Senior Business Analyst

  • 5-10 Year
  • Athabasca
  •   Posted On: October 10, 2018
  •   Skills:  Business Analysis - IT, Communication, Problem Solving

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities

As part of the Digital Transformation portfolio the role of Sr Business Analyst is focused on building the business process management in support of current and new system delivery. It drives to interpret strategic and operational direction into business process change – both for academic and administrative processes, as well as digital systems. It is a fundamental role in bridging new operational processes, digital automation, and change management through the oversight of the business process framework and related inventories.

As the senior BA role at AU, the individual is also responsible for proposing and implementing the systems and standards necessary for requirements gathering and management, business process engineering, and related processes in support to initiatives realizing the IMAGINE: Transforming Lives, Transforming Communities and its sub-plan, RISE: Athabasca University’s Digital Transformation, Our 5-Year IT Strategy.

In addition, this role works alongside other business analysts to elicit, analyze, specify, and validate the business needs of project stakeholders. This includes interviewing stakeholders and gathering and compiling user requirements to convey to development teams throughout the software lifecycle. This Business Analyst will also apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help support the development process, and to ensure that project deliverables are met according to specifications.

In terms of impact, every major IT project closure report and lessons learned over the past few years has identified the consistent lack of business analysis, requirements management, and business process review as a major hurdle or fail point to their success.

If you have a passion for understanding how an organization works, being able to discover, articulate, translate and solution their business processes and work within a complex organization focussed on visioning what higher education means in the 21st century, join our Alberta-based Information Technology team as our Senior Business Analyst. As Canada’s only digital-first university, join us in transforming traditional online learning to the cloud and code campus of the future.

Moving Beyond Place, AU is a semi-virtual organization anchored by three administration hubs across Alberta. Therefore, this role has the option of being located in Athabasca, Calgary or Edmonton.

Where applicants have equal skills, abilities, and experience candidates who are willing to relocate within the County of Athabasca will be given preference. The vibrant town of Athabasca is located in the heart of Alberta’s boreal forest on the banks of the Athabasca River. The community offers modern services, affordable housing, excellent public schools, and a variety of recreational activities to suit everyone’s lifestyle.

Athabasca University offers an interest-free loan for new employees who relocate within Athabasca County or the Town of Athabasca.


  • College diploma or university degree in the field of business administration, computer science, finance, or information systems and 5 years related work experience at a senior level.
  • Business analyst certification (such as IIBA, PBA-PMI, IQBBA or IREB based certifications)
  • Proven experience with business and technical requirements analysis, elicitation, modeling, verification, and methodology development.
  • Experience with Business Process Modelling Notation, and/or other formal business process systems
  • Experience overseeing the business process and change during the design, development, and implementation of software and hardware solutions, systems, or products.
  • Ability to create systematic and consistent requirements specifications in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Ability to apply statistical and other research methods into systems issues and products as required.

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