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Business Analyst
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University of Chicago | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Department30344 Bus-Information Technology

About the UnitThe University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/

Job Information

Job Summary:

Gathers and analyzes business and technology requirements. Evaluates and tests systems to verify that they function according to specifications and standards.



* Consults with business customers to gather information about system needs, objectives, functions, features, and input and output requirements
* Elicits requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis
* Analyzes, defines, and documents requirements for data, workflow, logical processes, hardware and operating system environment, interfaces with other systems, internal and external checks and controls, and outputs
* Critically evaluates information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs
* Designs screen layouts, graphical user interfaces, reports, and interfaces with other systems
* Applies business process reengineering techniques to redesign and improve business processes
* Must be able to understand and communicate effectively with all levels of both business and technical team members

Quality Assurance

* Creates test plans, test cases and test data
* Tests software and services to compare to requirements and documentation
* Identifies, analyzes, and documents defects, questionable functions, errors, and inconsistencies in software program functions, outputs, online screens, and content
* Performs simple SQL queries against databases to validate test results
* Creates and executes automated test scripts using testing software applications
* Coordinates testing by testers, consultants, business users and third parties
* Creates test transactions and runs tests to find errors and confirm systems meet specifications

Training and Support

* Supports Booth faculty, staff and students on the use of technology tools and applications
* Provides technical assistance by responding to inquiries from others regarding errors, problems, or questions about tools and applications
* Develops training materials and/or video content and provides training on the use of technology tools and applications

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:


* Bachelor's degree required.
* Master's degree preferred.


* At least five years of related business analyst and testing experience required.
* Experience with automated software testing tools required.
* Experience writing basic SQL queries required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

* Basic understanding of the project management and software development lifecycles required.
* Experience with Agile software development lifecycle preferred.
* Ability to maintain confidentiality and follow IT and other university policies regarding data security and protection required.
* Ability to communicate technical ideas and concepts to non-technical audiences required.

Required Documents:

* Resume
* Cover letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit EligibilityYes

Pay FrequencyMonthly

Pay RangeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours37.5


Job is Exempt?Yes

Drug Test Required?No

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?No

Health Screen Required?No

Posting Date2019-03-07-08:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-09-07-07:00

Posting Statement:

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

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About University of Chicago

Founded by oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, the University of Chicago is a private, nondenominational institution of higher learning. Scientists at the University are working at the cutting edge of virtually every field of science, from cosmological astrophysics to molecular genetics and from high-energy particle physics to psychoneuroimmunology. Seventy-nine recipients of the Nobel Prize have been researchers, students or faculty members at the University at some point in their careers.