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Business Systems Analyst
This contract Business Systems Analyst position will provide Business Systems Analysis in order to assist with implementation and improvement of systems. This position will perform 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.

Business Systems Analyst Responsibilities
Work associated with this position will be directly related to business process support for systems change management, process and compliance requirements for the organization. 
Review specifications, verifying that all essential system requirements are documented.
With approval of the Configuration Program Manager, distribute requirements to hardware and software configuration items or manual operations using appropriate modeling techniques including automated structured analysis tools.
Assist in the review of logical top-level design for applications and information systems (including test plans and procedures).
Verify that project software specifications, interface requirement specifications and software development plans are correct and of adequate scope.
Review and validate that configuration management policies and procedures provide thorough requirements traceability through version release and adequate documentation to support system operation and maintenance.
Document system programs while applying applicable standards to all products.
Assist with preparation of job-aids and training materials and assist with conducting program presentations, in-house and client training, and providing functional education. 
Provide assistance with solving system related issues to assigned staff and system users.

Provide business system analysis as it pertains to facilitating system change and evidence for the following: User requirements, system processes, automating or improving existing systems, system capabilities, workflow and scheduling limitations.
Identify software or hardware needed to set up or improve systems.
Provide recommendations and supporting analysis for management decisions.

Project Coordination:
Participate in project planning
Recommend project operations’ schedules
Provide recommendations to management for staffing requirements and resource allocations for projects.

Prepare technical reports, documents, studies, and system documentation as required.
Confer with system users to document and resolve existing system problems.
Support organization change process and configuration management efforts.
Support system modeling and configuration system baselines.
Assist in defining, developing and documenting of new processes and procedures as required.
Support process and procedure roll-out.
Provide support for both the manual and automation software patch program. 
Track the Request for Change (RFC) related to each mitigation plan and report status to appropriate system owner.

Assist management with developing and documenting system processes and procedures to support NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) Mandatory Reliability standards CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection) and Department of Energy NIST/FISMA (National Institute of Standards and Technology) security requirements. 
Support the development of necessary documentation to support reporting and audit requirements. 
Provide quality assurance for organization to verify compliance to above standards and guidelines. 
Provide support to NERC annual certification process and any other spot audit or compliance request. 
Assist with data stewardship for the configuration management program.
Assist with gathering information/data for audit purposes for the IS3 information systems
Attend meetings to support the customer needs. Attendance assists in maintaining currency of technical, procedural and acquisition knowledge.

Business Systems Analyst Qualifications
Education & Corresponding Experience:
A Degree in Computer/Information Technology, Business Systems, Engineering or a directly-related technical field is preferred. 
With an applicable Associates degree, 7 years of experience is required.
With an applicable Bachelor’s degree, 5 years of experience is required.
Without an applicable degree, 9 years of experience is required.
Experience should include demonstrated analyst work experience in Computer/Information Technology, Business Systems and requirements engineering, operations management or other closely related field.

Required Technical Skills & Experience:
3 years’ experience working with the following:
Change management concepts and practices. 
Configuration management concepts and practices. 
Compliance and standards as applied to systems development and program management.
Process and procedure development.
1 year experience in the use of change and configuration management tools/systems.
1 year previous compliance and/or audit support experience.
1 year experience with process development and roll-out.

Preferred Skills & Experience:
1 year experience in all aspects of the software development lifecycle for a high availability environment.
Experience in any aspect of the software development lifecycle for a utility environment. 
Experience with the set-up, configuration or oversight of change and/or configuration management tools. 
Experience developing process, procedures to support compliance efforts.
Experience with the design and implementation of security standards, policies or procedures.
Experience implementing NIST/FISMA standards/guidelines.
Experience applying NERC-CIP standards.
Software development Lifecycle methodologies.
Systems development and maintenance environments.
Project management and coordination concepts and principles.

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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