Covance Senior Business Analyst in Princeton, New Jersey

Job Overview

The Senior Business Analyst (BA) is responsible for understanding the business processes and functional requirements for Early Development/IT, participating in assisting business unit to meet group goals and objectives, and translating the business needs to technical needs and vice versa. The Senior Business Analyst differs from the Business Analyst in terms of experience, size and complexity of the business supported, and scope of the projects he/she helps drive.

  1. Leads solicitation and documentation of functional business requirements and helps users assess relative priorities for technology solutions for projects of all size.

  2. Develop strong working knowledge of business processes and priorities.

  3. Develops current state and future state process maps using appropriate modeling tools.

  4. Interfaces with the application development test and technical teams to validate test results and verify that business requirements are met.

  5. Provides coaching and assistance to more junior level BAs within work group.

  6. Works collaboratively with peers in Global Applications, QA, SQA, ITQ, Risk and Compliance, and the PMO for coordinating overall delivery of technology solutions to business groups.

  7. Develops strong working knowledge of industry and trends; uses this information to maintain continuous improvement.

  8. Assists in providing recommendations to technology business requirements, business objectives, budgets and timelines.

  9. Helps partner with functional business unit members on how to work with IT


BS/BA degree or equivalent higher educational certification


  • 5+ years of successful business analysis experience.

  • 5+ years of experience working in the information technology department

  • Fundamental understanding of an SDLC and BA roles in both agile and waterfall methodologies

  • Excellent customer communications and facilitation skills

  • 2+ years of CRO experience and/or functioning as a BA in a pharma company.

Job Number 2017-16275

Job Category Information Technology

Position Type Full-Time

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