Business Analyst – Innovations & Infrastructure
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our asset management businesses, with over $360 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.
Business Unit Overview:
Blackstone Innovations is the technology team providing Blackstone with the fuel (information and tools) the firm needs to grow. Serving internal and external clients, we build cutting-edge yet easy to use systems to create efficiencies and transparency into Blackstone and our broader community of investors, portfolio companies, etc.
Every member of the team participates throughout the life-cycle of projects. There are no silos or other walls preventing you from learning and growing to meet your career goals. We actively mentor our team to be the people who get it, the people who stand up and challenge the status quo and work together to come up with the best answers.
Job Title: Business Analyst
As a member of the technology innovation team at Blackstone, you will work with a group of talented individuals in a highly team-oriented environment to create the next generation of innovative solutions for Blackstone and the financial community at large.
Our technical Business Analysts are involved in the full development lifecycle and will work closely with all stakeholders during the conceptual, design, development, and production stages of each project. The business analyst serves as the “glue” between business owners, clients, quality assurance and the engineers that build the designs, so they need to be able to discuss, manage and document their work and design decisions effectively to varied audiences.
Build a deep understanding of user motivations, market opportunities and competition through research and design exploration.
Design and specify user interfaces and information architecture using participatory and iterative design techniques including customer interviews, usability testing, and other forms of requirements discovery.
Iterate on designs based on user feedback, user research, technology constraints and market dynamics.
Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas and detailed design rationale both verbally and visually.
Lead the interactive design process, drive decisions, track issues, and assist in estimating and managing release schedules.
Ability to both discuss, present and document designs and design decisions effectively to varied audiences.
·Work with cross-functional teams (client working groups, business owners, engineering, QA, etc.) to manage the entire lifecycle from concept to completion.
Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, intelligent and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. You will need:
A self-starting, entrepreneurial attitude, willing to work through all obstacles to accomplish tasks
Successful track record of juggling multiple projects on tight deadlines without compromising quality
Proven outstanding communication (written and verbal), presentation, documentation, and interpersonal skills; detail- oriented.
Thrives when collaboratively working with multiple groups in a variety of settings and strong communication skills with the ability to listen, articulate positions, and advocate designs
Impeccable project management and implementation skills.
Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio)
A basic understanding of the financial services industry
Experience with Salesforce CRM platform
Ability to drive process changes
To be considered for the role, applicants must meet any of the following criteria:
A degree in one of the following disciplines: Technology and/or Engineering is preferred
7-10 years equivalent experience managing technology projects
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other category protected by law.