Senior IT Business Analyst (Remote)
Herndon, VA 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Over 20 years ago, Stride was founded to provide personalized learning - powered by technology. We reached students where they were in their own journeys. We knocked down their barriers to great education. And we gave every learner equal opportunity to succeed - however they defined success. Stride innovated the learning experience with online and blended learning that prepared them for their lives ahead.

Stride is a community of passionate leaders. Whether teachers, engineers, curriculum writers, or financial managers - whatever your expertise or role, we all work to empower futures through learning. And changing the trajectory of learning itself is one of our greatest missions. Join us in developing more effective ways to learn and helping learners build the skills and confidence they need to make their way forward in life.

The Senior IT Business Analyst works with solution architects, business stakeholders and senior engineering staff across the IT organization to design the best solutions to address the business objectives for product platform(s). The role requires a strong understanding of technology, software development, and application architecture as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Serve as the Business Analyst within Stride's IT organization. Responsibilities include working cooperatively with other business analysts embedded in the areas of Student Information Systems, Enterprise Service Bus, and integration with third party education systems;
  • Develop and champion multi-year business process management & optimization strategy and contribute to multi-year architecture roadmaps (Process, Capability, Technology, Business Change). Based on the roadmap, and situational awareness, recommend optimized investments in people, process, technology or information;
  • Serve as an expert to define and maintain the architectural frameworks/patterns, processes, standards and guidelines related to systems, business or data architecture. Align approach with broader architecture vision;
  • Conduct baseline mapping of Stride's core business processes in standard repository tools to level 4 details (APQC standards) or lower. Capture the relationships among roles, capabilities, processes and business units, the decomposition of those business units into subunits, and the internal or external management of those units, and expression of results in heat maps, organization impacts, etc.;
  • Capture the tactical and strategic enterprise goals that provide traceability through the organization and are mapped to metrics that provide ongoing governance for the achievement of the target architecture(s);
  • Partner with peers to help ensure that the target business architecture is realized. Promote and educate stakeholders on the use and value of optimized architecture(s);
  • Perform preliminary business analysis of emerging project requests/ideas to shape requirements and solution approach for alignment with broader roadmaps;
  • Provide subject matter expertise to the various technology teams including communicating decisions and best practices to other technical staff around the various development technologies and decisions;
  • Identify core common data shared across the enterprise and participate in enterprise-wide efforts to reach common understanding of those data;
  • Develop process guidelines, standards and hierarchies as well as maintain process repositories;
  • Actively participate with the Enterprise Architecture Team and act as the subject matter expert on the team for business architecture.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.


  • Five (5) years of software engineering experience across multiple systems & environments OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates and Licenses: None required.


  • At least 3 years of experience with development and solutioning on AWS
  • At least 3 years of experience with Java, Javascript, Angular, Spring, and SQL
  • At least 3 years of experience with an enterprise service bus like Tibco or MuleSoft
  • Must be adept at solving complicated technical problems
  • Deep analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to reason strategically about the future implications of current decisions and identify business risks
  • A keen interest in keeping up with current technologies and approaches in the industry with a particular focus on identifying ways to apply such new techniques to improve our performance
  • Ability to evaluate complex trade-offs between competing business & technical drivers to arrive at an optimal solution
  • Understanding of application design patterns and enterprise integration patterns
  • Experience with service-oriented-architecture and object-oriented design patterns
  • Excellent communication & collaboration skills with ability to document technical requirements and implementations.
  • Ability to work constructively and collaboratively with business users, technical staff, and management to reconcile differing points of view and build consensus
  • The ability to lead by influence rather than formal authority
  • Ability to clear required background check


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering
  • Experience in developing Software as a Service (SaaS).
  • Familiar with emerging web technologies.
  • Familiar with open source technologies and frameworks.
  • Experience in cross browser support issues and solutions.
  • Experience with Stencil and UI components, accessibility best practices, and responsive design

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position is virtual and open to residents of the 50 states and D.C.

Compensation & Benefits: Stride, Inc. considers a person's education, experience, and qualifications, as well as the position's work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value when determining a new employee's salary level. Salaries will differ based on these factors, the position's level and expected contribution, and the employee's benefits elections.

  • We anticipate the salary range to be $113,566 to $192,197. Eligible employees may receive a bonus. This salary is not guaranteed, as an individual's compensation can vary based on several factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, geographic location, experience, training, education, and local market conditions. Stride offers a robust benefits package for eligible employees that can include health benefits, retirement contributions, and paid time off.

The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is "at-will" as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the "at-will" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.

Stride, Inc. is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 years
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