Business Analyst or Business Analyst Sr. #498477

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Posting Number 20111749 Position Title Business Analyst or Business Analyst Sr. #498477 Template Title Position Type Staff Position Number Department IT Enterprise Applications Position Summary Information

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JOB SUMMARY:
The Lamar University Information Technology – Enterprise Services team is accepting applications for a Sr. Business Analyst or Business Analyst position with experience to support the Ellucian Banner ERP/administrative software solutions, with a focus on the Student modules. (One position is available, the level of position will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications.).

The Enterprise Services-Information Technology Services team is responsible for supporting a variety of third-party interfaces, reporting applications, and databases which include the Ellucian Operational Data Store (ODS), Evisions Argos reporting solution, Banner Document Management System (BDMS), DegreeWorks and other third-party applications and databases. This position will focus on functional user support, consultation, analysis and design of effective solutions to meet business requirements.

The candidate will be expected to work on assignments under general direction of the Technical Applications Manager, provide application support of administrative computing systems consisting primarily of the Oracle-based Banner ERP System. The position will also provide troubleshooting and general support for all ancillary applications associated with Banner ERP system.

We are looking for a motivated person with a demonstrated aptitude for technology, a customer service mentality and the willingness and ability to learn new tools and technologies. The successful candidate will support the mission of IT by providing high quality, professional IT services and timely response and solutions to customer requests.

The purpose of this position is to provide analysis, consultation, documentation, and reporting of complex design solutions, and serve as liaison between functional and technical responsibilities in the daily operations, maintenance and administration of the SunGard Banner ERP/administrative software solutions, with a focus on the Student modules. This is accomplished by gathering and assessing information to define requirements, developing procedures to meet requirements, developing test plans, presenting analysis results, creating reports, querying data, attending meetings, and training users. Other duties include attending conferences, seminars and training sessions, assisting with the development and implementation of ancillary applications

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Working with the university community to review business processes and make recommendations for improvements
* Providing users with liaison and technical support for administrative applications
* Providing system configuration and usage guidance to the administrative user community
* Supporting departmental staff and administration with the identification, evaluation, selection, support and maintenance of systems solutions
* Providing systems analysis, problem solving support, and necessary programming support to provide efficient and effective use of administrative information systems in support of user’s goals and objectives
* Providing maintenance, appropriate use, production and problem solving support, and ad-hoc reporting support
* Developing project plans for major technical activities
* Preparing project status reports and keeping management, users, and others informed of project status and related issues
* Implementing quality assurance methodologies covering test plans, change management, and problem management
* Meeting with users and staff to determine the impact of proposed changes in hardware or software for users
* Planning and developing day-to-day policies and procedures to promote successful performance of administrative systems
* Planning, designing and implementing integration of other data sources into the SunGard Banner/Oracle database on a project by project basis
* Participating in the planning of upgrades to the SunGard Banner software including the evaluation of the effort involved, the steps required, and the provision of information related to operational changes
* Provides report writing by receiving report requests from functional users; interpreting the report requirements; writing SQL code for queries; presenting results to requester for approval; modifying existing reports and queries
* Performs analysis and design by meeting with functional users to discuss business needs; documenting requirements, and risks; designing a solution; developing test plans to verify functionality of the solution; reviewing software patches and upgrades; recommending schedule for implementing of patches and upgrades; leading testing effort; obtaining approval for functional leads for promoting patches and upgrades to production
* Serve as a liaison between Business Units and Information Technology (IT) technical staff by communicating with business units, federal and state agencies, and vendors; translating business needs to detailed specifications for development; interpreting detailed specifications to a level of general understanding; and developing test plans to verify the functionality of the solution
* Provides problem resolution by using programming languages, operating systems and software applications; and debugging/troubleshooting problems with data and reports
* This position does require occasional after hours and/or weekend support of operations

Minimum Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

BUSINESS ANALYST SR.:
* Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and at least three (3) years of related experience
* Capability to perform in a dynamic and team-oriented environment is essential
* Strong functional knowledge of the Banner ERP System in the Student module is required
* Strong SQL programming skills are required
* Experience with researching, documenting and testing patches and upgrades for the university’s administrative applications is required
* Strong problem solving skills
* Experience working with Ellucian Action Line on reported issues
* Proven time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks, communicate project status and provide leadership and direction for assigned initiatives
* Ability to work with functional business units and coordinate technological solutions to meet business needs
* Strong desktop automation skills including effective use of e-mail, word processors, spreadsheets and the ability to use tools in conjunction with databases
* Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors and the public are required
* Strong written, oral and organizational skills

BUSINESS ANALYST:
* Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university and at least one (1) year of related experience
* Capability to perform in a dynamic and team-oriented environment is essential
* Functional knowledge with some module of the Banner ERP System is required
* Familiarity with any programming language that can be used for reporting
* Strong problem solving skills
* Proven time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks, communicate project status and provide leadership and direction for assigned initiatives
* Ability to work with functional business units and coordinate technological solutions to meet business needs
* Strong desktop automation skills including effective use of e-mail, word processors, spreadsheets and the ability to use tools in conjunction with databases
* Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors and the public are required
* Strong written, oral and organizational skills

EEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Statement

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Preferred Qualifications

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Functional knowledge in the areas of the Banner Student Information System including but not limited to: registrar, admissions, recruiting, academic history, graduation and others strongly desired
  • Oracle experience is a plus
  • Ability to write ad-hoc SQL queries against a range of relational databases
  • Experience with Evisions Product Suite, including Form Fusion, Argos, Intellecheck, and MAPS administration
  • Experience with Banner system patches and upgrades
  • Experience with Operational Data Store (ODS) reporting and maintenance
  • Experience with Oracle Warehouse Builder (OWB)
  • Experience with the Banner Document Management Suite (BDMS)
  • Experience with Appworx (UC4)
  • Experience with Degree Works
  • Working knowledge of any programming/query language such as, but not limited to, SQL, PL/SQL, C, Shell Script, etc.
Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Salary Commensurate Work Hours Application Information

Posting Date 04/18/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? FAILURE TO EMAIL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DOCUMENTS PER THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY IMPACT VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: To claim Veteran's Preference under the law you must be: (1) a veteran, including a veteran with a disability; (2) a surviving spouse of a veteran killed on active duty who has not remarried; or (3) an orphan of a veteran if the veteran was killed while on active duty. If claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST immediately email to [email protected] your specific supporting documentation at the time of application such as the DD Form 214 (member 4 copy), AND, if applicable, the Dept of Veteran's Affairs Verification of Disability Benefits Letter if claiming a service related disability, a DD Form 1300 to include qualifying Death, Birth, and Marriage Certificates if claiming surviving spouse/orphan. Your email MUST also include your name, position number, job title and the department for each position you are applying for. Documents received after a position closes will not be accepted.
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is the highest level of education have you achieved?
    • Master's
    • Bachelor's
    • Associate's
  3. * The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) maintains a list of Institutions Whose Degrees are illegal to Use in Texas. You can search for your institution on the THECB website at: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=3D2801D0-1C9F-11E8-BC500050560100A9. Copy and paste this link into a web browser in order to search under "Fraudulent or Substandard Institutions" for your college/university attended for your degree. Please check your answer BEFORE you submit your application. HR is not responsible for checking your answer nor resubmitting your application back into the pool if you do not answer this question correctly.As part of your educational qualifications for this position, are you claiming a degree from any of the institutions listed on the THECB website referenced above?
    • Yes, my institution IS on this list & IS not accredited.
    • No, my institution is NOT on this list & IS accredited.
  4. * In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s).

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 1
  2. Miscellaneous

 

 

 

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