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Senior Business Analyst

Cincinnati, OH | HE Product Management

Job Description

Hobsons helps educators, administrators, students, and families maximize success through every stage of the learning lifecycle. Hobsons’ personalized learning, academic planning, post-secondary enrollment, and student support solutions serve millions of students across more than 7,500 schools, colleges, and universities worldwide.



Senior Business Analyst



Job Summary

The Senior Business Analyst will work with Product Management, designers, developers, QA, and users to determine, document, and define functional requirements and design viable functional solutions. This includes writing product requirements, Functional Design Specifications, use cases and user stories for implementing solutions, services and training for the Higher Education market. The Senior BA also serves as a thought leader on the project team, standardizing and optimizing BA deliverables and responsibilities, as well as providing product ownership for specified feature sets.

We are currently hiring for a Senior Business Analyst to work in our Cincinnati, OH or office. 


Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • Understand and define business process and functional requirements, working with product managers
  • Prepare accurate technical requirement specifications documents, user stories, user interface guides, and functional specification documents. Also help to standardize and optimize these deliverables.
  • Provide direction and feedback to the development team to validate that requirements are being met
  • Gather and interpret relevant data and information from internal sources, workshops, surveys, and task analysis
  • Provide product ownership of feature sets, serving as a key point of contact for the project team
  • Help manage support tickets


Other Duties and Responsibility

  • Contribute to the design of test scenarios
  • Manage change requests
  • Help lead and present at stakeholder reviews
  • Enforce project deadlines and schedules, following an agile development process
  • Co-lead project scoping, cost analysis, and risk mitigation strategies, in support of the product manager
  • Act as a key interface between business units, technology teams and support teams
  • Mentor other business analysts on the team
  • Provide project and thought leadership for the team


Required Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge of: tasks and techniques needed to work as a liaison among stakeholders and to recommended solutions in order for meeting business and user goals

Ability to: work independently demonstrating initiative; exercise good judgment in administration of responsibilities; adapt to and embrace change in a rapidly changing environment; establish work priorities and manage multiple projects; exhibit flexibility in work schedule and job tasks; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors, clients, and other job contacts, including providing key support for the product manager; maintain confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information.

Skills in: verbal and written communications, including presentation skills; operation of standard office equipment; operation of personal computer; application of job software including Microsoft Office Suite and Atlassian JIRA.  English word usage, spelling, sentence structure and punctuation; planning, scheduling, and organizing work and events.   


Minimum Qualifications

An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  An example of an acceptable qualification for this position is:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant business or technical discipline; an advanced degree is desirable
  • 8 or more years in a Business Analyst role or related field
  • Experience in successful deployment of web-based products
  • Expert in database and software design concepts and related technologies.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication, as well as proven problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Project management skills and/or certification is a plus

Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements. 


We are a hard-working, fun-loving office, and we’re looking for the right fit—someone with great communication skills and a solid work ethic who picks up skills quickly.


Hobsons offers a competitive salary along with an excellent benefits package including:

·           Health Insurance

·           Life and Disability Insurance

·           Dental Plan

·           401K Plan

·           Section 125/Flexible Spending Accounts

·           Generous Holiday and Vacation Schedule



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