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Argonne National Laboratory Business Analyst in Lemont, Illinois

Business Analyst

Requisition Number: 5335 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Technical Support Division: BIS-Business and Information Services

Employment Category: Regular Shift:

Level (Grade): RD1 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

The Enterprise Software Solutions department at Argonne National Laboratory invites you to join the team supporting the Laboratory’s central software and services. We are currently seeking an experienced Business Analyst to provide strategy and technical insight in designing and supporting business processes and services while aligning to software development methodology best practices. The role will also be responsible for researching, planning, coordinating and solutioning conceptual design requirements.


  • Function as a liaison between business users, functional subject matter experts, systems analysts and technical developers
  • Conduct discovery sessions with business end users to understand current state operational challenges and problems
  • Analyze and evaluate operational processes and flows to create initiatives and priorities for a pipeline of recommended enhancements
  • Create requirements definitions and technical specifications documentation
  • Translate technical specifications into business requirements and vice-versa
  • Ability to document the process and tool functionality for training purposes
  • Create strategies for testing and proving proposed prototypes and full solutions
  • Report on progress for initiatives and day to day work
  • Develop good peer to peer working relationships with both internal and external business partners


  • Hands-on experience with developing solutions to business process problems and providing solutions that match clients’ business needs
  • Solution prototyping and process wire framing
  • Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills
  • The ability to influence stakeholders and work closely with them to determine acceptable solutions
  • Ability to clearly and effectively express ideas and messages via speech or writing
  • Ability to effectively absorb information from various sources, then analyze and examine data in detail, draw appropriate conclusions and produce actionable reports and metrics
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-organization and self-starting
  • Customer experience focused
  • Strength in effective use of office application tools (e.g. Power Point, Excel, Word, and Visio)
  • Comprehensive knowledge of developing solutions for business processes aligned with Service Management
  • A history of leading and supporting successful projects


  • Ability to clearly and effectively express ideas and messages via speech or writing
  • Considerable interpersonal skill in effectively interacting with team members and stakeholders
  • Considerable skills in project and task organization and leadership
  • Considerable skill in translating needs of customers into systems design
  • Considerable skill in estimating cost and schedule requirements

This is an Evergreen job posting which allows candidates to apply once to be considered for multiple job requisitions; you may be asked to apply to a specific job posting in the future.

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