IT Application Portfolio Analyst

Location
Charlottesville, VA
Posted
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: IT Application Portfolio Analyst

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: School of Medicine, Institutional Analysis and Computing

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-25-2017

Posting Summary:
The IT landscape at the University of Virginia School of Medicine (SOM) is changing rapidly, so we are looking for an IT Application Portfolio Analyst (APA)/Business Analyst 3 to help us define, build, and administer our IT Governance and Change Management processes. The APA will work with the SOM Manager of Enterprise Architecture (EA) to catalog/document existing systems and processes and then use that catalog to align new requests within the SOM's short-term priorities and within the long-term strategies of the SOM, the UVA Health System, and the wider University.

The APA will conduct preliminary business analysis on requests to determine if required functionality or data is already available or if established systems can be expanded to meet new needs. The APA will then route requests to the appropriate team.

In addition to facilitating formal requests, the APA will moderate an Idea Management (IM) system. The APA will work with the EA and other stakeholders to investigate any ideas that seem to be gaining traction with a large number of users or that seem to hint that some critical need is not being met.

The APA will be in charge of making sure the Application Portfolio Management (APM) system is kept up to date and will use that data to help run/facilitate meetings of the Architectural Review Board and the Change Management Committee. The APA will also be expected to participate in meetings concerning Risk Management and help conduct Root Cause Analysis when problems arise between systems.

A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related areas, plus three years of related experience as a Technical Business Analyst or a Technical Writer, are required. A Bachelor's degree in another area and 6 years of experience as a Technical Business Analyst or a Technical Writer may be considered. The successful candidate must be proficient in MS Office, VISIO/Diagraming Software, and Database Querying Tools.

Excellent Communication Skills (written and oral) are expected. Knowledge of how applications, data sources, and infrastructure interact with each other is required, as is knowledge of IT security standards and best practices. The ability to covert business requirements into technical requirements and translate technical requirements into language that non-IT people can understand is necessary, along with the ability to understand system, data, and infrastructure diagrams; the ability to following up and gather additional information from stake holders and technical resources when required; the ability to query/analyze data to recognize trends, identify opportunities, and detect risks using the information from Idea Management or Portfolio Management systems, and; the ability to facilitate conversations, lead governance meetings, and produce presentations and other content to communicate processes, strategies, and requirements to different audiences.

The preferred candidate has experience generating technical documentation for medium to large size applications, as well as experience leading committees or working groups, and prior participation in Process Improvement projects. Knowledge of basic Project Management Methodologies, including Agile, and knowledge of Lean and Continuous Process Improvement practices, are also preferred. Experience with Visual Studio, Kanban/Agile Boards, other Project Management Software, and T-SQL (Microsoft SQL Server) are preferred.

This is a restricted position contingent upon the continued availability of funding.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent Communication Skills (written and oral)
- Knowledge of how applications, data sources, and infrastructure interact with each other
- Knowledge of IT security standards and best practices
- Ability to covert business requirements into technical requirements and translate technical requirements into language that non-IT people can understand
- Ability to understand system, data, and infrastructure diagrams
- Ability to following up and gather additional information from stake holders and technical resources when required
- Ability to query/analyze data to recognize trends, identify opportunities, and detect risks using the information from Idea Management or Portfolio Management systems
- Ability to facilitate conversations, lead governance meetings, and produce presentations and other content to communicate processes, strategies, and requirements to different audiences

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