About BlackstoneBlackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our $564 billion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.Blackstone BXTI OverviewBlackstone Technology and Innovations (BXTI) is the technology team at the core of each of Blackstone’s businesses and new growth initiatives. Serving both internal and external clients, we work to build the next generation of systems that manage risk, create efficiency and improve transparency within the firm and across our broad community of investors and portfolio companies.BXTI is nimble and entrepreneurial – our open, iterative design processes and rapid pace of development mean that everyone on the team has the opportunity to make an impact from day one. We are problem solvers who can take projects from idea to implementation. We believe in active mentoring and developing excellence. We collaborate to find the best answers for our customers and for Blackstone. We are critical to the firm maintaining its competitive edge.ResponsibilitiesAs a member of the technology innovation team at Blackstone, you will work with a group of talented individuals in a highly team-oriented environment to create the next generation of innovative solutions for Blackstone and the financial community at large.Our technical Business Analysts are involved in the full development life cycle and will work closely with all stakeholders during the conceptual, design, development, and production stages of each project. The business analyst serves as the “glue” between business owners, clients, quality assurance and the engineers that build the designs, so they need to be able to discuss, manage and document their work and design decisions effectively to varied audiences.Responsibilities include:Build a deep understanding of user motivations, market opportunities and competition through research and design explorationDesign and specify user interfaces and information architecture using participatory and iterative design techniques including customer interviews, usability testing, and other forms of requirements discoveryIterate on designs based on user feedback, user research, technology constraints and market dynamicsEffectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas and detailed design rationale both verbally and visuallyLead the interactive design process, drive decisions, track issues, and assist in estimating and managing release schedulesAbility to both discuss, present and document designs and design decisions effectively to varied audiencesWork with cross-functional teams (client working groups, business owners, engineering, QA, etc.) to manage the entire lifecycle from concept to completionQualificationsBlackstone seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, intelligent and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. The best candidates have a passion for finding the best possible solution to a problem and driving the solution to completion while considering current and future needs. You will need:A self-starting, entrepreneurial attitude, willing to work through all obstacles to accomplish tasks.A proven ability to juggle multiple projects on tight deadlines without compromising quality and take complete ownership over a product or line or initiative.Outstanding communication (written and verbal), presentation, documentation, and interpersonal skills; detail oriented.Experience working collaboratively with multiple groups in a variety of settings and strong communication skills with the ability to listen, articulate positions, and advocate designs.Good project management and implementation skills.A deep-rooted intellectual curiosity and the ability to ask thoughtful questions to identify core user needs.A basic understanding of the financial services industry.RequirementsTo be considered for the 2021 technical Business Analyst Program, applicants must meet the following criteria:Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experienceA degree in one of the following disciplines: Business or Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics. Experience with Computer Science is preferredAnticipated graduation date: Fall 2020 – Spring 2021Resume must include expected graduation month/year and GPARotational ProgramEvery 12 months you’ll have the opportunity to move between teams within Blackstone Innovations.Participation in the rotation process is optional, and you chose which teams interest you.Ability to move to specific teams is subject to constraints on available positions and dependent on individual performance.Business, technical, and personal development needs may require or allow reassignment between teams outside of the defined rotation structure.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other category protected by law.If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC).