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UW Information Technology (UW-IT) is the central information technology organization for the University of Washington, responsible for strategic planning, oversight, and direction of the UW's IT infrastructure, resources, and services. UW-IT provides critical technology support to all three campuses, UW medical centers, and research operations around the world. UW-IT partners with the University community to enable innovation, learning, discovery, and service.
Academic Services (AS) is the division of UW-IT that develops and supports enterprise academic and student administrative systems. The Student Information System (SIS) Program, in turn, has responsibility for systems that directly support the entire student lifecycle - including admissions, academic planning, registration, financial aid, and student accounts - as well as those that enable it, such as curriculum management. The SIS Program engages the UW community in visioning a technology enabled future that supports the broader goals of the university. We are currently seeking a Business Analyst with project management experience to support our efforts to modernize these systems.
The successful candidate will have an strong track record in business analysis and project management activities for complex enterprise software implementations. S/he will have experience in eliciting and managing business requirements for technical projects, and working closely with software developers to ensure that requirements and project scope, schedules and budgets are met. The candidate should be comfortable reviewing both functional and technical requirements, and will help the team ensure consistency between these. She or he will need to quickly learn and participate in the design of solutions based on diverse technologies in a service-oriented architecture. The successful candidate will be comfortable working closely with business and technical stakeholders.
This position works within a matrixed organization, and the successful candidate will need to be a self-motivated, organized person who can work independently in addition to playing an integral role for the team. The position is responsible for analysis on projects that include participants from a broad range of campus and administrative units, including students, faculty and staff. As such it will be necessary for the successful candidate to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, combined with a keen ability to analyze organizational and technical problems and to suggest practical and achievable solutions. S/he must have strong intellectual curiosity and the ability to constructively question thought partners across both functional and technical areas.
The quality of work completed by this position will have a direct impact on the experience of prospective and enrolled students, as well as administrative processes at the UW.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or similar degree or related experience.
Minimum of three years of experience performing progressively more complex business analysis activities such as scope definition, requirements gathering/discovery, business process re-engineering, requirements management, system configuration, contributing to build cycles, and training.
Experience implementing PMBOK methodologies within a Waterfall and/or Agile SDLC environment.
Experience as a business analyst and key contributor in both project and operational support environments.
Experience as a key contributor in complex, enterprise-wide collaborative technical projects that have required significant business process change.
Proven ability to represent business stakeholders effectively, and translate between business and technical requirements.
Experience working with both internal and contract resources to solve business problems and implement solutions.
Experience preparing for and managing organizational change.
Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities.
Demonstrated experience with communication tools such as swimlane diagrams, workflow models, use cases, wireframes, etc.
Ability to navigate in a complex technology environment.
Ability to manage time effectively while working back and forth between project and operational support tasks.
Comfortable working with diverse teams, and willingness to promote inclusivity in the workplace.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. Familiarity with Higher Education in general and the student administration domain in particular.
Working knowledge of SQL.
Experience working directly with business stakeholders at all levels in the organization.
Relevant coursework in project management, business analysis, business requirement documentation, standards-based modeling technologies, or quality assurance.
| Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check. |
Ongoing employment will be dependent on performance, as well as availability of funds.
This position contributes in a collaborative team work environment. Collaboration is supported through a shared space working environment, ad hoc meetings focused on problem-solving, and the use of a variety of communication tools. Responsibility to work varied hours as needed to meet project deadlines and to accomplish work assignments on which others' activities depend. Expectation to go over and above as necessary to achieve agreed upon goals and outcomes within the student program. Daily interactions with other team members, subject matter experts and stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
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