Business Analyst
McGraw Hill Financial - Evergreen, CO

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is the world’s leading energy information provider. Our real-time news, pricing, analytical services and conferences help markets operate with transparency and efficiency. With more than 600 employees in 17 offices spanning five continents, you get the best of a small company and a Fortune 500 corporation at Platts.

Platts is currently seeking a Senior Business Analyst to be responsible for analyzing, defining, and documenting user requirements, procedures, and issues, problems and opportunities. The Senior BA conducts joint design efforts to develop new solutions or value propositions for customers, to automate processing or to improve existing business processes within associated information systems. The Business Analyst is concerned with ensuring that any proposed technology solutions will meet customer needs and expectations. The Business Analyst also ensures that all documentation and associated communications are appropriate for the intended audience, e.g. technologists versus business personnel.

Gathering user requirements for new systems, enhancements to existing systems, and gap analyses for build/buy reviews, by analyzing business and information technology processes. This includes reviewing existing documentation, soliciting user requirements through interviews and workshops, and researching industry standards to determine best practices in specified areas

Documenting “As Is” and “To Be” processes at both high and low levels. Artifacts include process flows, Business Requirements Documents, Functional Requirements Documents, Use Cases or User Stories, and wire frames. These artifacts document user / system interactions for specific system features and functions, help define new workflows, and help identify potential issues with the proposed solution(s)

Participating in the testing, training, implementation, and support of system requirements

Builds and manages relationships with business participants / project stakeholders

Reviews requirements in light of local / regional / global impact

Provides perspective for proactive risk management and conflict resolution

Develops comprehensive business requirements that bridge business / product needs with system specifications

Facilitates the design and/or re-engineering of workflows, creation of process models, design of UIs and navigation specifications

Delivers project communications and presentations

Provides project metrics used to assess project progress and ensures quality metrics are met

Manages requirements for projects that span multiple regions


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience or certification; Master’s degree a plus

A minimum of 7 years of business analysis experience; 2 years financial industry experience preferred

Experience with both RUP and Agile development methodologies, including Use Case-based Requirements Management and User Story development techniques

Knowledge of Rally and QC a plus

Extremely strong communications / influencing skills, both written and verbal

Ability to work in a matrix environment and to use influencing skills to build consensus among disparate stakeholders

Ability to work independently; Strong analytical skills

In-depth knowledge of Visio, Excel, and PowerPoint required

Ability to think strategically; Meeting management skills

Familiarity with usability principals and techniques a plus

Experience with offshore development partners a plus

High level understanding of various technologies (e.g. BPM, ETL, Master Data Management etc) and associated business purpose/values preferred


Regular full-time employees of The McGraw-Hill Companies routinely receive the following benefits:

Medical, Dental, Vision insurance, Flexible spending accounts with company contribution

401K with company matching, long-term and annual incentives, stock purchase program

Many work/life benefits such as low-cost emergency child- and elder-care, parental leave for birth or adoption, flexible work arrangements, volunteer opportunities, employee assistance programs, tuition reimbursement, employee discounts, and much more

About the Company

McGraw-Hill Financial is a leading provider of content and analytics to global financial markets. McGraw-Hill Financial's leading brands include Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, J.D. Power and Associates and Platts, a leader in commodities information. In September of 2011, The McGraw-Hill Companies announced its intention to separate into two companies by the end of 2012: McGraw-Hill Financial and McGraw-Hill Education.

The McGraw-Hill Companies is an equal opportunity employer. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. For special accommodation due to disability, please email webmaster -at- and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate individual.



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