Business Systems Analyst/Project lead

Employer
Golden Compass, Inc
Location
New Haven
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 13, 2018
Closes
Feb 10, 2018
Role
IT
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

Business System Analyst/Project Lead


In support of the Paperless Forms/Workflow project in the Student Information Systems Space. Provides hands on expertise and leadership in gathering requirements, adopting best practices for implementation and solutioning electronic process flows that replace existing paper based processes.

Position Focus:

• Responsible for leading the process focused on the elimination of paper based processes to paperless via tools such as NextGen's Dynamic Forms software or other tools deemed appropriate.
• Provide overall strategic direction for workflow / paperless forms implementation direction in the optimal use of the NextGen Dyanmic Forms software application.
• Oversee the evaluation of new features and manage the functional testing of paperless forms.
• Meet with users, analyze their needs, and write specifications, coordinate testing and delivery of new processes or modifications to existing custom applications.

Principal Responsibilities:

1. Develops the initial project charter and clarification of the project scope, requirements, measurable outcomes, and project deliverables.
2. Works with respective process owners and using the business analytics, prepares the associated business case. Documents the "as is" and "to be" business processes using standard process modeling tools and process improvement methodologies.
3. Conducts thorough business case and external customer value analysis to determine selection, prioritization positioning and approach for broadest range of potential solutions (e.g., outsourcing, process improvements, and technology solutions).
4. Communicates compelling and concise analysis to enable business owners to make well informed decisions regarding options for problem resolution and opportunity realization. Reviews system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations to determine if requested system change is possible within existing system and is within the scope of the current project definition.
5. Gathers, compiles, and produces relevant business analytics on departmental performances including production of Performance Metrics and opinions/suggestions for improvement opportunities.
6. Develops and delivers quality analysis, reporting and presentation materials.
7. Responsible for requirements prioritization and solution risk analysis.
8. Fully integrates baseline and metrics tracking into initiative planning and execution for optimal results.
9. Designs, plans, communicates and executes the departmental readiness plan.
10. Oversees, develops, facilitates and delivers training plans.
11. Create paperless forms processes using the designer capability in NextGen's Dynamic Form Software.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in business, technology or related field and six years of related work experience in analysis of business needs and development of related business systems or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a University environment.

Required Skills & Abilities:

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Familiarity with workflow implementation, preferably in the Student Information Systems environment.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Familiarity/understanding of the technology listed below:
Next Gen Dynamic Forms
Ellucian Banner
ANSI SQL/Oracle
Visio/power point work flow

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Superior written and oral and written communication skills. Proven ability to communicate compelling and concise analysis to enable business owners to make well informed decisions regarding options for problem resolution and opportunity realization.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Demonstrated ability to align business goals with technology. Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative team environment.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Business or Technical Management Experience.
Six years of experience as a Business Systems Analyst.
Previous business unit to technology unit liaison experience.
Previous experience working with technology vendors on behalf of associated University functional staff.

Company Description Company Information:

In business seven years and already has over $1 billion in assets under management. The firm manages long-only micro-cap, small cap, and large cap U.S. traded equity strategies for institutions in a separate account structure, and a hedge fund which invests long and short in U.S. traded equities and long in global stock index futures. Company is 100% employee owned and aspires to be a symbol of stewardship within the investment management industry. They are dedicated to delivering excellent investment performance through insight, passion, and diligence. They aim to build strategic alliances with clients based on the highest ethical standards.

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