McGuireWoods LLP

IT Business Analyst

Job Location US-VA-Richmond
Information Technology
Pos. Type
Regular Full-Time


McGuireWoods has an opportunity for an IT Business Analyst (BA) to serve a critical role on both project and non-project initiatives. The BA translates internal client wants/needs into actionable project/product requirements, helps negotiate trade-offs when client expectations and system capabilities diverge, and serves as communications lead for deployments. Using a variety of methods and tools, the business analyst researches technical solutions (mostly COTs and SaaS) to meet business needs. The business analyst may function in a leadership capacity to coordinate product demos, facilitate stakeholders input from remote locations and drive decisions. By building strong relationships with key stakeholders in the other business units as well as within the IT department, our business analysts gain a deep understanding of the challenges the different departments face and help to identify opportunities for information technology to help drive the firm’s mission forward.


McGuireWoods is a full-service firm providing legal and business solutions to corporate, individual and nonprofit clients worldwide for more than 184 years. Our law firm has earned the loyalty of many longstanding clients with deep understanding of their businesses and broad skills in corporate transactions, high-stakes disputes, and complex regulatory and compliance matters. People come here to do great, challenging work and we provide the resources and training for them to succeed and develop professionally. Working together from offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia, McGuireWoods is dedicated to diverse perspectives, impeccable service, and innovative delivery of practical, business-minded solutions. For more information, visit


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  • Provide proactive and engaged leadership on key projects designed to increase revenue, enhance business efficiency, and improve client relations
  • Liase with multiple stakeholders to aggregate, prioritize and document requirements for system modifications, enhancements and implementations
  • Research competitive landscape to provide fact-based recommendations to the stakeholders
  • Stay current with customer needs utilizing formal and informal written communication methods (for example, emails, surveys, focus groups, portal updates etc)
  • Analyze and synthesize business requirements, including recognizing patterns and conceptualizing processes
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts and decompose high-level information into details
  • Conduct COTS product assessments, demonstrations, costs analysis and prepare executive level presentations of findings
  • Create business cases including definition of project objectives, KPIs, requirements and priorities
  • Elicit and document requirements using interviews, document analysis, focus groups, surveys, business process descriptions, use cases, task and workflow analysis


  • 10+ years of experience working as a business analyst with key client stakeholders to define and
  • document business processes including functional and technical system requirements
  • 5+ years leading projects, facilitating meetings with technical teams and senior leadership
  • Experience with waterfall, iterative and agile methodologies
  • Experience evaluating and recommending COTS products

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