Job Description :
Sr. Business Analyst/Data Analyst
Location : Durham, NC
Only on W2


PURPOSE:
Seeking an experienced Senior Business Analyst/Data Analyst to join clinical operations reporting and analytics product development team. These Business Intelligence (BI) products form a major technical foundation block, overall strategy to deliver insight to its customers, and your contributions will be directly visible to the senior management team. We are looking for an experienced analyst of business intelligence solutions with understanding of data warehousing principles. The Business/Data Analyst will work with end users, internal business units, product development team, and other IT project teams in the analysis, profiling, documentation and management of requirements throughout the life of the project. This role will also serve as subject matter expert on visualizations and associated data logic. Candidates should have in depth experience working with end users, developers, and other analysts to refine identified business needs through design reviews and information sessions. Candidates should be results driven, detailed orientated and work well within a global, dynamic and creative team. This candidate should have experience working in an agile environment. Experience with large data sets, specifically clinical data, what it looks like, what it means and how it''s used, is highly desirable.


RESPONSIBLITIES:
Act as subject matter expert on clinical data and Business Intelligence (BI) reports/visualizations

Perform requirements gathering and analysis in order to provide high quality and detailed requirements, ensuring the closest involvement with, and agreement from, the user community

Collaborate with designated members of the applicable business groups and product development teams to create requirement documents

Facilitate and/or participate in joint analysis and design sessions with BI developers to understand needs of the customer

Assist with process modeling to clarify business requirements, and to enhance or re-engineer business processes, prior to, or in parallel with, solution design and implementation, as necessary

Be a "go to” subject matter expert for QuintilesIMS data, clinical reporting and analytics systems.
Assist in knowledge transfer to other technical staff members of business data processes

Collaborate with developers and other analysts to ensure adherence to business requirements and customer needs

Conducts data analysis activities against source systems, 3rd party products, or data that resides within QuintilesIMS business intelligence solutions

Triage of data issues reported by users

Resolve conflicting end-user requirements

Author and enter requirements/user stories into a requirements management tool, such as Top Team and Jira

Follow QuintilesIMS System Life-Cycle (SLC) and Computer System Validation (CSV) procedures, as appropriate

As needed, review SLC Development and Validation document(s) prior to authorization, to ensure that it incorporates previously-captured requirements, and includes tests or test steps that explicitly address each identified user requirement

Collaborate with Global IT Solutions functional groups by adhering to established processes to ensure that business requirements are delivered through successful project implementation of optimal, cost-effective solutions

Collaborate with project team to ensure timely delivery and quality of all project deliverables


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to guide the user in identifying business and data requirements with minimally 3 years proven experience in requirements elicitation, analysis, specification, and verification, and the ability to apply them in practice

Strong ability to communicate technical and data concepts to non-technical audiences, and business concepts to technical audiences

Strong analytical, organizational, verbal communication and business writing skills

Strong relationship building and facilitation skills to work directly with business users who are not technical in nature

Critical thinking abilities to take complex, ambiguous, abstract requirements and break them into smaller components, patterns, views and features

Strong knowledge of technical and grammatical editing

Expert knowledge of Software Development Life Cycles (SDLC) and agile lifecycle methodologies and the role of Business Analysis with the SDLC

Experience with data visualization tools, such as Spotfire, Tableau, is a plus

Familiarity with SCRUM agile development methodology is highly desirable

Pharma/CRO or healthcare experience within a regulated industry preferred

Strong skills utilizing of SQL and relational databases

Strong understanding of Data Warehousing / Business Intelligence principles is highly desirable

Ability to conceptualize and think creatively


MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Candidates should possess a Bachelor''s degree, and have a minimum of 5-7 years of business analysis experience, working towards or holding applicable industry accreditation or certification; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience