Business Analyst (MR0897)

McGill University - Human Resources
Position Title: 
Business Analyst (IST3E)
Position Summary: 

Responsible for identifying the business needs of clients and stakeholders in order to help determine IT-solutions to business problems.

Primary Responsibilities: 
  • Elicit, analyze, validate and document business, organizational and/or operational requirements.
  • Translate business requirements into a conceptual system design (including but not limited to business requirements document high-level use cases, UI prototypes (screen mockups); work closely with systems analysts and solution architects for the delivery of IT-solutions.
  • Evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.
  • Contribute to the preparation of communication plans between clients/stakeholders and IT from project inception to final implementation
  • Understand business processes in order to recommend ways to automate them and their related activities.
  • Proactively support the Design and Construction and Implementation phases by reviewing design documents and ensuring requirements are met; reviewing test strategy, test plans and test cases to ensure requirements are met; supporting QA and testing team; reviewing defects and working with client to determine the priority of fix and/or manual work around
  • Apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to maximize the benefit of IT system investments and to assist in implementing new business process solutions.
  • As part of requirements elicitation activity, serve as a liaison between the business units and the IT teams
  • Remain current with trends and topics related to Business Analysis.
Minimum Education & Experience: 

Undergraduate degree

Five (5) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills And/Or Abilities: 
Demonstrated business and functional knowledge (eg. Enterprise Document Management, Student, Business Intelligence, Finance etc.) domains of activity. Demonstrated experience in at least one implementation of a major system, for example, ECM, ERP. Experience in the implementation, development and support of ERP, client-server and web-application systems. Excellent business analysis skills - ability to understand and clarify business needs formulated by requesters and stakeholders.Business Analysis certification considered a very strong asset. Experience in working with third-party software and third-party suppliers. Knowledge of the following would be an asset: business process techniques (BPMN), Master Solution Delivery methodologies (Macroscope Productivity Center), SOA concepts, BI concepts. Demonstrated effective communication, writing and planning skills. Self-motivated and ability to work well with multiple teams in cross functional set-up. Demonstrated ability to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously and to manage deadlines.Demonstrated ability to facilitate requirements gathering sessions with SMEs who possess varying levels of technical expertise English, spoken and written. French spoken and read. Familiarity with Oracle, SQL, Java, Groovy Grails considered an asset.
Reference Number: 
Reporting To: 
Portfolio Manager Student & Research Information Systems
Salary Range: 
(Grade 08) $75,600 - $100,900 (midpoint) - $131,200
IT Services
Application Services for Student
Teaching and Research
Position Type: 
Hours Per Week: 
How To Apply: 

Please submit your cover letter and curriculum vitae, clearly indicating the reference number, to IT Services:


McGill University, HR IT Services

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Montreal, Quebec

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