Business Analyst II
Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-30
Job TitleBusiness Analyst IIAgencyTexas A&M University - San AntonioDepartmentInformation TechnologyProposed Minimum SalaryCommensurateJob LocationSan Antonio, TexasJob TypeStaffJob Description
The IT Business Analyst II, under direction, serves as technical support and business workflow lead for A&M-SA’s ITS department. Provides technical oversight for the assigned applications of and compliance with technical standards. Partners with the DevOps, Enterprise Applications, and Project Management teams to develop technical specifications for the system, including points of integration with other applications and workflow development.
This position typically works Monday - Friday; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. May work beyond normal office hours to include evenings, weekends, and peak times.
This is a grant-funded position. Grant funded positions are time-limited and are contingent upon sufficient grant funding.
Primary Functional and Technical Support for Assigned Applications
Act as a consultant to campus stakeholders; provide functional/technical support; propose the best course of solutions for business owner(s) approval.
Design, implement, and deploy solutions for small- to medium-sized projects that incorporate out-of-the-box software and functionality.
Leads requirements gathering sessions to collect, analyze, review, document, and define scope based on business needs and requirements.
Analyzes user specifications and requirements for projects throughout campus, including integrations, customizations, configurations, and more.
Develops and/or reviews complex system documents and technical specifications to convey business requirements and support efficient system design, programming, and/or configuration.
Creates and maintains relevant documentation for internal IT teams and campus end users, including technical documentation for each project, including System Documentation, End User Documentation, and a Test Plan.
Coordinates the creation of detailed functional and technical system specifications.
Designs data reporting and business intelligence systems to meet client and university needs.
Provides consultative service and support for assigned applications.
Researches problems and recommends solutions for customers.
Performs both business process re-engineering and analysis of the work processes, as needed.
Develops, documents, and revises system design procedures, test procedures, and quality standards.
Conducts tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Participates in user acceptance testing and testing of new system functionality.
Evaluates existing systems/services to determine if they satisfy relevant quality standards.
Participates in continual quality improvement with a focus on improving customer satisfaction and business productivity.
Provides weekly status meetings and demos to keep the customer informed on project progress and report/discuss any obstacles.
Provides troubleshooting, training and support for the customer during end-user testing and the post-deployment phases of implementation and post-implementation patches, upgrades, and software enhancements.
Software Support of Assigned Applications
Provides technical, database, and system support at a high-level for assigned applications.
This could mean developing custom reports, creating technical documentation, or system process analysis to drive configuration decisions.
Contributes to IT-projects by acting as the system implementation specialist for assigned applications.
Works to resolve software and configuration problems with 2nd and 3rd level support engineers.
Proactive willingness to learn and understand software and the mechanics of their implementation and deployment, specifically as they impact functional processes and procedures.
Reviews and test new application releases to discover bugs and potential enhancements proactively.
Provides feedback on current application processes and participates in department retrospectives.
Participates in knowledge exchange on application forums and other department meetings
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
Bachelor's degree in applicable field
Three+ years of experience working with business systems in an implementation and/or technical support capacity. (experience in technical or process analysis and experience supporting functional end users)
High attention to detail; strong organizational and writing skills
Ability to gather information requirements, retrieve accurate information, and present that information in an understandable form
Self-motivated and resourceful with a high level of energy and drive for achievement; highly self-driven and self-motivated
Team oriented, user-friendly, and able to elicit welcoming customer engagement
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of advanced process analysis, troubleshooting, problem solving, client relations, requirement assessment and analysis, project management methodology, context and interrelationships, and proficiency in Information Technology Interface Library (ITIL).
Demonstrated knowledge of the SDLC and how to incorporate Agile principles, methodology, and best practices to move things forward
Ability to ramp up quickly and learn through any means necessary to get up-to-speed and maintain subject matter expertise on product and service offerings
Strong diagnostic and problem solving skills; problem solving and root cause identification skills
Proven ability to deliver against tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities
Fluent knowledge of MS Office Suite, specifically related to productivity tools
Ability to drive multiple work efforts of varying levels of complexity, multitask, and work cooperatively with a wide variety of people, including end users, executives, IT developers, and various technical staff
Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere
Demonstrated ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
Demonstrated ability to effectively translate, simplify and communicate technical information to diverse groups of stakeholders
Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision, as well as in various collaborative team structures
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