Business Analyst

Portland, OR, US
Aug 24, 2019

Business Analyst - 9 month contract

About this role....

NWEA is looking for a Business Analyst to join our collaborative Business Analysis Team. In this role you'll be a part of a cross-functional team, working with Technical Product Managers, Engineers, and other stakeholders to design innovative solutions for product enhancements and new product features.

The Business Analyst acts as a liaison between teams inside the organization including product managers, software developers, educational researchers, content producers, and customer support representatives by translating customer and business needs into requirements.

The Business Analyst works closely with Product Managers and other stakeholders to understand their vision for the product, to elaborate the requirements for that vision, and to deliver outputs that inform the solutions created by the technical teams.

The ideal candidate for our organization is a creative problem solver, that can facilitate large brain - storming meetings one minute and writ e detailed requirements the next. This individual needs to have exceptional time management skills, and be able to operate in a fast paced, highly complex environment. As in all positions, relationships are key, so being able to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders and gain their confidence in the decision-making process highly important.

Must haves...

  • Data Analysis - has identified data from different sources, analyzed and modeled out how it is sent, received, transformed and stored
  • Domain modeling - has identified entities, attributes and relationships and modeled these
  • Analysis deliverables - has experience creating a variety of analysis deliverables (functional and non-functional requirements, user stories, workflow diagrams, epics, etc.)
  • Cloud computing - has a basic understanding of cloud capabilities and is familiar with APIs and API development practices and common data integration methods

Traits for success...

Analytical T hinking : Critical thinking and problem-solving
Communication Skills : Written, oral and meeting facilitation
Leadership : Strategic thinking, planning and organizing, and motivating others
Innovative : Creative, identifying opportunities for improvement

Education and experience...

  • 2-4 years of experience in a business analyst role
  • A bility to quickly grasp p rocesses and apply business analyst skills and knowledge in a fast-paced environment, with minimal supervision
  • Understanding of the practice of business analysis and industry standards
  • Bachelor's degree in the field of business analysis, accounting, business administration, management information systems or computer science is preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in lieu of a degree

About the Product Engineering Team....

Comprised of nearly 200 professional s , NWEA's Product Engineering team offers our employees the ability to work with cutting-edge technologies, on a platform that has one of the highest concurrency applications in the Portland Metro area, that assesses nearly 10 million students annually across the world.

Our Product Engineering group is made up of large-scale teams focused across many tech fields like infrastructure, applications engineering, business analysis, operations, QA, and solutions delivery.

About us....

Founded by ed ucators more than 40 years ago, NWEA™ is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for our flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®).

More than 7,400 partners in U.S. schools, districts, education agencies, and international schools trust us to offer pre-kindergarten through grade 12 assessments that accurately measure student growth and learning needs, professional development that fosters educators' ability to accelerate student learning, and research that supports assessment validity and data interpretation.

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