1+ months

SYSTEMS ANALYST

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

SYSTEMS ANALYST

Req #: 176143
Department: UW FINANCE TRANSFORMATION
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 01/21/2020 
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.  

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 six consecutive years. 

The UW Finance Transformation Program (UWFT) is a $270M initiative to replace the Universitys financial systems with an integrated system to manage the full suite of financial transactions and reporting needs in the UW system to include academic, administrative, and healthcare. UWFT will fundamentally change the processes and tools that the University employs to track, spend, collect, manage, and report University finances in excess of $7B in annual revenues, resulting in more timely and actionable information for leadership. Among the UWs highest administrative priorities, this multi-year initiative is one of the largest finance system projects in Washington State and the outcome of the program will be highly visible at all levels of the University and the state.

UWFT is looking for a Systems Analyst to support the technical deliverables across the UWFT workstreams. The Systems Analyst will play a key role in ensuring consistent standards and approaches are applied as they produce content related to technical requirements, specifications as well as data and system architecture diagrams. This position will be a liaison between the business and technical transformation workstreams assisting in the translation between business rules or requirements with technical solutions. The Systems Analysts will also produce materials and consult with units across the academic and clinical enterprise as they perform technical development activities.

This position provides opportunity to work as a team member on an enterprise level program, in a challenging, diverse and rewarding environment.

This recruitment will be used to fill additional openings.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Analysis

Utilize consistent methodology and approaches into the development life-cycle and serve as evangelist, coach and mentor with business partners and team members to support overall transformation, UWFT guiding principles and ERP process standardization

Facilitate end-user working groups to develop shared understanding of needs, develop consensus related to priorities and requirements, and develop inclusive solutions that thoughtfully balance trade-offs and benefits among process partners.

Using proven approaches and problem solving techniques, identify and document business needs, assess alternatives and options, and develop business cases and proposals that support decision making among a diverse set of process partners.

Document technical requirements, analytic/BI requirements, data transformation requirements, and specifications to support software development for data transformation/conversion, a finance foundation data model converter, data integrations and a enterprise data warehouse.

Support development of technical training and learning materials to assist units in system remediation activities associated with replacement of the core financial systems.

Understand and document complex business processes, roles, personas and interactions, business rules, and workflow needs related to aligning the business process and system solutions.

Analyze complex information systems, data base models and/or interface needs.

Identify and evaluate existing and emerging technologies and determine their applicability to UWFT needs.

Perform analytical, design, development and team leadership tasks associated with the implementation of information system solutions.

Collaborate closely with partner organizations, such as UW-Information Technology, UW Medicine IT, Office of Research, the Integrated Service Center and others to ensure coordination around touchpoints and dependencies

Quality Assurance

Write, revise, and verify quality standards and test procedures for program design and product evaluation to attain quality of software.

Develop use cases and play a key role in the validation and quality assurance process across all technical deliverables.

Review new or modified configuration, including documentation, diagram, and flow chart, to determine if configuration will perform according to user request and conform to guidelines.

Work within team to determine and implement agreed upon testing principles and practices.  Coordinate with other UWFT and external resources to design and implement quality assurance plans.

Consultation

Provide expert consultation to University administrative and technical staff regarding application development, configuration and tools.

Deliver training for academic and clinical enterprise units on how to use tools for learning about the new finance data model and provide guidance on using the new data integration tools and reporting based on the unit's requirements.

Collect feedback and recommend improvements on the efficiency, usability and overall effectiveness of approaches and tools for assisting units in their technical readiness activities.

Provide options and associated pros/cons to assist units in decision-making to replace or remediate unit owned systems that utilize finance data.

Work with all levels of management to critically evaluate and communicate business issues/risks with conviction to campus clients and team members.

Deliverable Management

Manage reporting, integration and/or conversion development projects. Work with formal and informal project plans, and work independently or in a group to meet deadlines.

Communicate project progress with project manager, consultants, team, partners, customers and users.

Use solid judgment to determine appropriate escalation and resolution of issues within project structure.

Work with all levels of management to critically evaluate and communicate business issues/risks with conviction to campus clients and team members.

Lead, organize and influence positively, effectively and maneuver through unstructured problems and create the necessary structure to drive for results.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors degree and five years of experience working with complex projects or operations involving multiple teams and deliverables, complex client or community interactions, and prioritization of multiple competing demands

  • Knowledge and experience developing/implementing a variety of software systems involving Web-based user interfaces and relational databases in support of administrative or operational needs

  • Demonstrated excellence in client interaction, written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience working on large scale administrative systems, analytics/BI solutions or ERP

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team in a cooperative effort

  • Strong customer focus and excellence in relationship management with key partners

  • Strong negotiation and the ability to develop consensus

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

    DESIRED:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills developing enterprise data integration solutions across major business functional areas

  • Experience in a large university, large medical center, or other large complex enterprise

  • Knowledge and experience developing/implementing enterprise level software systems in support of administrative or operational needs

  • Experience dealing with organizational change management

  • Demonstrated success in facilitating work groups and ability to develop consensus

  • Previous experience with higher education financial and/or budget processes

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

    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.


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    Posted: 2020-01-21 Expires: 2020-03-20

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