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
About University of Texas at Arlington
With annual research expenditures in excess of $100M, the University of Texas at Arlington is a Carnegie Research-1 “highest research activity” institution committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. A leading institution in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UTA nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. With a total global enrollment of over 59,000 in AY 2018-19, UTA is one of the largest institutions in the University of Texas System. Guided by its Strategic Plan Bold Solutions | Global Impact, UTA fosters interdisciplinary research and teaching to enable the sustainable megacity of the future within four broad themes: health and the human condition, sustainable urban communities, global environmental impact, and data-driven discovery. UTA was cited by U.S. News & World Report as having the second lowest average student debt among U.S. universities in 2018. U.S. News & World Report also ranks UTA fourth in the nation for undergraduate diversity. The University is a Hispanic-Serving Institution and is ranked as the top four-year college in Texas for veterans on Military Times’ 2018 Best for Vets list.