Business/Software Specialist

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 04/20/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Information Technology Job Number: 4148

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. They are among the world' s leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.


  • The Company seeks a Business or System Analyst to provide strategic and tactical support in critical project planning and execution.
  • The ideal candidate is energetic, self-starter, flexible and highly organized, has the ability to quickly grasp business needs and issues, and is comfortable interpreting meaning and relevance from raw data.
  • This is a great opportunity for someone with the right background to extend their experience and apply their analytic skills in an area that delivers measurable impact


Main responsibilities include: Under the direction of the manager the candidate is expected to:
  • Perform key analysis of business process and system process impact requirements related to data gathering, consolidation, reporting, analytics and others data consumption focused areas
  • Rationalize business requirements and help determine scope based on overall program objective and business 
  • Work with business and IT subject matter experts as needed and serve as a point of contact
  • Candidate should be able to serve as liaison between various organizational stakeholders and communicate tactical plans effectively
  • Take responsibility for the following deliverables per application
  • Business process impact analysis document
  • Gap analysis document
  • Business requirements documents
  • Assist with developing functional design, logical data modeling and technical design on as needed basis


  • 3+ years total professional experience; 3+ years professional business analysis experience in pharma, high technology and/or consulting industries
  • Fundamental understanding of business intelligence and decision support systems
  • Hands on experience with data warehousing, information management, information architecture and data modeling
  • Hands on experience authoring business requirements documents and exposure to functional designs
  • Understanding of pharma data domain areas
  • Exposure to high tech services and knowledge of markets in which the Company competes
  • Understanding of systems design and analysis
  • Hands on Data base or other programming experience Additional “Plus” skills
  • Company domain knowledge
  • Exposure to SQL, ETL, data base concepts and data warehousing technologies
  • Experience with Tableau or other visualization and reporting technologies
  • Proven project management experience Soft Skills
  • High-energy strategic thinker; strong analytical and business judgment skills
  • Proven track record of superior business analysis
  • Strong team player and self-starter
  • Experience engaging with large group of project staff, in multiple locations
  • Anticipates issues/challenges and develops proactive solutions



  • Requires BS/BA Post-graduate degree in information, engineering, business, or other related areas is a plus Skills and Experience
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