Sr. Business Analyst - American Public University System in Charles Town West Virginia

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American Public University System

Charles Town, West Virginia

United States


Detailed Job Description

Synopsis of Role:

The Senior IT Business Analyst is responsible for developing a strong relationship with internal business customers. The candidate works with business customers to understand and document current processes and identify areas where processes could be improved through manual process changes /or enhancements to the system.

Essential Functions:

  • Analyzes business processes to define the functional and detailed requirements and works with the team to design specifications and an approach.
  • Analyzes business practices throughout American Public University System (APUS) departments and utilize this information to influence process improvements.
  • Understands, analyzes, interprets and documents process workflows.
  • Analyzes information to include performance data, metrics, and process interdependencies to conceptualize and define operational problems.
  • Leads discovery sessions, publishes meeting minutes, and assures all action items are completed within the timeframe set.
  • Consults with business process owners to obtain additional information during system development in order to evaluate an alternative approach.
  • Conducts system demonstrations and coordinates the creation of user guides.
  • Prepares User Acceptance Testing (UAT) documentation and leads the user acceptance testing effort with the responsible business process owner.
  • Oversees the transition to new processes and provides post production release support.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Environment:

  • Standard office environment in Charles Town, WV. Approximately 45 minutes from DC\Baltimore\Northern Virginia.
  • Travel required to Manassas, VA location as needed.

Required Skills

  • Keen attention to detail, and the ability to self-motivate.
  • Ability to motivate others, and work in a team oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Proven leadership ability, with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to set and manage priorities and projects with tight deadlines in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to articulate ideas to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Superior analytical, evaluation, and problem solving abilities.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field required; advance degree preferred.
  • Seven to ten years of experience working in Information Technology as a Business Analyst.
  • Proficient with Visio, Microsoft (MS) Office and MS SQL.
  • Exposure to Information Technology development methodologies such as Agile or Rational Unified Process (RUP).
  • Experience with design and development of Web application. Understanding of relational database concepts.

Keyword Phrases

  • Information Technology
  • Sr. Business Analyst
  • Embracing and creating diverse learning environs
  • Superior and relevant distance learning programs
  • Online education supports a community of learners
  • Business Analyst
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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