Senior Systems Analyst (ADAPT)

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Senior Systems Analyst (ADAPT)

Stanford University

Job Number:

Job Code: 4739
Grade: L

Job Purpose
Perform advanced project and analytical work to support a wide range of business requirements and business intelligence activities and to ensure the uniformity, accuracy, and consistency of enterprise data through the application of effective data management, security, stewardship, and governance processes.

Core Duties

  • Provide complex analysis and recommendations regarding data management and the design of business intelligence dashboard and reports.
  • Lead and own organization-wide complex business intelligence reporting and analysis initiatives; ensure initiatives directly support the organizational mission and are delivered on schedule.
  • Lead data stewardship efforts and develop the metadata supporting the applicable systems. Define and enforce interface design standards and best practices. Audit compliance and provide direction in non-compliance situations.
  • Coordinate the development and enrichment of an enterprise data model assuring reporting system development builds upon the existing data foundation and that data model conflicts are resolved.
  • Troubleshoot business intelligence and application problems and opportunities for improvement and coordinate with engineering teams to resolve application bottlenecks and performance issues.
  • Mentor and support the training of new and existing staff in business analysis, business intelligence design and development.
  • Coordinate the planning, development and presentation of training for end users of business intelligence reporting and analysis.
  • Other duties may also be assigned

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree and seven years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of computer system capabilities, business processes and workflows.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to understand and apply the software development lifecycle.
  • Ability to review business processes and translate into business intelligence reporting solutions.
  • Substantial experience in data analysis and root cause analysis and proven problem solving capabilities.
  • Demonstrable experience with enterprise application and database driven applications.
  • Substantial experience with relational and dimensional logical data modeling.
  • Ability to use analytical and business intelligence programs such as OBIEE, Business Objects, Informatica, Tableau, Matlab, SAS, R, SPSS etc.
  • Demonstrable experience with the design of User Interface and User Experience best practices.
  • Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills; ability to interact with senior management audiences; effective negotiation, facilitation and persuasion skills with diverse groups.
  • Ability to prioritize workload and work with minimal supervision.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Substantial experience (expert level) designing and interpreting SQL queries and data extracts strongly desired.
  • Demonstrable experience analyzing large volumes of ambiguous data strongly desired.
  • Ability in developing data conversion mappings and scripts strongly desired.
  • Validated experience with accounting systems, particularly Oracle Financials strongly desired
  • Knowledge of quality assurance and testing practices strongly desired.
  • Knowledge of Agile and Waterfall project management methodologies desired.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce (SFDC) desired.
  • Knowledge of JIRA and Confluence desired.
  • Knowledge and understanding of University Advancement business processes desired.

Certifications and Licenses
  • None

Physical Requirements
  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sitting.
  • Occasionally stand/walk.
  • Rarely writing by hand; lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job. Ability to perform the essential functions of the job.

Working Conditions
  • Work extended hours.

Work Standards
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Why Stanford is for You:
  • Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun.Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.
  • Redwood City. Our new Stanford Redwood City campus, scheduled to open in 2019, will be the workplace for approximately 2,700 staff, including University IT, whose jobs are important to supporting the University's mission. The campus will offer amenities such as onsite cafes and a dining pavilion, a high-end fitness facility with an outdoor pool, and a childcare center for Stanford families.

We are not able to provide relocation or sponsorship for this position.

How to Apply
We invite you to apply for this role by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter along with your online application.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Location: Business Affairs: University IT (UIT), California, United States
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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Posted: 3/7/2019
Application Due: 4/15/2019
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