IBM Watson Health - Business Analyst Lead in Los Angeles, California

Job Description

As a Lead Business Analyst, you will provide subject matter expertise both internally and externally to the data warehouse center of excellence and customers alike. You must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. You must enjoy spending time in the market to understand their problems, and find innovative solutions for the broader market. You must be able to communicate with all areas of the company. You will work with an engineering counterpart to define product release requirements. You may be asked to travel as is necessary. You will oversee day-to-day activities of the business analyst team responsible for specifying business requirements to support the technical design and application development of healthcare reporting solutions.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead a multi-disciplinary team of Business Analysts in a rapid and ever changing business environment.

  • Lead the customer through steps of Agile/Iterative Methodology associated with the delivery of BI solutions; Requirements, Design, Development, System Test, User Acceptance Test and Operations

  • Responsible for facilitating customer Requirement Analysis Sessions (RAS) and is responsible for capturing and documenting customer business process models (BPM)

  • Acts as a representative from the business area and to identify and refine their requirements for information, informing the creation of a warehouse data model

  • Interacts with functional users and data stewards/SME to ensure that all the proper questions have been identified and answered satisfactorily

  • Clarify issues relating to scope and business requirements for project team (including technical implementation team, project management and client management)

  • Assists Quality Assurance team with development, execution, and documentation of test cases

  • Works to identify and document data quality issues

  • Assists Data Modelers and Data Analysts in assuring requirements are traceable between the source data and target tables/entities in the respective data models

  • Leads RAS sessions with clients

  • Works with Implementation and Development leads to translate and map business requirements to technical requirements/specifications

  • Defines scope of work for work proposed to meet business requirements

  • Define business requirements for change requests, investigate issues/defects and define remediation requirements

  • Oversee the day to day activities of the Business Analysis team including but not limited to assignments, scheduling, performance evaluation

  • Plays a role in the accounts leadership team, communicating across technical and delivery towers, in support of the Account Executive's ability to deliver on the contract requirements.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Ability to work on site in Santa Fe, NM 5 days a week

  • 3-5+ years of experience with Medicaid

  • 10+ years experience as business analyst for data warehouse OR business intelligence projects.

  • Experience with large scale system development.

  • Demonstrated ability to understand industry issues and problems, relate them to clients' needs, and propose appropriate solutions

  • Excellent organization skills, ability to take initiative and work independently or as a member of a small team.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship building, ability to collaborate and build consensus

  • Desire to continue learning more about healthcare and the technologies supporting healthcare data

  • Strong presenter, comfortable presenting in front of customers, conveying status, answering Q&A

  • Demonstrated ability to convey complex ideas in an easily understood manner to guide audience through written or verbal communications

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

PREFERRED Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience as a business analyst working with software developers

  • Knowledgeable in technology, specifically data warehousing

  • Competent in at least one BI technology (e.g. Cognos, Business Objects, Tableau)

  • Competent in at least one analytics technology (e.g. SAS, R, SPSS)

  • Competent in at least on geospatial technology (e.g. mapinfo, ESRI)

  • Understanding of both technical and business process MITA requirements

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.