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Business Analyst

Job ID 1509-1

Position Description:

Mathematica applies expertise at the intersection of data, methods, policy, and practice to improve well-being around the world. We collaborate closely with public- and private-sector partners to translate big questions into deep insights that improve programs, refine strategies, and enhance understanding. Our work yields actionable information to guide decisions in wide-ranging policy areas, from health, education, early childhood, and family support to nutrition, employment, disability, and international development. Mathematica offers our employees competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, as well as the advantages of being 100 percent employee owned. As an employee stock owner, you will experience financial benefits of ESOP holdings that have increased in tandem with the company’s growth and financial strength. You will also be part of an independent, employee-owned firm that is able to define and further our mission, enhance our quality and accountability, and steadily grow our financial strength. Learn more about our benefits here.

We are seeking an energetic and highly motivated person to join our team as a Business Analystin either our Chicago, IL, Princeton, NJ, or Washington, D.C. offices (or remote).  As a Business Analystyou will play a key role on project teams, comprised of technical and non-technical staff, to document business requirements, develop test plans and perform testing procedures.  As part of the Systems and Technology department, this position requires a high degree of technical aptitude related to systems and software development and a willingness to develop technical knowledge to meet project demands.

Our ideal candidate thrives working in collaborative team environments; is comfortable interacting with staff who have varying degrees of technical knowledge; has strong problem-solving skills with a drive to understand how things work; and isn’t afraid to ask questions.

At Mathematica, we take pride in our commitment to diversity. Building an inclusive culture that draws on the individual strengths of employees from different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, abilities, and experience is key to our success.


  • Serve as a liaison between project teams and technical staff.
  • Work with project teams to develop written business requirements from verbal conversations.
  • Manage and create tasks derived from business requirements.
  • Document business processes and identify opportunities to improve processes.
  • Identify technology solutions that may address business requirements.
  • Develop processes and systems.
  • Assist with project management tasks (scheduling and coordination of activities).
  • Assist in creating test plans and coordinating testing activities.
  • Execute test plans and document all test results.
  • Mentor junior staff.

Position Requirements:


  • Strong educational background and a B.A./B.S degree required
  • Basic grasp of software and systems, data and databases, data analysis, survey development, or system design techniques.
  • 1-3 years of experience gathering, managing, and documenting business requirements.
  • Ability to translate verbal communications to written requirements.
  • Ability to understand project plans and clearly articulate roles, project goals, and timelines.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Commitment to execution of tasks of varying complexity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with others.
  • Flexibility to handle multiple priorities, sometimes simultaneously, under deadline pressure.
  • Desired but not required: Web design, user experience (UX), SQL, Atlassian suite, Visio. 

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, location preference, and salary expectations.

This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of $63,000 to $90,000. This position may be eligible for a discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance.

Various federal agencies with whom we contract require that staff successfully undergo a background investigation or security clearance as a condition of working on the project. If you are assigned to such a project, you will be required to obtain the requisite security clearance. Must be able to pass a public trust background investigation.

Available Locations: Chicago, IL; Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Remote


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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