Business Analyst

Business Analyst

EF Ultimate Break 

Cambridge, MA USA 

 

The role

Are you excited about the potential for technology to transform the way business operates and consumers buy products? As part of EF Ultimate Break’s software development team (a.k.a. DevForce1), you will work with developers, business leaders, and representatives of every department to build, maintain and improve a best-in-class e-commerce platform that drives business growth.  You will join a passionate, fast-moving team with a proven record of success where collaboration and innovation are foundational.  In a given day, you might collaborate with marketing designers to collect requirements for a brand new web feature, develop test cases to hunt down a bug in Salesforce, query a database to retrieve phone data, write user stories for discussion during backlog refinement, or lead a discussion within the team to articulate areas for process improvement.  Your contribution as Business Analyst will be an essential part of ensuring the team’s work maximizes business value and achieves our objectives efficiently.


Responsibilities

  • Become a trusted subject area expert in the technical ecosystem that powers our business
  • Interface with business users and leaders in every department to understand their needs and effectively communicate those needs back to the development team
  • Identify, solicit and continuously maintain feature requests and bug reports
  • Test and provide feedback to the development team on in-progress work before delivery
  • Communicate requests and deadlines between teams to ensure deadlines are met
  • Serve as team ScrumMaster: become an Agile expert and evangelist, keep the team on track, and document our shared decisions
  • Assist with technical tasks: Help business users with data requests, make a style change on the Live site using HTML/CSS, add a Google tag to facilitate test tracking

 

 

Requirements

  • You are passionate about technology and possess an intuitive sense of how to use tools or software in or outside of your work
  • You are confident in communicating and interacting with junior staff to executive level management (you have 2+ years of professional work experience)
  • You are highly organized, and are ready to roll up your sleeves to turn chaos into order
  • You are curious and always eager to learn how things work
  • You possess strong attention to detail
  • You are an effective collaborator who always puts the team goals first
  • You exhibit a strong sense of urgency at work: when you see roadblocks on the horizon you proactively plan to remove them
  • You can juggle multiple priorities with competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment 
  • You ask lots of questions, even when you think you already know the answer

Bonus Points

  • You are Agile certified or have worked with an Agile team previously
  • You can write some HTML, CSS, or SQL

 

The reason(s) you will want to work here

Aside from joining an amazing, passionate team, we offer killer perks (and this is the abbreviated list):

  • EF product discounts
  • All expenses paid international travel
  • Up to $1,500 a year for professional development/continued education
  • 25% company match on your 401(k)
  • Three weeks paid vacation your first year, 4 weeks thereafter
  • Charitable matching
  • Generous health/dental/vision package
  • Free in-house language classes


More about EF Ultimate Break

EF Ultimate Break is a division of EF Education First and is the easiest way to travel abroad for anyone 18–29 years old. Every trip gives travelers the chance to make friends, explore new places, and immerse themselves in different cultures—on fun, affordable, life-changing adventures.  For more information, visit www.efultimatebreak.com

 

 

More about EF Education First

Since 1965, EF’s mission has been to open the world through education. Today EF is the world’s largest private education organization—offering every imaginable way to learn a language, travel abroad, experience another culture or earn an academic degree.

 

For more information, visit careers.ef.com


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