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As an educational institution, we inspire lives of leadership and purpose in our student community. As an employer, we seek, foster and value the same qualities of leadership and purpose in our employee community.
We currently have an opportunity to join the Laurier community as a Business Process Analyst II.
The Business Process Analyst will report to the Manager, ICT Process Management. The incumbent will be responsible to work with ICT Solutions clients to help them understand and document their current business processes and look for ways to improve those processes using best practices and technology. The outcome of each engagement will be a clear set of requirements to help ICT Solutions create forward looking IT solutions that will meet the needs of students, faculty and staff.
Accountabilities :Business Analysis
Understands and documents business processes and workflows in the “as is” state and then works with client teams to define the improved “to be” state
Partners with business clients to fully surface their requirements; conducts interviews with key project stakeholders and documents and presents the results
Organizes workshops, surveys, site visits, use cases, etc. to elicit requirements
Critically evaluates information gathered from multiple sources, reconciles conflicts, decomposes high-level information into details, abstracts up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguishes user requests from the underlying true needs
Assists business clients, project managers and IT leadership in optimizing the scope, benefits and risks of proposed projects; helps manage expectations of clients and management
Defines use cases to articulate new functional software needs and the roles of each class of application user
Recommends appropriate training to business clients
Supports traceability from requirements through to QA; assists in the definition of test plans and testing strategies, and in the creation of test cases
Assists in the definition of roll out, training and user support plans particularly in the area of management of change
Creates and/or reviews manuals, procedures, and related user documentation; ensures documentation is targeted to the appropriate audience
Successfully engages in multiple initiatives simultaneously
Drives and challenges business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans
Serves as the conduit between the client community and the software development team through which requirements flow
Proactively communicates and collaborates with external and internal clients to analyze information needs and functional requirements, and to evaluate alternative business solutions
Collaborates with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs
Liaise between the business units, technology teams and support teams
Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
Understands technical requirements within ICT as well as the specifications
Informs management through written and oral presentations of new initiatives or changing technologies which have an impact on clients
Complies with and helps to enforce standard ITS policies and procedures
Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions
Follows requirements gathering, project management and change management best practices
Undergraduate degree, preferably in Information Technology or Business Administration discipline.
Minimum three years of experience in a business analyst role.
Professional certification in Business Analysis (IIBA Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP), Certification of Competency in Business Analysis (CCBA) or comparable) holder or in progress
Understanding of software design and development.
Working knowledge of IT standards
Proven knowledge of business analysis, quality assurance, and workflow tools and/or practices
Experience with any or all of the following highly desirable: Banner, One Card, Desire2Learn, CRM, financial reporting, portal, accounting systems.
Experience with financial or professional services industries preferred
Proven experience in writing detailed business plans and business cases with detailed scopes of work and cost/benefit analysis (ROI)
Current with business best practice methods, IT technology trends and can correlate potential impacts that technology may have on the business
Proficient in, or can quickly grasp applicable business processes and functions
Experience with business process reengineering
Grade : WLUSA-10
Salary : $38.67 – $45.52
Salary Notes : This is a full-time, limited term position with an expected start date of October 15, 2018 until May 31, 2019.
This position is eligible for educational equivalencies: https://lauriercloud.sharepoint.com/sites/human-resources/employee-relations/employee-groups/Pages/wlusa.aspx
Please Note : This position is represented by the WLU Staff Association bargaining unit.
Please submit a cover letter and resume.
Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.
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