Tax Analysts is hiring an

Agile Business Analyst

Falls Church, United States

Founded in 1970, we are the premier global publisher and the essential source of news and analysis for over 150,000 tax professionals, with correspondents in more than 125 countries, and a staff of almost 200. Tax Notes is the name of our publications. You can get an idea of our work at www.taxnotes.com. We’re a team that is passionate about bringing transparency to tax systems, and just as passionate about cultivating an environment that embraces collaboration and innovation.

Tax Analysts offers a casual work environment -- relaxed dress code and pet friendly -- where talented individuals come together to produce great work. Here you will have the opportunity to pursue a fulfilling career and still have time for what's important to you personally, such as family, travel, education, or giving back to the community. We're proud to have been named a Top Workplace in the D.C Metro area by the Washington Post, and a Top Workplace by Energage in 2021. We strive to offer a realistic work/life balance, competitive compensation, and a generous benefits package.

Learn more about who we are - visit our LinkedIn Company page and our Top Workplace page. Scroll down to the end of the posting to see how our employees describe the culture of the Editorial team


Tax Analysts has an exciting opportunity for a new business analyst role on the Product Strategy Team. The business analyst will join us at an important juncture as we re-envision our product development process to adopt a more user-focused approach to taking a product from concept to market.

Requirements

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Participate in product discovery and support user research initiatives -- including user journey definitions and mapping diagrams -- to gather, analyze, specify, and validate the business needs of both internal and external stakeholders and convert them into actionable requirements that are focused on improved usability, user experience, and user adoption and engagement.
  • Keep track of feedback from users, product owners, and key stakeholders.
  • Effectively communicate requirements and project expectations to stakeholders and team members.
  • Convert high-level requirements into user stories and acceptance criteria that are clear to the Engineering team.
  • Facilitate dialogue about customer value to help make the product owner’s decisions more efficient.
  • Work with an Agile team to participate in Sprint Refinement to help product owner and engineers clarify user stories and acceptance criteria.
  • Groom the product/sprint backlog based on the prioritization communicated by the product owner.
  • Gather and analyze user data to help support customer-focused product decisions.
  • Work with the Agile team to plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools to ensure timely delivery.
  • Participate in project retrospectives to measure project performance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project and training documentation that reflects the scope and complexities of the project.
  • Analyze for gaps in business processes and recommend improvements that could enhance the company’s value to customers.
  • Collaborate with the other members of the Product Strategy Team on roadmap planning and prioritization.
  • Help influence stakeholders to support projects.
  • Evaluate and help prioritize incoming product or feature requests.
  • Coordinate with product owners in getting their sign off on user stories before development begins as well as after development is complete.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Excellent technical and nontechnical writing, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to resolve problems that require tact and discretion
  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple cross-departmental projects simultaneously
  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities with the ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Highly motivated and able to follow tasks through to final delivery
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Experience working with Agile or Scrum framework
  • Understanding of marketing and customer service principles
  • Understanding of basic project management principles
  • Familiarity with Tax Notes products

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or the equivalent in additional experience.
  • 4+ years of related work experience including business analysis and/or project management
  • Business Analyst certification preferred
  • Knowledge of content authoring and publishing tools and content management systems

Benefits

Benefits

  • Health/Dental/Vision: $0 employee plans, family plans start at $65/month
  • 401K: Immediately vested, 4% match
  • Parental leave: 5 weeks paid
  • Tuition assistance
  • Qualified employer under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PFSL)
  • Paid Time Off (13 days vacation to start, 13 days sick, 11 holidays)
  • Pet-friendly office
  • Private gym onsite

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