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Business Analyst (Flexible Hybrid Schedule)

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
United States, Maryland, Chevy Chase
4000 Jones Bridge Road (Show on map)
February 16, 2023
Primary Work Address: 4000 Jones Bridge Road, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815 Current HHMI Employees, click here to apply via your Workday account.

HHMI is focused on supporting and moving science forward in a variety of different ways ranging from conducting basic biomedical research, empowering educators, inspiring students, developing the next generation of scientists - even stretching into film and media production. Our Headquarters is in the greater Washington, DC metro area and is home to over 300 employees with expertise in investments, communications, digital production, biomedical sciences, and everything in between. The work housed here supports and augments the groundbreaking research conducted in HHMI labs across the nation. As HHMI scientists continue to push boundaries in laboratories and classrooms, you can be sure that your contributions while working here are making a difference.

About the role:

The Business Analyst will play an instrumental role in leading and continuously improving critical business systems for our Investments department. They will support ongoing projects and provide application support to existing systems. The person in this role will apply their broad knowledge of the systems/applications we use to provide clear communication to the technical team on what the customer needs are. The Business Analyst will build and maintain working relationships with team members, product owners, and their representatives. They will also form partnerships to guide upcoming work to those initiatives that solve our biggest challenges or provide the most business value in advancing the Institute's strategic priorities.

We encourage qualified candidates who are eligible to work in the United States to apply. Please note we are not able to sponsor a visa for this position at this time.

What we deliver:

  • Have a direct role in supporting critical work that impacts HHMI's mission.

  • A company that champions a healthy work life balance.

  • A team that believes in continuous learning and cultivates an environment where all members of the team help each other.

  • A competitive compensation package that includes up to $10,000 in educational reimbursement each year and a significant budget for professional development.

What you'll do:

  • Develop user stories including researching and analyzing data to define business functions, visualization / mock-ups to help facilitate the development process, and testing and documentation.

  • Based on business need, you may lead requirement/use case gathering sessions to understand and document client business requirements, architect, and configure the technical solution, demonstrate the configurations through the development of prototype systems, assist the client in testing the solution

  • Provide expertise on system product function, design, build, and support.

  • Advise client on options, risks, and any impacts on other processes or systems

  • Manage projects, priorities and activities of project team members and external consultants

  • Collaborate with capability teams to architect, design, test, and implement new features and functionality

  • Conduct ongoing system build, integration troubleshooting and configuration updates

  • Demonstrate curiosity about the way things work and highlight areas of opportunity and continuous improvement

What you bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Business, related field or combination of education and relevant work experience.

  • Five to eight years of experience in requirements gathering, analyzing, anddocumenting business requirements and processes.

  • Experience in a DevOps analyst role across the full software development lifecycle: system analysis and requirements gathering, design, testing, documentation, training, production support.

  • Extensive technical support experience including web-based SaaS and custom-developed business applications

  • Experience with investment trading, operations, accounting, and analytics systems preferred (Order Management, Portfolio Accounting, Investment Analytics, CRM)

  • Project management skills - waterfall and agile.

  • Ability to lead/ participate in multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

Physical Requirements:

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word "may," the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are "essential functions" of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Compensation and Benefits

Our employees are compensated from a total rewards perspective in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our site to learn more.

Compensation Range

$92,080.80 (minimum) - $115,101.00 (midpoint) - $149,631.30 (maximum)

Pay Type:


HHMI's salary structure is developed based on relevant job market data. HHMI considers a candidate's education, previous experiences, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity when making job offers. Typically, a new hire for this position in this location is compensated between the minimum and the midpoint of the salary range.