Sr. Business Analyst

Software Development

United States - NY, New York

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Medidata: Power Smarter Treatments and Healthier People


Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of patients. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,900+ customers and partners access the world's most trusted platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at and follow us @medidata.


Your Mission:


The Business Innovation Office (BIO) is a true business partner with all cross-functional leadership teams at Medidata to ensure the enterprise achieves scalability, productivity, and its vision for growth.  The BIO PMO team supports project management and QA support to initiatives across all corporate functions (sales, marketing, HR, finance, etc.) as well as integration efforts with Dassault Systemes.


Reporting into the Director of the PMO Business Innovation Office, the Senior Business Analyst will utilize their strong functional business expertise and technical competencies to identify, evaluate and implement solutions in a cost effective, scalable and flexible manner to meet the enterprise’s cross-functional business needs.   He/she will be responsible for managing end-user client relationships while responding to both critical and routine application requests as well as interfacing with developers, software vendors and potentially consultants for development and support.


Your Competencies:

  • Collaborate with a broad range of users to identify and document business processes, user stories and test scripts to support the development and integration of business systems.

  • Apply strong analytical and evaluation skills to break down complex concepts and solve business problems.

  • Gather and document business requirements (BRDs) and functional design specifications (FRDs) for conversions, interfaces, and reports

  • Anticipate the needs of stakeholders affected by process change and drive efficient and effective change management process with all stakeholders

  • Engage with IT partners to ensure business needs are correctly translated to support processes and systems changes with high quality results

  • Co-lead design sessions to identify functional gaps and opportunities of improvement 

  • Manage the activities of other analysts and project resources by delegating assignments, following up on progress and reporting status.

  • Understand Quality Assurance processes and be able to define and execute test plans to ensure solution/design meet business requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills able to present complex ideas in a clear, focused and concise manner to all levels of management, both technical and non-technical

  • Ability to influence management to adopt enhancements in business process or technology to increase optimal business performance

  • Have a finger on the pulse of our business partners to understand their top priorities and initiatives

  • Be able to accurately forecast and plan effort of technical work using Agile methodology with the support of IT partners

  • Keep apprised of vendor software product releases and evaluate impact to business processes

  • Keep up with best practices and other related industries that could be incorporated into our technological roadmap

  • Understand networks, databases, object models and workflows with the ability to build entity relationship diagrams and flowcharts that will aid in making key business decisions

  • Ability to work with Internal Audit team to validate and test controls in accordance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and/or IFRS standards

  • Monitor deliverables and ensure timely completion of projects

  • Effectively facilitate meetings with stakeholders at all levels, as well as manage vendor support relationships

  • Effectively train end-users and maintain up-to-date documentation on system procedures


Preferred Competencies:

  • Project management experience

  • Experience with integrated, cloud-based systems required

  • Thorough understanding of the software development life-cycle methodologies (Agile, Waterfall)

  • Ability to proactively engage and build strong working relationships across all levels of the organization

  • Flexibility and attitude to achieve tight deadlines and adapt to changing priorities including the ability to multi-task

  • Experience with data migration and data transformation


Requirements (Education & Experience):

  • BA/BS in the field of technology or business preferred.  Strong relevant work experience considered

  • Requires a minimum of 5-7 years relevant business analysis, and/or application experience

  • Life Sciences industry experience preferred

  • Desirable:

    • Agile/Scrum, Waterfall, QA methodologies

    • Workday Financials, Financial Force, Salesforce, Jira

    • Six Sigma Certification


Medidata requires all U.S. employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide documentation of full vaccination, unless qualified for an accommodation as determined by Medidata, consistent with applicable law. Although accommodation requests will be considered (and granted where appropriate/possible), it may be determined that a candidate is unable to adequately perform the essential functions of the position without imposing an undue hardship on Medidata due to customer requirements, staffing needs, or other business reasons.


Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities


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