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Senior Business Analyst, Colleague ERP (Remote-US)


Reston, VA, US

Req ID:  856
Level of experience:  Senior Level
Remote:  Yes
Travel Required:  0%-25%

Employee Type:  Full - Time 




Ellucian designs technology that powers the educational mission of colleges and universities around the world. Inspired by that goal, Ellucian employees thrive as part of a high-performing global team committed to delivering a modern, connected, industry-leading experience for today’s students and higher education institutions. More than 2,500 institutions in 50 countries around the world look to Ellucian for the ideas and insights that will move education forward, helping people everywhere discover their futures through learning.



Accepting applications for REMOTE based candidates in the U.S.


As a Finance Business Analyst on the R&D Platform Solutions team, your role will be central in the development of integration solutions that are critical to the next generation of Finance products from Ellucian. You will produce product requirements, write data mapping and API specifications, and you will facilitate critical decisions about how multiple consumers and authoritative sources will engage in the Finance realm of Higher Education. Using interviews, solution analysis, requirements workshops, business process descriptions, data mapping, use cases, functional specifications, task and workflow analysis as well as your own experience in the field, you will collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to reach design decisions about unique solutions to industry problems.  Throughout the process you will consider the information needs for various integrating systems and analytic solutions, and examine a wide range of functional requirements to reach common solutions that work best in a distributed processing environment.


You will be instrumental in your work with the Development and QA team to implement and test functional requirements, validate defect fixes, and clarify enhancements for existing and proposed software solutions. You will assist in testing integration solutions, and contribute to the development of customer-focused content for software solutions (Online Resources, User Guides, Training Materials, stakeholder presentations, etc.), as well as analyze and review integration requirements for future third party implementations.


Required Skills & Experience:


  • BS/BA degree
  • 5+ years in business analysis, solution requirements, or other business analyst or consulting role
  • MUST have Colleague Finance implementation support or consulting experience
  • Strong communication skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams
  • Analysis skills including the ability to interpret customer needs into functional and operational requirements
  • Performing functional analysis on business systems for software solution development
  • Software solution development via functional analysis on a wide array of business system requirements
  • Documentation and analysis with use cases and user stories
  • Process design as well as system, gap, and impact analysis


Desired Skills & Experience:


  • Working knowledge of JSON and/or data modeling
  • Data Analytics and/or Data Warehousing experience
  • Agile methodologies
  • Writing user stories, test cases
  • Working knowledge of APIs
  • Functional knowledge of SQL
  • Colleague Core and Student experience in addition to Finance




Ellucian provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ellucian complies with all laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  Ellucian expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Ellucian employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC

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