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Senior Business Analyst

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Education, Media & Communications
Bloomington, MN, 55431, USA
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Senior Business Analyst Description Pearson VUE ( ) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE...

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Senior Business Analyst


Pearson VUE ( ) 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).


The Senior Business Systems Analyst is a foundational member of our team and a facilitator that works closely with internal and external stakeholders, program managers, product owners and software development teams. This individual must possess a passion for leading and delivering business value through customer experiences, systems analysis and software development.

This is a s trong BA who has back end, data and batch job project experience.

The successful team member must possess a technical background and a strong desire to understand current and future business needs at a detailed level. As a Business Systems Analyst y ou will use industry best practices to produce high-quality full stack solutions in a collaborative, agile, results driven environment across a diverse set of business areas: client management, channel technologies, results processing, business services and customer service applications.

As an integral team member of the Agile software development team, the Senior Business Systems Analyst leads both the effort of defining software requirements and ensuring those requirements are accurately developed. This role acts as the bridge between project stakeholders and software teams, is both the business requirements and functional specifications source-of-truth and is responsible for driving necessary business communication. The Senior Business Systems Analyst ensures that requirements are written unambiguously, clearly and concisely such that they are implementable, understandable, testable and traceable by a software team. This individual accomplishes these tasks through daily stand-ups, defining a product backlog in partnership with the product owner, leading story mapping exercises, and creating user stories.

The Business Systems Analyst will:

  • 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
  • Negotiate and resolve requirement conflicts
  • Provide estimates for requirements and analysis activities as required
  • Perform or assist with user acceptance testing
  • Improve project processes or recommend improvements as appropriate
  • Collaborate with other roles as a core member of a software team
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Business, Information Systems, Computer Science discipline or equivalent technical work experience
  • 7 years 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 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 results processing and client data feeds
  • Experience with Java development projects
  • Experience with accessibility requirements
  • Experience in computer-based testing, certification, and licensing industry

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: Jan 17, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1720267