive Research wide data management plan. Additionally, they may be involved in the creation of test scripts for informatics solutions in order to ensure that they meet the requirements of the scientists.
Regeneron also leverages many commercial software packages which require excellent, demonstrable understanding of the process and specifying, identifying and implementing commercial solutions.
Responsibilities:
Quickly understand the business issues and data challenges of client's organization.
Identify client organization's strengths and weaknesses and suggests areas of improvement according to functionality of applications.
Work with the senior scientists and laboratory personnel to understand their business processes and suggest improvement opportunities
Follow the methodologies and standards for IT project management and implementation, which includes guidelines, procedures, standards, documentation, and monitoring for organizational compliance
Prepare requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations.
Evaluate user requirements and propose optimal solutions (Le. "buy or build").
Determines the effects of changes in business process on existing applications
Develops test conditions and accurate and complete test plans.
Partner with business sponsors to define success metrics and criteria.
Serve as Subject Matter Expert in briefing stakeholders on assigned initiatives.
Conducts testing according to plan.
Will work closely with IT management and the clients to identify and specify business requirements and processes in diverse development platforms, computing environments (e.g., host based, distributed systems, client server), software, hardware, technologies and tools.
Acts as expert technical resource to development staff in all phases of the development and implementation process.
Reviews the functionality of business systems to ensure that it continues to satisfy users varying needs.
Performs related duties as assigned or requested.
Experience:
Ideally 5 years+ of experience in a fast growing Pharmaceutical, Biotech or Research environment similar to Regeneron.
5 years' experience in gathering requirements and business analysis.
Requires an in-depth knowledge of the system development life cycle.
A demonstrated ability in creation of requirements, design documents and test scripts.
Must be competent to work at the highest technical level of all phases of system design and implementation.
Project Management experience a plus.
Ability to communicate at all levels with clarity and precision both written and verbally together with strong presentation skills. Excellent communication skills are required.
Ability to anticipate client needs and propose alternative business solutions
Excellent interpersonal skills
Must show strong judgment and time management skills.
Strong Customer Service Focus.
Ability to work alone or as part of a team.
Experience with biological laboratory techniques preferred
Broad exposure to different types of biological, technical and bioinformatics methods
Demonstrated ability to interpret and document an extensive variety of scientific and technical processes
Knowledge of and/or experience with the Pharmaceutical Drug Discovery process
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's in computer science, business, information systems, or biology. Master's preferred.

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