IT Business Analyst
Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university.
IT Business Analyst
The IT Business Analyst is part of the Project Management Office within Vanderbilt University Information Technology
The IT Business Analyst is part of the Project Management Office within Vanderbilt University Information Technology and is a key individual contributor responsible for gathering, defining, analyzing and documenting requirements, assisting with developing technical solutions to business problems, in addition to managing resources and schedules, facilitating requests, analyzing documents and maintaining system processes and procedures. The IT BA will directly manage some small projects including Infrastructure Environment builds alongside a project manager.
Key Functions and Expected Performance Elicits, analyzes, validates and document business, organizational and/or operational requirements. Assists with performing assessments of the business needs. Coordinates the activities of the solution teams to meet the business need. Facilitates requirements sessions. Interprets business needs for technical teams. Translates technical questions into business terms. Manages requests, timelines and schedules effectively. Coordinates with customers to ensure timely completion of testing and requirements to ensure delivery of solutions. Understands the goals of the business and impacts of business goals. Works with standard project management (Planview Enterprise) and office tools. Assists with strategic planning and policy development.
Supervisory Relationships This position does not have direct supervisory responsibility; the position reports administratively and functionally to the PMO Manager.
Education and Certifications A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education is necessary. A Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP) is preferred.
Experience and Skills: At least two years of experience as a business analyst is necessary. Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary. Ability to take abstract ideas and rationalize into processes is necessary. Ability to compile presentations, and other informational documents as needed for specific target audiences is necessary. Ability to develop detailed documentation as related to approved work requests is necessary. Ability to make written and oral presentations to solutions teams and customer forums is necessary. Ability to compile information from various sources to create material necessary to provide organizational transparency is necessary. Skill in coordinating communications with appropriate stakeholders is necessary.
About Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University, located in Nashville, Tennessee, is a top-15 private research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Vanderbilt is situated on a 330-acre campus near the thriving city center, serving more than 12,000 students and employing almost 7,000 faculty and staff. The university’s students, staff, and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. Vanderbilt was recently named as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” and the top employer in Tennessee and the Nashville metropolitan area in 2019 (Forbes).
About Vanderbilt Benefits Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses, and dependent children.
Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Vanderbilt University is committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our campus values