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Staff Business Systems Analyst

Company: Guardant Health
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Guardant Health is a pioneer in non-invasive cancer diagnostics and the first company to commercialize a comprehensive genomic liquid biopsy. Our proprietary digital sequencing technology is transforming cancer treatment by providing an accurate and precise picture of the individual genomic alterations that cause tumors to grow, change, and develop resistance to treatment. We have combined decades of scientific research, advances in laboratory technology, and our breakthrough innovation in liquid biopsy to create new tests that have already handled tens of thousands of samples. We believe our tests can accelerate new drug development and improve the lives of all patients fighting cancer. Our current products are just the beginning of what we hope to accomplish, and new uses of our platform are emerging.

We succeed best by coordinating our creative talents and energies, working as a team to achieve results far beyond what any single individual could accomplish. We seek very talented people who want to be part of our fantastic team.

Job Description

We are hiring a Staff Business System Analyst to join our Data Platform team. Your main tasks will include engaging with the business users on new and existing projects, performing detailed requirements analysis, documenting processes, and performing some user acceptance testing. To succeed in this role you should have a natural analytical way of thinking and be able to explain difficult concepts to non-technical users. Looking for a go-getter and self-starter who can work in a challenging environment with minimal supervision.


  • Collaborate with business architects and cross functional teams to define the roadmap, prioritize projects and enhancement requests, analyze business benefits and/or operational efficiencies, map business processes and implement creative and effective solutions
  • Define and prioritize requirements, translate requirements into system functions, understand application configurations and customizations which can complete the solutions.
  • Present and articulate business problems through technical solutions in Salesforce
  • Define current state and future state roadmap and uncover gaps in Salesforce best practices
  • Facilitate sign-off to ensure alignment and acquire confirmation of integration requirements
  • Lead discovery workshops, which includes the facilitation of large audiences, solution presentations, and prototype demonstrations.
  • Work closely with Finance, Sales, Marketing, Operations and other cross functional organizations to capture requirements, examine existing business models and flows of data, document and present findings and craft appropriate IT solution, act as the liaison between the technical leads, the business, and the development team
  • Facilitate integration and user acceptance testing including documentation of test scenarios and provide oversight of test execution for projects
  • Facilitate the ongoing backlog grooming process, supporting the Product Owner to define value, priority, and select scope for upcoming releases and sprints.
  • Work closely with business and facilitate UAT and Test Strategy creation, actively participate with SQA for stable product and robust test case creation.

    • Bachelor's degree is preferred preferably in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or equivalent years of industry experience
    • Five (5)+ years of experience as a Business Analyst/ Solution Architect.
    • 3+ years of Salesforce and Integrations experience
    • Good documentation practices to help capture requirements accurately, track changes, report defects and promote continuous process improvements.
    • Experience with the Integration platforms like Mulesoft, Boomi is a plus
    • Knowledge on story grooming, functional analysis, storyboarding, use case scenario and user persona creation, process flow design.
    • Experience with Agile methodology management tools a plus (e.g. Jira)
    • Strong analytical skills, problem solving, communication skill and presentation skills to C Suite level audiences with meeting planning and facilitation skills.
    • Self-starter, able to work independently, identify what needs to be done and do it with limited direction and oversight.
    • Salesforce certification is a plus.
    • Proficiency with agile or lean development practices.

      Additional Information

      Covid Vaccination Policy: Starting January 7, 2022, Guardant Health will require all employees to be fully vaccinated to either (a) establish that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19; or (b) request and obtain an approved exemption from Guardant's COVID-19 U.S. Vaccination Policy as a reasonable accommodation, as consistent with applicable laws. An employee is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccination. Acceptable vaccines are approved or under emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, fully-vaccinated employees will be required to maintain their fully-vaccinated status under this policy by obtaining, if applicable, any FDA-approved boosters.

      Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

      Guardant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

      All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

      To learn more about the information collected when you apply for a position at Guardant Health, Inc. and how it is used, please review our Privacy Notice for Job Applicants.

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