Business Analyst


ASCEND transforms real-world data from the interdependent domains of health, education, income, social conditions, and well-being through the use of analytics and dynamic social networks. These advanced knowledge networks link human data to better understand and improve life. We bring life to data.

ASCEND provides a flexible work environment in a team-first corporate culture. Yes, that means you can work from home (or the local coffee shop). We also provide competitive benefits, professional development, and the opportunity for interesting work with the latest and greatest technologies. If you are selected to join ASCEND, you will be among the best of the best in our industry and become a key member of our dynamic, high-performing team.

Your Opportunity

ASCEND is seeking a full-time Business Analyst as a Member of the Technical Staff to develop capabilities for our family of products and support our clients. Your focus will be centered around: 

  • Collecting information (e.g. business requirements, system requirements, and technical requirements) from various stakeholders to assist in the development of new technical solutions and web applications

  • Leading requirement gathering activities including business process modeling and process mapping

  • Translating basic information into technical specifications in order to build systems

  • Supporting testing of products and document progress and status

You Bring

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science or Information Technology, or equivalent work experience and agile development principles strongly preferred

  • 3 to 5 years of experience providing consulting services to clients for the development of technology solutions

  • Experience implementing business process reengineering techniques, including proven experience in process and data modeling, developing business and functional requirements, and performing gap analysis

  • Experience with requirements management and design skills

  • Experience developing workflow and use case design experience

  • Ability to work within different technology solutions infrastructure

  • Excellent attention to detail, problem solving, and organizational skills

  • Agile software development experience, including storyboard development and affinity mapping

  • Atlassian JIRA requirements documentation and agile project management

  • Labor/workforce industry experience highly preferred

Your Office

This is a remote position within commuting distance of Columbia and Annapolis MD is preferred.

ASCEND is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, pregnancy, disability, work-related injury, covered veteran status, political ideology, marital status, or any other factor that the law protects from employment discrimination.