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Job ID: 47412

Business System Analyst 
Our client is seeking a Business System Analyst to join their team in Portland, OR. The Business Systems Analyst plays a vital role in supporting customers through technology. This person utilizes creative, flexible, critical thinking to analyze and resolve complex problems, processes, or support requests while driving continuous improvement. Overseeing and reporting system operational performance is key. The primary focus is partnering with customers to acquire necessary understanding of business objectives and processes and with IT to investigate new uses of existing data and systems to achieve competitive advantage and to implement technology changes to achieve short and long-term business goals. 

Business System Analyst Responsibilities
The Business Systems Analyst participates in small to very large project efforts to provide subject matter and application expertise; to gather data to inform impact analysis for business and IT; to perform validation of solutions to satisfy requirements, user needs, and business processes; to identify and documents defects; and to understand stages of testing. 
Duties may include responsibility for documenting business requirements; initiating maintenance requests; writing test cases; and managing end-user testing. 
The Business System Analyst helps team members grow their business, systems, and process knowledge and models superior customer focus, communication, and collaboration. 
Documents system parameters and formats, ensures hardware, and software systems compatibility and coordinates and/or modifies systems parameters. 
Assists in formulating and defining small project/system scope and objectives and developing detailed systems specifications from which programs will be written and that fit with the Bank's system architecture standards.
Participates in evaluating existing systems and procedures to identify deficiencies and maintain more effective data handling, conversion, input/output requirements, and storage.  
Assists with analyzing, developing and revising existing system logic difficulties and documentation as necessary. 
Works with IT team through coding and implementation to ensure product matches envisioned result.
Assists in conducting feasibility studies and may participate in recommending new or enhanced applications software to meet business needs. 
Provides basic coordination and analytical assistance to staff which may include interpretation of requirements.  
Provides assistance in developing detailed requirements with business partners and system definition.
Reviews, drafts, and outlines simple systems specifications, screen designs, and reports from which programs will be written and that fit with the Bank's system architecture standards. 
May support development of test scripts and participate in functional testing. 
May support maintenance of business systems and interface applications. 

Business System Analyst Qualifications
Bachelors degree required. 8-10 Years' Experience
Experience working in information technology in a financial services company or working in a group insurance company with a technical background or combination of relevant education and/or experience
Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, attention to detail and interpersonal skills. 
Strong ability to work independently and manage one’s time. 
Strong leadership and mentoring skills necessary to provide support and constructive performance feedback. 
Strong knowledge of design techniques and principles involved in production of drawings and models. Strong knowledge of computer software, such as Visual Basic, Java, SQL, etc. 

Basic Proficiency in One or More of the Following Preferred:
 Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Principals and Practices, Lean methodology, Microsoft Excel, database querying applications such as SQL Server and TOAD, VBA, HTML, CSS. 

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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