Job ID: 40873
Business System Analyst
Our client is seeking a Business System Analyst to join their team in Vancouver, WA. This position will support the Transmission Technology Services Internal Business Ops organization. This position performs systems analysis, interfacing with users to support functional requirements development, analysis of tools and techniques to support the development of systems, troubleshooting, analysis, performance monitoring and improvement of systems used by the Operations functions. A valid U.S. driver’s license is required and up to 5% travel to and from local meetings. Up to 5% of overtime is anticipated. 

Business Systems Analyst Responsibilities
Supporting Requirements Development:
Conduct interviews and facilitate workshops to elicit business requirements.
Plan, organize and facilitate process improvement and business process documentation sessions in support of the maturation of the Project Management Office (PMO) and implementing Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) based project management methods.
Research, analyze, model and organize information for developing requirements.
Decompose high-level information into details and abstract up from low-level information to distinguish between solution ideas and business needs.
Facilitate requirements validation sessions and present findings.
Resolve requirement conflicts between stakeholders.

Solution Development and Proposal:
Design architecture and solutions based on requirements and best practices.
Facilitate/assist in technical process improvement initiatives
Research and develop methods to automate repetitive manual data manipulations.
Use Rapid System Development methods to build prototypes.
Draft solutions that integrate the various Portfolio, Project and Asset Management systems.
Complete all documentation in support of the solution, including use cases, requirements, test plans, process maps, and desk procedures.
Assist in the development of Business Cases/Justifications for the identified improvement opportunities and present the proposed solutions in both verbal and written formats to key stakeholders and sponsors.

Solution Build:
Prepare functional and technical documentation for hand-off to IT workgroups.
Work closely with corporate IT development teams to encourage a smooth build.
Draft documentation for user and operational manuals.
Design, build and implement desktop tools and systems to support portfolio and project management, project scheduling and project financial analysis.
Build business intelligence objects and reports from various source systems.
Create user interfaces in both Project Web Access (PWA) and SharePoint.
Draft and build electronic forms to support business processes.
Create queries and reports in MS Access for extracting, manipulating, and reporting of business architecture-related information.

Implementation and Change Management:
Support development and implementation of change management plans that reduce employee resistance and empower the management as change sponsors.
Focus on the people side of change, including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and skills, and organization structures.
Facilitate various systems verification activities such as systems and user testing.
Develop and deliver process and systems training to impacted employees.
Facilitate system and data integration efforts to connect disparate systems that have various levels of System Life Cycle  maturity.

Solution Maintenance:
Provide first line technical support to business users of the developed solutions.
Complete and improve user manuals, onboarding, and training documentation.
Analyze solutions and business practices for efficiency and effectiveness. Based on the analyses, initiate continuous improvement initiatives.
Promote adherence to processes.
Help the project meet business, schedule, and budget objectives.

Business Systems Analyst Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Technical Management, Engineering, Business, Business Systems, Computer Science (or a directly-related technical discipline) is required.
A Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Technical Management, Business, Business Systems, Computer Science (or a directly-related technical discipline) is preferred.
In addition to applicable Bachelor’s degree, 8 years of experience is required.
Experience should include project management, business analysis and/or systems analysis.

Required Technical Skills & Experience
Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Project Server and PWA.
Advanced knowledge of MS Access database design and administration.
Advanced knowledge of Visio and/or other flowchart tools.
Advanced knowledge of and practical experience in SSRS and/or SQL.
Experience in automating with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
Expert knowledge and mastery of SharePoint.
Expert- level proficiency in Excel, including pivot tables, charting and reporting.
Experience setting up and serving as the system administrator for an instance of Microsoft Project Server.

Preferred Skills & Experience
Experience in organizational change management methods and tools.

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.”


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