Job ID: 2020-11454 Type: Full-Time # of Openings: 1 Category: Information Technology
The Senior Business Analyst (BA) works as a member of the Custom Solutions and Integrations team within the central IT department at Princeton University. As part of this team, the Senior BA provides analytical expertise and supports the Software Development Life Cycle for key development projects. For each project, the BA works closely with stakeholders to understand business needs and ensure projects and programs meet these needs; develops and maintains business requirements and specifications; and authors technical and business documentation. With Agile as the team’s primary project methodology, the BA will also facilitate the creation of ‘user stories’ to effectively document application requirements. This position will also be involved in team work to create data models, user interfaces, and testing plans, as well as assess business processes for possible improvements.
Partner with business users to gather and document requirements for new functionality.
Work with technical teams to design solutions that meet customer needs.
Prepare documentation for customers, developers, and management.
Drive and support project sprint planning and story estimation processes.
Complete quality assurance (QA) and functional testing to ensure newly developed features perform to expectation
Provide technical and functional application support.
Provide functional application knowledge to customers and developers.
Keep abreast of best practices and approaches in business analysis.
5 to 7 years of experience as a business analyst working on technical projects.
Strong experience translating business requirements into functional and technical language and documentation.
Experience using Agile project management methodologies, and JIRA story writing and project tracking functionality.
Strong communication skills and the ability to build strong relationships with technical colleagues and campus customers with varying levels of technical understanding
Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
Experience working with project stakeholders and developers, and experience working in or leading cross-functional teams
Experience working with databases.
Experience as a business analyst for web applications, ecommerce, or similar software
Knowledge of usability best practices and experience in usability testing
Good understanding of accessibility principles in coding (WCAG 2.0)
Experience working in higher education supporting campus constituents
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, related experience.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 117772655
About Princeton University
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.