1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104
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Req #: 196210
Job Location Detail: Roosevelt Commons West, Hybrid work 
Posting Date: 01/19/2022 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Please note that this position has been reposted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.  

UW Human Resources (UWHR) strives to ensure that the University of Washingtons reputation as an employer parallels its reputation as a world-class university, allowing for individuals to achieve their full potential. We believe that every position at UW plays an important role in helping the University achieve its goals and that every employee brings unique value.

HR Benefits, Analytics and Information Systems, a unit of UWHR, has an outstanding opportunity for a HRIS Business Analyst.  This is a temporary position for approximately 1 year.

This recruitment may fill additional openings.

The purpose of this position is to provide technical support to UW HRIS systems and processes in preparation for upcoming UW Enterprise projects.  This role will partner with current business analysts and developers to analyze, interpret, and document business and technical requirements for various HRIS systems; provide support for information and data requests; and produce technical outputs described below.


Business and Support Analysis

-Investigate and analyze current state business processes and HR systems
Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources and reconcile conflicts

-Understand and document complex business processes, roles, business rules, policies and workflows related to current and future processes

-Organize and synthesize information provided by business and systems owners and develop relevant business analysis artifacts, such as requirements, use cases, as-is and future process flows, gap analysis, test cases, etc

-Facilitate meetings and/or design sessions to validate, prioritize, and document requirements

-Communicate complex processes, problems, and solutions in a simple, compelling and accurate manner

-Work effectively in a team environment and effectively learn and apply department methods and approaches

-Work independently to manage key components of workincludes defining tasks, managing the work, and being accountable for the deliverables of assigned components

-Meet project deadlines to full completion

-Present to user groups and key stakeholders

Information Management & Support

-Develop and maintain SSRS reports to support client business needs

-Pull, aggregate, and document large datasets for internal and external clients

Other Responsibilities

-Serve as liaison between business, technical, and support teams

-Serve as liaison with vendor resources, and maintain department standards and consistency

-Conduct ad-hoc analysis


-Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Business or related field and four to five years of experience.

-Minimum of 3 years experience working within the IT industry.

-Minimum of 2 years experience in business analysis and requirements gathering; gap analysis, defining scope, analyzing complex data sets; testing, and developing enterprise-level reports in a production environment.

-Proficient using SQL for reporting and data analysis. Minimum of 2 years.
-Demonstrated knowledge and work experience with enterprise-wide relational databases, scripting languages, XML, SQL Server, BI reporting tools.

-Excellent written/verbal communication skills with an ability to liaise between business owners and technical teams.

-Advanced critical thinking and problem solving skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperate as a member of a team.

-Ability to compromise and manage change in a collaborative and positive manner.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


-Self-starter; able to manage multiple priorities and tasks in a dynamic environment.

-Significant understanding of HR terms, business processes, and reporting.

-Expertise with SharePoint (or similar project management tools), Jira, spreadsheet, word processing and presentation applications.

-Previous experience in a business analyst role.

-Previous experience in higher education.

-Responsibility to work varied hours as needed to meet project deadlines and to accomplish work assignments upon which others activities depend.

-Experience conducting quality assurance and/or user acceptance testing.

-Experience facilitating meetings, constructively addressing input and criticism, and resolving conflicts.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.


Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

Posted: 2021-09-17 Expires: 2022-02-20

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