• Senior Business Analyst (Technology Focused)

    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Project Management
  • Overview

    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (“Fred Hutch” or “the Center”) is one of the premier cancer research centers in the world and home to three Nobel laureates.  Fred Hutch is an independent, nonprofit research institution, located on a magnificent campus in the South Lake Union area of Seattle.  With the mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases as causes of human suffering and death, the Center conducts research of the highest standards to improve prevention and treatment of cancer and related diseases.  Recognized internationally for its pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation, the Fred Hutch’s five scientific divisions collaborate to form a unique environment for conducting basic and applied science.

    In order to fulfill its mission, Fred Hutch is dedicated to:

    ·         Generating new scientific discoveries and translating them into effective medical practices, therapies and public health approaches;

    ·         Recruiting, supporting and training highly qualified scientists and physicians in an environment that promotes collaboration and excellence;

    ·         Cooperating with other research entities and medical institutions to assure worldwide access to new research findings and technical developments;

    ·         Providing sensitive, efficient and effective care for patients participating in our experimental therapies and other studies; and

    ·         Promoting the importance of scientific research, responsible medical care, healthy environments and personal behaviors through public education and advocacy.

    The scientific palette of Fred Hutch is extensive; it has over 270 research scientists and 2,800 employees.  Areas of research focus include hematologic malignancies, solid tumor biology, immunotherapy, early detection, tumor research, international research, fundamental science, cancer and prevention research as well as substantial programs in global oncology and HIV/AIDS.  Additionally, given that the eradication of cancer and other life-threatening diseases is an ambitious goal that demands tenacity, scientific excellence, collaboration and breakthrough creativity, Fred Hutch has five scientific divisions working toward this end: Basic Sciences, Clinical Research, Human Biology, Public Health Sciences, and Vaccine and Infectious Disease.  The Center has recently established crosscutting integrated research centers organized to promote team science involving members from two or more of the scientific divisions.


    Fred Hutch Center IT (CIT) is looking for a technology focused Senior Business Analyst to lead the business analysis track for the Fred Hutch Human Resources Transformation Program, also known as Horizon.  

    The senior business analyst for Horizon is an active thought partner and application visionary who shapes the workflow and implementation solutions across the program. This role works closely with the program manager, program sponsors and technology stakeholders to collect, clarify, and translate business requirements into documentation and conceptual design from which the Horizon solutions are developed.  The senior business analyst is also instrumental in ensuring the Horizon project teams are following best practices for all phases of testing.



    • Liaises with user community and program team to communicate business priorities, translate business requirements into technical requirements and identify appropriate solutions
    • Facilitates regular requirement gathering and design sessions to capture and communicate user needs and expectations to the program team.
    • Drives authoring/co-authoring business cases; identifies opportunities for future enhancements and modifications
    • Provides consultative support on business-led technology initiatives including RFP design
    • Work with subject matter experts to develop solution architecture diagrams and process maps
    • Leads team through detailed system and business process analysis; ensures enhancements and solutions positively contribute to, expand upon, and do not conflict with overarching strategy
    • Utilize multiple problem solving methods to identify and solution gaps from a functional perspective
    • Authors UAT scenarios, reviews test plans with team to ensure product will meet acceptance criteria.
    • BA deliverables include, but are not limited to the following: Business case and associated system and or functional requirements, end user documentation, traceability matrices, UAT test requirements, As-Is and To-Be work flows



    • Minimum of 10 years of experience as a technology focused business analyst
    • BA/BS Computer Science, Business or related field
    • IIBA or PMI BA accreditation preferred but not required
    • Strong writing skills and ability to produce clear and unambiguous documentation
    • Proficient creating diagrams and process flows in Visio or similar software
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively communicate technical information to non-technical stakeholders
    • Experience with multiple problem solving methods and ability to use them as appropriate
    • Experience identifying and resolving requirement impacting issues, working with members of project management team, SME's and executives to develop and implement viable solutions
    • Demonstrates competent consulting skills and experience to bridge the gap between technology and business operations to enable organizations to make effective decisions

    Our Commitment to Diversity

    We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity and VEVRAA Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at escmail@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.


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