IT Business Analyst
Job posting number: #7080387
Posted: June 24, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionDepartment Information
Part of University Information Technology Services (UITS), the Enterprise Business Intelligence team sits within the Enterprise Infrastructure (EI) unit reporting to the Enterprise Systems division. Enterprise Systems provides the technical foundation for resilient, secure, and highly available IT services that help make IU a world-class university. Specifically, Enterprise Infrastructure is made up of talented IT professionals providing best practices and effective methodologies in support of the highly portable and secure IT services needed for greater flexibility, improved efficiency and decision making. EI has established core values of trust, collaboration, continuous improvement, accountability and professional development.
The Decision Support Initiative (DSI) is a bold movement to dramatically improve information supplied to decision makers at all levels of the university. The Enterprise Business Intelligence team, which has been given responsibility for the implementation of DSI, creates and maintains the decision making services needed to fulfill university reporting and data analytics needs. To that end, the Enterprise Business Intelligence team seeks a qualified candidate to participate in all aspects of our agile business intelligence lifecycle as both Business Analyst and Scrum Master.
Leads and conducts assessments to understand client business needs and strategic direction and identifies technology solutions to achieve goals; consults with IT staff and business users to identify, analyze, refine and document business requirements and processes and develop associated solutions.
Leads and conducts interviews, focus groups, and workshops to establish current and future business requirements; coordinates the communication between stakeholders and service owners in order to effectively implement solutions.
Provides advanced business analyses, including construction of data models, business use cases, process flows and technical specifications for transition to IT solutions; establishes system requirements through functional and technical assessments of existing software.
Provides stakeholders with necessary analysis documentation for buy-in, leadership decision, and implementation; conducts walkthroughs of recommended system functionality and prototypes with business users in small group or large group settings.
Leads system/integration testing efforts; tests changes, enhancements, and new programs or functions to ensure they meet business needs.
Makes recommendations to improve, as well as implements, testing, quality assurance, and documentation protocols and procedures for business analysis services.
Stays up-to-date on new industry standards, business analysis best practices, emerging technologies, and accessibility standards.
May serve as project leader; often provides guidance to junior peers.
Specific department responsibilities:
This position will focus on continued guidance of the team toward the goals of iterative process improvement and will also frequently liaise with Product Owners, assisting the team with project planning, communications and team accountability.
Will collaborate with other DSI project team members, project sponsors and technical analysts, helping to establish business requirements and plans leading to timely deliverables working in an agile fashion.
Will also perform technical tasks and more specifically, will lead the effort to fully complete the implementation and deployment of the “Information Self-Service” data platform from Denodo.
Activities such as the development of project plans and timelines, data analysis, vendor management, development of training materials, documentation and support of other ES business intelligence services all fall within the scope of the position requirements.
Will collaborate with functional business clients and other teams within the central information technology organization by developing excellent relationships through careful consideration and communication of analysis and work assignments.
May assist with management of application releases.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Systems, or a related discipline.
5 years of business analysis experience working on complex problems and producing concrete, actionable solutions.
5 years of professional experience working as an IT professional with a focus on data related technologies.
Experience in data related technologies such as Data Analysis, Database Systems, SQL, etc. Experience with Agile BI development techniques and processes.
Project Planning and experience in organizing project deployments for peer team members.
Experience resolving highly complex integration issues involving multiple technologies and business areas.