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Business Systems Analyst, Aries Systems

Aries Systems is trusted and relied on by thousands of scholarly journals and millions of global users.  Aries’ SaaS based tools bring scientific and medical research from the laboratory to the world.   We help researchers make new discoveries, help doctors save lives, and provide support to healthcare professionals throughout their careers.   If that‘s a cause you want to contribute to, consider joining us.    


New to the Elsevier family, Aries Systems has experience tremendous success and has a thirty plus year history of innovation. Aries is dedicated to providing scholarly journals with leading-edge workflow solutions (Editorial Manager, ProduXion Manager and LiXuid Manuscript).  Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing—from submission to editorial management and peer review, to production tracking and publishing channel distribution.  Aries Systems is committed to delivering solutions that help publishers and scholars enhance the discovery and dissemination of human knowledge.  You can learn more about Aries and our products at: https://www.ariessys.com/


Purpose of the role:

To work with internal teams and external customers to translate the vision and customer requirements of Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager products into detailed functional specifications for our software engineering team to create world class publishing workflow solutions.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Translating Marketing's vision of the Editorial Manager and ProduXion Manager products into detailed functional specifications that can be handed to Engineering for development
  • Working with scholarly publishers to analyze business and workflow processes and to propose software solutions to make process and workflow more efficient
  • Work with sales, marketing and client services to understand prospective and current customer requirements, and proposing software solutions that satisfy those needs
  • Writing detailed functional specifications, user stories and other documentation to be used by software engineers, QA engineers, database administrators and other technical staff
  • Trouble-shooting software bugs and providing recommendations to management for bug resolution
  • Reviewing technical specifications, and other technical documentation and providing feedback as appropriate

Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated excellence in writing functional specifications, technical specifications, and/or other documentation (e.g. User Manuals, Training Documentation, etc.)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word
  • 3+ years work related experience is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Basic understanding of SQL database architecture and concepts, HTML, Javascript/.NET, software lifecycle methodology and information systems development
  • Basic understanding of XML construction
  • Ability to work in a team environment and communicate effectively
  • Critical thinker who easily 'changes hats' between what Marketing wants and what Engineering needs to successfully implement solutions
  • Must be a results-oriented, self-starter, with strong organizational skills and the flexibility to manage changing business priorities
  • Experience in the scholarly publishing arena, technical writing, web-design and web-based reporting is extremely beneficial, but not required.
  • Familiarity with waterfall and agile development processes

We offer:

  • Competitive salary depending on experience
  • Medical, dental and generous matching 401K benefits
  • Generous PTO (vacation, personal, sick & volunteer days)
  • Education assistance
  • Excellent training and a team to support you
  • Numerous online resources to assist with your self-development and career progression
  • An opportunity to grow and advance within a truly global organization
  • Flexible, casual, family friendly environment and 24 hour fitness center
  • Elsevier/Aries Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

 Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity.   Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education.  Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide.   

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