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Business Analyst, Data Systems

Business Analyst, Data Systems

ID 
2017-4036
Job Locations 
US-NY-New York
Category 
Technology

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What We're Looking For

2U is a SaaS-based education technology company that enables leading colleges and universities to deliver their high education to qualified students anywhere. We are looking for a Business Analyst to partner with our Product and Engineering teams to raise the bar for our suite of tools supporting external and internal user needs. If you’re passionate about shipping well-tested software and have knack for conjuring up creative use case scenarios, you’ll fit right into our growing team here at 2U.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

  • Working with Product Owner--as well as numerous other stakeholders--to elicit, clarify, elaborate, synthesize, simplify and organize requirements in the form of user stories.
  • Ensuring all user stories have clear and measurable success criteria to inform automated testing
  • Organize and analyze data elements to inform product priorities and KPI tracking
  • Perform source system analysis, requirements gathering with internal customers, and data modeling for conformed views and data marts in Redshift and Segment, including preparing comprehensive source to target mapping documents with transformation rules.
  • Develop reports and data visualizations in Tableau to illustrate patterns and distribution.
  • Work with internal customers and technology team to define a data dictionary/business glossary for the most important measures and attributes in the 2U business world and document appropriately.
  • Working with Engineering team to ensure product vision and priorities are maintained throughout development planning and execution.
  • Developing and maintaining strategies, plans, scripts and cases for User Acceptance Testing purposes.
  • Ensuring products have met acceptance criteria sufficient for release, including accessibility, mobile, and edge case tests
  • Coordinate and Manage Releases including deployment of approved features and maintaining evidence of proper production release protocols to ensure compliance with auditing requirements.
  • Work with the technology team to establish and support a data governance process for 2U’s source systems.
  • Monitoring of product bug queues in order to validate, triage and prioritize fixes.

Things That Should Be in Your Background

  • At least 1-3 years' experience in BA or QA roles with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to drive the requirements gathering process, determine needs and clearly articulate as simple use cases and acceptance criteria for feature enhancements and new products
  • Implement advanced strategies for gathering, reviewing and analyzing data requirements
  • Familiarity with agile software development and deployment processes
  • Experience working with BI and visualization tools such as Tableau, OBIEE, and report creation environments such as Jaspersoft and SSRS.
  • Experience with dimensional data modeling
  • Understanding of relational databases, especially PostgreSQL, although working experience with other SQL database systems is sufficient.
  • Experience with traditional ETL systems such as Informatica, SSIS, Kettle, and/or experience using cloud based systems such as SnapLogic or Informatica Cloud. At a minimum you should know what the tools do and why you would use them.
  • Knowledge of R and/or Python based data programming skills is a plus.
  • Ability to grasp new concepts and technologies quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • The urge to be part of a team of highly skilled people, all with strong opinions about various technologies, frameworks, and approaches to delivery

 

EEO statement:
2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

About 2U (NASDAQ: TWOU)
2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs. Our Platform, a fusion services and technology, enables schools to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students around the world. Our company culture is united by our No Back Row® philosophy; the idea that when we each lean in and do our part, we are better individually and collectively.

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement
At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same.

Why It’s Great to Work at 2U
2U offers a high-energy work environment that’s both challenging and fun. We work hard, but our offices are casual and social places. We wear jeans to work and fuel brainstorming sessions with snacks and seltzer.

Benefits
2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Generous paid leave policies including a PTO allowance for your vacation, personal, or sick days
  • Additional time off benefits include:
    • time off to volunteer for non-profit organizations
    • parental leave after 12 months of employment
    • holidays that include a winter break from Christmas through New Year and more!
  • Tuition reimbursement program