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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 270489-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Business and Systems Analysis

Job Summary:

The position will be part of the Office of Institutional Data, Analysis, and Planning. The offices of Academic Planning and Institutional Research ( and Data Management and Analytics ( are in the process of joining together to form this new office that will serves a vital role in providing reliable, consistent answers to critical campus questions through enterprise data architecture, integrations, and analytic solutions enabled through a robust data governance framework to advance using data to inform strategic efforts at UW-Madison.

As part of an exciting modernization of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's data and analytics architecture, the Business Systems Analyst will support the design and delivery of a UW-Madison integrated data warehouse, which includes migration to a cloud architecture. As part of their role, they will perform discovery and lead subject-matter experts through requirements elicitation/documentation; facilitate iterative design/prototyping sessions; document functional specifications, ensure alignment with technical specifications, document test cases; perform functional tests, facilitate user acceptance testing, troubleshoot/document issues, and coordinate fixes/enhancements through to production deployment.

The individual in this role is expected to have strong analytical and technical skills combined with excellent communication skills along with the ability to develop and maintain trusted client relationships with key stakeholders.

Responsibilities: IT Business Analyst II (IT071)
IT Business Analyst III (IT072)
Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Bachelor's Degree
Degree in Business Management, Computer Science/MIS, science, healthcare-related science; or high school degree/general education diploma and 4-6 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.


- A minimum of 2 years of professional work experience as business analyst, quality analyst, or product owner on technology development (analytics and data management) projects.
- Experience eliciting and documenting business requirements
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to lead groups to consensus within defined timeframes

- Strong analytical skills. Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data;
- Designs workflows and procedures
- Effective problem-solving skills. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; works well in group problem-solving situations
- Ability to effectively work with diverse constituencies
- Proven record of process improvement strategies and implementation
- Planning and organization (project management skills). Able to coordinate many different project tasks (determines relative importance of each; prioritizes and plans work activities; sets appropriate deadlines to complete activities accordingly); effectively manages time and resources; sets goals and objectives
- Knowledge of enterprise student, HR, finance, research administration business processes at UW-Madison or a similarly complex university or university system
- Infectious curiosity and learning mindset; independently identifies areas of competency development and designs learning goals to achieve expertise

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position may require some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $80,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid time off, competitively priced health/dental/vision/life insurance, tax-advantaged savings accounts, and participation in the nationally recognized Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension fund. For a summary of benefits, please see

Additional Information:

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, click the 'Apply Now' button. Applicants are asked to upload a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should highlight your experience, knowledge, and skills as they relate to the listed qualifications for this job.


Kory Breuer
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.

Official Title:

IT Business Analyst II(IT071) or IT Business Analyst III(IT072)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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