IBM Watson Health - Sr. Business Solution Architect in DURHAM, North Carolina

Job Description

The candidate for this position will perform business analysis and solution definition activities working across multiple teams and business functions to ensure that solutions are designed to fully meet market needs in all requirements dimensions – functional/non-functional, operational, architectural, etc. They will serve as subject matter expert on one or more domains or suites of products/offerings/solutions at the business unit or market segment level. They will ensure the market requirements are clearly translated in to product specification which provide clear scope to product development team. The candidate will also be expected to interact with and present to various levels of management for various business functions and possibly with external customers, as well. Experience in the healthcare IT industry is a requirement and experience in big data and/or analytics is highly desirable.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate strategy sessions and contribute to competitive information.

  • Work closely with product management and product development to interview, research, analyze, and derive business, functional and technical requirements.

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the product and underlying data assets and models/methods.

  • Working with relevant stakeholders, define the solution concept design for custom solutions leveraging platform components, reusable modules and existing product capabilities.

  • Working with relevant stakeholders, create logical data models for the solutions.

  • Working with product owners and other relevant stakeholders, help to clarify and translate market requirements into functional and non-functional specifications, and collaborate in the product development process.

  • Assist in resource planning process, make important tradeoff recommendations between functionality, resources and timing.

  • Drive the user experience needs of the solution consistent with company standards

  • As needed fully participate in the design and testing phases, including design and testing of prototypes and orchestration and sign-off on acceptance test results to ensure design integrity.

  • Working with cross-functional teams -including sales, take a lead role in creating custom solutions proposals.

  • Collaborate with Operations and Account teams to understand documentation and training needs. Work with the appropriate teams to deliver the needed materials.

  • Assist with implementations when needed. Gain an understanding of implementation issues and product improvement opportunities.

  • Provides leadership to Business Analysis discipline and best practices

  • Working with other relevant stakeholders, help to define standard work and processes and help roll these out to the organization

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 10 years of experience in Business or Systems Analyst or related disciplines in the healthcare industry.

  • 5 years of experience working within Agile product development environments, including software development life cycle and related management tools

  • 5 years demonstrating experience with writing Agile style requirements documentation, including features, user stories, epics, use cases, etc.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • 15 years of experience in Business or Systems Analyst or related disciplines in the healthcare industry.

  • 10 years of experience working within Agile product development environments, including software development life cycle and related management tools

  • 10 years demonstrating experience with writing Agile style requirements documentation, including features, user stories, epics, use cases, etc.

  • 3 years experience with big data, analytics, data visualization, or other large scale platform projects is a significant plus

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.