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Principal Salesforce Business Analyst at Nuance (Burlington, MA)

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Position Summary:
Nuance Communications, Inc. is looking to fill an immediate need for the position of Principal Salesforce Business Analyst to work in the Business Systems CRM group within the GTS organization.
In this role, you will be part of a dynamic team whose responsibility is managing the lifecycle of projects in our business systems environments. primarily participating and facilitating the CRM (Salesforce) business analysis, process definition and solution design for projects. These projects continue to expand the Salesforce.com (SFDC) footprint at Nuance - covering Direct and Channel Sales processes, Marketing, Legal, Technical Support and Professional Services, as well as any ancillary reporting. You will work with key users from different business groups to understand current business processes and business requirements, identifying areas that have opportunity to be improved and/or streamlined, and designing CRM solutions that meet the business need and are in line with industry best practices. Ideal candidates are highly motivated, like to take initiative and will possess excellent analytical, organizational and
communication skills.
Principal duties and responsibilities:
• Provide functional leadership and best practices on the SFDC platform, including core SFDC Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Communities, CLM, CPQ and Financial force.
• Partner with business stakeholders to understand their business processes, prioritize information needs, and translate business requirements into systems solutions.• Document As-Is business processes, business requirements and solution designs for Salesforce platform.• Consult with business and IT partners to strategize, plan and implement needed projects within designated time and budget constraints.• Lead the functional design of software solutions for projects, enhancement requests.
• Delivers detailed design proof-of-concepts, wireframes, prototypes, in PPT and sandbox, as needed• Research implementation alternatives and provide design recommendations to both user community and technical team.
• Demonstrates Salesforce and extended AppExchange apps that can fit our needs. Explains complex technology concepts in in simple language.• Facilitate discussions with user groups on how system solutions can help enable new business initiatives.• Responsible for various types of documentation. Specific documents would include business requirements, functional specifications, process flows, test plans and user acceptance plans.• Coordinate with development team and group manager throughout development lifecycle to ensure requirements are developed and delivered to specification.• Assist with project management, planning and coordination activities.• Exhibit flexibility in handling multiple tasks in this fast-paced IT environment.• Mentoring more junior team members in business analysis and Salesforce.com best practices
• Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for securing
Knowledge, skills and qualifications -
Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum years of work experience: 7+ years of experience in Business Analysis working with CRM applications (Sales, Service, CLM, CPQ, PSA)
Required skills:
• Experience as Functional team lead on a major implementation, including experience facilitating analysis and design working sessions with business representatives.• Experience on projects that included defining significant business process changes• Significant experience eliciting software requirements from cross-functional stakeholders and transforming them into functional specifications.• Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment within the Business System's group as well as other groups within the IT organization.• Proven track record of delivering SFDC and other Business Systems projects• Solid problem-solving skills and a strong analytical thought process• Excellent oral and written communication skills.• Understanding of one or more functional areas like Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Salesforce Portal/Communities, Marketing, CLM, PSA, CPQ and knowledge in several AppExchange packages• Knowledge and Expertise on Saleforce.com implementation
• Good knowledge of Salesforce application including configuration, triggers, process builders, workflows, batch processes, and database design.
• Good knowledge and understanding of Salesforce architecture.
Preferred skills:
• Thorough understanding of software development lifecycle.• Experience working with Sales, Marketing and Customer Service Organizations a plus• Experience with CLM (Apttus, SpringCM, Conga), Financial Force, CPQ implementation a plus
• Salesforce Certifications are a plus.
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Nuance offers a compelling and rewarding work environment. We offer market competitive salaries, bonus, equity, benefits, meaningful growth and development opportunities and a casual yet technically challenging work environment. Join our dynamic, entrepreneurial team and become part of our continuing success.
Nuance celebrates diversity and is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action workplace. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, military and veteran status, disability, genetics, or any other category protected by law or Nuance policy. If you need an accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call 781-565-5086 and let us know.
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What are Nuance Perks + Benefits

Nuance Benefits Overview

Our success as a company is made possible by our employees. Your passion, curiosity, and tenacity propel us forward and produce more value for our customers and stakeholders. In turn, we're committed to taking care of you with our comprehensive benefits and awards.

There's nothing more important than the wellbeing of your and your family. Our medical, dental, vision and financial health plans provide peace of mind now and in the future. Your family and friends will enjoy spending time with you thanks to our generous paid time off and flexible work benefits. And you will feel empowered to be your best self by utilizing our fitness and wellness offerings.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
The Nuance Cares program offers employees up to 16 volunteer hours of paid volunteer time off each year supporting a qualified non-profit organization of their choice.
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Nuance Networks: Pride (our LGBTQ+ group), Women in Nuance (WIN), Multicultural Association for Diversity Empowerment (MADE), and the Black Employees in Nuance Group (BEING).
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Nuance employees can contribute up to the IRS maximum annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Short-term disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for a 26-week maximum. Nuance also offers long-term disability.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $2,500 of expenses.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $150 for glasses and contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
We are partnered with a premier vendor.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Nuance's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga classes and sponsorship of a race team for the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Nuance offers a 401(K) plan through Fidelity Investments.
401(K) Matching
Nuance provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by Fidelity. We match 100% of the first 3% of eligible compensation and contributions up to 50% of the next 2% for a maximum of 4%.
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
We match dollar-for-dollar for a maximum of $1,000 annually.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
-Access to Care.com -US-wide family bonding leave
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary and secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of paid leave to care for a family member with a serious medical condition
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $10,000 for eligible adoption expenses and 12 weeks of paid leave. We also offer $10,000 reimbursement for surrogacy fees,
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Fun and exciting bring your child to work program.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Nuance employees receive between 20 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service. We also provide 11 paid company holidays annually.
Paid Volunteer Time
16 hours of paid Volunteer Time Off.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Nuance proudly includes Paid Sick Days as part of our overall Paid Time Off policy.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
We offer pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Nuance offers unlimited free style soda machine, Bevi drinks, cold brew coffee, iced coffee, specialty coffees including Dunkin & Starbucks.
Parking
We offer employees Free on-site parking including car pool spots, expectant mothers and electrical charging stations.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Nuance reimburses its employees up to $150 annually for many of the most common health and fitness services and activities.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Nuance offers employees professional development opportunities like Annual individual budget for training, Onsite training courses, The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5250.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Nuance hosts lunch and learn meetings on occasion.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
Nuance funds business relevant certifications.

Additional Perks + Benefits

We provide a choice of two medical plans. With our High Deductible Health Plan, Nuance provides a company contribution to the Health Savings Account.
We provide access to thousands of discounts and access to voluntary benefits such as pre-paid legal insurance, identity theft protection, and long-term care insurance
We also have an Employee Assistance Program, which provides counseling, life coaching, and legal and financial consultations.
We offer SoFi, which is a personalized financial wellness program.

An Insider's view of Nuance

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I enjoy being part of our diverse team. There are more than 20 nationalities represented, and we have quite different educational backgrounds and roles, like speech scientists, engineers and business people. We expanded the Vienna office in the last few years, and we cover all ages and levels of experience.

Gerhard

Senior Director Engineering - Dragon Medical One

What does your typical day look like?

On the Digital team, we work with the world’s most prominent and trusted brands, every day. Those brands depend on us every day to delight their consumers. We’re a true partner in their success; and we do it with the world’s brightest minds, and some really cool technology. Nuance truly empowers its people to change the world we live in.

Ben

Director, Software Development

How does the company support your career growth?

Career mobility ties into career development. You bring these core skill sets into these different roles, but what are the skills you want to expand on and grow? How does that fit into your overall career plan? Nuance is a place where you can try on different hats by sitting on different teams, or even just trying them on in your current role.

Michele

Program Manager, R&D Transformation Initiatives

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We unlock the creative potential in everyone by creating an environment where people can trust each other and express their views freely. We follow three principles: focus on the customer and empathize to understand their needs, encourage risk taking, and create a platform to share the stories outlining creative ways teams solved problems.

Raghu

Vice President, Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about how we will take our expertise gained in the Voice channel to help customers deliver the same frictionless, yet highly secure experiences via Digital Web and Mobile channels.

Danny

Fraud and Biometric Sales Executive

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