Business Analyst at Mathematica (Ann Arbor, MI)

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Position Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company's growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Read more about our benefits here: https://www.mathematica.org/career-opportunities/benefits-at-a-glance.

We are seeking a bright, energetic, and highly motivated person to join our team as a Business Analystin our Washington, DC, Woodlawn, MD, Princeton, NJ, Chicago, IL, or Ann Arbor, MIoffice, or remote. As a Business Analyst you will work closely with internal project teams, technical IT staff, and external clients to develop and document business and functional requirements, as well as develop and perform quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) processes.

Our ideal candidate thrives working in collaborative team environments, is comfortable interacting with staff who have varying degrees of both policy and technical knowledge, has strong problem solving skills with a drive to understand how things work, and isn't afraid to ask questions. An ideal candidate has a deep interest in using technology to solve problems and a passion for social research and public well-being.

At Mathematica, we take pride in our commitment to diversity. Building an inclusive culture that draws on the individual strengths of employees from different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, abilities, and experience is key to our success.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree with college level course work in computer sciences, social sciences, mathematics, statistics, or other related course work.
  • Strong grasp of data analysis, policy analysis, and system design techniques.
  • 3+ years of experience gathering, managing, and documenting business and functional requirements.
  • Ability to translate verbal communications to written requirements.
  • Ability to digest policy and business rules from non-technical people and translate that to business and functional requirements to technical people in IT
  • Skills in SQL and/or HQL.
  • Strong ability to understand project plans and clearly articulate roles, project goals, and timelines.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with others.
  • Flexibility to handle multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadline pressure.
  • Knowledge of the Health Insurance Marketplace managed through healthcare.gov is a plus.
  • Knowledge of data warehousing is a plus.
  • Web design and user experience (UX) is a plus.
Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a liaison between project teams and technical IT staff.
  • Work with project teams to develop written business requirements and functional requirements from verbal conversations.
  • Query and analyze data using SQL and/or HQL.
  • Lead development of processes and systems.
  • Lead project management tasks (scheduling and coordination of activities).
  • Create QA/QC plans and coordinate QA/QC activities.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, location preference, and salary expectations.

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $63,000 to $90,000. This position may be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance.

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance.

In accordance with Executive Order 14042 and its implementing guidelines, all Mathematica employees must provide documentation that they have been fully vaccinated or obtain an accommodation through Human Resources by providing documentation from a licensed health care provider that they are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 because of a disability (which would include medical conditions) or provide an attestation that they are entitled to an accommodation because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance. Available Locations: Washington, DC; Woodlawn, MD; Ann Arbor, MI; Princeton, NJ; Chicago, IL; or remote

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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Mathematica operates in the Other industry. The company is located in Princeton, NJ. Mathematica was founded in 1968. It has 1751 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, Life Insurance and 401(K). To see all 60 open jobs at Mathematica, click here.
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