Senior Business Analyst

Technology & Analytics New York, New York

Position at Medidata Solutions

Medidata: Conquering Diseases Together

Medidata is leading the digital transformation of life sciences, creating hope for millions of patients. Medidata helps generate the evidence and insights to help pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostics companies, and academic researchers accelerate value, minimize risk, and optimize outcomes. More than one million registered users across 1,400 customers and partners access the world's most-used platform for clinical development, commercial, and real-world data. Medidata, a Dassault Systèmes company, is headquartered in New York City and has offices around the world to meet the needs of its customers. Discover more at

Your Mission:

Medidata is the leader in developing the technologies that allow our customers to get the medicines to patients faster.  Building on our long history of delivering world-class clinical applications to the life sciences industry, Medidata’s Product Organization is staffed with a passionate team of product management experts, tackling the industry’s most difficult technical challenges in order to push the boundaries of possibility for our clients and most importantly, for patients. Together we can deliver meaningful advanced digital transformation to the industry in order to achieve our vision. 

  • Collaborate with key business leaders and product management to provide feature-based solutions that support Medidata product strategy

  • Subject matter expert and product expert for at least one product

  • Understanding of client needs and market trends, through client interaction and other market research

  • Interact with other Business Analysts, Product Owners and internal stakeholders to understand new business requirements and enhancement requests

  • Work with product members to finalize product priorities, including bug fixes

  • Create and own the business/product requirements documentation

  • Manage feature iteration throughout the product lifecycle

  • Interact with architecture, engineering, and quality assurance teams during the software build and/or configuration process and testing process

  • Assist in supporting product launches and upgrades

  • Consistent efforts to deliver quality solutions as per agreed scope

  • Ensure efforts to continually improve domain knowledge

  • Ensure the quality of the deliverables as per the defined defects meet specific standards

  • Document issues with resolutions and share with team members to improve team productivity

  • Knowledge transfer with other team members to improve overall team education level

  • Provide accurate and timely information and escalates when there are issues

  • Actively participate in meetings, including all agile meetings, and make valuable contribution

Your Competencies:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to interact with technical resources and effectively communicate technical information and processes to relevant stakeholders

  • Ability to translate business needs to a technical team

  • Critical thinking: Analysis and problem solving skills to address core business problems; Ability to effectively evaluate a problem or situation from all angles to determine the most appropriate solution

  • Must have passion for turning data into valuable information and knowledge

  • Technical/software development experience a plus

  • Action-oriented

  • Possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy

  • Skilled at creating business cases that meet product and strategic company objectives

  • Travel requirements: Minimal

Your Education & Experience:

  • University degree, preferably in information systems, mathematics, computer science, or other relevant areas
  • 4+ years with BS, 3+ years with MS
  • Relevant experience with SaaS products and/or Life Sciences strongly preferred
  • Agile experience strongly preferred

Medidata is making a real difference in the lives of patients everywhere by accelerating critical drug and medical device development, enabling life-saving drugs and medical devices to get to market faster. Our products sit at the convergence of the Technology and Life Sciences industries, one of most exciting areas for global innovation. Nine of the top 10 best-selling drugs in 2017 were developed on the Medidata platform.

Medidata’s solutions have powered over 14,000 clinical trials giving us the largest collection of clinical trial data in the world. With this asset, we pioneer innovative, advanced applications and intelligent data analytics, bringing an unmatched level of quality and efficiency to clinical trials enabling treatments to reach waiting patients sooner.

Medidata Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Medidata Solutions provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the law. Medidata Solutions complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.