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Senior Business Analyst

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

IT, Sales & Business Development
Newton, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024

Develop business requirements to be used as the basis for software and processes utilized by Bright Horizons internal users as well external customers. Through a variety of means, the Senior Business Analyst will gather and document these requirements and serve as a communication bridge between business stakeholders and technical teams. Must be able to work independently on high profile, complex projects providing leadership and driving collaboration across disciplines in all solution development related activities. This role is critical in the process of delivering integrated business and information solutions to meet stakeholder needs.

What you will be doing:

Business Requirements Management and Solution Development

  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the processes, goals, requirements and issues related to Bright Horizons’ operational lines of business and supporting systems including how each is used and how the systems integrate to meet business needs.
  • Identify opportunities to accomplish project goals in the most efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders to fully understand, define and document business requirements for software and/or process changes through a variety of means focusing on medium to high complexity projects, processes and functional areas of the applications.
  • Conduct user interviews, surveys, workflow reviews, research on industry best practices and user workshops documenting current (As-Is) and Future (To-Be) scenarios including processes, models, use cases, plans, flow diagrams, requirements write ups and solutions.
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs
  • Drive and challenge business users on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans. Proactively identify ways in which system and process changes can improve efficiency of key users, customer service, accuracy of results, and/or completeness of data.
  • Act as a change agent to help ensure that assumptions, development and implementation of new systems/processes enhance the success of the project and increase the project’s Created By: Imported By Payfactors February 01, 2021 Version: 1 alignment with the business needs.
  • Serve as a liaison between business stakeholders and technical teams to ensure that requirements are properly translated into technical specifications, clarify requirements, review recommendations and+F5 answer questions. Collaborate and build consensus between technical team and stakeholders working to balance scope, speed to market and available resources.
  • Assist technical team through design, code, test and deploy to ensure any issues are resolved.
  • Ensure that all processes and documentation are consistent with best practices and Bright Horizons standards for Solution Delivery Life Cycle.
  • Drive the development of a master test plan with the QE team with that traces business requirements throughout the SDLC and ensures that all process steps are followed.
  • Work with Application Support, Training, Implementation, QE, and development in a business analysis capacity both reactively and proactively to support application issues, changes and modifications. • Organize and lead projects from inception to execution including creating and managing to task list, project schedule, budget etc. • Work effectively with vendors to fully scope and estimate initiatives and ensure that initiatives meet cost, scope and timeline objectives and constraints.

Support Activities

  • Respond to and resolve or escalate items received in the Tier 2 ticket queue or via incoming support calls, chat sessions and emails.
  • Follow defined processes for support requests including documentation, categorization, status management, approvals and resolution steps.
  • Ensure that response and resolution times meet SLAs and user needs and that response and resolution is consistently conducted with a high level of customer service.
  • Meet or exceed defined standards of resolution volumes, quality, and customer satisfaction scores.
  • Proactively suggest ways that the support offering can be continuously improved to provide better customer service and to provide the service more efficiently and effectively.

Communication

  • Facilitate cross-functional project team meetings effectively and efficiently
  • Work with Project/Program Manager to ensure all Project Communications, document reviews and signoffs are properly executed
  • Ensure that feedback from key business owners is fully acknowledged and incorporated into requirements, process flow diagrams and use cases to give business leaders the confidence that they are being heard and that their needs will be met
  • Ensure that all materials created for communicating and facilitating discussion of intended approach are carefully tailored to the intended audience to ensure that business owners are able to give complete and accurate feedback
  • Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion
  • Understand how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully
  • Consistently acknowledge and appreciate each team member's contributions • Effectively manage vendor relationships and ensure comprehensive communication between internal and vendor resources.

What we hope you bring to the role:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business or related field required
  • 5+ years of related work experience required
  • Strong computer skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Outlook required
  • Ability to learn new systems quickly required
  • Experience or familiarity with child care is a plus
  • Strong communication skills are essential. Individual must be comfortable working with a variety of user groups at all levels within the organization
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking to analyze problems, document needs and communicate these needs to a variety of audiences
  • The individual must have a proven ability to understand business requirements in a variety of functional areas and the flexibility to adapt to new and changing information
  • Ability to prioritize and manage many competing priorities and thrive in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work in a virtual collaborative environment
  • The individual must have a strong customer service philosophy and skills; thrive in a team environment as well as in an individual setting; demonstrate impeccable organization, attention to detail and follow-up skills; have a willingness to take on new projects; be a self-starter, highly motivated, results-driven and goal-oriented, comfortable setting aggressive goals and exceeding them

The range of compensation listed here or that may be discussed in the interview process is what Bright Horizons in good faith anticipates offering for this job opening. Actual compensation offers will depend on a variety of factors including experience, education and training, certifications, geography, and other relevant business or organizational factors.

Life at Bright Horizons:

Our home office employees support all facets of our business — and no matter which department you join, you’ll be part of a passionate team doing work that makes a difference in the lives of children and families.

Our people are the heart of our company. Because we’re as committed to our own employees as we are to the clients we serve, our collaborative workplaces are designed to grow careers and support personal lives. Here, you’ll find traditional perks (health insurance, 401(k), PTO, and flex spending) plus childcare discounts, education assistance, and so much more. Join us to experience how we support our people to realize their passion, possibilities, and purpose both at work and at home. All in a workplace where you can be you. Come build a brighter future with us.

HAVING TECHNICAL ISSUES WITH YOUR APPLICATION?

Contact us at bhrecruit@brighthorizons.com or 855-877-6866

Bright Horizons is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination. Bright Horizons complies with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO – English and EEO – Spanish along with information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the recruitment helpdesk at 855-877-6866 or bhrecruit@brighthorizons.com. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.