Product/Business Analyst

University of Colorado - Denver, CO4.2

Full-time$65,000 - $75,000 a year
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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

Office of Information Technology
Product | Business Analyst
Position #752892 – Requisition 14564

  • Please Note: This is a contracted position for 1 year.
The Office of Information Technology works to advance the University mission by providing innovative technology solutions and services to the CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campuses, their constituents and partners.

Through our six core values, Service, Professionalism, Leadership, Innovation, Community, and Excellence (SPLICE), we make a difference.

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Position Summary:
The Enterprise Applications (EA) Product Owner/Business Analyst (PO), a full-time university staff (non-classified), will be responsible for working with key university audiences (staff, faculty, students) in order to identify, specify and validate extended capabilities of the university’s Content Management System (CMS), Sitefinity. Additionally, the PO is responsible for communicating that understanding to the CMS implementation and development teams. The PO will need to develop a deep understanding of the university, users and the associated opportunities.

Examples of Work Performed:
Facilitate the conversation and negotiations between internal university clients and the CMS Transition Team (Office of Information Technology-OIT Web Services and University Communications-UComm) in order to discover, understand and define stakeholder needs: 1.)Clarify the need 2.) Determine if the need is worth satisfying 3.)Prioritize the need 4.) Determine the best solution to satisfy it 5.) Create and elaborate on specifications, write user stories and create supporting artifacts 6.) Validate the need was satisfied
Partner with the Program/Product Manager in communicating the program/product vision and making sure it's understood
Participate in backlog refinement, grooming and prioritization Contribute to iteration planning meetings to determine release and sprint capacity, estimation, and velocity

Salary and Benefits:
The salary range for this position has been established at $ 65,000 to $75,000 and is commensurate with skills and experience.

This is a contracted position for 1 year with flexible work options and benefit eligible.

Flexible work options
40 hour work week or
32 hour work week

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

This position is not eligible for overtime compensation.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

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Diversity and Equity:
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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.


Minimum Requirements:
Completion of four years of college with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college with major emphasis in Business, Communications, Marketing, Information Systems or a closely related field.
1-2 years as a Product Owner, Product Manager and/or Business Analyst with a professional software development organization
Substitution - Professional product owner, product management or business analysis experience with enterprise-level software may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis.

Conditions of Employment:
Must be willing and able to travel between campuses (Denver Campus and Anschutz Medical Campus)

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Preferred Requirements:
Experience working with an enterprise-level Content Management System. Sitefinity experience a significant plus.
Experience with a product management approach to software development
Experience with mobile first, responsive and adaptive design

Knowledge, Skills, Competencies and Abilities:
Must be approachable, respectful and well-rounded. Ability to work closely with others in an Agile environment (SCRUM)
Strong elicitation and facilitation techniques
Analytical skills to ask the right questions, dissect, organize, translate and cross-reference requirements
Experience in various prioritization methods
Feature-based road mapping
Effective user stories
Acceptance criteria definition
Able to deliver capabilities that add measurable value
A strong sense of web design best practices and a passion for delivering simple and effective solutions
Good teamwork and excellent communication and presentation skills, especially client facing are essential
Self-starter and ability to work independently or on a team

Special Instructions to Applicants: Required Application Materials: To apply, please visit: and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of three to five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Questions should be directed to OIT Human Resources at

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions: Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.