Senior Business Systems Analyst

Portland, OR 97204 | Work from home flexibility

Employment Type: Contract Category: IT/Business Analysis Job Number: 13150

Job Description


Meridian Technology Group is seeking a Senior Business Systems Analyst.

Required Skills

Prefer 8 or more years of experience in or knowledge of specific line of business and/or IT environment

Top 3 Must-Haves (Hard and/or Soft Skills):

  • 1. IT background with integrations and application implementations.
  • 2. Business analysis skills, knowledge of the International Institute of Business Analysis - BABOK processes.
  • 3. High proficiency with Microsoft Products. And the ability to create data visualizations and communicate highly technical processes to business professionals.
Top 3 Nice-To-Haves (Hard and/or Soft Skills):
  • 1. Ability to prioritize requirements and negotiate with various stakeholders
  • 2. Adaptability in a team environment.
  • 3. Creativity and critical thinking.

Utilities experience preferred but not required.

Certification Requirements (Any Preferences):
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification preferred

Job Description:  Senior Business Systems Analyst

  • Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise
  • Interpret internal or external business issues and recommend best practices
  • Solve complex problems; take a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions
  • Work independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations
  • May lead functional teams or projects.
  • Take responsibility for investigative work to determine business requirements and specify effective business processes, through improvements in information systems, information management, practices, procedures, and organization change.
  • Apply and monitor the use of modelling and analysis tools, methods and standards, giving special consideration to business perspectives.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders at all levels, in the conduct of investigations for strategy studies, business requirements specifications and feasibility studies.
  • Prepare business cases which define potential benefits, options for achieving these benefits through development of new or changed processes, and associated business risks.
  • Facilitate scoping and business priority setting for large or complex changes, engaging senior stakeholders as required.
  • Select the most appropriate means of representing business requirements in the context of a specific change initiative.
  • Drive the requirements elicitation process where necessary, identifying what stakeholder input is required.
  • Obtain formal agreement from a large and diverse range of potentially senior stakeholders and recipients to the scope and requirements, plus the establishment of a baseline on which delivery of a solution can commence.
  • Take responsibility for the investigation and application of changes to program scope. Identify the impact on business requirements of external impacts affecting a program or project.
  • Manage provision of consultancy services and/or management of a team of consultants.
  • In own areas of expertise, provide advice and guidance to consultants and/or the client through involvement in the delivery of consultancy services.
  • Engage with clients and maintains client relationships.
  • Establish agreements/contracts and manage completion and disengagement.
  • Analyze business processes; identify alternative solutions, assess feasibility, and recommend new approaches, typically seeking to exploit technology components.
  • Evaluate the financial, cultural, technological, organizational and environmental factors which must be addressed in the change program.
  • Establish client requirements for the implementation of significant changes in organizational mission, business functions and process, organizational roles and responsibilities, and scope or nature of service delivery.
  • Identify specific measures and mechanisms by which benefits can be measured and plans to activate these mechanisms at the required time.
  • Monitor benefits against what was predicted in the business case and ensures that all participants are informed and involved throughout the change program and fully prepared to exploit the new operational business environment once it is in place.
  • Support senior management to ensure that all plans, work packages and deliverables are aligned to the expected benefits and leads activities required in the realization of the benefits of each part of the change program.

Functional Competencies
  • Advanced knowledge of business analysis framework
  • Expert knowledge of discovery techniques and requirements definition
  • Expert knowledge of requirements documentation
  • Advanced knowledge of client relationship management techniques and client service models
  • Advanced knowledge of business process improvement frameworks

General Competencies
  • Advanced customer focus skills
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced organization and prioritization skills
  • Advanced meeting facilitation skills
  • Intermediate team building skills
  • Intermediate developing others skills

Cognitive Level
  • Substantial: Consistent use of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions (for example, engineer, HR director, plant manager, etc.).

Team and Work Environment
  • Team size: 10 direct team members, 30 individual contributors
  • Project initiatives: Streamline and standardize project and portfolio management through consolidating tools and implementing a new software application.
  • Applications used: Quickbase, P6, ERP, Maximo, Coupa, Microsoft Products, WinEst, DevonWay.
  • “A day in the life” of this role: This team member would contribute to information gathering from all direct team members and individual contributors, to inform the software integrations and implementation requirements to support the project initiative. This would include attending project team meetings and initiating 1:1 meetings with individual contributors to report back to the project manager.
  • Full project team member role.
  • Top priority over the first few weeks/months: Gather high value requirements for the implementation of a software application. Candidate should be self-driven and highly organized. Working with individual contributors to identify software needs and how integrations can be developed to implement the new project application.
  • The biggest challenge in this role: Competing priorities for individual contributors.

Location is Portland, OR with Work from Home Flexibility. Consultants should reside in the area.

Any offer of employment will be conditional, based on successfully passing a Criminal Background Check.

Meridian Technology Group is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and non-discrimination for all employees in all job classifications and for prospective employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law. All hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor applicants for work visas therefore, please do not apply if you are not  eligible to work without sponsorship, as sponsorship is not available at this time. No 3rd party companies/candidates.


Please apply with your resume now or
contact us for more details:
Meridian Technology Group Recruiting Team
(503)697-1600 in Oregon
(800)755-1038 outside Oregon

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