Business Systems Analyst
Our client is seeking a Business Systems Analyst to assist with new and ongoing projects. Under general supervision, this role will work with a variety of technologies and teams to develop metrics and protocols to support software development for district and end users; develop and design process-mapping strategies and tools to identify customer needs, translating them into technology development specifications; research and recommend off-the-shelf and custom build products that meet user needs; participate in and/or lead the design and implementation of test and inspection methods to identify defects and problems in software applications.
Some positions in this classification may require the use of a personal automobile and possession of a valid driver’s license. Positions may occasionally require variable work hours including evenings and weekends.
Business Systems Analyst Responsibilities
Collaborate with developers and subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs; serve as liaison between business units, technology teams and support teams; support colleagues in learning and sharing information and experiences regarding business software planning and development issues, problems and concerns.
Evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile differences, deconstruct high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from underlying actual needs.
Develop and use modeling tools to document the current state of business processes as well as the desired future state; transfer knowledge of business implications to application/database developers and project managers for software development preparation.
Perform feasibility analysis, scope projects, and work with the project management team to prioritize deliverables and negotiate on product functionalities.
Develop gap analyses and conceptual designs necessary to meet business objectives; create detailed business requirement documents, diagram business processes, complete business cases, and translate into functional specifications.
Prioritize and understand current business initiatives, identifying the opportunities where technology or automation can add business value.
Test solutions for functionality, performance, reliability, stability and compatibility with legacy and / or external systems; review functional and design specifications to ensure full understanding of individual deliverables.
Identify any potential quality issues per defined process and escalate potential quality issues immediately to designated staff.
Partner with development and analytic teams to report on software solutions; lead and participate in integration testing, user acceptance testing and functionality testing; ensuring that validated deliverables meet functional and design specifications and requirements.
Develop and implement end-to-end test plans; execute plans and manage all related activities to ensure that all the objectives are met and that solutions work as expected.
Identify test requirements from specifications, map test case requirements and design test coverage plan.
Conduct database, web, and applications testing including designing and manipulating test data; develop, document and maintain functional test cases and other test artifacts like the test data, data validation, harness scripts and automated scripts.
Execute and evaluate manual or automated test cases and report test results.
Hold and facilitate test plan/case reviews with cross-functional team members.
Identify any potential quality issues per defined processes; isolate, replicate, and report defects and verify defect fixes; escalate potential quality issues to designated staff as directed.
Ensure that validated deliverables meet functional and design specifications and requirements.
Maintain and develop professional skills through ongoing training and career development, including self-study, classroom training, and industry seminars and workshops; attend and participate in meetings, conferences, and seminars relevant to systems business applications development and quality assurance metrics
Participate in evaluating a wide variety of technologies, computers, software and peripheral equipment for use in the District; provide recommendations concerning the purchase of new hardware, software and related equipment.
Attend and participate in a variety of conferences, in-service trainings and meetings.
Provide work direction and guidance to assigned staff.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Business Systems Analyst Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Information Technology, Computer Science, or closely related field and a minimum of three (3) years of experience conducting business system analyses such as assessment of business requirements for implementation of information technology solutions, including the breakdown of business processes into work units, creating information technology process workflow analyses and flowcharts or quality assurance system testing design.
Demonstrated history of developing and business requirements.
Intermediate knowledge of SQL.
Assisted with SaaS based CoTs implementations.
Performed the role of a scrum master.
Experience with creating and maintaining KPIs.
Education and/or public sector experience.
Experience with G-Suite.
ECBA or CBAP certification preferred.
Strong Interpersonal skills and use of those interpersonal skills to develop technical and functional requirements.
Experience with establishing technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance.
Experience creating technical documentation including visualizations.
Testing processes and methodologies including black and white box testing.
Project management and record keeping preparation techniques.
Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.
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.