Business Analyst Consultant – Mobile Applications
Staples - Cambridge, MA

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Position Summary

Recognized by their peers and the IS and Business community as having extraordinary expertise in the BA and Mobile areas. Partners with Business Analysts and project team members to understand how individual concepts come together in support of the Staples mobile strategy. May create the business justification and roadmap for recommended solutions. Assigned to complex programs where the business problem and/or scope of the project is undefined, or unclear, and spans multiple business units and is generally teamed with an IS architect to perform high level discovery activities. You will have the opportunity to create real value designing applications on various mobile devices including mobile handheld, tablet, and laptop devices including iPad®, iPhone®, Android®, and Windows®


Leads a discovery team or a team of business analysts within the Mobile program

Provides consultation to projects in area of specialization

Performs needs analysis, proposal and documentation to create context and vision for business-critical solutions

Elicits, analyzes, validates and documents business, organizational and/or operational requirements

Facilitates meetings and work sessions with business and IS management and staff to elicit agreement on high level system process, data and organizational needs

Analyzes, structures and documents high level business process, organization and context

Works with IS and user management to develop departmental and cross departmental business models

Completes program level definition efforts usually leading a team of BAs to ensure appropriate integration across tracks

Integrates new approaches to enhance the effectiveness of business solutions

Synthesizes information gathering from numerous functions throughout the company in order to assist in the creation of cross-functional data, business or process models to support decision making at the executive level

Maintains an in-depth knowledge of various business, data, information and system architectures, the systems development life cycle and business analysis concepts, tools, methodologies and techniques

Mentors other Business Analysts and supports adoption of Business Analyst best practices

Works with development managers, project managers and architects to ensure compliance with the architecture and high levels of solutions integration

Actively participates in, and may lead, technology and product evaluation

May work with external companies in order to solve problems

May manage projects in a project manager role

Investigates new analytical methodologies, techniques and tools for departmental applicability

May make or participate in decisions on work assignments, schedule revisions or design features



Minimum 8-10 years of Business Analysis experience relative to IS implementations

Experience Defining and Designing Mobile applications

Expert communication skills including verbal, listening, written documentation, influencing, facilitation, presentation skills for technical or business audiences

Explicit business knowledge in the B-to-C and B-to-B e-Commerce industries

Skilled with excel, visio, and requirements management tools

Effective use of business modeling techniques: Process, workflow modeling and use cases

Knowledge of usability, GUI design techniques and prototyping tools such as iRise and Axure

Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Experience working with specific SDLC methodologies; waterfall, incremental, and Agile

Ability to create and execute effective requirements work plans

Exhibits strong self initiative and sense of urgency


BS/BA in Computer Science, IS, or equivalent business experience

Training course work towards Business Analyst certification is preferred



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Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values the diversity of our people, products, and services.

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