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PeopleSoft Financials - Senior/Principal Business Systems Analyst - Functional

In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Eleven scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize and 55 Nobel Laureates either trained here or had significant collaborations with our Laboratory. Berkeley Lab is an incubator for ideas, innovations and products that help society and explain how the Universe works:
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The Office of the CFO of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory has several full-time career opportunities for Business Systems Analysts. Reporting to the Manager of Business Systems Analysis and working closely with functional users and IT developers, you will independently address and resolve business and technology problems of diverse scope related to Lab’s PeopleSoft financials and supply chain applications and related processes. You will contribute to and/or lead system enhancements, upgrades and user support.

Salary Range:
Level 3 (Senior) analyst (D10.3): $75,000-$90,000 per year
Level 4 (Principal) analyst (D10.4): $90,000-$115,000 per year

As a Senior Analyst in our Business Systems Analysis team you will work with broad, general direction and be responsible for:

• Supporting the maintenance, enhancement and upgrade of several PeopleSoft and bolt-on financial and supply chain applications
• May also support the PeopleSoft Payroll system and the suite of Cognos data warehouse reports
• Managing and prioritizing systems issues logs
• Analyzing, developing and documenting functional user requirements
• Participating as a key member of project teams, executing components of complex business systems projects, and contributing to the definition of project purpose, scope, deliverables, and timelines.
• Planning and conducting integration testing and coordinating user acceptance testing
• Troubleshooting user problems, providing ad hoc data query and analysis support and training
• Coordinating changes to user system access
• Facilitating on-going dialog between functional staff and IT

In addition to the above, as a Principal Business Systems Analysts you will work under minimal direction and be a key contributor for developing solutions to highly complex business and related technology problems. You will lead project teams, oversee the timely execution and completion of business systems projects including requirements validation, defining project scope, deliverables, and timelines, and provide senior management regular updates on project status, issues and risks/mitigations.

Qualifications

Required
• Minimum of 5 years of relevant business analysis experience. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
• Prior hands-on functional experience in cost accounting, financial planning and analysis, budget management, and/or procurement.
• Recent hands-on experience with financial and supply chain ERP systems including involvement in system implementations, enhancements and upgrades.
• Experience in identifying and documenting system change requirements and alternatives. Demonstrated experience in developing and executing test cases and scripts, developing and delivering system training, and in the set up and configuration of system parameters, interfaces and transactional upload processes.
• Demonstrated experience in a consultative and advisory role, fully contributing to project teams, and maintaining effective cross-functional working relationships. Demonstrated experience in interpreting and communicating complex systems issues to non-technical staff.
• Proficiency in the analysis and modeling/mapping of complex business processes with Visio or similar tools.
• Knowledge of project management practices, principles, techniques and tools.
• Advanced skills in querying, analyzing and evaluating business transaction and process data. Proficiency with query, analysis and reporting tools such as Excel, PSquery/SQL, XML, Cognos, similar.
In addition to the above, as a Principal Business Systems Analyst you will be expected to have 8 years of relevant business analysis experience including cross-functional group facilitation and project leadership related to major system implementations, enhancements and upgrades.

Preferred
• Experience with PeopleSoft financials, SCM, and HRMS release 9.0 or higher and PeopleTools 8.50 or higher.
• MBA or similar professional certification or advanced education in information systems, accounting, or project management and prior functional experience in performing project cost and variance analysis.
• Experience working for a large research organization.
• Knowledge of the Laboratory’s mission, organization and operations.

Skills
Requirements Elicitation|Requirements Management|Requirements Analysis|Solution Assesement & Validation|Facilitation|Problem Solving|Structured Systems Analysis|UML Diagrams|Business Process Management (BPM)|Business Rules|Use Case Modeling|Enterprise Analysis|Use Stories|Class Diagram|Sequence Diagram|Activity Diagram|ER Diagram|Data Flow Diagram (DFD)|Decision Management|Project Management|User Interface Design|User Experience|Data Modeling|Data Analysis|Functional Specifications|Process Flow Diagrams
Additional Skills
No Additional skills required for this job.
Benefits
Health Insurance|Dental Insurance|Vision Insurance|Life Insurance|401(k)|Pension|Day Care
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USA USA: Berkeley, CA
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Rd.
Berkeley, CA 94720
Connie Hampton
510-486-5516
cshampton@lbl.gov
Employment:
Full Time|Contract - W2
Salary / Pay:
$90,000-$115,000 per year
Category:
Systems Analysis
Industry:
Government
Travel:
10%
Job Post ID:
74401 D10.4
MA Job ID:
423


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