Reporting to the Senior Director of Institutional Research and Strategic Analytics, the Student Success Systems Analyst supports a wide range of technical and analytical projects for the Academic Affairs Division and SJSU. This position will serve as a subject matter expert for all functional users of student success data and system tools. The position serves as a bridge between system end users (customers) and technical developers/consultants to ensure successful communication and translation of needs and priorities. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, defining data requirements in collaboration with end users, investigating data sources and system functions to meet user needs, querying different data sources and systems, integrating relevant student success and performance data, creating user interfaces, and providing end user training and support on system features and functionality. The position will engage directly in technical development as well as coordinate efforts with other developers within the department and across offices including, but not limited to, Information Technology.
- Conduct structured requirement gathering techniques with academic data users
- Translate end user data needs into detailed technical requirements and related documents
- Identify appropriate data sources and operational definitions to be used for reports and data applications
- Propose and develop candidate data structures aligned to user needs
- Communicate technical needs and assist in developing solutions in coordination with relevant staff and/or consultants
- Collaborate across functional areas related to Student Success throughout SJSU to support data needs
- Examine user needs relative to institutional priorities and propose strategic solutions that address current-state and anticipate potential future needs
- Help set and communicate priorities for solution development
- Perform data and report validation and investigate the causes of data discrepancies between different platforms including the University Dashboards, Campus Data Warehouse, SAMI Gateway, Spartan Connect, Student Success Dashboards hosted by the CSU Chancellor’s Office, and others
- Verify issues found by end users, tracking errors and outstanding requests and forwarding to appropriate developers
- Develop test plans and test cases to evaluate the performance and efficacy of solutions
- Ensure the overall security, quality and usefulness of new technical solutions that are developed
- Help coordinate the end user testing and acceptance process (UAT)
- Develop technical training presentations, exercises, and related materials for users of all levels
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Ability to communicate with constituents in a professional and respectful manner
- Knowledge of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions data structures and application functions
- Knowledge and ability to use data information systems (e.g., PeopleSoft & Campus Data Warehouse) to build dashboards (e.g., Tableau, Power BI)
- Project management skills, which include but are not limited to clear and concise communication; organization, time, and task management abilities
- Familiarity with data warehouse design theory and practices
- Knowledge of data visualization best practices
- Strong organization and project management skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to use various tools to explore, troubleshoot, and verify data
- Ability to learn Tableau to develop user interfaces for accessing data
- Ability to write original and edit existing queries using SQL
- Ability to automate certain data tasks through the use of syntax and data logic (e.g., in SQL)
- Ability to develop and conduct clear, comprehensive trainings on system functions
- Ability to translate user needs into detailed technical specifications
- Ability to review technical work in detail and provide constructive feedback to developers
- Ability to work independently and advance projects to completion
- Ability to understand and eventually write queries using Oracle SQL and Google Cloud Platform Big Query
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study
- Three years of experience supporting information systems and technology
- Master’s Degree
- Experience with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions or a similar student information system
- Experience in data warehouse technology and multi-user database reporting and dashboard systems
Classification: Information Technology Consultant - Career
Anticipated Hiring Range: $6500/month - $7200/month
CSU Salary Range: $4,678/month - $11,547/month
San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.
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- Letter of Interest
All applicants must apply within the specified application period: September 25, 2023 through October 10, 2023. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
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