Business Analyst Lead, Lifecycle Safety Systems - Raleigh/Durham, NC


The Business Analyst Lead position performs a lead role in supporting multiple business units and project teams in the

analysis, documentation, and management of business requirements throughout the life of the project. The BA Lead will

mentor and coach other Business Analysts as they ensure that requirements are fully understood by the technical team

before solutions are designed and implemented. This position will adhere to established System Life-Cycle (SLC) and

Computer System Validation (CSV) procedures, where applicable, in facilitating innovative solutions that meet the specified

requirements and add value to the business. The BA Lead will collaborate with the Project Manager to document the project

scope, objectives, and added value or benefit expectations, using an integrated set of analysis and modeling techniques.


  • Perform requirements gathering and analysis in order to provide high quality and detailed requirements, ensuring the

closest involvement with, and agreement from, the user community

  • Create prototypes and simulations to provide an accurate, graphical user interface representation, thereby facilitating

successful solution design and development

  • Resolve conflicting end-user requirements
  • Follow Quintiles System Life-Cycle (SLC) and Computer System Validation (CSV) procedures, as appropriate
  • Collaborate with the Lead User, or delegated member of the applicable business group, to create a User

Requirements Specification (URS) document

  • Collaborate with the Development group to create a Functional Specification (FS) document
  • Model processes to clarify business requirements, and to enhance or re-engineer business processes, prior to, or in

parallel with, solution design and implementation, as necessary

  • Produce and review data/information models and preliminary system architecture, as needed
  • As needed, review the Performance Qualification (PQ) document(s) prior to authorization and execution, to ensure

that it incorporates previously-captured requirements, and includes tests or test steps that explicitly address each

identified user requirement

  • Collaborate with Global IT Solutions functional groups by adhering to established processes to ensure that business

requirements are delivered through successful project implementation of optimal, cost-effective solutions

  • Collaborate with developers to ensure adherence to business requirements and UI design specifications
  • Collaborate with project team to ensure timely delivery and quality of all project deliverables
  • Manage BA resources in accordance with project schedules
  • Exhibit confidence and an extensive knowledge of emerging industry practices when solving business problems.
  • Develop training and support programs for global technology and process implementations, as needed
  • Identify initial Business Case requirements & other pre-project activities (e.g., high-level requirements, project scope,


  • Manage the specified business/systems requirements, working closely with the designated Project Manager to

facilitate progress of the project


  • strong technical and business writing skills
  • strong knowledge of technical and grammatical editing
  • strong knowledge of best practices for user interface design
  • ability to conceptualize and think creatively
  • ability to understand the business and technical domains
  • understanding of modeling languages
  • understanding of graphical design and prototyping tools
  • expert knowledge of the CSV and SLC processes adopted by Quintiles, and the ability to assist employees in their


  • ability to learn process improvement and re-engineering skills
  • ability to understand the project life-cycle
  • ability to understand the business and technical domains
  • ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences, and business concepts to technical audiences
  • ability to develop training and support programs for global technology and process implementations
  • an understanding of current requirements elicitation, analysis, specification, and verification, and the ability to apply

them in practice

  • knowledge of process engineering and process improvements
  • ability to guide the user in identifying business requirements


  • Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree, and have a minimum of 5-7 years of business analysis experience,

working towards or holding applicable industry accreditation or certification; or equivalent combination of education,

training and experience

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