Job Details

University of California Merced
  • Position Number: 2212350
  • Location: Merced, CA
  • Position Type: Computer and Information Technology

Oracle Banner Systems Analyst

Hiring Range
$100,000 - $115,000 Commensurate with experience

Job Closing Date
This position will remain posted until filled.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a 2-year renewable contract position. Remote location is negotiable, although preferred work location is the Merced campus.

About UC Merced
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.

The University of California, Merced, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of leadership, diversity, engagement and sustainability. It is through our staff position opportunities that you can help build a legacy in Central California

About the Department
The primary goal of the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at UC Merced is to provide students, faculty, and staff at UC Merced with high quality infrastructure, support, and innovation in the delivery of information technology products and services. We believe that information technology should be an easily accessible and a continually improving resource, both robust in scope, and flexible enough to support the growing needs of the campus community.

About the Job
Oracle / Banner Systems Analyst will drive financial systems solutions across the organization and is a seasoned, experienced software professional with a full understanding of industry practices, community standards, and relevant policies and procedures to develop applications for departments, and the Enterprise. This position will be involved in working on administrative systems, with a focus on Banner Accounts Receivables integration with Oracle Cloud Financials in support of academic and administrative services. The position will work on analysis, design, programming, testing, documenting, production migration, maintenance, and support of applications and solutions for various business departments.
The Oracle / Banner Systems Analyst will primarily focus on Banner modules including Accounts Receivables, Financial Aid, Student, and General - particularly to the extent said modules integrate with the campus financial system (Oracle Cloud Financials). Technically the Programmer Analyst will be working with Banner 9, SQL, PL/SQL, Page Builder, Ethos, Interfaces, Reports, Conversions, \Integrations, Web Services (SOAP/RESTful), XML, Excel Templates, Workflow and work with third party SAAS solutions (CashNet, Canvas, StarRez, NuPark, CSGOLD...) to integrate them via APIs. Report on project status, issues, and resolves a wide range of technical problems. Demonstrate competency in selecting tools, methods, and techniques to obtain results and technically astute with the ability to troubleshoot complex applications with multiple integrations. Excellent in building strong partnerships and delivering the best possible outcomes to their stakeholders. A focus on communication, teamwork, as well as the ability to successfully deliver on a wide variety of technical challenges and tasks. A relentless self-learner who thrives in a highly dynamic environment.

1. Applies advanced business analysis concepts to identify, evaluate and define highly complex systems scope and objectives based on advanced knowledge of applicable business practices, processes and systems and industry standards to meet end-user needs. Works at the highest technical level with SQL, PL/SQL, Java, Groovy on Grails, Page Builder, templates, Ethos, Atomic, Web Services (SOAP/RESTful), XML, Excel Templates, JDeveloper, Workflow, SFTP, and work with SAAS based solution (Oracle Finance, CashNet, Canvas, StarRez, NuPark, CSGOLD...) to integrate them via API. Reports on project status, issues, and resolves a wide range of technical problems. Demonstrates competency in selecting tools, methods, and techniques to obtain results and technically astute with the ability to troubleshoot complex applications with multiple integrations.

2. Collaborate across Information Technology, campus, and the UC on projects taking on a multitude of roles from project lead, developer, analyst, tester. Communicate issues clearly and develop other team members. Work with Service Now, Jira, and other organizational tools. Supports production, upgrades, changes, and user support requests via on-call rotation. Create and maintain functional BP080 and BR100, and technical MD050, MD070 documentation. Leads cross-functional teams to address complex business or systems issues. Initiate, facilitates, implements, and documents work process changes. Prepares and approves or obtains approval for business process and procedural documentation. Initiates and oversees changes in processes and procedures. Set the technical requirements for complex specifications.

3. Performs highly complex setups, configurations, analysis of business and user needs, documentation of requirements and translation into the proper system and process requirement specifications in the areas of Banner Accounts Receivables, Banner Financial Aid, Banner Student and Banner General. Serves as a cross-module integration project coordinator to assist in the resolution of cross-module issues. Reviews and tests new functionality, patches, and releases prior to deployment. Evaluates customized solutions and develops approaches collaboratively with business teams on how to best leverage delivered SIS functionality, minimize customizations, and maximizes benefits across the Enterprise. Drives results and maximizes value by staying current with Elusion Banner product and service enhancements, roadmap, and platform upgrades.

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems (IS) or Information Technology (IT) or related and 6 years of progressively responsible related experience or equivalent experience/training. At least 4 years of working in a complex IT organization and demonstrated knowledge of Information Technology systems and practices – Required.
  • 6+ years of experience working with financial and student systems in an enterprise applications team for an information technology organization – Preferred.
  • Must pass a background check – Required.

  • Advanced knowledge of business and process analysis functions.
  • Functional and technical design and configuration experience with some combination of the following Banner modules in Release 8/9: Banner Accounts Receivables, Financial Aid, Student and General.
  • Manage Finance/Student-IT related projects, coordinate with project committee, and regular analysis of work streams. Includes RICE items and design, testing, documenting, training, and implementation of any enhancement of financial systems.
  • Possess complete and thorough working knowledge of accounting, AR, Fin-Aid, Student and student life cycle principles.
  • Demonstrated skills needed to develop process and system implementation plans. Advanced skills and methodologies associated with process and software design, modification and implementation.
  • Demonstrated experience with process analysis, systems analysis, process architectures and systems analysis methodologies and practices including traditional waterfall, Agile, Agile Scrum, UML, UML Enterprise, et cetera.
  • Understanding and skill in complex process and systems requirement documentation standards, such as Use Case modeling, User Story creations and narrative description.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Banner workflows, process, SQL, PL/SQL, Oracle Forms, Reports, and Linux scripting.
  • Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrates problem solving skills.
  • Integration experience, using APIs & XML templates.
  • Flexibility to work independently with minimal supervision or collaborate on multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization. Interpersonal and communications skills to work with business.
  • Ability to maintain a stakeholder management plan for each active Banner module assigned as well as develop new stakeholder management plans for new solutions.
  • Demonstrates abilities to support the team in creating an atmosphere of trust, supporting diverse views to encourage innovation and design thinking, participate in staff recruitment and retention activities, and coaching staff including providing timely meaningful and actionable written and verbal feedback
  • Experience working in or integrating with Oracle ERP systems such as Oracle Cloud Financials.

    Background Check
    Background check and fingerprinting may be required.

    How to Apply:
    An online application is required for each position to apply.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:
    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

    For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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