• Business Analyst

    Job Locations US-MA-Cambridge
    Category
    IT/Technology Management
  • Overview

    Fuel your intellectual curiosity and professional growth. Forrester is an idea company, where smart, motivated, curious people bring a diversity of opinions and the courage of their convictions to collaborate on ideas that change the course of business. Most of all, bring a point of view; here, every voice has value. At Forrester, you’ll work with innovative clients at emerging and established brands; these are the business and technology leaders we inspire and who inspire us. The Forrester experience is built on a singular, powerful purpose: to challenge thinking and lead change. 

     

    About This Role:

    This is an exciting time to join Forrester’s Technology Management development team as we tackle some big projects that are shaping the digital transformation of Forrester Research.  On a daily basis, you will be part of the team coming up with creative, simple fixes to knotty technical and user challenges. You will play a critical role in the Scrum team’s daily standups, testing, and demos. You will be responsible for ensuring that the design of business solutions meets short-term business functional requirements, is positioned for future functional requirements, and fits within the current architecture and strategic road map.

    Responsibilities

    • Work with the Product Owner to create new user stories, scenarios, and detailed level business requirements that support ongoing web and mobile application development.
    • Assess complex issues and provide recommended solutions in a timely manner.
    • Develop quality assurance regression test plans and user acceptance test criteria.
    • Collaborate with developers, designers, testers and subject matter experts to validate new web & mobile features.
    • Lead functional story testing on all development and production environments to verify that the solution delivered addresses client and stakeholder expectations.
    • Analyze metrics and data to answer stakeholder inquiries and recommend actionable next steps.
    • Keep abreast of leading technology best practices to recommend process improvements on an ongoing basis.

    Qualifications

    • BA/B.S. required
    • Two to three years work experience in or with a software development organization
    • Demonstrated experience with Agile software development methods and roles.
    • Strong analytical skills including ability to analyze business problems and isolate and advocate best technical solutions.
    • Good project management skills; ability to manage and execute multiple tasks simultaneously.
    • Excellent communication, flexibility and time management skills.
    • Proven success as an individual contributor, as well as a track record of strong positive teamwork, proactive collaboration, and effective problem resolution.
    • Commitment to quality and the role of testing in software development.
    • Preferred familiarity with web and mobile technologies: DWH, Google Analytics, JIRA, Urban Airship, & Cloud CMS is a strong plus.
    • Excellent attention to detail

     

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    FLSA Status: 

    Exempt

     

    Forrester Research, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

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