|American Public University System (APUS) is a forprofit higher learning institution offering online undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs through its institutions American Military University and American Public University APUS is regionally accredited and serves more than 60000 adult learners who are studying from 100 countries APUS is a whollyowned subsidiary of American Public Education Inc (NASDAQAPEI) Reports To Associate Vice President Project Integration and Delivery Department Information Technology Office Location Charles Town WV FLSA Status Exempt Date Posted January 1 2013 Date Closing Open Until Filled Synopsis of Role The Senior IT Business Analyst is responsible for developing a strong relationship with internal business customers working with business customers to understand and document current processes and identify areas where processes could be improved through changes to the process andor enhancements to the system Essential Functions Analyzes business practices throughout American Public University System (APUS) departments and utilize this information to influence process improvements Understands analyzes interprets and documents process workflows Analyzes information obtained from management to conceptualize and define operational problems Designs new and improved processes utilizing knowledge or performance data metrics and process interdependencies Analyzes business processes to define the functional and detailed requirements and works with the team to design specifications and approach Studies and analyzes information about alternative courses of action to determine which plan will offer the best outcomes Develops metrics to track business process improvements within both the Information Technology Department and business organization Oversees the transition to new processes and conducts continuous review and updates to ensure that changing business unit conditions are met Leads discovery sessions publishes meeting minutes and assures all action items are completed within the timeframe set Consults with business process owners to obtain additional information during system development in order to evaluate an alternative approach Conducts system demonstrations and coordinates the creation of user guides Prepares User Acceptance Testing (UAT) documentation and leads the user acceptance testing effort with the responsible business process owner Performs other duties as assigned Work Environment Standard office environment in Charles Town WV Travel required to Manassas VA location as needed Required Skills Proven leadership ability with strong interpersonal skills Ability to set and manage priorities and projects with tight deadlines in a fast paced environment Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to articulate ideas to technical and nontechnical audiences Keen attention to detail and the ability to selfmotivate and direct Superior analytical evaluative and problem solving abilities Ability to motivate others and work in a team oriented collaborative environment Experience Required Bachelors degree in a relevant field required advance degree preferred Seven to ten years experience working in Information Technology as a Business Analyst Understanding and experience with one or more process methodologies such as Six Sigma Lean or CMMi Exposure to Information Technology development methodologies such as Agile or Rational Unified Process (RUP) Experience with design and development of Web application Understanding of relational database concepts APUS offers a great working envrionment and competitive benefits package including 401K Employee Stock Purchase Plan and education benefits|
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