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Associate Business Analyst

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THE OPPORTUNITY

The Associate Business Analyst (BA) serves at the intersection of the Business and Engineering teams. In this role, you will be working on critical projects for our businesses, helping to translate requirements into user stories for technical development. The BA will help ensure that the needs of the business and customers are being met by testing new development features and assessing the impact of those features. The ideal candidate for this role requires strong communication skills, the ability to manage project scope and deadlines, and a commitment to deliver the highest quality in all projects. Being analytically minded, detail oriented, and passionate about making a difference is a must for this role.


YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

• Proactively seeks to understand each division’s business objectives and the value they provide
• Understands how the business objectives intersect with technology, and helps translate those objectives into functional requirements
• Serves as a contributing member of agile scrum teams, helping to build exciting new software and technical capabilities
• Analyzes and understands requirements following software development lifecycle methodologies
• Coordinates projects and initiatives
• Communicates requirements to tech teams and vendors and with meticulous attention to detail
• Supports the product owner or product managers in the businesses by helping to manage the backlog of requirements in the form of user stories
• Builds domain expertise by learning core fundamental business analysts skills and processes
• Facilitates business and technology discussions regarding schedule and priority
• Facilitates the implementation of operational and business requirements
• Communicates how requirements fit into milestones and software releases as part of managing a larger roadmap
• Monitors post-production processes to ensure accurate completion of all deployments
• Apprises supervisor of status, schedule variances and outstanding issues



HOW YOU CAN FIT

• A self-starter that enjoys owning an effort and driving it to completion
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills
• Enthusiastic team-player
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to establish goals and set clear expectations, prioritize activities, and follow through to completion
• Excellent interpersonal skills including negotiation, problem resolution, and customer service
• Flexibility and adaptability to adjust and alter approach promptly and efficiently, when needed
• Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new technologies and programs
• Ability to quickly understand the scope of the project and identify key success and risk factors
• Must be able to clearly and regularly communicate status, issues and risks to project stakeholders
• Must be highly organized and have the ability to manage competing priorities
• Bachelor’s Degree or better (focus as an MBA, MIS, computer science, digital media, mathematics, engineering, science, or other quantitative field a plus)


Preferred Skills and Knowledge:

• Experience in structured SDLC methodology, such as Agile
• Experience with Adobe Experience Manager and other front-end web and eCommerce technologies and tools
• Experience working with third party vendors with an understanding of systems integration
• Understanding of how back-end and web-based systems interface with each other
• Experience with project tracking tools such as Jira, Rally, etc.
• Experience with web analytics tools (ie, Adobe Analytics, Coremetrics, Google Analytics, etc.)
• Familiarity with SEO and UX best practices
• Familiarity with regulatory and compliance needs relevant to our company - COPPA, can-spam, and regulatory issues
• Knowledge of publishing industry or multi-channel product management


ABOUT SCHOLASTIC

Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs, classroom magazines and other products that, in combination, offer schools customized solutions to support children's learning both at school and at home. The Company also makes quality, affordable books available to all children through school-based book clubs and book fairs. With a 98-year history of service to schools and families, Scholastic continues to carry out its commitment to "Open a World of Possible" for all children. Learn more at Scholastic.com/AboutScholastic.


About the Associate Program

Scholastic’s Technology Associate Program is designed to identify, train, and promote the next generation of leaders. Each new-hire class receives comprehensive training and is quickly given responsibility to deliver on business goals using industry-leading tools, partners, and technology – all while working in an agile, iterative model that emphasizes collaboration, transparency, and goal-oriented development.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran.


Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination. To view the full EOE policy, click here.

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