Job Information

University of Utah Applications Systems Analyst in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 02/01/2023

Requisition Number PRN33743B

Job Title Applications Systems Analyst

Working Title Applications Systems Analyst

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area President

Department 02144 - Research Information Systems

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $70,000-$85,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The Office of Research Information Systems is seeking an Application Systems Analyst. This position is primarily responsible for the design and development of the Electronic Research Integrity & Compliance Administration System ( ERICA ). The ERICA System supports the Institutional Review Board, Conflict of Interest, and several additional ancillary research administration systems. The Systems Analyst will be part of a small team of developers and quality assurance. The position will be responsible for gathering requirements, creating documentation, prioritizing, and scheduling updates, etc.

The Systems Analyst will oversee all aspects of the software development lifecycle. The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, gathering requirements, designing software features, creating documentation, prioritizing, and scheduling updates. The individual hired will assist with troubleshooting, helpdesk support, and quality assurance. The system analyst will also be responsible for maintaining and supporting the production and development environments.

About ORIS : The Office of Research Information Systems ( ORIS ) manages the Information Systems for the Vice President for Research. ORIS primarily supports Pre-Award and Post-Award Grant management, the Institutional Review Board, Conflict of Interest, and other compliance related systems.

This position is hybrid, the incumbent will be required to work on campus, but will also be able to telecommute a portion of their time dependent on departmental needs in accordance with the University of Utah Telecommuting Agreement.

The University of Utah offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Excellent health care coverage ( at affordable rates
  • 14.2% retirement contributions (\_401aPlan.php) that vest immediately
  • Generous paid leave time (
  • 10 paid Holidays per year
  • 50% tuition reduction ( for employee, spouse, and dependent children
  • Flex spending accounts (
  • Free transit on most UTA services
  • Employee discounts on a variety of products and services including cell phones & plans, entertainment, health and fitness, restaurants, retail, and travel
  • Growth and professional development opportunities

Additional benefits information is available at


  • Consult with users to identify current operating procedures and to clarify program objectives.
  • Write documentation to describe program development, logic, coding, and corrections.
  • Work with a cross-functional team, which includes program directors, administrative staff, IT staff and other project stakeholders.
  • Experience working and communicating with non-technical teams.
  • Design software features (with technical elements) and provide to developers for implementation
  • Think creatively about solutions to technical and non-technical problems
  • Build trusting relationships within and beyond the IT Team to achieve the goals and contribute to the success of the ORIS department
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences
  • Set deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and summarize progress of projects
  • Facilitate effective meetings that produce clear action and consensus
  • Ability to analyze and document complex business processes.
  • Conduct QA on projects as needed

Minimum Qualifications

Require a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency and 2-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.


  • 2-5 years of experience in Software Design/ Software Project Management
  • College degree in a related area preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practical application of Project Lifecycle Methodologies
  • Strong analytical, leadership, problem solving, organizational, and planning skills
  • Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written
  • Experience with Lucid Chart
  • Experience with Confluence
  • Experience with Visio
  • Huron experience a plus

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.