Job ID: 41952

Business Systems Analyst
Talented people. Ideal location. Demonstrated core values—Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Leadership, and Advocacy. Our client has a community of driven, high achievers who care about each other, their communities, and the clients they have the opportunity to serve.

Their history of creativity and differentiation sets them apart. Their LEED certified offices are in the heart of Portland’s Pearl District. They show our appreciation for one another, especially when it comes to serving Member Firms and their clients.

Their proprietary products and process solutions are innovative with unique features and flexible options, disrupting the life insurance industry as we advocate for individuals, families, and businesses who rely on Member Firms to help them achieve their goals. 

They are in search of their next Business System Analyst. This position is primarily responsible for designing, developing, and maintaining the deferred compensation plan management system. You will serve as a primary interface between the business subject matter experts and system developers on projects to ensure the solution delivered meets the needs of the client.

Business Systems Analyst Responsibilities 
Act as a Business Analyst/Database Administrator for an in-house database management system built on Microsoft Access and Microsoft SQL. 
Work closely with internal departments to collect, monitor, audit, maintain, and ensure the integrity of client life insurance, and benefit plan data, client data, and joint venture partner data required to service clients, participants, and colleagues. 
Evaluates business processes, anticipating requirements, uncovering areas for improvement, and developing and implementing solutions. 
Routinely works with internal departments to monitor and audit and/or process changes within the system through regular data audit. 
Proactively identifies gaps/issues/risks related to the database management system and ensure system requirements are well documented throughout the software development life cycle. 
Engage with stakeholders to incorporate use-ability and user interface upgrades in the deferred compensation plan management system. 
Works with the Client Reporting Specialists to proactively resolve customer facing data issues. 
Helps define key business analysis methodology, processes, and tools. 
Prioritize and manage requirements in order to facilitate system enhancements and solution delivery to clients. 
Gathers critical information from meetings with various stakeholders and producing produce useful reports. 
Monitors technology deliverables and ensures timely completion of projects. 
Provide training on new system functionality. 
Extensive work with spreadsheets, reports and PCs.

Business Systems Analyst Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Technology, or a related field.
5+ years of experience in business analysis or a related field.
5+ Financial Services sector preferred.
Strong competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook–— but especially Access and SQL. 
Exceptional analytical and conceptual thinking skills. 
The ability to influence stakeholders and work closely with them to determine solutions. 
Excellent documentation and technical writing skills. 
Experience creating detailed reports and giving presentations to various audiences. 
Excellent planning, project management, organizational, and time management skills.

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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