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Business Analyst
Ref No.: 20-02201
Location: South San Francisco, California
Job Title: Business Analyst
Location: South San Francisco, CA
Pay Rate: Based on Experience
Contract: May 2020—May 2021

The Protein Sciences Informatics (PSI) group is looking for a Business Analyst or Business Process Specialist to help establish a new informatics workflow that supports our drug discovery and cell engineering groups. An investigative mindset, experience interpreting customer business needs, and understanding of how to translate requests into application and operational requirements are essential skill sets.

  • Work closely with our Product Owner and end-users through the full software life cycle of system scoping, requirements gathering, technical specifications, development and testing.
  • Develop and maintain process maps and Requirements Documentation for workflows.
  • encompassing biological systems design, production requests, order placement and inventory management.
  • Communicate and collaborate with users to analyze and document research needs and functional requirements.
  • Work with the informatics team to create detailed system specifications.
  • Work with development teams for requirements grooming and sprint planning.
  • Work with Product Owner to identify milestones and monitor project progress.
  • Operate independently but recognize the need to consult stakeholders and keep them informed of progress, user concerns and unexpected change requests.
  • Serve as the conduit between the user community and the PSI team during regular project discussions.
  • Minimum 3 years business or process analysis experience, supporting and implementing enterprise IT solutions in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology or medical device environment.
  • Previous molecular biology experience in a core or protein engineering laboratory environment is desirable.
  • Excellent documentation skills of Requirements, Workflow Design and Technical Specifications.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional environment and with off-shore teams. Familiarity with tools such as Jira for managing software development activities.
  • Can operate independently in alignment with the overall PSI team.
  • Ability to learn new technical and business domain content through discussion with subject matter experts and review of information sources.
  • Project experience organizing timeliness, meetings, and delivery of work collateral on predictable schedules.
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical as well as technical audiences.
Bachelor’s Degree preferred