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Sr. Business Analyst

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iRobot Corporation
Posted: November 15 2016
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Paid

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Job Description
Summary: iRobot Corporation, with a mission of "empowering people to do more" is at the forefront of the development of robotics and artificial intelligence technologies. iRobot has become one of the world's preeminent specialist designers and builders of consumer robots. iRobot invests in the development and growth of its people, in a culture of empowerment, innovation and fun. Come work with some of the most talented and influential people in the robotics field utilizing cutting edge technologies, in an exciting, fast-growing industry!

iRobot seeks aSenior Business or a Program Analyst.This individual will work closely with Program Managers to streamline end to end program management process.

This position offers the opportunity to manage and lead specific cross- functional projects across this growing organization, such as the development and roll out of new program management tools, resource tracking and prioritization tools, infrastructure development and capabilities development.

Excellent communication and a strongly collaborative orientation is critical to the success of this position, as the analyst will regularly work cross-functionally with Program Managers, Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, IT and other employees. Strong analytical skills and attention to detail are required to ensure the accuracy of data, conduct a wide variety of reports and analyses, and recommend courses of action based on a thorough review and understanding of available information. A business sense and comfort with numbers are essential for conducting the right analyses to shape decisions.

Essential Functions/ Job Duties: The key areas of focus for this role are:
  • Facilitate cross-functional discussions and document results
  • Create process documentation - templates, tools, process maps, graphical representations, etc.
  • Lead ongoing training sessions on focused topics
  • Assist with maintenance of PMO sharepoint page
  • Maintain Calendar of for key milestones in all current programs across iRobot
  • Support Program Managers
  • Continuous improvement to visibility of programs: priorities, progress, bottlenecks across programs, and visibility to overall team's output.
  • Facilitation of core program business decisions through:
    • Leveraging internal and external data to model specific program decisions
    • Support program-related business development analysis
  • Analysis and support around short term and long term financial program planning both for labor and non labor component through:
    • Managing input and tracking of commitments relative to annual program budgets
    • Working closely with program manager(s) in developing quarterly forecasts
    • Preparing core documents for monthly and quarterly financial management decision-making, including for senior management.
    • Proactively identifying budgetary and operational challenges, and supporting cross-functional resolution of these.
    • Developing and refining long term program cost projections.
    • Maintaining core program documents, including timelines and work plans.
  • Development and deployment of program efficiency metrics
  • Improved visibility to engineering resource allocation

  • BS is required. MBA is desirable.
  • 5+ years of work experience in Technology Company with consumer goods concentration.
  • Knowledge of end to end software and hardware development process and life cycle.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to work well in a collaborative and dynamic team environment.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to combine attention to detail with big picture perspective.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, including presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Familiarity with Agile project management concepts, working knowledge greatly preferred.

iRobot is an "Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority / Female / Veteran / Disabled

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Company Description
iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference.

iRobot was founded in 1990 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists with the vision of making practical robots a reality.

In 2015, iRobot generated $617 million in revenue and employed more than 500 of the robot industry's top professionals, including mechanical, electrical and software engineers and related support staff. iRobot stock trades on the NASDAQ stock market under the ticker symbol IRBT.

iRobot's corporate headquarters are located in Bedford, Mass. The company also has offices in California, the United Kingdom, China and Hong Kong.

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