Business Analyst

5 - 7 years experience  •  IT Consulting/Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
New York, NY
5 - 7 years experience
IT Consulting/Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

Company Information

Mediaocean is the world’s largest, independent advertisingtechnology company. Ourclients include the most successful advertising agencies, media specialists, media owners, and advertisers. Mediaocean’s mission is to enable advertising agencies to leverage the power oftechnology in a rapidly changingdigitallandscape. Mediaocean is making this a reality through the creation of global, open and neutral operating systems that will benefit and transform the entire industry.

Job Description

This role is on the Mediaocean team that is deployed at ESPN full time.

The Technical Product Management team is the coduit into Technology for ESPN. Technical Product Management navigates the Technology organization on behalf of business partners, vets all technical requests, then works to articulate clear vision, goals, strategy and RIO resulting in product roadmaps.  This team proactively brings new ideas for products and services to business partners based on deep knowledge of the business vertical.  Technical Product management prioritizes requests with business partners and translates them into an actionable plan for the engineering team.

  •  Facilitate Joint Application Design (JAD) sessions with Business and Technology Partners
  • Own one of more feature areas of a technology product
  • Work with the team leader on defining scope and strategy through product artifacts (feature requirements/specifications) for one or more feature areas of a technology product
  • Drive feature prioritization for a product through collaboration with functional team leaders and user representatives 
  • Demonstrate a strategic understanding of the rational for design choices for the product feature area
  • Identifies unaddressed issues and resolves, escalates, or finds the appropriate business of Technology owner to ensure the highest quality for the product feature
  • Create business process maps to document current and future state processes
  • Create written and graphic documentation to capture business and functional requirements, including Unified Modeling Language (UML) artifacts such as uses cases and activity diagrams where necessary
  • Maintain functional requirements throughout entire project lifecycle
  • Create and maintain strong relationship with business partners
  • Work closely with project manager to manage any required changes in scope
  • Effectively communicaterequirements with Technology team (Architecture, Development, QA, etc.)
  • Participate in testing and functional certification process

Skills & Requirements


  • Uses creativity and analytical thinking to identify and evaluate solutions
  • Excellent analysis and interviewing skills
  • Highly familiar with Software Development Lifecycle Methodology (SDLC)
  • Ability to work either independently or closely with others as needs of the product dictates
  • Commands strong interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills
  • Must be a fast learner with a strong desire and motivation to learn the unique aspects of the ESPN business and current applications
  • Experience working on large, complex, technical products
  • Must be highly adaptable to perform in a fast paced environment
  • Must have a minimum of 4 years' experience in Product Management, Engineering, Business Analysis or related discipline in mature information technology organizations
  • MS Office (proficient/expert in Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint)
  • Some travelrequired


  • BA/BS in Computer Science, Engineering, Product Design, Business, or related field
  • Experience in iterative development methodology
  • 3-5 years' experience in the broadcast or media industry

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