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Business Analyst (Data Platform)

Company: Marathon TS
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

Business Analyst (Data Platform)

Bethesda MD (REMOTE)

Marathon TS is seeking a Business Analyst to join a team supporting a large and ongoing IT modernization project. The position is fully remote with occasional (1-2 times per month) potential attendance at client meetings in Bethesda MD.


Leads workgroups and/or functions as a technical expert. Active member of one or more Agile teams. Collaborates with client and information technology organizations to lead the definition of functional requirements and functional designs of creative solutions that will support the clients' strategy and future business goals. Performs independent research to proactively identify and analyze future opportunities and emerging solutions that could be applied in the clients' operations to drive improvement. Support IT Architecture & Development organization in clarifying functional requirements and functional design during development of solution.

Education and Experience


  • 6+ years relevant work experience with:

    • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience/certification.
    • Demonstrated experience working with data projects and data environments.
    • Demonstrated experience working on Agile teams.
    • Work with cross functional team analysts, project managers and product owners to build a prioritized backlog of artifacts for multiple products
    • Experience with converting large business initiatives into business requirements epics that can be sourced into user stories
    • Manage and communicate effectively with internal and external partners, flexing to the audience
    • Skilled at converting business needs into technology requirements and working within IT to manage the execution of projects
    • Skilled at cross functional collaboration with leaders and peers to clearly articulate product vision and desired functionality
    • Ability to assess customer/client needs, creatively approach solutions, and decide and influence appropriate course of action


      • Graduate degree
      • Certified Scrum Master or Scrum Product Owner
      • Demonstrated knowledge of cloud data environments.
      • Demonstrated knowledge of data management and reporting/analytics related business functions and applications.
      • Experience identifying and analyzing alternative solutions to complex business requirements and providing guidance and advice
      • Strong communication skills, including experience facilitating requirements analysis and functional design working sessions
      • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with others
      • Excellent analytical skills where problems are very unusual and extremely difficult
      • Experience with business process re-engineering
      • Strong process management, negotiating, influencing, and problem resolution skills

      • Knowledge of emerging technologies, including those new to the environment as well as those that are new to the information systems industry


        Technical Leadership

        • Facilitates business requirements analysis and functional design work sessions including creating business presentations, communications, and documentation
        • Lead functional design including demonstrations to stakeholders to validate approach
        • Identifies creative solutions to business requirements, analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of alternatives, and provides recommendations
        • Works with external vendors and analogous companies to obtain additional insights, approaches, and demonstrations of solutions
        • Collaborates with the client organization including business analysts in the client organizations
        • Document functional, integration, and testing requirements as well as SLAs and operating level agreements
        • Leads technology cost/resource estimates and input to business cases
        • Work with the IT Architecture & Development organization during development to address functional requirements and functional design clarifications
        • Provide expertise and update multi-year technology roadmaps
        • Provide expertise to training and field support groups as appropriate before new releases go-live
        • Identifies opportunities to enhance the business partnership and planning processes
        • Trains and/or mentors other team members, and peers as appropriate

          IT Governance

          • Follows all defined technology standards and processes (i.e. IT Governance, SM&G, Architecture, etc.), and provides input for improvements to the appropriate process owners as needed
          • Participates in technical evaluation process when assessing additions or changes to defined technology standards

            Marathon TS is committed to the development of a creative, diverse and inclusive work environment. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Marathon TS will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Marathon TS does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as "protected status ").

Keywords: Marathon TS, Bethesda , Business Analyst (Data Platform), Professions , Bethesda, Maryland

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