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Business Analyst

  • Location

    D.C.

  • Type

    Full-Time Job

  • Category

    Other

THIS IS A FULL-TIME POSITION BASED IN WASHINGTON, DC AND REPORTING DIRECTLY TO THE CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER.

THE ROLE

You will be directly responsible for managing technical requirements on a multi-platform solution, driving technology decisions based on analytics, and ensuring on-time and accurate delivery of technical enhancements. This includes activities such as:

  • Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, storyboards, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, business analysis, competitive product analysis, and/or task and workflow analysis
  • Work with the business unit owners to define and document the solution’s vision and scope
  • Work with engineering team to develop functional requirement documents
  • Breakdown high-level business and user requirements into functional requirements, specified in an appropriate level of technical detail suitable for use by engineering team
  • Lead requirements analysis and verification, ensuring that requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, and verifiable
  • Use research and analysis to identify emerging approaches, technology, and solutions that can be leveraged in the implementation of identified requirements
  • Coordinate with other team members, including business unit owners, engineering team, and executive management
  • Work with engineering team to create estimates to determine durations and level of complexity for functional scope items

THE QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or other related field
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience in Financial Services (consumer credit, education financing, or online lending platforms), with a background in consulting a plus
  • Experience performing current and future state analysis for IT systems
  • Interviewing skills – ask the right questions to surface essential requirements information
  • Advanced analytical skills:
    • evaluate the information gathered, reconcile conflicts
    • decompose high-level information into details
    • distinguish presented business requests from the underlying true needs
    • distinguish solution ideas from requirements
  • Strong communication skills, to relay information effectively to business unit owners, engineering team, and executive management
  • Ability to create documentation that is leveled for both business and technical users
  • A demonstrated working knowledge of agile software development
  • Demonstrated experience working with PHP LAMP, Salesforce, and Google Cloud, and Amazon Cloud infrastructure
  • Spanish language skills, a plus

A passion for financial inclusion and access to higher education is a must!

In addition, you should be comfortable working in a start-up environment, meaning a small agile team, fast-evolving roles and responsibilities, variable workload and tight deadlines, a high degree of autonomy, and 80-20 everything.

About Us

MPOWER Financing is a small, rapidly growing, early stage financial technology start-up with offices in Washington, DC and New York, NY. We enable students from around the world to attend top U.S. universities by removing financial barriers to higher-education. Our global team is composed of ex-management consultants, financial services and technology professionals, and other experts in their respective fields – all passionate about access to higher-education and financial inclusion. As a FinTech startup funded by a prominent private equity firm, we move extremely fast and leverage the latest technologies, global best practices, and heavy analytics to tackle one of the biggest challenges to economic mobility. We work hard, have fun, and believe in our mission. For us, it’s personal.

As a member of our team, you’ll be challenged to think creatively in an environment where ideation and implementation happen very quickly. We review all our staff members for promotion every 6 months and provide the resources they need to further their skills and grow with the company. MPOWER is committed to cultivating your strengths and curiosity and helping you make an immediate impact.

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