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HR IT Business Analyst

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Boulder, CO

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University Staff



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Job Summary

Are you a real business requirements detective? Passionate about helping others with great solutions? Do you come from a place of care and bring that to your work as a business analyst? Do you have initiative and can you devise original solutions? Then this may be the role for you!

CU Boulder Campus HR is encouraging applicants for our HR IT Business Analyst position! This key position will manage HR IT projects as determined by HR senior leadership. You will need to understand HR business needs and objectives and determine what IT services and applications can/should be deployed to meet those needs and objectives. To make these determinations, you will need to work closely with departmental and campus leadership, campus IT governance groups, and CU system-wide stakeholders.

The 30,000 foot view:
  • Support operational analysis 
  • Lead new project implementation 
  • Deliver continuous improvement on a variety of implemented projects
  • Maintain ongoing communication with HR leadership regarding project status, issues and enhancements.
  • Provide application support 
In general, this role will manage HR IT projects as determined by senior leadership, coordinate analysis provided by domain matter specialists, document requirement feedback from partners, and guide HR teams through project initiatives.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

CU Boulder Campus HR exists to build success through others as we all strive to achieve the goals and fulfill the mission of CU Boulder. We contribute leadership, ideas, and services that allow each person – whether an individual contributor or manager; a member of the faculty or staff – to do what they do…better.

Our vision is to be a strategic partner to the people we serve. Through that partnership we will achieve Campus goals, contribute to the transformative role our faculty and staff play in the future of our students, our community, and the world; and maximize the potential of every individual to be exceptional at what they do.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Specific responsibilities in this role include:
  • Develop a thorough technical and functional understanding of implemented system capabilities.
  • Analyze current state business processes and lead HR stakeholders to the proposed future state.
  • Collaborate with users, vendors and technical counterparts to elicit requirements using process flow models, use cases or user stories, data models and UML diagrams.
  • Lead and facilitate requirements review sessions and workshops.
  • Develop solutions of low to moderate complexity while considering business objectives and desired outcomes.
  • Provide input into testing requirements and lead testing sessions including UAT and training. 
  • Verify requirements and evaluate solutions.
  • Provide support to HR stakeholders through established business analysis techniques and strategies.
  • Create and update both project and requirements documentation while tracking key milestones.
  • Provide ongoing updates to stakeholders, thoroughly communicating status for various projects and reporting and tracking issues and enhancements.
  • Troubleshoot system issues:
  • Provide root cause analysis with technically accurate details; analyze workarounds; manage system defects and roadmap items. 
  • Collaborate with University Information Services (UIS) regarding shared projects.
  • Collaborate and communicate regularly with the Office of Information Technology (OIT) and University Information Services (UIS) to ensure: 
    • Compliance with IT architecture standards and services
    • Ensure technical needs are executed in a timely manner and projects remain on track.  
    • Overall university context is properly considered in any proposed IT solution. 

What We Can Offer

The salary range for this position starts at $65,000 annually, reaching as high as the high $70's, depending on background and experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution or a combination of education and experience as detailed here may be substituted for the degree on a year-for-year basis.
  • 3 years of IT Business Analyst experience that includes:
    • Development of both high-level strategic business cases and formal requirements specifications.
    • Business analysis, process mapping, and design of sophisticated systems and processes using methodologies and tools such as BPMN, UML, flow charts, and data models.
    • Demonstrated ability to translate business requirements into solutions.
  • 1 year of experience with general system configuration, application support, or application development.

What You Will Need

  • Commitment to building collaboration with and between key stakeholders from across HR, UIS and the University through:
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills 
    • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Proven excellence in project and team management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on multiple projects with tight deadlines.
  • Talent for leading planning activities.
  • Strong desire to help others and find solutions.
  • Ability to analyze and persuade. 
  • Leadership abilities.
  • Ability to think and act strategically.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Key skills:
    • Process flow modeling
    • Writing use cases or user stories
    • Data modeling
    • UML diagramming
    • Requirements gathering, documentation and traceability
    • Solution development and evaluation
    • Writing and leading test plans including UAT and training
    • Trouble shooting and root cause analysis
    • Developing and working with roadmaps
    • Meeting facilitation
  • Experience in higher education.
  • Providing analysis, support and development in PeopleSoft HCM 9.2, Cornerstone Performance Management, Cherwell, and Avature or other relational database platform.
  • Business Analyst certification such as CCBA, CBAP, or PMI-PBA.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume. 
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.
Please apply by November 30, 2020 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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