IT Senior Business Analyst, Enterprise Application
Job Opportunity at Spark Therapeutics, Inc

Posted on Apr 4

http://www.sparktx.com    215-220-9300

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4156733

The Sr Business Analyst, Enterprise Applications is responsible for planning, design, configuration, deployment and support of the Enterprise Resource Planning system in support of Manufacturing, Materials Management and Finance operations and processes. The Sr. Analyst must be able to provide both application support in a business analyst capacity as well as technical support and project management. This includes gathering and analyzing data in support of business cases and proposed projects as well as performing system administration functions. This individual will apply advanced communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help maximize the benefit of IT system investments.

  • Collaborate in the planning, requirements development, design, configuration, and deployment of new applications, and enhancements to existing applications. 
    • Including partnering with business functions to identify process gaps, recommending/designing solutions and developing and documenting the optimized business processes and change initiatives.
  • Analyzes business scenarios and identifies opportunities for improvement through automation and/or business process redesign.  Creates process models and visual depictions of system and data flows to facilitate requirements and design discussions; document configuration, application functionality and integration modifications needed to support business requirements; Collaborates with fellow IT colleagues to align, prepare, configure and verify technical requirements of the application and create alignment and a robust post implementation support model. 
  • Creates SDLC project deliverables including requirements specifications, design, configuration, and testing (including validation deliverables).
  • Work with software vendors to understand existing and future release functionality including execution of protocols, perform testing sequences and change controls.
  • Provide day to day and scheduled application support; respond to application support issues from multiple business customers.  Cross train with other team members to mutually provide backfill support.
  • (Including fielding incoming problem tickets from end users to resolve enterprise applications and software issues within servers, databases, and other mission-critical enterprise application systems. Test fixes and perform post-resolution follow-ups to ensure problems have been adequately resolved.)

  • Ability to model business processes and application data flows in order to clarify requirements and facilitate design
  • Ability to analyze and define business requirements and translate into technical solutions.
  • Effective project management skills are essential; change management capability and desire to innovate and help lead change.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills; excellent communicator with active-listening skills.
  • Proven adaptability to shifting project schedules, priorities and assignments; able to make effective decisions under pressure.
  • Demonstrated self-directed, problem solver in a dynamic, fast-growing, fast paced, team environment.
  • Proven experience in planning, installation, configuration and implementation of software solutions.
  • Experience with the following systems required: Microsoft Navision.
  • Exceptional analytical, conceptual and problem solving abilities.
  • Exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • PC literacy required; MS Office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Life Sciences industry experience preferred; 21 CFR Part 11 compliance preferred; Strong knowledge of network infrastructure, system administration and Windows PC operating systems

  • Four-year college diploma or university degree in MIS, computer systems design or computer science or equivalent experience.
  • Generally 7+ years of experience in IT building and supporting Enterprise Resource Planning systems (preferably Microsoft Navision).
  • Knowledge and experience working within an SDLC framework.
  • Public company experience including working in a SOX/GXP environment.
  • Prior experience working in the Life Science industry including pharmaceutical, biotechnology or medical device.


Transforming Patient’s Lives. Spark Therapeutics is a pioneering gene therapy leader transforming the lives of patients suffering from debilitating genetic diseases by developing one-time, life-altering treatments. We are embarking on our goal to deliver the first approved gene therapy product in the US for genetic blinding conditions and have a product pipeline addressing other unmet rare genetic diseases. We have an entrepreneurial culture and are looking for talented and passionate professionals who are committed and motivated to making a difference in the lives of our patients. If you share our passion for excellence and are looking for a dynamic work environment that fosters creativity, scientific innovation and team collaboration, you may be a great fit for our team.


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