Business Solutions Analyst
About the role:
Our business analysts / solution architects don’t just ask what a client wants. They ask “what if we did it this way?” They’re big-picture thinkers. Strategic problem-solvers. Savvy team players with a passion for the process of software design and development. And we’re looking for a standout candidate to join them.
As a senior business analyst with The Mx Group, you’ll serve as the primary point of contact for our clients and help them shape and plan digital projects. You will work closely with senior members of clients’ leadership teams, learn from them about their business and the challenges they face, and collaborate with them to design new processes and tools to overcome those challenges. You’ll manage the development of brand-new applications as well as updates to existing systems. You’ll oversee the full lifecycle of development projects, keeping them on-scope and on-budget. Working with an experienced, enthusiastic team of software developers and analysts, you’ll produce applications our diverse client base — and their customers — can’t do without.
Note: At The Mx Group, we call this role “business analyst,” but we’re looking for people with the right characteristics — not necessarily the same title. Whether you call yourself a BA, a project manager, a product owner, a product manager or something else, we want to talk to you!
What we’re looking for:
- 8+ years of experience with software projects, including at least 5 years in a business analyst, product owner or similar role
- Experience designing and delivering complex software products; B2B and/or e-commerce experience is a plus
- Ability to think beyond gathering requirements to design / improve processes
- Outstanding critical thinking skills
- Excellent client-facing skills; comfortable working closely with senior executives
- An inquisitive, rationally opinionated, problem-solving nature
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
- Agile experience a significant plus
A leading B2B digital and demand generation agency, The Mx Group has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois for five years in a row. We have received numerous awards both for our work and our company culture, and were ranked among the top 10 B2B agencies in the country by B2B Marketing in 2017. Located 20 minutes from downtown Chicago, The Mx Group empowers companies with the competitive edge of modern B2B marketing. To do this, we integrate a broad set of services: Strategy. Design and content. Web and app development. Demand gen and lead management. We make it all work together to help companies attract, convert and retain more customers. For more than 25 years, clients have trusted us to turn their marketing investments into measurable revenue.
About our application development team:
The digital development team at The Mx Group produces much more than marketing tools and analytics. We build fully custom mobile and web apps with a high degree of technical architecture and UX excellence, all to create a smooth, quality experience for our clients’ customers. Our team’s past work includes customized CMS and e-commerce implementations, completely custom built-from-scratch SaaS products, and mobile and web apps that let members of the public compete against each other. Our Agile teams work on projects using a variety of technologies and tools, complete with continuous integration, automated testing and fully automated go-live. Come help us bring new ideas to life!
Why you’ll love working here:
At The Mx Group, we’re committed to producing great work — and having fun while doing it! We’re proud of our collaborative, open company culture, and we’re always looking for new ways to brighten up the work day for our tight-knit team. Whether you’re taking home first place in a trivia contest or chili cook-off, enjoying a brew from our craft beer fridge, or celebrating the start of Friday summer hours, you’ll see why our employees love coming in to work. Plus, we offer a full benefits package, including paid parental leave, and we close our office for a full week at the end of each year.