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University of Washington
Seattle, WA
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UW Human Resources


Req #: 170691
Appointing Department Web Address: http://www.washington.edu/uwit/employment/
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 11/08/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

If you would like to find out more about what it is like to work for UW-IT, as well as to get a feel for our culture and our people, visit us at our employment website.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years. 

The Enterprise Reporting and Analytics (ERA) team within UW-IT enables the University of Washington data user community to access and use institutional information in support of data-driven decision-making.  The metadata program within ERA is tasked with defining practices and processes, as well as developing tools that enable the capture and use of business, technical and security metadata.

A few years ago, we embarked on a journey to establish and drive an enterprise metadata solution that collects and helps users understand the meaning of data across all three campuses. To succeed in this endeavor, we built a metadata tool, called Knowledge Navigator.  As a Business Analyst on the Web Applications team, you will be responsible for driving the growth of Knowledge Navigator by envisioning innovative and creative new features to enhance the university’s use and understanding of data.  Responsibilities also include producing a comprehensive set of requirements and actionable wireframes to ensure efficient development and implementation process.
If you:
  • Enjoy working on systems and applications that have a direct impact on a large number of users
  • Thrive on solving business problems or thinking in enterprise business patterns
  • Have an innovative mindset and are enthusiastic about and continually seeking opportunities to increase client satisfaction, deepen relationships, and effectively manage client expectations
  • Prefer working in a highly collaborative environment

    Then this is the job for you!


  • Bachelor’s Degree Computer Science, Business Management, Information Services, Engineering, Commerce or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
  • Four or more years working as a business analyst
  • Deep understanding of web technologies and how users interact with them
  • SQL server experience (querying database; not ETL; not DBA)
  • Ability to prioritize and coordinate work with multiple assignments simultaneously for the whole product team (Dev and QA)
  • Experience with software (Photoshop, Marvel, Illustrator) to create low and high-fidelity wireframes, including Information, Navigation, and Interface
  • Demonstrated excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities
  • Experience working with data and visually representing the insights to the team and stakeholders
  • Comfortable and effective in presenting to large audiences
  • Demonstrated ability to document, measure, and improve business processes
  • Understanding of business process mapping and re-engineering
  • Ability to think analytically and possesses a familiarity with quantitative measurement
  • Excellent time management and organization skills
  • Comfortable with rapidly changing priorities
  • Proactive communicator

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Agile development process experience or Scrum Master experience
  • UX experience
  • Working knowledge or experience with graph databases (Neo4j or any other graph databases)
  • Experience in a research university or other academic institution


    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2019-11-11 Expires: 2019-12-11

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