The University of Huddersfield’s roots go back some 160 years. We are a successful, popular and innovative University that offers a wide range of higher education and world-leading research, and we are proud of our achievements and awards. In addition to being the Times Higher Education 2013 University of the Year, recipients of the TEF Gold Award, and the leading Institution in England for professionally qualified teaching staff (HESA 2018), we won the inaugural HEA Global Teaching Award in 2017.
The University is now embarking upon a Digital transformational journey, enhancing and focusing strongly on improving the overall experience for both students and staff along with delivering efficiencies. An indicative roadmap of programmes and projects has been defined for the duration of the strategy. These include a new student portal and mobile app, data centre migration, telecommunication replacement, Office 365, Curriculum Management and many more transformational initiatives.
Reporting to the Head of Corporate Information Systems, the Business Systems Analyst will liaise with both technical and business stakeholders across the university, providing systems analysis and leading on system options and recommendations. Also leading on solution design and architecture to meet business and technical requirements. As a self-motivated IT professional, you’ll be working on projects, helping to assess technical/system opportunities, to deliver enterprise level solutions.
You will provide advice and support for projects related to the procurement, implementation, customisation and rollout of new information systems. You will contribute and conduct evaluation of technical and non-functional requirements in relationship to procurement of new systems and enhancements/modifications to existing systems. This is a varied and interesting opportunity that will interact and communicate across many areas of the organisation requiring both business and technical understanding.
Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification; a lesser qualification may be acceptable with equivalent professional experience
Demonstrable experience in designing and implementing new wide-ranging IT solutions, enabling seamless integration of key business systems following the principles of Service Oriented Architecture
Experience of working in partnership with all areas of the university with the ability to liaise well with both technical and non-technical stakeholders
Experience researching and evaluating emerging technologies including awareness of ideally both hardware and software
Experience working with project and technical teams and understanding possible technologies that are feasible for providing an appropriate solution
Experience in producing documentation types, such as, solution designs, specification documents, guidelines and manuals
Experience of running training sessions and workshops on new system design and architecture
Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
AMP, TOGAF or ITIL certifications would be advantageous but not essential
You will be a self-motivated individual who is able to engage, challenge and influence at all levels to develop and maintain collaborative working relations across IT and non-IT departments
High level, proven inter-personal and communication skills are essential
As an employer of choice, the University of Huddersfield offers a competitive benefits package including:
Competitive salary package £35,127 - £39,512 dependent on experience
30 days annual leave plus additional university closure days and public holidays
Excellent Local Government pension package
Access to training and development opportunities
A healthy work-life balance for all employees with some flexibility to work from home
Closing Date: Wednesday 21st April
Virtual Interview Date: Thursday 29th April
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