TADA ECAS/PCAS Business Analyst (Business/Systems Analyst 3) - 1 to 2-year temporary position
Salary Range: $75,000-$85,000 DOQ
The TADA ECAS/PCAS Business Analyst is responsible for complex systems and business process analysis, design, implementation, and testing for a broad range of systems. An analyst at this level is an experienced professional, competent to work at the highest technical level of most phases of business/systems analysis and who considers the current and future business environment in the development and application of technology. This professional normally works under general guidance without technical supervision.
This position serves as a business and technical analyst, working on business processes that are integrated between the Electronic Course Authorization System (ECAS), the Program & Curriculum Authorization System (PCAS), the PeopleSoft Campus Solutions (PSCS) system, and other systems that leverage this core data. This position will be hired as a member of the Transfer Articulation and Degree Audit (TADA) project team, and will help that team close that project and transition to a new ECAS / PCAS project with a new set of objectives. The project will use components of Agile and traditional project management methodologies. The project scope includes selecting a vended solution to replace our homegrown tools that are near the end of their product lifecycle. The project will likely include system security implementation, retrofitting and redesigning integrations, configuring user interfaces and workflows, improving the course and curriculum approval and publication business processes, and managing the change across all five campuses of the University of Minnesota.
As a Business Analyst on an innovative team, you will be empowered to support creative problem-solving in order to develop, enhance, and maintain solutions that positively impact students’ lives. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work together with a diverse, collaborative team, converting good ideas into valuable solutions.
Business Analysis (55%)
Communicate with peer institutions to collect data about similar implementation projects.
Meet with subject matter experts and user community to document business requirements and functional specifications.
Perform gap analysis between existing functionality and new functionality in the context of current business objectives.
Document options in non-technical language so that business owners can more fully understand business choices and set priorities.
Work with vendor(s), systems, and stakeholders to maximize the utility of the systems for the University.
Write process documentation and/ or functional design documents.
Develop test plans, write test scripts, and execute tests. Describe defects and work closely with vendor and/or developer to resolve them.
Assist in developing and implementing Change Management and Communications plans with stakeholders in support of system implementation.
Technical Analysis (25%)
Perform technical analysis of our existing ECAS/PCAS homegrown systems and how they fit into our current technical ecosystem.
Identify and describe data elements, and develop “as is” process flows for existing system.
Perform technical analysis / knowledge-gathering of chosen replacement system(s).
Develop “to be” process flows and data maps for replacement systems.
Query system data based on use cases to quantify and analyze the impacts of configuration or customization choices.
Diagnose and solve issues related to legacy data and recommend potential data conversion strategy.
Identify gaps and opportunities between integrated systems and participate in design of integration solutions.
System Analysis (10%)
Survey marketplace for comparable software
Produce decision matrix to evaluate different software on the market
Advise leadership on whether RFP is advisable.
Professional Development (10%)
Continue to develop technical and subject matter expertise.
Stay current on best practices and technology advancements.
**This position offers the following benefits:
University paid contribution (10% of your salary) to your retirement account - vested immediately.
22 paid vacation days per year, in addition to paid medical leave and 11 paid holidays.
Reduced tuition opportunities covering 75% - 100% of eligible tuition.
Excellent and affordable health care benefits.
Wellness program with opportunity to earn lower health care rates.
Free disability insurance.
Free basic life insurance benefits (115% of base salary, $200,000 maximum).
*Some benefits depend on percent-time appointment.
BA/BS degree and four years of work experience in the areas of business or systems process analysis, or six years of work experience in the areas of business or systems process analysis with a non-related BA/BS degree.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Experience writing documentation, requirements, functional specifications, process flows, and procedures to address system and end user needs.
Experience writing SQL and interpreting query results
Experience with formal system testing.
Technical, Business, or Systems Analysis work experience with PeopleSoft and/or related software such as uAchieve or course and curriculum approval and publication systems.
Experience working in higher education.
Experience working on system implementation projects.
Ability to sufficiently understand and analyze data to recognize data anomalies and problems and suggest corrective actions.
Experience reading and comprehend ERDs.
Experience with LEAN or other process improvement methodologies.
Ability to communicate technology concepts effectively with technically proficient and non-technically proficient individuals.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or G Suite.
Internal Number: 335474
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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