UR Budget Functional Analyst

Rochester, NY


The analyst works closely with their peer group to support all aspects of the UR Budget system. The analyst participates in work flow and business process analysis, application configuration / development, the creation of testing strategies with input from other team members, and application upgrade. The analyst with direction from senior team members designs work flow and business processes, completes application configuration and creates testing strategies. Tasks may also include administration, maintenance, and security compliance analysis of University business systems. The analyst is part of a highly collaborative team that supports planning and implementation of new systems or functionality and ensures that application maintenance and upgrades are delivered with quality. The analyst may work independently and may receive work direction from senior and lead functional analysts. The analyst is expected to contribute to the Support team’s continuous improvement processes, participating in regular retrospectives, highlighting areas of challenge and bringing forward optimizing suggestions.


Supporting the assigned area or function:

  • Provide configuration, implementation, administration, maintenance, business analysis and support services for the University’s Workday Systems across non-production and production application environments, working with various technical and functional personnel as needed.

  • Provides business analysis and support services for non-production and production environments, including requirements analysis, configuration, testing and implementation.

  • Answers end user requests for support, including troubleshooting, break/fix support, researching and solving problems, and provides on call support after hours as defined by the application support requirements.

  • Works with various technical and functional personnel as needed to fulfill requests for support services, includingvalidation of system fixes, enhancements, interfaces, reports, configurations, upgrades, regulatory updates and implementation of new modules and features.

  • Maintain data integrity by creating and executing queries, reports and/or SQL, analyzing data and identifying system improvements

Project work / enhancements:

  • Works with user communities to understand and document business requirements, including participating in the creation of functional specifications, design diagrams, file and record layouts, page design, user interfaces and/or navigation.

  • Completes assigned application configuration or development deliverables.

  • Participates in system design reviews and code/configuration walkthroughs.

  • Updates solution documentation to be used by end users with direction from senior or lead functional analyst.

  • Participates in the evaluation and execution of testing new procedures and software.

  • Works closely with functional and technical testers to prepare test plans, test data and complete integrated testing.

  • Participates in user community events to promote and communicate project goals, timeframe and high-level changes and may be asked to conduct training.

  • Participates in systems projects or enhancements, delivering upon assigned tasks in alignment with project plans and estimates.

Participates in team assignments to improve the work product:

  • Participates in regular team retrospective events with a continuous improvement mindset.

  • Identifies and recommends improvement opportunities/best practices, logs requests and delivers upon items that improve the system solution, user or team productivity.

  • Shares knowledge, provides cross-training, peer support and participates in team meetings.

  • Participates in the development of Business Continuity Plans/Procedures

  • Participates in estimation and planning of future work plans.

  • Updates communications to the user community which document and enhance business processes and provide supporting documentation.

  • Updates procedures used to maintain applications, programs and systems.

Professional Growth:

  • Develops a broad knowledge of the assigned functional area, University policies and procedures, related industry standards, best practices, regulations, changes in relevant federal and state laws, issues and developments, and related technologies.

  • Participates in external function specific communities of practice with a goal of gaining functional knowledge.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Business, Data Science or Engineering required

  • 2-3 years of related experience required;

  • or an equivalent combination of education training and/or experience preferred.

  • Experience in higher education field strongly preferred

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills required

  • Proven track record executing multiple work streams and producing consistent results required

  • Ability to distill technical information into succinct and digestible information for a broad (non-technical) audience required

  • Strong understanding of system/application administration activities required

  • Experience with project management from planning through implementation preferred

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion to advance the University’s mission to Learn, Discover, Heal, Create – and Make the World Ever Better. In support of our values and those of our society, the University is committed to not discriminating on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, military/veteran status, national origin, race, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or any other status protected by law. This commitment extends to the administration of our policies, admissions, employment, access, and recruitment of candidates from underrepresented populations, veterans, and persons with disabilities consistent with these values and government contractor Affirmative Action obligations.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Location: Central Administration
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Opening: Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 University IT / Admin Apps
Schedule: 8 AM-5 PM