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Business analyst

Company: University of Southern Mississippi
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Business AnalystThe University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Business Analyst.Position DetailsLocationHattiesburg118 College DriveHattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001United StatesDivisioniTech AdministrationPosition TypeStaffEmployment StatusFull TimeGrant FundedNoSalary Range57,195.00 - 57,195.00Posting Close DateOpen until filledSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsPlease include cover letter.Job SummaryWorks with university stakeholders to solicit, write, and manage user requirements including technology-independent process and data models for internally and externally developed technology solutions that meet the needs of various business areas. Serves as liaison between the business stakeholders and technical solution provider (e.g., vendors, infrastructure team, development team, etc.). Oversees the selection and implementation of software programs and hardware resources that meet the business requirements providing analyst support from inception through system implementation, as well as managing test planning and execution to ensure that all requirements are satisfied. May serve as project manager for assigned projects.Primary Duties and Responsibilities + Business Analysis: Conducts interviews with key project stakeholders to understand and document business processes and workflows with their relationships to current and future software solutions. Reviews and analyzes the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develops strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems. Translates business user concepts and ideas into comprehensive business requirements, functional and technical design documents. Conducts research on software and hardware products to meet requirements and to support purchasing efforts.+ Documentation: Creates RFP/RFI, scope, requirements, use cases, design, test planning/scrips, process flow diagrams and other documentation as needed. Creates and/or reviews manuals, procedures, and elated user documentation, ensuring documentation is targeted to the appropriate audience.+ Communications: Facilitates meetings with sponsors, stakeholders, and team members to explain difficult concepts to non-technical users. Develops concise and accurate reports with attention to detail.+ Leadership: Leads meetings with team (USM stakeholders, vendors, consultants, etc.), to manage the tasks in support of the project. Manages conflict resolution and builds consensus to complete tasks per the schedule. Serves as a mentor to other Business Analysts.+ Project Management: As assigned, responsible for the delivery and implementation of the project, including scope, objectives, schedule, tasks, budget, documentation and resource management using a PMO standard project management methodology that utilizes tools such as MS Project, SharePoint, Cherwell, Office 365, etc.+ Standards: Develops process improvements for project management methodologies and processes following industry standards to improve business analysis functions. Serves as an advisor to Enterprise Technology Planning Manager, Chief Information Officer, department directors, and staff with respect to business analysis standards. Performs other duties as assigned.Minimum QualificationsBachelor'sdegree and a minimum of eight years' directly related experience ormaster's degree in Business Administration and a minimum of two yearsdirectly related BA experience. Directly related experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basisKnowledge, Skills & Abilities-- Excellent analytical, creative problem-solving and critical thinking skills.-- Excellent verbal and written communication skills-- LeadershipPreferred Qualifications -- Bachelor's degree in Information Systems-- Experience in Agile teams-- CBAP--- or CCBA-- or PMI PBA certification-- Knowledge of and experience with ITIL methodologies-- Demonstrated project management skills & methodologiesAbout The University of Southern MississippiThe University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.usm.edu.As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.Send to a Friend

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