Associate Business Analyst

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The Associate Business Analyst is responsible for working on projects, assignments and problems of limited to medium scope in partnership with project or department leadership. Areas of focus include information management, relationship management, development lifecycle, technical operations and project management activities.

Project Management

• Gather and document project risks and mitigations in partnership with project leadership or management.

• Inform management and recommend improvements to solutions

• Research, organize, and document project status updates from responsible parties and provide recommendations.

• Collect and consolidate data from responsible parties to be used for reporting and dashboard creation.
Information Management

• Create process flow documents of limited scope in partnership with project leadership or management.
Relationship Management

• Research documentation of both functional and technical requirements as part of a project team.
Development Lifecycle

• Coordinate deliverable creation to support other teams during the design and build phases (meetings, issue resolution, escalation, etc.) as directed by general guidelines.

• Manage documentation activities for members of the team and self of all test-related deliverables including test approach, test scenarios, test cases/conditions, test scripts, and test results

• Coordinate activities for follow-up during all phases of test execution (i.e. unit, end-to-end, integration, performance, operational readiness, user acceptance.)

• In partnership with project leadership or management, log defects and track and answer execution questions from business users during User Acceptance Testing.

• Develop the understanding of strengths/limitations various tools and technologies available.
Technical Operations

• Provide the documentation of release and deployment planning deliverables for the team and self.

• Perform post deployment validation in partnership with project leadership or management.


• Building Effect Teams (for managers of People and Projects)

• Developing Talent (for managers of people only, N/A for this role/level)

• Collaboration

• Leading by Example

• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability and Execution

• Manages Conflict

• Business Acumen

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes

• Organizational Agility
With particular emphasis on the following specific position-related competencies:

• Composure

• Learning on the Fly

• Listening

• Approachability

• Customer Focus

• Integrity and Trust


• Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in Business, Economics, Finance or Computer Science, or an equivalent diploma

• 1-3 years' experience in the IT field or equivalent DC work experience

• Ability to understand and apply detailed instructions to move projects forward

• Ability to follow established practices, policies and procedures

• Ability to build stable working relationships

• Good communication skills

• Strong understanding of productivity suite software (i.e. Microsoft Office)

• Sound analytical skills

• Able to create simple to complex analytical solutions

• Ability to take an abstract analytical problem and break it down into actionable tasks

• Suitable level of working business knowledge

• Hands on experience with a relational database

• Basic SQL is a plus

Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This role requires full-time in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback.


This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.