Business Analyst (514479)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Jose
  • San Jose, California
  • May 21, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administrative Analysis and Research

Job Description


Job Summary

Reporting to the Senior Director, and taking work lead direction from the HRIS Lead, the Business Analyst works independently to troubleshoot simple to complex enterprise application problems using analytical skills and basic SQL. The incumbent works with customers, Information Technology, and CSU Baseline to ensure system problems are effectively resolved. This position conducts research, analyzes information, responds to information requests, and provides data in support of grievances. This position is also responsible for the testing of enterprise application updates, fixes and new releases and running regular reports for University Personnel (UP) staff. In addition, this position is responsible for ensuring all department laptops are regularly updated and serviced. The incumbent is also responsible for checking out laptops for temporary use.

Key Responsibilities
  • Communicate resolution and other critical information to users
  • Participate on system wide teams and committees related to system wide applications
  • Participate in the campus wide Instance Management group to monitor application status and prepare for testing and implementation
  • Participate in weekly departmental enterprise application troubleshooting meetings and work with staff to resolve procedural and data problems
  • Assist with or lead process design sessions and reviews/implementations of new functionality for enterprise applications, including custom modules and system wide changes
  • Train departmental and campus users on application functionality, as needed
  • Collaborate with Information Technology and other campus technical areas to ensure smooth processing and accurate data
  • Design, develop, and implement fully integrated systems including applications, databases and security to support operations and services under UP
  • Collaborate with CSU Baseline teams to design, develop and implement system wide enterprise applications
  • Design and write operational, management, tracking, statistical and standard reports using a wide variety of reporting tools
  • Develop applications that join data from different platforms to produce reports and information to support all UP units
  • Maintain inventory of all department-owned laptops and iPads

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Strong technical and functional knowledge of the PeopleSoft HCM application, including table structure
  • Strong technical and functional knowledge of the CHRS Recruiting (PageUp) application, including table structure
  • Technical knowledge of Interfolio and Faculty-180
  • Functional knowledge of faculty processes related to Interfolio
  • Strong SQL (Structured Query Language) skills
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization or information exists
  • Ability to develop techniques for handling a large variety of detailed data and ability to analyze the data
  • Ability to make decisions in situations where guidelines do not exist
  • Ability to understand problems from a broad, interactive perspective
  • Ability to effectively present ideas and concepts in written or presentation format and use consultative facilitation skills to gain consensus
  • Ability to use ingenuity and innovation to conceive new approaches and solutions to address complex problems and issues
  • Ability to assess, formulate, and evaluate the impact of recommended or implemented policies from a strategic and operational perspective

Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or professional training program (or equivalent work experience) specific to the position and directly related work experience, or a combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position
  • Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience performing business analyst functions including software/database troubleshooting, user consultation and reporting

Preferred Qualifications
  • 1-2 years supporting/troubleshooting PeopleSoft HCM and/or PageUp
  • Knowledge of CSU PeopleSoft and PageUp implementations
  • Ability to write basic SQL statements and develop reports


Classification: Confidential Technical Support II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,000/month - $6,418/month
CSU Hiring Range: $4,000/month - $10,549/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.

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: May 20, 2022 through June 12, 2022. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Contact Information

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The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

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Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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