Solutions Architect
Higher One - New Haven, CT

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Higher One Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ONE) is a leading company focused on creating cost-saving efficiencies for higher education institutions and providing high-value services to students. Higher One offers a wide array of technological services on campus, ranging from streamlining the institution’s performance analytics and financial aid refund processes to offering students innovative banking services, tuition payment plans, and the basics of financial management. Higher One works closely with colleges and universities to allocate resources more efficiently in order to provide a higher quality of service and education to students.

Founded in 2000 on a college campus by students, Higher One now serves more than half of the higher education market, providing its services to over 1,250 campuses and 10.5 million students at distinguished public and private institutions nationwide.

At Higher One, we believe that every employee is critical to our success! Our innovative services depend on the energy, values, hard work and dedication of our employees. As we continue to grow, we look for others who are also committed to retaining a small-company feel while moving us to the next level!


Facilitate JAD sessions with business users and key technical resources

Translate business and user requirements into functional/technical specifications

Develop UML to support technical requirements

Translate Business Requirements into appropriate technical specifications that support functional, technical and visual requirements.

Document Functional Specifications, Interfaces, Reports, UI, Workflow, Upgrade and Conversions from the legacy systems.

Liaison with other technical areas in IT Services to ensure that non-functional requirements are captured, formulate solution alternatives that fit in with our current infrastructure, and ensure their buy-in to the proposed solutions

Assist with Dev, QA and User Acceptance Testing - Work with End Users to Define and Execute Test Scenarios

Understand the business needs and act as an advocate for the interests of business stakeholders during the implementation of new business solutions, software applications, and system enhancements.

Develop, validate, and secure acceptance of requirement documents. Work closely with assigned project teams to solidify understanding of the requirements and ensure their realization.

Maintain requirements traceability throughout the development life cycle

Design business solution based on the specify requiremenWork with onsite and off-shore software engineering teams

Bachelor's degree in computer science, MIS, or related field or related on-the-job experience preferred

Understanding of, and experience with, agile and waterfall SDLC methodologies

Extensive Domain Knowledge in Financial / Banking Domain is a plus.

Experience with a wide range of applications and platforms, encompassing a variety of functions, and understanding client/server, and web technology is a must.

Excellent Communication, Analytical, Interpersonal and Presentation Skills a Must.

Knowledge on requirement module in mercury Quality Center is a plus

6+ Years of Experience in Business / Technical Analysis Experience

Working knowledge of software development

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, 401K, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability
  • Flexible work hours
  • Casual dress
  • 20 Paid Time Off Days per year
  • 8 Holidays per year
  • Fun events
  • Free Lunch - We have opened a full service cafeteria and hired and exec. chef and assistant chef that are making fresh soups, salads, hot and cold lunches for all employees three days a week
  • Free Fitness Center - 24 hour access to Higher One's onsite fitness center
  • Coffee Shop - enjoy a cup of coffee, espresso or cappuccino in the morning at Higher One's coffee shop in the lobby of our building, another great free perk to all employees
Come and discover why we are ranked #2 in Connecticut and #25 nationally as one of the best places to work for at medium sized companies!!!

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The higher ambition at Higher One Holdings is to facilitate higher education payments. The company provides payment processing and...