Business Systems Analyst

AveXis Inc.
Bannockburn | US-NC-Durham, IL, US
Oct 13, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Ready to join a team committed to moving gene therapies into the clinical and commercial settings for patients and families devastated by rare neurological genetic diseases? AveXis is advancing cutting-edge science to treat rare and life-threatening genetic diseases starting with our clinical-stage, proprietary gene therapy candidate, AVXS-101. We are in the midst of an incredible journey and are looking for passionate individuals to join us on this important mission.

AveXis, Inc., a Novartis Company , is a clinical-stage gene therapy company, dedicated to developing and commercializing novel treatments for patients suffering from rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases. Our initial product candidate, AVXS-101, is our proprietary gene therapy product candidate currently in development for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, Type 1, the leading genetic cause of infant mortality, and for the treatment of SMA Type 2. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has granted AVXS-101 Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of all types of SMA and Breakthrough Therapy Designation, as well as Fast Track Designation for the treatment of SMA Type 1. In addition to developing AVXS-101 to treat SMA Type 1 and Type 2, we also plan to develop other novel treatments for rare neurological diseases, including Rett syndrome (RTT) and a genetic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) caused by mutations in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene.

AveXis is seeking a Business Systems Analyst that will be responsible for the developing, maintaining and ongoing support of all business applications at AveXis facilities. This position can be located in Raleigh, NC or Bannockburn, IL. Duties to include ERP troubleshooting; requirements gathering, design, write and test applications; problem reporting; provides detailed specification and follows standard programming procedures; etc. Collaborate with QA to also write software protocols, perform test, execute Software validation documents, record results of executed tests.


  • Gathers requirement, plans, develops, tests and documents computer programs using standard programming procedures and best practices.
  • Design, Develop and implement forms and reports for the presentation of data.
  • Perform code review, write software validation protocols and execute/review them.
  • Assist in development, configuration and setup changes for RF application (Automation Solutions).
  • Develop scripts for the testing of proposed scenarios as well as reported problems.
  • Help business through User Acceptance Test (UAT) in getting approval for proposed changes and perform AveXis Change Management Process.
  • Document typical day-to-day issues into helpdesk ticketing system and provide appropriate analysis and collaborate with Business teams in providing ERP functional solutions.
  • Log steps, recommended solutions, test cases and documents to IT helpdesk ticketing/Knowledgebase system.
  • Preparation of detailed descriptions and flowcharts of work and functions to clearly portray the procedures involved.
  • Maintain/ monitor all ERP scheduled/batch jobs, custom menus, and user security.
  • Assist users in the development of reports and other system enhancements.
  • Work closely with user-base to identify areas of process improvement and leverage opportunities that improve operational excellence.
  • Participate on ERP deployments, upgrades, and implementations of added functionality.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field.
  • 6-8 years of ERP (preferably QAD) experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • 4-6 years of experience in QAD Enterprise Applications .NET UI.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • GMP Experience.
  • Working knowledge of following QAD modules: Distribution, Manufacturing, and Finance.
  • Progress/SQL query.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project.
  • Good oral and written skills.
  • SDLC.

The level of this position will be based on the final candidate's qualifications.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

AveXis is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.