Business Analyst IV (ARCH Program) - University Advancement
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: Clayton, Missouri
Internal Number: JR78976
Through strong knowledge of the organizationâ™s technology infrastructure and specific software applications, helps the business address changes through technology. Performs all tasks to achieve an understanding of business change needs, assessing the impact of those changes, capturing, analyzing, documenting, and managing requirements, and then supporting the communication and delivery of those requirements with relevant parties. Works on business analysis projects with very large scope and impact and smaller supporting project for project management work.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Prepares business cases working with university partners.
Collaborates with Project Manager to plan approach to requirements elicitation and methods for requirements management and communication.
Ensures business opportunities and objectives are clearly articulated.
Performs current state analysis and/or root cause analysis as required.
Plans modeling techniques to be used in requirements analysis (scope, process, rule, data, interface models, etc.)
Works with Project Manager to plan validation of requirements in managing project scope, user acceptance, installation, and deployment; helps determine metrics.
Performs feasibility analysis as required for projects.
Coordinates planning activities to meet objectives and timelines of overall program or project; works with Project Manager to forecast required time and resources.
Analysis, Design, Execution
Implements strategies for gathering, reviewing, and analyzing data requirements.
Performs requirements elicitation using techniques per plan.
Documents requirements, establishes scope and objectives and determines strategy for evaluating requirements implementation in systems to achieve business goals.
Organizes requirements by release and other needed categories and sets up traceability matrix; articulates requirements relationships and dependencies.
Translates and simplifies requirements for appropriate use; performs gap analysis; performs requirements analysis working with technical team.
Prioritizes requirements working with university partners and creates conceptual prototypes and mock-ups.
Uses business process modeling, traceability, and quality management techniques per methodology.
Performs requirements management and communication; apply best practices for effective communication and problem-solving.
Collaborates with project management to obtain requirements approvals per project plan; facilitates go/no go decisions.
Validates requirements throughout process per plan.
Uses requirements to drive the design or review of test cases, process change requests.
Provides consulting to all stakeholders regarding requirements management working with Project Management.
Independently prioritizes the completion of tasks and resolution of issues to ensure compliance to project deliverables.Â
Will take on assignments for large projects, and others as assigned.
Monitors the technical team solution to ensure requirements fulfillment and solution evaluation.
Leads and coordinates activities associated with requirements management vehicles.
Coordinates activities with other business analysts.
Participates in recommending and implementing continuous improvement plans for business analysis.
Develops requirements adoption metrics and other methods of evaluating the long-term performance of the solution.
Reviews and monitors the effectiveness of business analysis via test results.
Provides status reports.
Performs other duties as assigned.
IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) or PMI Professional in Business Analysis Certification (PMI-PBA) preferred.
ITIL framework and IT product methodologies.
Familiarity with testing techniques and software.
Experience in higher education environments.
Experience with Alumni/Development, Fundraising or CRM.
Experience in new system implementation a plus.
Business acumen coupled with technical knowledge.
Experience working on technology and application development projects including developing technical requirements.
Strong listening skills.
Strong research skills with attention to detail.
Experience developing functional and non-functional requirements.
Excellent written and verbal communication, including technical writing skills; consultative approach.
Understanding of systems engineering concepts.
Ability to conduct cost/benefit analysis and business case development.
Recognized within the organization as demonstrating expertise in business analysis methods and modeling techniques.
Experience working closely with team members during solution development and product launch.
Experience developing use cases.
Experience developing data and process flows.
Ability to work independently and proactively.
Excellent organizational, analytical and independent problem solving skills.
Demonstrated successful performance with, giving presentations to both small and large audiences and coordinating and completing multiple tasks within established and changing deadlines.
Ability to contribute and collaborate effectively as a member of a highly-functioning and productive team.
Demonstrated understanding of client relationship management, process mapping and improvement, project management and production support.
Proven ability to provide business analysis for large scope project teams to meet customer expectations.
Demonstrated understanding of business analyst tools and techniques; demonstrated proficiency using MS Office and Visio tools.
Bachelorâ™s degree in computer science, information technology or comparable discipline plus six years of relevant experience analyzing business processes and data or equivalent combination of experience, certification and education.
$82,500.00 - $145,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailÂ CandidateQuestions@wustl.eduÂ or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
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