IT Business Analyst 1

Business Title: IT Business Analyst 1
Location: Vice Provost for Student Affairs
Job Family: Information Technology Services
Job Series: IT Business Analyst
Job Code: 7501
Salary Level: F
Exemption: Exempt
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description
Do you find that new software is always easy and intuitive? Do you often find yourself saying, this site should have done this or that when using software? Then the Business Analyst 1 position in the Office of the University Registrar, a unit of the Division of Student Affairs may be the right opportunity for you!
Specify and/or design requirements for business information systems and incorporate new technical systems to improve work-flow, production, efficiency and effectiveness. May serve as project lead.
Review, research and evaluate software to determine its usefulness and appropriateness as related to existing or proposed business systems; assist with the development of preliminary and detailed system design documents for in-house and vendor computer systems.
Utilize elicitation techniques to understand business processes and translate into system requirements and/or development of systems solutions.
Elicit and gather business and systems requirements using interviews, surveys, job shadowing and other elicitation techniques.
Define and document business requirements and test cases for system developments. May include the writing of all or a portion of functional specifications.
Analyze new business requirements, system functionality, current system use and user needs.
Specify functional designs and work with developers and analysts to implement.
Coordinate with business and technology teams, ascertaining system requirements, such as program functions, output requirements, input data acquisition, and system techniques and controls.
Coordinate the implementation of new or modified business systems.
Work with outside vendors in support of business systems.
Analyze and document user needs, existing and new policies, processes, procedures and operational methods to consider possible improvements to new and existing systems.
Provide functional analysis and design to developers in the resolution of system issues.
Assist with feasibility of enhancement requests, identifying options and recommending an IT solution.
Perform testing of new systems, upgrades and patching of existing systems; may include developing test plans. Conduct and document results of testing.
May participate in integration testing, smoke testing and user acceptance testing of new systems, upgrades and patching; plan, conduct and document results of testing.
Develop instructional materials, training and job aids to support client use of the application.
Problem solve in areas such as system design, input/output requirements and procedural flow between departments and/or business systems.
Advise users requiring assistance in solving complex problems or issues regarding management and business systems.
Analyze data and provide data sets to users for analysis; develop operational and analytical reports for end users.
- Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
Five years of relevant experience.
Higher Education experience in Student Financials and or Student Records would be highly beneficial.
Demonstrated experience working with a broad spectrum of people €“ staff, faculty, students, cross-campus colleagues, etc.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Experience in enterprise application and understanding of database driven application, including:
SQL experience is necessary for Query capabilities, not coding.
Reporting experiences with BI or Tableau a bonus.
PeopleSoft Campus Solutions experience would be a great advantage.
Experience with Remedy, Resource/Schedule 25 and/or Cashnet preferred.
Understanding of the software development life cycle.
Knowledge of computer system capabilities, business processes and work flow.
Knowledge of principles and techniques used in conducting management studies and in systems analysis.
Current knowledge of rapidly changing computer technology preferred.
Skill in conducting interviews plus facilitating group meetings preferred.
Skill in developing and conducting training programs preferred.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to bridge functional and technical resources by communicating effectively with individuals of varying systems expertise.
Listening, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
Ability to design and document complex business systems preferred.
Proven problem solving and analytical thinking and ability to approach problems logically and systematically preferred.
Ability to maintain good customer relations with clients and external vendors and partners.
Certifications and Licenses:
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
Occasionally stand/walk, use a telephone.
Rarely writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu .
Specific Info about the Posting Unit:
The Student Information Systems unit in the Office of the Registrar is responsible for all systems utilized to support Graduate Admissions, Student Records, Scheduling, Student Financials and Degree Audit. We use Campus Solutions of PeopleSoft as well as a variety of other SAS services to provide excellent support to our operations. In addition, we support and provide self- service options for students and faculty.
Experience a culture of excellence.
Stanford University, located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.
Supporting that mission is a staff of more than 10,000, which is rooted in a culture of excellence and values innovation, collaboration, and life-long learning. To foster the talents and aspirations of our staff, Stanford offers career development programs, competitive pay that reflects market trends and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.
Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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