Senior Business Analyst

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Princeton, NEW JERSEY

The Senior Business Analyst (BA) works as a member of the Custom Solutions and Integrations team within the central IT department at Princeton University. As part of this team, the Senior BA provides analytical expertise and supports the Software Development Life Cycle for key development projects. For each project, the BA works closely with stakeholders to understand business needs and ensure projects and programs meet these needs; develops and maintains business requirements and specifications; and authors technical and business documentation. With Agile as the team’s primary project methodology, the BA will also facilitate the creation of ‘user stories’ to effectively document application requirements. This position will also be involved in team work to create data models, user interfaces, and testing plans, as well as assess business processes for possible improvements.

  • Partner with business users to gather and document requirements for new functionality.
  • Work with technical teams to design solutions that meet customer needs.
  • Prepare documentation for customers, developers, and management.
  • Drive and support project sprint planning and story estimation processes
  • Complete quality assurance (QA) and functional testing to ensure newly developed features perform to expectation
  • Provide technical and functional application support
  • Provide functional application knowledge to customers and developers.
  • Keep abreast of best practices and approaches in business analysis.

  • 5 to 7 years of experience as a business analyst working on technical projects.
  • Strong experience translating business requirements into functional and technical language and documentation.
  • Experience using Agile project management methodologies, and JIRA story writing and project tracking functionality.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with technical colleagues and campus customers with varying levels of technical understanding
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working with project stakeholders and developers, and experience working in or leading cross-functional teams
  • Experience working with databases.
  • Experience as a business analyst for web applications, ecommerce, or similar software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of usability best practices and experience in usability testing
  • Programming experience
  • Experience with a variety of languages and technologies, such as Java, JavaScript, Angular JS, Angular, CSS, HTML, JSON, Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL, Linux, Windows
  • Good understanding of accessibility principles in coding (WCAG 2.0)
  • Experience working in higher education supporting campus constituents



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, related experience.



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180 days




Mid-Senior Level


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