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Business Analyst for Data Governance Program
The Data Solutions and Governance team creates and provides data solutions and services that enable the business to make better-informed and timely business and strategic decisions. It also leads enterprise-wide data governance initiatives to curate and standardize key datasets and designs and implements data management initiatives.
The team is in search of a strong business analyst to support New York Lifes enterprise-wide data management and governance initiatives. The candidate will work closely with the business subject matter experts (SMEs) and technology teams to make decisions impacting the management and governance of the companys data going forward. The role will also support the Data Solutions & Governance teams ongoing, client-based initiatives, ultimately providing solutions to a wide range of internal stakeholders across the business. Note: This is an individual-contributor role. Also, while this is a Business-facing role, there will be heavy interaction with Technology teams
Collaborate with stakeholders from multiple disciplines to elicit business, data and functional requirements
Manage project scope and schedule by coordinating with stakeholders on logical data model design changes and developing business data glossaries including business definitions and business rules to support the logical and physical data model design
Translate data requirements into clearly defined and easily understood documents, including: business use cases, process flows, data flows, business rules, data definitions and process-to-data mapping diagrams etc.
Work with stakeholders including business and technology SMEs to conduct design sessions/training sessions / demos, and to develop user manuals and guides
Work closely with the design and development team to ensure that the technology solution satisfies business requirements
Partner with QA team and SMEs to ensure adequate test coverage (relying on own knowledge, as well as facilitating conversations with SMEs, to identify additional test scenarios)
Develop multiple implementation options each with associated risks/costs and where applicable, recommend an option
Identify and lead the implementation of process improvements to speed development, reduce costs, and improve application quality
Assist with troubleshooting and managing production issues when needed
Curiosity and desire to question the status quo
A proactive self-starter with the ability to work independently with limited supervision
Proven record of strategic thought leadership and ability to drive results
Success collaborating, motivating and influencing stakeholders and partners, both internal and external
Excellent communicator with superior verbal, written, technical and presentation skills
Track record of innovation in the everyday, as well as development of breakthrough ideas
Strong attention to detail, with the ability to break down project tasks, define project scope, plan and organize resources to complete projects on time and within budget
Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
BA/BS in Business/Computer Science/IT or related field is preferred
5+ years of experience with at least 2+ years working in a business analyst function supporting data governance and management initiatives is preferred
Knowledge of SharePoint and JIRA is a plus
Experience executing projects using Agile or Waterfall methodologies
Experience with programming languages (SAS or SQL) is a plus
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