1) Serve as a key member of the University Systems team, which provides systems-level functional support for the University's set of core applications, based primarily on packaged software products from multiple vendors in addition to substantial locally developed code.
2) The Senior Business Systems Analyst will perform business analysis, requirements gathering, testing, defect management and remediation.Â
3) Gather and clarify business requirements, translate those requirements into plans of action, and insure proper governance of the University's technology assets and financial resources. Â
4) Lead ongoing reviews of business processes and develop optimization strategies. 5)Â Work with stakeholders to understand their business objectives. 6)Â Conduct meetings and presentations to share ideas and findings. 7)Â Lead requirement gathering sessions. 8)Â Plan and facilitate workshops/interviews to identify, analyze, and document business requirements and translate them into business plans/solutions. 9)Â Prepare and deliver client presentations. 10) Liaison between business stakeholders and technology teams. 11) Stay up-to-date on the latest process and IT advancements to automate and modernize systems. 12) Evaluate business processes, anticipate requirements, uncover areas for improvement, and develop and implement solutions. 13) Manage Test Plans/ Test Cases/ Defect Management and Remediation. 14) Track projects functional tasks throughout their respective life-cycles. 15)Â Perform analysis to determine present and future business performance. 16) Attend and lead meetings. 17) Maintain Business Process documentation. 18)Â Uncover areas for improvement or simplification. 19)Â Develop optimization strategies. 20)Â Ensure solutions meet business needs and requirements.
1) Technical direction â“ effectively assist leadership in managing a technical direction for the organization while keeping up with industry trends and recommending paths forward . 2) Focus â“ deliver high quality service, meeting the needs of the key stakeholders, end-users, service orientation, organizational communications and getting results. 3) Listen and Communicate â“ build partnerships/relationships through listening for understanding; express oneself effectively in all media, with diplomacy, openness and transparency; provide specific and appropriate feedback. 4) Accountability, Commitment, Follow-Through â“ do what you say you will do and be personally responsible for your actions; take individual responsibility for performance including quality and quantity of work; willing to own the issue, problem, activity and accomplishments; commit to own development. 5) Initiative and Innovation â“ pro-active approach and interest in problem solving; display creative approach to everyday problems, ask good questions, and stimulate ideas; offer creative ideas for improvements and solutions to problems. 6) Keep abreast of IT trends and technologies and build knowledge and technical expertise. 7) Collaborative â“ build effective relationships with others; work effectively as a member of a department and/or project team; open to assistance and willingness to assist others; put success of team above own interest. 8) Professional â“ internalize and act on organizational mission and goals; work effectively across organization and campus community; active interest in The University and IT in higher education; take personal ownership of professional development; value and respect differences. 9) Decision-making / Problem-solving â“ generate pragmatic approaches to addressing issues, challenges, and opportunities; analyze problems; develop and implement effective solutions; make sound business decisions in a timely manner. 10)Â Strong analytic skills.
1) Standard office environment.
2) Outdoor exposure to weather.
3) On-call responsibilities.
1) Sit for short or extended time periods. 2) Stand for short or extended time periods. 3) Bend, crouch, or stoop. 4) Extensively use computer. 5) Make repetitive wrist, hand, or finger movements. 6) Ability to see, including color, depth perception, or clarity. 7) Ability to hear, including making fine discrimination in sound.
Education 1) Bachelor's degree. 2)Â International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Certification.
Technical Knowledge or Skills
1) Working knowledge and skills developed through five years of experience with the full System Development Life Cycle (SDLC).Â 2) Professional work knowledge of Microsoft Office and MS Project.Â
ExperienceÂ 1) Knowledge and skills developed through five years of experience in the area of Business Systems Analysis. 2) Professional work experience with technical and functional writing. 3) Minimum five years of experience in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Software as a Service model (SaaS) implementation or integration. 4) Minimum five years of experience with the development of Software Testing materials. 5) Minimum five years of experience with the development of Training materials.
2) Cover letter
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