The University of Southern California (USC) has established a Workday Financials deployment program covering our academic enterprise as well as our hospitals. This program is critical to USCâs overall goals to improve administrative efficiency. Workday Financials will be paired with the existing Workday HR and Payroll solutions implemented in 2013. Â
We are currently seeking a Program Testing Analyst to join our Workday Financials deployment program team. The Program Testing Analyst will be responsible for building and managing the testing schedule, test tracking software, issue resolution, and developing testing progress matrices for all Workday Financials testing efforts. They will also be working with the Testing Lead and other work-stream leads to ensure all aspects of configuration, integration, and data conversion are included in testing.
The ideal candidate must possess 2 years with testing and business analysis. Strong knowledge and understanding of test plans for manual and automated testing, reviewing requirements and solution designs, and providing test coverage and status reports, defect reports, and trends is also required. Experience with Workday is preferred.
ITS is committed to providing information technology services and support to the university. ITS provides essential, university-wide services such as:
Enterprise information systems
University wired and wireless networks
These are fixed-term position with an anticipated end date of July 31, 2021 Please note that these are full-time role eligible for benefits, including medical, dental, and vision plans.
What Youâll Do:
Work with the Testing Lead and other work-stream leads to ensure all aspects of configuration, integration, and data conversion are included in testing
Build and manage the testing schedule, test tracking software, issue resolution, and develop testing progress matrices for all Workday Financials testing efforts
Help prepare for and facilitate individual testing sessions involving project stakeholders
Meet with customer groups to determine IT business requirements
Elicit requirements using interviews, document analysis, workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, and task and workflow analysis.
Provide information to developers and subject matter experts for the establishment of the technical vision and performance needs
Participate in project meetings to review project deliverables and timelines.
Work with quality assurance personnel to ensure product adequately meets all functional needs defined in scope of project
Participate in testing developed software or new process flow
Perform other duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time
The Must Haves:
Bachelorâs degree in business administration, organization development, communication or related discipline
2 years of experience with testing
2 years of business analysis experienceÂ
Strong knowledge and understanding of test plans for manual and automated testing, reviewing requirements and solution designs, and providing test coverage and status reports, defect reports, and trends
Knowledge of Agile teams, user acceptance testing (UAT) sessions, and designing and writing automated test scripts in C# programming language
Strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to multitask, interact with multiple stakeholders and navigate changing priorities.
Ability to work on moderately complex programming activities under supervision of senior IT Business Analyst
The Nice to Haves:
Experience with Workday FinancialsÂ
ISEB System Testing Foundation Certification
Experience writing and executing manual test cases for custom web applications, web services and service-oriented architecture (SOA), and enterprise resource planning (ERP)
Relevant experience in software and/or at a software-as-a-service (SAAS) company
Experience within the Higher Education and/or Health Care industry
USC benefits include a choice of retirement programs, 12 paid vacation days per year, 12 paid sick days per year, university holidays, a choice of medical and dental plans, and discounts to football games, basketball games, and other campus events.
Minimum Education:Bachelor's degreeCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:2 yearsCombined education/experience as substitute for minimum experienceMinimum Field of Expertise:Sound knowledge of documentation procedures, project management methodologies,program flow charts and operator instructions. Competent to work on moderately complexprogramming activities under supervision of senior IT Business Analyst.
USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering has been one of the economic engines in Southern California and a vital hub in the California economy. The technical innovations and ideas generated by the Viterbi faculty and research community have resulted in countless innovations, many becoming the foundations for new companies, products and services. The thousands of students graduating each year bring new ideas and vitality to companies in California and beyond. With an annual research budget exceeding $205M each year, more than 46 research centers and institutes, more than 180 faculty members, 7,800 students and over 60,000 impassioned alumni world-wide, the Viterbi School is addressing some of the world’s great challenges.