What does a Senior IT Systems Analyst do?

Systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design solutions to help her operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology together by understanding both their needs and their limitations. They consult with managers to determine technology’s role in an organization and research emerging technologies to decide if installing them can increase the organization's efficiency and effectiveness as desired.

Systems analysts prepare cost-benefit analyses, so management can decide if their systems and computing infrastructure upgrades are financially worthwhile and devise new ways to add functionality to existing computer systems. They design and implement new systems by choosing and configuring hardware and software and oversee the installation and configuration of new systems to customize them for the organization. They conduct testing to ensure that systems work as expected and train system end-users, and write instruction manuals. Systems analysts need a bachelor's degree in a computer-related field including computer science or similar.

What responsibilities are common for Senior IT Systems Analyst jobs?
  • Provide development, data, and system configuration support to systems as assigned.
  • Responsible for assisting in the resolution of risks, defects, and issues.
  • Collaborate closely with the customer/partner/business areas to identify application needs, project specifications, business case development and cost sheet analysis.
  • Work with partners and IT project staff to establish solution understanding and expectations from both sides.
  • Perform system testing and coordinate User Acceptance Test (UAT), as needed.
  • Provide options to entire project team to develop solution approach based on scope and requirements.
  • Prepare and maintain documents for use with technical and our teams.
  • Assure compliance with required standards and that all necessary approvals have been obtained throughout the project life cycle.
  • Collaborate on project artifacts that are used by developers to construct solutions and quality analysts to test systems.
  • Identify and understand stakeholders. initiate and facilitate meetings and discussions with stakeholders as appropriate.
  • Partner with technical team and vendors on work and delivery of design.
  • Assess and recommend IT capability improvements for applications and environments, including implementing logging and monitoring at appropriate levels.
  • Accountable for providing project status back to the appropriate management group or customer, release co-coordinator and/or various PMO groups.
What are the typical qualifications for Senior IT Systems Analyst jobs?
  • Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in business, computer science, information systems, or information technology.
  • Experience with SQL, P6, APIs, and Agile software and systems.
  • Experience with Adobe creative Suite, Oracle SQL, and enterprise resource planning.
  • Demonstrated leadership and experience in requirements management.
  • A problem solver with an eye for scalability and defect management and dedication to project lifecycles.
  • Is a critical thinker with sound negotiation and problem-solving acumen.
  • Fluency with business case development and business process analysis.
  • Fluency with systems development and analysis services.
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