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Sr Software Business Analyst

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Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Bioscience R&D

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions that detect disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety. In North America we have more than 5,000 team members across 12 sites or subsidiaries, including Salt Lake City based BioFire Diagnostics. We believe in the power of diagnostics and bioMérieux sponsors public health initiatives and partnerships to address antimicrobial resistance, sepsis awareness, food safety, and consumer health across the globe. Come be a part of our mission to help save lives.


It is not every day that you can say the software you helped develop will save hundreds of thousands of lives per year, but at bioMérieux, we put innovation to work in life-saving diagnostic devices deployed across the world.


With engineering centers in St. Louis, France, and Italy, our Systems Development team collaborates globally to build products that ensure patient health and consumer safety.


From organism detection for sepsis diagnosis to susceptibility testing to organism identification with mass spectrometry, bioMérieux offers challenging opportunities in a science-based domain with a public health focus. If you’re passionate about solving real-world problems, you’ll find a home in our team of expert software developers, engineers, and microbiologists.


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Position Summary:

The Senior Software Business Analyst works as part of the Blood Culture software-development team to analyze and specify new features, represent customer needs to the software development team, and serve as the focal point for knowledge transfer between the business unit and the delivery team regarding the context and requirements for the software solution for our blood culture instruments.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Works with more senior business analysts to establish relationships with the business with a strong understanding of the business domain

  • Demonstrate fundamental consulting and communication skills of listening, writing, presentation, abstraction, and negotiation, and comfortably interact with all levels of leadership.

  • Elicits requirements using a variety of techniques to articulate the user needs and desired system capabilities.

  • Validate requirements and specifications for quality attributes, such as clarity, conciseness, correctness, completeness, testability, and traceability.

  • Translate requirements into specifications to reflect and confirm understanding of the requirements

  • Document business logic and business rules using appropriate tools

  • Contributes to elegant user experiences, under supervision by Lead BA, by applying industry best practices and domain-specific guidelines

  • Assists in managing and prioritizing user stories to ensure that scope is consistent with expectations.

  • May support system-test activities to ensure fitness of use for the business partner

  • Supports efforts in creating, revising, and/or maintaining requirements- and specifications-related SOPs and guidelines

  • Stays informed on industry trends in usability and business analysis; may attend conferences as needed

  • May travel to local customer sites for educational and support efforts as needed and directed


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Microbiology, Clinical Laboratory Science, or related field with 5+ years experience in Clinical Microbiology, or equivalent professional experience using bioMerieux products such as BacTAlert

  • Proficient consulting and communication skills:  listening, writing, abstraction, and negotiation with the ability to comfortably interact with all levels of leadership

  • Effective meeting-facilitation and presentation skills

  • Experience facilitating training activities


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to elicit and manage the business analysis of software projects, including:

    • Requirements management

    • Use cases and user stories

    • Subject Matter Expert (SME) sessions

    • Rapid mock-ups

    • Documenting business logic, rules, processes, and workflows

  • Experience working through all phases of the software development lifecycle, including feasibility, development, software verification, systems verification, and software validation

  • Experience using a requirements-management tool

  • Experience working as a member of an Agile team.


Joining bioMérieux, is choosing to join an innovative company with a long term vision, committed to the service of public health and carried out with a humanistic corporate culture. Our Group offers numerous possibilities: so come and join the 13,000 bioMérieux team members who already identify with these values!


bioMérieux is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/Vet/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/GINA.

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