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RELX Group Business Analyst III in Alpharetta, Georgia

Business Analyst III


Location: Alpharetta, Georgia, United States


Alpharetta, GA

Job Summary

This position combines two roles – Business Analyst (BA) and Project Manager (PM) – working with various business units and development teams, supporting multiple assigned projects aimed at delivering IT solutions and services that meet company cost, quality and strategic targets.

The BA role will predominately focus on gathering and analyzing work group data, defining current processes and requirements, researching best practices and identifying and documenting process improvements, data mapping, and functional specifications. Once the requirements are finalized, the individual will transition from the BA role to the PM role on the same projects to drive and manage cross-functional teams by working closely with all aspects of the product development community, managing project schedules, and collaborating to resolve issues in multiple business units.

Experience (US only) and Education

  • 3+ years of IT business analyst experience.

  • 3+ years of development experience.

  • BS/BA degree in relevant discipline or equivalent experience required; ISEB-qualified Business Analyst preferred if in the UK, IIBA CBAP if in the US.

  • Previous experience of working in an agile and waterfall environment and using recognized development methodology; e.g., Agile, Scrum and Kanban.

Key Responsibilities

  • Analyze, define and document requirements and business processes.

  • Develop systems specifications, process flow and conversion strategies.

  • Create technical and functional user documentation.

  • Contribute to the development of new tools, processes and solutions to meet desired product needs.

  • Follow established business processes, protocols and quality standards in the development and deployment of complex solutions.

  • Gather business requirements and translate them into user stories/functional specifications.

Identifies and documents process improvements and functional specifications based on research of best practices and analysis of work group data.

  • Perform data and system analysis on existing systems; identifying options for potential solutions and assess for both technical and business suitability.

  • Work between remote development teams, internal IT and business to ensure requirements are being met.

  • Maintain ownership of and accountability for the project schedule.

  • Effective communicate project status including schedule variances and mitigation options.

  • Define key performance parameters and create regular variance reports to track progress.

  • Manage all phases of the project throughout the development life cycle.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Technical Skills

  • Proficient in documenting As-Is and To-Be processes.

  • Broad understanding of software development methodologies.

  • Knowledge of the software development life cycle.

  • Experience using a recognized development methodology e.g., Agile, SCRUM, KANBAN.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products.

  • Strong facilitation skills.

  • Detail-oriented with strong organization/project planning, time management, and change management skills across multiple functional groups and departments.

  • Strong communication skills that allow for effective communication across all levels of the organization.

  • Written communication skills including process documentation.

  • Proven project management skills.

  • Business requirements gathering.

  • Knowledge and prior use of UML modelling language.

  • Broad technical understanding across various methodologies, platforms, tools and languages.

  • Ability to partner with other project stakeholders to resolve issues and to mitigate project impacts.

  • Ability to manage multiple, seemingly disparate projects.

  • Highly adaptable to changing needs within the organization – adapts to rapidly changing priorities.

  • Experience with MySQL databases including understanding database schemes and running simple queries.

At LexisNexis Risk Solutions, we believe in the power of data and advanced analytics for better risk management. With over 40 years of expertise, we are the trusted data analytics provider for organizations seeking actionable insights to manage risks and improve results while upholding the highest standards for security and privacy. Headquartered in metro Atlanta, LexisNexis Risk Solutions serves customers in more than 100 countries and is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. For more information, please visit www.lexisnexisrisk.com. LexisNexis Risk Solutions is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.