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Business Process Automation Engineer

University of Illinois System

This is a Contract position in Urbana, IL posted November 7, 2019.

Business Process Automation Engineer AITS University of Illinois System Urbana The University System Office seeks a Business Process Automation (BPA) Engineer to work within a team environment to design, develop, configure, maintain, optimize and provide technical and functional support for Business Process Automation solutions.

The BPA engineer will with work in conjunction with other development and business process improvement group members to design project specifications and application layouts.

Additional responsibilities include: 1.

Develop and configure business process automation processes according to global design patterns and functional specifications which would include Robotics Process Automation (RPA).

Provide estimates on level of effort to develop BPA solution.


Unit test the automation process to verify that the steps accurate and complete.


Document implemented solutions.


Develop BPA processes utilizing sound security practices and techniques.


Develop BPA processes utilizing sound accessibility practices and techniques.


Support the integration tests and user acceptance tests to identify and correct issues with the technical setup of the automation process.


Create dashboards to enable performance monitoring of the solution.


Provide recommendations and assist with designing and implementing newly purchased or existing enterprise vended process automation applications to ensure fault tolerance and achieve the highest level of availability for clients.


Manage and coordinate information systems problem solving, solution development, decision-making, knowledge documentation and participate in planning that will further the mission and vision of the current and future business environment.


Support production critical activities during non-business hours, as needed.

This may require evening or weekend hours, depending on the business cycle of the University as well as participating in a rotating on-call schedule.


Assist application administration team in architecting, installing, configuring, documenting and maintaining the University’s enterprise vended applications which would include Robotics Process Automation (RPA) solutions.


Keep informed of and apply contemporary technology related to BPA systems.


Interact with vendors regarding software purchases, upgrades, patches, security updates, etc.


Other duties as assigned appropriate for a Business Process Automation Engineer.

Education and Experience Required:
•Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT, or closely related technical field.

•Experience with web and application servers.

•Experience with markup languages such as HTML and XML.

•Experience with Intelligent Business Process Management Suites (iBPMS) such as K2
•Experience with requirements gathering and business process improvement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
•Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills, including working with diverse groups of individuals and building partnerships.

•Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

•Ability to work independently, to be a team leader and to work as a team member.

• Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.

•Attention to detail and accuracy.

•Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and to work with shifting priorities and schedules.

•Working knowledge of relational database concepts including structured queries using SQL and JDBC.

•Ability to program in at least one programming language (preferably Java, .Net, Cold Fusion, iOS Development Suite, Android Development Suite, etc.)
•Proven Robotics Process Automation (RPA) experience using tools such as Automation Anywhere, UiPath or Blue Prism.

•Familiarity with University of Illinois systems and services.

•Technical knowledge working with the Ellucian Banner ERP system
•Knowledge of User experience (UX) design principles.

SALARY AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION This is a full-time Civil Service IT Technical Associate position appointed on a 12 month service basis.

The expected start date is as soon as possible after November 18, 2019.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY: Applications must be received by November 18, 2019 .

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To complete the application process: Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.

Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.

Step 3) Upload your cover letter, resume (months and years of employment must be included), academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable) and names/contact information for three references.

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Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered.

For further information about this specific position, contact Melissa McMullen at For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137 .

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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