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Data Analyst

Owings Mills, Maryland T Rowe Price

Our mission as a leading investment management firm is to help our clients achieve their long-term financial goals. We believe our associates are the key to this mission and we are always looking for talented individuals who share our commitment to our clients success.
If youre looking for challenging work experiences and the ability to learn in a collaborative culture, we invite you to explore the opportunities available at T. Rowe Price.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The Business Analyst acts under general supervision of a project lead as a consultant and partner across the RPS channel to elicit, clarify and translate business requirements into documentation and conceptual design from which technical and business solutions are developed. The BA is responsible for defining (and/or redefining) business needs for reengineering business processes new and/or enhanced products, services or optimized business processes. The Business Analyst role is an active participant in project work in support of the Operating Model Reengineering effort as assigned and will lead efforts of low to medium complexity.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Develops a requirements work plan, in conjunction with Project Lead or senior business analyst for low to medium complexity work or projects. Identifies activities, techniques, dependencies, deliverables and stakeholders in order to manage the requirements effort, manages and refines the requirements work plan. Provides status updates and discuss issues to the project lead and team to develop estimates for Business Analysts tasks. Updates requirements specification documentation throughout the project to reflect requirements and design changes. Includes GBS in requirements analysis and participates in design reviews to ensure the design supports and meets requirements. Works with SMEs within the RPS Business and leverages strong systems and business process knowledge to lead efforts. Validates requirements elicited match the stakeholders understanding of the problem and business needs.

The incumbent will assist in the development of deliverables for larger, more complex OMR projects. Partners with project team members and Senior Business Analyst in planning and conducting meetings including, but not limited to: requirements elicitation sessions, requirements validation, documentation review meetings, design reviews, etc. Obtains approval of requirements and works with project lead to identify issues that emerge during elicitation and analysis .

Develops and evaluates alternative solutions and identifies a recommended solution with assistance from senior business analyst or project lead. Facilitates the solution selection and decision-making process in conjunction with the project sponsor team. Works closely with Project Lead (PL) or Sr Business Analyst to strategize on how to gain project team consensus for the most viable option, assess related business process changes and impact to users/clients. Engages in knowledge transfer with Business Analysts and project team members.

Writes and executes system test cases to validate the solution/application meets the requirements. May also be responsible for managing the execution of all phases of testing initiatives for small to medium sized system reengineering processes. Coordinates User Acceptance Testing initiatives. Coordinates knowledge transfer with end-user(s) and may be required to prepare and provide end user training and/or write procedure changes. Partners with GBS developers as project team members or on an ad hoc basis. Provides oversight to project completion in conjunction with the project lead.

Continues to educate self on business to continue to create efficiencies and/or mitigate risk via people/process/technology changes for the business. Continues to educate self analytically and/or technically to keep up to date and ensure their ability to work on a variety of solutions for the business.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

College degree and 1 year of related work experience, or

Associate degree and 3 years related work experience, or

High School diploma/equivalent and 5 years related work experience

Prior experience leading small business projects

Demonstrated ability to develop multiple solutions to moderately complex problems and recommend the best solution to the business and project team

Ability to apply strong business knowledge of the RPS channel to reengineer business processes

Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills

Must be able to meet with clients in order to gather, document, and analyze system specifications and requirements and work closely with technology partners and project team members in a fast-paced environment.

Ability to work collaboratively with others in team environment

Attention to detail

Self-motivated and self-reliant. Must work well independently and take initiative with assigned projects.

Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels, including external parties.

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Understands relationship between people, processes and technology within an organization

Knowledge of and experience with testing concepts and skilled in formulating test strategies, managing, and executing system testing initiatives

Process oriented, logical thinker

Skilled in the use of Visio or other process or flow chart tool

Knowledge of relational databases

Knowledge of and experience with Data Governance

Experience using Microsoft Office Suite

Negotiation skills.

Facilitation skills

Preferred

– Bachelors Degree preferred and 1 year of related work experience preferred

– Prior relevant industry experience preferred

– Some SQL Knowledge strongly preferred

T. Rowe Price is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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