IBM Watson Health Business Analyst Practice Lead in Austin, Texas
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Your Role and Responsibilities
IBM Watson Health is seeking a Business Analysis Practice Leader to join our team.
As the leader of a team of business analysts, you will be responsible for practice leadership, people management, and direct client engagement. You will apply your deep experience as a business analyst in healthcare data and analytics and your passion for turning vision into reality as you and the teams you work with implement analytic, business intelligence and enterprise data warehouse solutions for Government Health and Human services agency clients.
Responsibilities include staff placement and recruiting for a team of business analysts, defining and implementing an effective requirements analysis practice methodology, and applying these methodologies in client engagements to translate requirements into meaningful and detailed specifications for technical teams to then implement. You and your team will ensure that deliverables and functionality are clearly defined and testable with measurable acceptance criteria.
Accountable for the business analysis practice area, defining best practices and a standard business analysis methodology to be used across projects.
Provides leadership and direction for business analysts engaged in client-facing projects..
Determines resource allocations required to meet project demands, adjusts resource plans and resource assignments as needed to adapt to project changes, ensuring staffing levels align with project schedule and budget.
Makes leadership decisions that are impactful to the project and ensures overall project success.
Effectively communicates with and develops/maintains excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholder
Subject matter expert in healthcare care data management best practices, data analytics solutions (data warehousing, modeling, business intelligence solutions) and analytic methods and measures
Successful candidates will possess:
Demonstrated track record of success in leadership role in the analysis and refinement of business requirements for a government Health and Human Services system implementation
Proven ability to drive deliverables thru life cycles in a structured environment
Demonstrated effective interpersonal ability to collaborate with technical teams, delivery managers, project management, client management and customer stakeholders
Required Professional and Technical Expertise
5+ years business analysis leadership experience in large-scale IT solution delivery/implementation for a Health and Human services state government agency (such as Medicaid, MMIS, etc.)
5+ years hands-on business analysis roles within both Agile and Waterfall development lifecycles
Bachelor's Degree in Health Administration, Economics, Information Systems, Biostatistics, Applied Mathematics OR related field or equivalent experience required
Preferred Professional and Technical Expertise
Deep subject matter expertise in healthcare data management and analytics
Knowledge of query, reporting, database, and analytic business intelligence tools
About Business Unit
IBM Watson Health is pioneering a new partnership between humanity and technology with the goal of transforming global health and revolutionizing many aspects of the medical and pharmaceutical industries, as well as government sectors. We aspire to improve lives and give hope by delivering innovation to address the world’s most pressing health challenges through data and artificial intelligence insights.
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