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Thermo Fisher Scientific Senior IT Technical Business Analyst in Carlsbad, California

Senior IT Technical Business Analyst

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific's Information Technology department is seeking a Senior Technical Business Analyst at our Carlsbad, CA site as part of our IT Global Operations group. The individual will support our MES (Manufacturing Execution System) projects across various sites and business divisions.

This role will work closely with Manufacturing Operations and with other IT application teams as needed to ensure that the business goals are met. Additionally, they will serve as an SME and a key contributor, constantly interacting and communicating with both technical and non-technical colleagues. This individual will be involved in project execution, requirements gathering, and will have the opportunity to apply technical skills where deemed beneficial.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and present functional and technical requirements to business and IT teams

  • Analyze problems/projects to identify scope and root cause and then document the outcomes

  • Work with various users at all levels - IT Teammates, Business Managers, Executives and end users to plan and offer solutions, participate in the system and process design, and manage expectations and progress.

  • Discover functional dependencies and help make recommendations on system/business solutions to mitigate risk

  • Facilitate review sessions with functional owners and end-user representatives

  • Be the go-to-person - Subject matter expert (SME) for IT on all projects under their responsibility

  • Work with our IT Project Managers to manage large projects from beginning to successful rollout

  • Act as IT PM on smaller projects and enhancement projects

  • Operate in a SCRUM environment

Education

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience working as a Business Analyst or similar role

  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum team

  • Strong understanding of development SDLC

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills; attention to detail is crucial

  • Strong business acumen and ability to assess benefits versus costs to make critical decisions

  • Ability to work as a team member and contribute to the overall success of a team as well as work independently and handle multiple tasks

  • Ability to tear down complex problems into smaller components

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMI Certification/Agile Scrum Certification is preferred

  • Experience with cloud architecture using AWS or Azure

  • Technical knowledge a plus (front-end, back-end, etc.)

  • Thorough understanding and ability to use source control / configuration management tools (Git, SVN, etc.)

  • Experience with MES systems a plus

  • Exposure to ITIL incident management is a plus

  • Life Science industry background is a plus

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Must be self-confident, assertive, and self-motivated

  • Must have a learning mindset

  • Ability to develop solutions that reduce total cost of ownership over the long run

  • Strong written and oral communication skills with internal customers and all levels of management in a non-technical manner.

  • Customer focus and proven ability to build strong working relationships

  • Ability to organize, disseminate information efficiently gain consensus and set expectations

  • Strong time management skills, prioritization abilities and drive to take ownership of issues and tasks.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.

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