Product Business Analyst
At Extra Space, Business Analysis is the practice of enabling change in the enterprise by defining needs and analyzing potential and effectiveness of products/solutions that deliver value to stakeholders. Business Analysis enables the company to articulate needs and the rationale for change, and to design and describe solutions that can deliver value.
Business Analysts are responsible for discovering, synthesizing, and analyzing information from a variety of sources within an enterprise, including tools, processes, documentation, and stakeholders. The Business Analyst is responsible for understanding and expressing the actual needs of stakeholders- which frequently involves investigating and clarifying their expressed desires- in order to determine underlying issues and causes. Business Analysts play a role in aligning the designed and delivered solutions with the needs of stakeholders. Within the Product team, the analyst works very closely with Product Manager(s), and as a liaison between business Process Owners/Stakeholders and the Software Engineering group to accomplish desired product outcomes.
Consult with Business Owners/Stakeholders to gather information about system needs, objectives, functions, and features that are aligned to desired business/customer outcomes.
Analyze, refine, and document requirements for data, workflow, logical processes, interfaces with other systems, internal and external checks and controls, inputs and outputs.
Understand the departments, systems and process structures to recommend solutions to requested initiatives.
Consult with Stakeholders, subject matter experts and Developers to manage requests from initiation to successful production implementation.
Document and maintain business requirements and drive functional specifications and testing plans.
Work with product managers, as needed, to analyze and estimate feasibility, costs and other factors relevant for a products success.
Understand core agile principals and help development teams work within agile frameworks to maintain existing functionality and grow products aligned with business priorities.
Coordinate and demo changes to the business stakeholders for training to be developed.
Research and evaluate possible tools and systems to assist programming/developing solutions.
Monitor performance and adoption of programs and systems after implementation.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical writing and procedures, or ADA regulations.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.
Experience with Agile planning tools such as Jira, Aha or Rally
Domain knowledge in Kiosk, Web, or Mobile front-end development
Preferred experience with Microsoft SQL Server and Business Intelligence (SSAS, SSRS, SSIS) or similar technologies.
Preferred experience with SharePoint
Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree (B. A.) from four-year College or University in Information Systems, Business Management, Computer Science, or in a related field
4-6 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
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Extra Space Storage is the second largest operator of self-storage facilities in the U.S. Since we were founded in 1977, we’ve taken the storage industry by storm. In 2015 alone we added 1.6 Billion dollars in new acquisitions to our already large property portfolio.
The cornerstone of Extra Space Storage is successful partnerships with our stakeholders, partners, investors and customers. Our goals are driven by an impassioned, dedicated workforce that thrives in the innovation driven corporate environment. We are the best, at getting better!
Our Team Makes Us EXTRAordinary
Knowledge is power and experience is valuable. This is why we strive to attract the best candidates for every position at Extra Space Storage. Every position is valuable to our success from our executive management team, corporate employees, on-site managers and call center team.
Offering a Career Path Paved with Innovation and Satisfaction
Attracting the best candidates in any field requires a commitment to job satisfaction. At Extra Space Storage, job satisfaction is high, this is why we have one of the best retention rates in the business. We know that our success depends on our team loving their jobs!
An Extra Space employee is number one valued and knows they are invaluable to the team, customer and company. Second they are passionate enjoying a challenging and rewarding career path armed with the tools they need to succeed. Add a fun work culture and spectacular offices makes Extra Space a pretty amazing place to work.