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Business Analyst at The Research Foundation For SUNY

Posted in Business System Analyst 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Albany, New York

Job Description:

Business Analyst

About The Research Foundation for SUNY:

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is the largest, most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country. The RF manages SUNY's research portfolio providing essential sponsored programs administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students performing research in life sciences and medicine; engineering and nanotechnology; physical sciences and energy; social sciences, and computer and information sciences. The RF moves SUNY ideas and inventions to the marketplace collaborating with business and industry to create new opportunity and new jobs for New York State.

The Research Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion. We believe that promoting a diverse, inclusive working environment enhances productivity, creates personal and professional opportunities, unleashes each individual's full potential and fuels innovation.

The Research Foundation and its employees are committed to a culture of integrity and accountability, holding each other and the organization to the highest standards of ethical behavior.

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As a learning organization, the Research Foundation encourages all employees to continue to grow and develop professionally. At the Research Foundation Central Office, employees are offered many opportunities for learning and development, including Professional Development Planning, a 12-month Mentoring Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Job Rotation, DiSC Profile Behavioral Assessment, Employee Engagement Teams, Job Skills Training, and an Employee Wellbeing Team.

Job Description:
Reporting to the Team Lead of Human Resources Business Applications, this individual is primarily responsible for maintaining efficient functional design and operation of Oracle Payroll, HR and Time & Labor applications, Workflow Administration and related interface systems as assigned. The incumbent will serve on a team that is responsible for system development and functional implementation of upgrades and patches. This person will also diagnose and troubleshoot Oracle and interface system malfunctions and enhancements

Focus on business alignment and relationship building
• Foster a solid working relationship ITS staff and other Human Resources and Payroll team members
• Organize and facilitate meetings with appropriate staff to gain an understanding of their business processes and technology needs
• Deliver reliable systems and business process improvements, and innovation
• Participate as the Research Foundation representative on outside focus groups or committees
• Critical thinker with problem solving aptitude and ability to take initiative
• Ability to manage customer expectations and produce products that demonstrate results

Focus on solution design and delivery
• Assist in developing and communicating business requirements
• Assist in ongoing functional development of applications.
• Monitor and work to resolution any issues encountered during Oracle Workflow processing.
• Work closely with ITS Business Technology staff and the Team Lead in the design/development of effective technology solutions
• Work with team on functional implementation of upgrades and patches; conduct gap analysis; coordinate testing; assist in setup and configuration.
• Participate in meetings with appropriate staff to gain an understanding of business processes and technology needs.
• Work closely with the Human Resources and Payroll team in the design/develop of effective technology solutions.

Focus on work management
• Clearly communicate status of work being performed on behalf of the operational unit
• Assist in the coordinating and communicating with various user groups in regards to significant events
• Participate as an active team member
• Conduct other duties as assigned

Focus on Core Values
• Understanding the Research Foundation Strategic Plan
• Understanding of the Research Foundation project management methodology
• Demonstrate positive attitude towards organization and its values

• A Bachelor's degree plus at least 3 years of experience with IT support systems and user technology or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Knowledge of Oracle E Business Suite - HR/Payroll functions, Oracle Time and Labor, Oracle Advanced Benefits and Workflow Administration
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent computer skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint software packages.
• High degree of accuracy and strong organizational skills, coordination and accuracy
• Must be able to work independently and exercise judgment.
• Commitment to a team-based approach, quality assurance and project management principles and methodologies

Additional Information:
As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

The Research Foundation for the State University of New York is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. The Research Foundation for the State University of New York operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding.

Application Instructions:
Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents:

1. Resume/Cv
2. Cover Letter

After submitting your resume/CV, the subsequent pages enable you to upload additional documents including a cover letter.

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