The University of Akron’s Department of Application Systems Services is seeking applications for the Lead Business Analyst - Information Technology position.
The Lead Business Analyst - Information Technology serves as primary liaison between the campus community, business units, related third parties and the IT organization in to provide business process solutions to meet departmental and institutional needs. Analyze business unit operations and functions to identify gaps and deficiencies with unit or institutional processes and evaluate, recommend, implement and support solutions used to automate or improve processes and functions. Supervisory and managerial responsibilities for Business Analysis team within the department of Information Technology. Additional responsibilities include:
Plan and direct efforts in the redesign, analysis, development, implementation and support of business processes and systems for institution’s business units. Lead business process re-engineering teams for complex business process redesign. Key liaison between business units and information technology staff for technology solutions and process improvement efforts in support of the business units. Translate high-level business requirements into detailed specifications for technology staff. Provide status updates, reports and presentation to all relevant stakeholders.
Overall leader for Business Analysis team defining assignments, priorities and managing work efforts of team. Provide goals, mentor, train and measure performance of team.
Prepare testing plans and design and maintain test scripts for the processes and systems that are supported. Conduct testing in support of upgrades and enhancements applied to supported systems.
Maintain system configurations for business processes.
Maintain user and training documentation for supported business processes and systems. Provide training for primary users of systems and processes that are supported..
A relevant Bachelor's Degree.
5+ years’ experience of business or systems analysis and process improvement.
Experience in defining and eliciting business requirements and testing.
Basic knowledge in defining and documenting business processes.
An understanding of current general information technology concepts, theories, trends and systems.
3+ years’ supervisory experience preferably with a team of business analysts.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively conduct presentations.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required. Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees.
Ability to adapt to and manage multiple initiatives simultaneously as well as shifting priorities, demands and timelines.
Experience in process improvement and change management processes.
Ability to meet deadlines and work within and across teams.
A relevant Master's Degree.
Significant experience with Human Resource processes and procedures especially those involving Benefits and Benefits Administration, Hiring and Employee Recruitment.
Experience with Oracle-PeopleSoft ERP especially the Human Capital Management module. This includes experience evaluating, managing and testing updates provided for the PeopleSoft systems.
Experience with PeopleSoft Query, PeopleTools and basic SQL.
Certification in business analysis especially CBAP and/or certification as a Project Manager (PMP).
The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.
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