Senior Business Analyst

University of Otago
December 18, 2022
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Senior Business Analyst -2202196


The University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest University and is growing its digital capabilities to position for the future. To this end the organisation has modernised its Information Systems department with new roles and a mission to deliver future-focused digital systems that will enable the organisation for the years ahead.

Come and join a great team that helps the future happen.

• Make your mark in this key information systems delivery role. • Experience in one of the country's most complex IT environments. • Great people and a collaborative IT culture. • Awesome employee benefits, WFH and flexi work options. • Competitive salary and 5 weeks annual leave.

The Role/Te Mahi

We have an opportunity for a seasoned Senior Business Analyst or a person at intermediate level ready to take the next step in their career, to join the team that is driving one of our largest systems forward.

This role represents a great opportunity for you to apply your skills in a practical way and directly create positive impacts in the digital experience of our staff and students. You will gain career-defining experience working at levels of complexity and scale.

This role will suit a great problem solver and a self-motivated, proactive individual who relishes the opportunity to get involved in the full lifecycle of meaningful and career defining IT projects.

We want an IT professional ready to utilise their sector knowledge and superb requirement-gathering skillset to contribute across a number of business initiatives and the successful delivery of new tools and systems that will become part of the University's information technology fabric.

Work will include: • Designing solutions that will maximise value to stakeholders and the organisation. • Delivering analysis of enterprise systems including process, data, reporting and application-level work. • Working with key stakeholders to facilitate scoping or discovery workshops. • Identifying and prioritising user experience needs and defining required application behaviour /performance. • Contributing your expertise to large and complex projects. • Working with and ensuring alignment with key vendor roadmaps.

We're one of the country's largest employers and we're here to stay. We know it's our people that best set us up for success, and we'll back you to succeed as well.

Skills And Experience/Kā Pūkeka Me Kā Wheako

Ideally, you will be an experienced analyst who enjoys leveraging your exceptional communications skills working with a wide range of stakeholders on complex and varied problems. You will be well organised and calm under pressure and bring your confidence to augment the team environment.

To succeed in this role your toolkit will include: • Qualification in a relevant discipline or recognised certification appropriate to the role. • Demonstrable experience in requirements gathering, elicitation, tracing, and management. • Proven ability to analyse and interpret complex information, deal with challenges creatively, conceptualise business solutions and systems outcomes. • Excellent written communication skills delivering a range documentation for target audiences. • A strong digital experience focus, with a will to deliver great customer outcomes. • Proven ability to build and maintain strong working relationships and communicate at varying levels. • Excellent workshop or group facilitation skills. • Strong self-management skills, and the ability to manage your time and priorities effectively. • Demonstrated project experience and a good understanding of methodologies.

Exposure working in a squad-based agile software enhancement delivery environment would be warmly received.

About Our Team/Mō Te Tīma

At the University of Otago, you would be joining the team responsible for empowering the future of New Zealand thinkers every day. You will be making learning easier for 21,000 students, setting 5,000+ staff up for success, and enabling the ground-breaking research which kick-starts innovations to benefit generations to come.

If you've been looking for a change or that next career step that allows you to use your skills to make a real impact, this is truly it. You'll join a passionate team; just as driven as you are to continuously improve our organisation and the environment for our students and staff. You will also have constant backing if you're looking to innovate, grow your skills and use them to help us create new and better ways of doing things.

If you are looking for a move, you'll soon find Dunedin offers unrivalled access to the much-coveted Kiwi lifestyle balance. Enjoy the thriving buzz of a student city, where there's no shortage of things to do, (but a great pace- change from the hectic commutes) matched with easy access to adventure and scenery just outside of city limits.

If you're inspired by the idea of empowering endless potential, it's time to join the team equipped to do just that and be assured that at our scale there are always opportunities for learning, development, secondments to expand your skills and ongoing in-shop career pathways.

Further details/Pūroko

This is a full-time, permanent position. Remuneration is negotiable for the right candidate.

We offer a competitive salary, five weeks' annual leave, a 6.75% superannuation scheme, and the ability to achieve real work/life balance. More information regarding employee benefits can be found here: Employee Benefits

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this job.

Confidential enquiries regarding the role may be directed to Luke Erickson via the contact details below.

Find out more at this link, about the recent Information Systems Group transformation and upcoming recruitment we have planned.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2202196 will close on Sunday, 18 December 2022.

Additional Information

Contact: Luke Erickson

Position details: Job Description

Further Information: Department Website

Further Information: Information Systems Group transformation

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Salary Level and Range The University is offering a remuneration level commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.


Information Systems

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Business and Systems Analyst

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