Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to understanding our users and devoted to making it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines – and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!
Reporting to the Senior Manager of Financial Strategy and Planning Systems, the Senior Business Systems Analyst is experienced in designing and implementing Oracle Hyperion Planning and Essbase solutions. This role is a key contributor on the budget and planning team within HUIT Administrative Technology Services (ATS) that supports, enhances and delivers budgeting and planning applications at Harvard University. These applications provide aUniversity-wide platform for many key financial planning and analysis activities including operational budgeting and forecasting, interim reporting, multi-year financial planning, tuition/enrollment/financial aid planning, internal cash flow reporting, and capital planning.
The Senior Business Systems Analyst is knowledgeable of financial planning & analysis processes, best practices and fosters strong relationships with the systems stakeholders in order to identify opportunities for technology solutions that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes. The position designs and implements new planning applications using Oracle Hyperion Planning and Essbase solutions, extends the functionality for existing applications to meet new needs or to reflect changes in business processes, and identifies opportunities for integrating the budget and planning portfolio of applications with Harvard's financial systems and business intelligence platform.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Designs and develops complex data models, reporting hierarchies, business rules, data forms, and reports for Hyperion Planning / Essbase applications.
Supports Tier II help desk and serves as an escalation point for Tier III support issues and root cause analysis.
Partners with key stakeholders (mainly Office of Financial Strategy and Planning, OFSP) to analyze business process and technology needs.
Performs fit/gap analysis and conducts research to make objective recommendations for IT solutions that effectively capture and automate key business processes.
Drafts systems specifications detailing the logic, configuration and security requirements to be implemented.
Participates in appropriate QA activities to test system functionality and validate new products, enhancements, bug fixes, and patches for Oracle Hyperion Planning and Essbase solutions.
Participates in team-wide Agile practices to maximize team collaboration and delivery of value to stakeholders: sprint planning, backlog grooming, retrospectives, daily standups and task board utilization.
Excellent communication skills and technical writing ability.
Demonstrates the ability to learn quickly.
Personally invests in applicable training and professional development efforts to ensure continuous learning and growth.
Manages multiple high priority initiatives in a fast-paced, highly technical environment; willingness to do what it takes to meet critical deadlines.
Other duties as needed or required.
Please note: Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
Harvard University Information Technology is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.
This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) to assure Harvard's leadership in IT!
More about HUIT:
Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University.
To assure Harvard's leadership in IT: We strive to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology.
Salary Grade: 058
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
BA/BS degree in related field (e.g. management information science, computer science or finance) or equivalent experience.
5-7 years' experience in a business systems analysis or similar information technology role.
At least 3 years of experience implementing solutions in Hyperion Planning and/or Essbase (or a similar budget and planning platform).
Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
Understanding of finance and accounting concepts.
Hyperion Planning and Essbase application design (version 11.1.2+), Hyperion business rules and calc scripts, report development with Hyperion Financial Reporting Studio, Smart View (or Essbase) add-in, and Essbase Administration Services (EAS) experience required.
Familiarity with relational databases, data-warehousing concepts, and enterprise business intelligence platforms such as OBIEE.
Experience with Harvard's ERP systems (Oracle E-Business Suite, PeopleSoft HCM) is desirable.
Proven ability to quickly assimilate new technology and/or applications required.
Demonstrates adaptability, flexibility and the ability to get up to speed quickly in the HUIT ATS environment and with the enterprise applications we support.
Must possess excellent interpersonal, organization, analytical, and written and oral communication skills.
Must have proven ability to initiate and manage multiple tasks under competing deadlines and shifting priorities.
Able to work independently and within small and large teams.
Demonstrated experience with Agile methodologies preferred.
Advanced desktop application skills including Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Visio required.
Required to work on release weekends as needed.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 47338BR
About Harvard University Information Technology
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.