Business Analyst

Blackstone   •  

New York, NY

Industry: Technology

  •  

Less than 5 years

Posted 56 days ago

Responsibilities:

Responsibilities for the role include:

  • Designing and specification of technical requirements for high-visibility, firm-wide technology initiatives using participatory and iterative design techniques including user interviews, usability testing, and other forms of requirements discovery.
    • Projects include: collaborative software, acquisitions, carve-outs, software integrations, video/voice conferencing initiatives, mobility strategy
  • Effectively communicating research findings, conceptual ideas, and design rationale both verbally and visually.
  • Iterating on designs based on user feedback, user research, and technology constraints.
  • Discussing, presenting, and documenting designs and design decisions effectively to varied audiences.
  • Leading the interactive design process by driving decisions, tracking issues, and assisting in estimating and managing release schedules.
  • Bridging cross-functional teams (client working groups, business owners, engineering, QA, etc.) to drive the entire project lifecycle from concept to completion.
  • Developing rollout and training plans to create user adoption of new or existing tools to ensure that the business value from those projects is fully realized.
  • Establishing roadmaps to help team define scope, deliverables, schedule, and workstreams.
  • Facilitating and documenting firm-wide Disaster Recovery testing with application owners and the QA team.
  • Coordinating with all necessary sub-teams to assist with the execution of office openings, relocations, expansions, and closures.
  • Managing the end-to-end technology integration of Blackstone acquisitions by analyzing their current processes and application stack, and seamlessly transitioning them to Blackstone’s existing technology offerings.
  • Communicating project status updates to relevant stakeholders across the team, including but not limited to business management, senior technical leads, developers, designers, and product managers.

Qualifications:

Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, intelligent and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. You will need:

  • A self-starting, entrepreneurial attitude and be willing to work through all obstacles to accomplish tasks.
  • A successful track record of juggling multiple projects on tight deadlines without compromising quality.
  • Proven outstanding communication (written and verbal), presentation, documentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • The abilities to work collaboratively with multiple groups in a variety of settings and be able to listen, articulate positions, and advocate designs.
  • Impeccable project management and implementation skills.
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio).
  • The ability to drive process changes.
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills.
  • A desire to learn and grow as a professional.

Requirements:

To be considered for the Technical Business Analyst role, applicants must meet any of the following criteria:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree
    • A degree in one of the following disciplines: Technology and/or Engineering is preferred
  • 3-5 years equivalent experience managing technology projects

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