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Business Systems Analyst 3

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: August 10, 2019

Job Description:

Business Systems Analyst 3

Job Category:



Center for Institutional Effectiveness

Position Code:




Closing Date:

Review of applications will begin June 26, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


$67,000 - $75,000 Annually



Background check:

Background check is required


The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.

Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.


About the Position:

In support of the amazing Teaching, Research and Community mission of the University of California, Merced, the Center of Institutional Effectiveness is in search of a candidate who loves to hunt for problems and eliminates them before they happen. Our team believes our best work happens before a crisis through discipline and rigor in our approach. We accomplish this in partnership with both internal and external divisions across campus by focusing on the stewardship of information. Our goal is to co-create a sustainable administration that enables leaders to manage uncertainty, measure progress towards our goals and take action.

The Business Systems Analyst position has an opportunity to help build and maintain the foundational elements of a digital operation through the modernization of enterprise systems under the CFO platform, reporting to the Systems Analysis and Support Manager in the Center for Institutional Effectiveness. The team member who tackles the following responsibilities is dedicated to fundamentals, dogged in the pursuit of improvement and a team member that is considered invaluable. This position works on problems that are diverse with high complexity in scope. Serves as an effective, reliable and trusted resources for process and analytics needs that will extend outside the department to other campus partners and constituents. Exercises judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. This position requires management of highly sensitive, complex, and confidential information.

The Business Systems Analyst is expected to provide exceptional ongoing operations and systems support, integration/interface support by performing root cause analysis on defects for resolution, maintenance review for updates and testing support on behalf of functional business user. This position has functional knowledge of these systems, system design concepts and assists subject matter experts with ensuring data integrity of the supported systems, testing of system changes, and analyzing improvement opportunities in business operational systems. System application environments may include but is not limited to People Soft, Open Source, Oracle Financial System, and custom or purchased software systems that support the needs of the University.

Key Responsibilities:
Serve as a liaison with business stakeholders, working with key organizational resources and outsourced development teams as assigned. Provide support for business applications, including researching and resolving problems, unexpected results or process flaws and performing scheduled activities.

Be a primary analyst in the review, testing and implementation of assigned business applications and/or software upgrades or patches. Will also be responsible for development and maintenance of supporting materials for supported systems.

Assist in the development and maintenance of the support framework for the security profile administration for all supported systems.

The ability to work on problems that are diverse with high complexity in scope.

Must be an effective, reliable and trusted resources for process and analytics needs that will extend outside the department to other campus partners and constituents.

Exercises judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

This position requires management of highly sensitive, complex, and confidential information.

Other duties as assigned in support of Center for Institutional Effectiveness - Systems Analysis and Support initiatives.


Bachelor's degree in related area and 3 years equivalent experience or 7 years of equivalent related / training required.

Knowledge in software design required.

Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization required.

Demonstrated ability to work with others from diverse background required.

Demonstrated testing and test planning skills required.

Resourceful team player who excels at building trusting relationship with customers and colleagues required.

Innovative problem solver who generates workable solutions required.

Seasoned professional with proven skills in building and sustaining effective business relationships required.

Demonstrated talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving and streamlining complex business application problems through highly analytical thinking and analysis required.

Flexible team player who thrives in environment requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple concurrent projects required.

Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively convey information verbally and in writing. Duties include the preparation and delivery of oral and written communications required.

Exceptional Microsoft Suite software skills (i.e. Work, Excel/SQL, PowerPoint) required.

Interpersonal and communications skills to work with both technical and nontechnical personnel at various levels in the organization required.

To Apply:

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If you do not have internet access you may mail your application, resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200 North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the subject line.

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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy:

As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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