The business analyst's primary objective is supporting the University in implementing technology projects. Implementing projects cost-effectively by documenting program/project requirements, documenting & organizing Change Management components (communications, training, UAT), defines and manages program/project data, and communicates this clearly to stakeholders, facilitators and partners. This position works closely with and under the immediate direction of the Program/Project Manager.
Business Case & Scope of Work: Under general direction, formulates and defines systems scope and objectives based on both user needs and a good understanding of applicable business systems and industry requirements. Business Process Review: Devises or modifies procedures to solve complex problems considering computer equipment capacity and limitations, operating time, and form of desired results. Requirements Gathering & Specification: Analyzes of business and user needs, documents requirements, and translates data into proper system requirement specifications based on identified project methodology approach. Outcomes Definition & Management: Leads stakeholders in defining desired outcomes, assigning success measures, creating test cases to prove achievability of outcome attainment prior to go-live, and measurement of outcomes post implement to ensure project achieve outcomes. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree in one of the following areas: computer technology, business management, management information or computer systems. 4 to 5 years of support and analysis experience; or the equivalent experience. A strong understanding and application of assessing project, business and/or program requirements and developing technical solutions is needed. Working knowledge of preparing test cases for technology alignment, and the ability to convert the requests from business users and management into a workable solution to present to technology staff. Strong MS Office skills (Word, Excel, and Visio) are required. Two or more years' experience working with Web design and development. Strong understanding of modern web design mythology. Excellent organization, teamwork, problem solving, presentation, customer service and communication (verbal and written) skills.
Bachelor's Degree in any of the areas above and/or IT Certification in Business Analysis with 6+ years of developing business requirements and test case scenarios. Experience with Agile and other Project Management methodologies. Experience working with modern Web Technologies, Content Management Systems and Web Design. Experience working in the Higher Education field.
Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.
UTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus.
Open Until Filled: No
Location: Ft. Worth
Internal Number: 9707
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The University of Texas at Arlington sets the standard for educational excellence in the thriving Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area and is one of the nation’s fastest-growing public research universities. With an enrollment of 38,000 on-campus students and an additional 15,000 online degree-seeking students, UTA is the second-largest institution in The University of Texas System. The University offers more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees through 10 colleges and schools and is rising in stature through its commitment to transforming the lives of students, pushing the boundaries of knowledge, and serving a growing and diverse community. UTA has developed a strategic plan, “Bold Solutions, Global Impact” (http://www.uta.edu/strategicplan). Taking advantage of our unique location at the center of the fastest growing urban region in the U.S. and adjacency to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, our vision is to be ‘The Model 21st Century Urban Research University’. To support this vision, our strategic plan focuses on four over-arching themes across the University: Health and the Human Condition, Sustainable Urban Communities, Global Environmental Impact, ...Data Driven Discovery and Knowledge Management. The College of Engineering is playing a critical role in the advancement of each of these themes. Our highly ranked academic programs attract the best and brightest scholars from around the world, and our faculty and students consistently receive national and international recognition for their accomplishments. U.S. News & World Report ranks UT Arlington fifth among national universities for undergraduate diversity, we are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution, and the Military Times recently named UTA as the best 4-year College for veterans in the state of Texas. The Chronicle of Higher Education ranks UT Arlington among the 20 fastest-growing public research universities in the United States over the last 10 years. With a population of 7 million, the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It covers an area larger than the states of Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. The Metroplex is the economic and cultural hub of North Texas and has the 10th-largest gross metropolitan product in the world. Not only is it an exciting place to live and work, the Metroplex offers UT Arlington a host of unparalleled scholarly, research, and economic activity. UTA has been a catalyst for redevelopment and revitalization in the central business district of Arlington, establishing a true college town environment in downtown Arlington. UTA’s 20-acre, mixed-use College Park District provides new special events and student living space, restaurants, and parking as part of its broad-based initiative to generate and support economic activity at the city’s urban center. In addition, the University is expanding its footprint in both Fort Worth and Dallas and has plans to increase its global presence building on active partnerships led by the College of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Innovation in Central and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East. For more information on University of Texas at Arlington, visit: www.uta.edu