Pearson Senior Business Analyst in Austin, Texas

Senior Business Analyst


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.


The Senior Business Analyst has experience understanding systems, applying system knowledge to meet customer needs and has leadership skills to help the team grow. He/she will display a deeper understanding of the role and business analysis tasks and techniques, and demonstrate effective team leadership behaviors.

In addition, the Senior Business Analyst will have successfully demonstrated experience performing responsibilities expected as a Business Analyst, which include:

  • Acting as a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of the organization and to recommend solutions that enable the organization to achieve its objectives, goals and corporate vision.

  • Working closely with business personnel to evaluate business drivers and technology requirements, and defines systems strategies and specifications tailored to meet business requirements.

  • Acting as a primary point of contact with the business on behalf of the technology organization for new business opportunities. In this capacity, the BA is also a leader for change and process improvement.

  • Using industry standard analysis techniques and best practices, the Business Analyst reviews new business opportunities, identifies requirements and coordinates with development teams within technology to determine best possible solutions.


  • Ensures the highest standards for all stories created in development team.

  • Creates design artifacts, materials, visual aid that help visualize data flow. Reads and writes JSON, XML specifications and maintains changes.

  • Develops, maintains and administers a system to organize all stories details throughout the development lifecycle.

  • Maintain API documentation.

  • Routinely updates backlog, roadmap, internal and external documentation.


  • Competencies in facilitation and negotiation, interviewing, business writing, active listening, presentation skills, problem solving, team building, systems thinking, leadership and influencing.

  • Ability to successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously with overlapping deadlines.

  • Experience working and contributing to a positive team environment.

  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail required.

  • Creative self-starter, ability to apply knowledge and skills to new business opportunities.

Primary Location: US-TX-Austin

Other Locations US-IA-Iowa City, US-MN-Bloomington

Work Locations: US-TX-Austin-400 Center Ridge 400 Center Ridge Drive TechRidge Three.2 - Suite 100 Austin 78753

Job: Technology

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 7, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1811401

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled