Student and Human Resources Systems Analysts

California, United States
17 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Stanford University is hiring a new HR and Student Systems Analyst! Do you have strong domain knowledge of the Student, Human Resource, Time and Labor, Portal and Web applications and Enterprise Learning Management Systems?  If your references will confirm your outstanding track record of capturing and modeling business requirements and working with business partners to understand directions and priorities, we would like to learn more about you. The Stanford University Student and HR Systems team is responsible for the support, maintenance, operations and upgrades of the PeopleSoft applications as well as other third party applications that interface with PeopleSoft.

Therefore, your experience in the design of interfaces between Applications would be highly desirable. Reporting to the Functional Manager of Student and HR Systems group within Enterprise Technology (ET), the team strives to deliver quality solutions, providing the highest value to the University and with the lowest cost of ownership.


Capture and model/map business requirements, and work with business partners to understand directions and priorities to assure the delivery of quality solutions. Serve as project manager for large or special projects, as assigned.


  • Support applications, including (but not limited to) PeopleSoft HRSA (Admissions, Student Records, Financial Aid, Student Financials, Human Capital Management, Time & Labor); Portal; Enterprise Learning Management, and OpenText
  • Act as single point of contact between IT and the customer.
  • Partner with business management to define the appropriate technical solutions.
  • Perform necessary business and system analysis to gather all pertinent data related to issues in production system, patches, upgrades, and enhancements.
  • Collaborate with business partners to gather requirements and identify gaps between requirements and the application. Assist business partners with determining deliverables, creating system test plans, identifying test scenarios, managing user-acceptance testing and conducting production roll out of resolution.
  • Collaborate with developers on application specifications and system enhancements to ensure appropriateness of design and delivering resolution of issues; work with business partners to test and deploy resolution in a timely manner.
  • Provide status reports to business and information technology management.
  • Manage the analysis of business requirements, design, development and implementation of new systems and enhancement of existing systems. Coordinate work efforts for system enhancements and upgrades.
  • Manage relationship and work efforts with outsourcing provider.
  • Coordinate various testing efforts.
  • Assist with initial determination of the feasibility of requests and ensure user requirements are thoroughly and accurately documented in accordance with standard techniques.
  • Interact with team members, the user community and others on an ongoing basis to ensure accurate identification and delivery of business requirements.
  • Make formal recommendations, and write application specifications, including conversion, upgrade and interface routines.
  • Develop functional specifications to ensure compliance with system development lifecycle methods.
  • Team up with business partners and developers to set realistic response time and/or deliverable expectations.
  • Manage the implementation of the approved development in partnership with developers and business partners.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering and ten years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage and lead employees, including work assignments and prioritization, performance management, and employee development.
  • Strong capabilities in the following: functional analysis, fit/gap analysis, requirements documentation and process flow charting, presentation of options and solutions facilitation, issues analysis and resolution, coordination of user acceptance and sign-off, and business process improvement.
  • Strong understanding of the software development lifecycle and methodologies.
  • Solid understanding of project management body of knowledge discipline.
  • Strong listening, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with the entire suite of Microsoft Office products.

Certifications and Licenses:



  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, use a telephone.
  • Rarely writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


Work extended hours.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Why Stanford is for You:

Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  •  A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!
  • Redwood City. Our new Stanford Redwood City campus, opened in 2019, is the workplace for approximately 2,700 staff, including University IT, whose jobs are important to supporting the University’s mission.  The campus will offer amenities such as onsite cafes and a dining pavilion, a high-end fitness facility with an outdoor pool, and a childcare center for Stanford families.
  • We are not able to provide relocation for this position. Sponsorship is possible.

How to Apply

We invite you to apply for this role by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter along with your online application.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4803
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: K
Requisition ID: 84658