Job DescriptionThe University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Information Technology Services is seeking a Business Analyst with an exceptional commitment to service excellence to join the Financial Aid Cloud Environment Technology (FACET) project team, collaborating with diverse and talented team members to implement Vocado Student Financial Planning (Vocado SFP) an industry leading cloud-based financial aid solution to deliver student-centric processes.
The Business Analyst will work collaboratively with functional, technical and subject matter experts to elicit, define, and document detailed business requirements and solutions related to Vocado SFP and integrations to support its implementation. This position will establish effective relationships with key stakeholders from IT Services, Admissions, Student Records, Financial Aid, Student Financials and various professional or graduate schools. Additionally, the Business Analyst will support subsequent project phases including systems integration testing, training and communications activities related to implementation.
General responsibilities include: Conducts detailed analysis of as-is state for UCLA Financial Aid and Student Information Systems business practices, related systems, data, and technologies to support the implementation of interfaces from existing systems to Vocado Student Financial Planning; Elicits, defines, and documents business/functional/data requirements in the form of user stories and business requirements documentation; Produces business process documentation in both text and diagrams; Generates functional specifications to drive technical design and custom report development.
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Qualifications for Position
Three of more years of experience as a business or systems analyst using structured methods to elicit functional or technical requirements for systems/applications.
Possesses the ability to analyze information, data, processes and systems to provide reports, recommendations or information to project team members.
Demonstrated experience and ability to present analysis and findings to stakeholders and project team members.
Experience in facilitation and presenting topics to groups of various sizes, including presentation of technical topics in a business-oriented fashion to non-technical audiences.
Ability to support concurrent projects, prioritize competing assignments, and work under pressure with tight deadlines and frequent interruptions.
Possess the verbal and written communication skills to work effectively with technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization; ability to use standard English grammar and punctuation.
Strong organizational skills, analytical skills, and the ability to think strategically and creatively.
Knowledge of the application development life-cycle and project management techniques and tools such as Agile (or related).
Experience in functional testing, including test plan development and execution; ability to track bugs/fixes using Atlassian's Jira.
Skill and experience to effectively utilize common office productivity software such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), MS Outlook, and internet browsers.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Information Systems or Computer Science (or similar) OR equivalent relevant professional experience combined with education.
Experience working within Higher Education Information Technology.
Experience with large-scale packaged systems implementations.
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