Sr Business Systems Analyst

Sep 27, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Technology, Analysts & Programming
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Northeastern University

Sr Business Systems Analyst

Requisition Number: STFR004055

Division/College: Information Technology Services

Location: Boston Main Campus

Full-time/Part-time: Full Time


The Sr. Business Systems Analyst works on a variety of projects and initiatives encompassing all enterprise applications. The Sr. Business Systems Analyst swiftly develops a clear understanding of relevant application functionality and functional area operational and business processes, policies and compliance requirements. Lead the development of the design specifications for conversion, reporting, interfaces and customizations, Act as liaison between functional users and development staff, translating functional requirements into technical specifications. Facilitate business process review and application prototyping sessions as well as providing business process analysis and insight into best practice methodologies. Provide direction in developing testing methodology and test scripts. Also develop with functional area end user training and associated documentation. Use effective and tactful communication skills to balance client needs and expectations with available resources and competing projects. Provide mentorship and leadership to Business Systems Analysts. Also serve as the cross module coordinator to facilitate the resolution of cross module issues.

To ensure that essential services are provided to the University community, the employee will be required to work outside their regular working hours as needed.


The ideal candidate will have the following:

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and 6-8 years experience working as a Functional, Data, or Business Analyst. Three years of experience should be in a higher educational environment.

Strong written and verbal communication skills are a necessity. Must have the ability to interact with customers in a sensitive and diplomatic manner, maintaining positive relationships and building consensus on project goals. Excellent analytic skills and the judgment to make effective decisions on courses of action needed to transform defined business needs into software requirements.

Fluent with planning tools such as MS-Project, Visio, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Strong working knowledge of, Ellucian Banner.

Knowledge of relational database reporting tools including PL/SQL, Oracle Reports or MS Access.

An advanced understanding of software design and development using agile methodologies along with proven project management and ability to deliver.

Experience with any or all of the following highly desirable: CRM, financial reporting, portal, accounting, human resources systems.

Additional Information:
A criminal background check is required for this opening.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.


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