job summary: A business systems analyst is an information technology (IT) professional who specializes in analyzing, designing and implementing information systems. Business systems analysts assess the suitability of information systems in terms of their intended outcomes and liaise with end users, software vendors and programmers in order to achieve these outcomes; skilled in understanding both qualitative and quantitative data from business operations and technical software development. They must be able to analyze and synthesize that data, including business processes, business rules and data research, and data analysis, to validate needs with business. The analyst must be able to identify, collect and translate this information into documented design solutions (specifications, use cases, user stories, UI, database and API data mapping) from which the applications and solutions will be developed. Although they may be familiar with a variety of programming languages, operating systems, and computer hardware platforms, they do not normally involve themselves in the actual hardware or software development.The senior business systems analyst is an advanced senior professional, with full understanding and in-depth knowledge of their discipline and wide ranging experience who uses various concepts and in-depth evaluation to address/resolve complex business and systems needs and issues in creative and effective ways. The senior business systems analyst uses analysis and design techniques to address business needs and problems using information technology, playing a crucial role working with business and technical stakeholders to analyze current processes and business rules around processes, identifying technical solutions for future processes that could increase corporate effectiveness and efficiencies. The senior business systems analyst may provide technical guidance to other team members. Technology and Innovation Division As a member of the Technology & Innovation group, you will drive, develop, and maintain solutions for clients and colleagues. This is an exciting time of technology advancement and innovation across the bank, particularly within our technology teams. location: Los Angeles, California job type: Permanent salary: $120,000 - 135,000 per year work hours: 8am to 5pm education: Bachelors responsibilities: WHAT WILL YOU DO? Elicits requirements via interviews, facilitated requirements workshops, document analysis, surveys, customer site visits, business process analysis, work flow and task analysis, ensuring the right questions are asked to produce essential requirements information to help align business needs with a technical solution.Performs "As Is" and "To Be" Business Process Mapping and Business Process Validation.Identifies process improvements and provides options and technical solutions for future process design/changes that increase corporate efficiencies while considering impact and integrity of the project.Participates in integration design approach for third party vendors products in collaboration with vendors, solutions architects, and business unitBreaks down business needs into Epics, Features and User Stories or deliverables to optimize business value of applications and processes.Prioritizes the User Story Backlog or Analyst Deliverables (with Business Users or Product Owner) and forecasts/schedules their time for developing the functional design specifications/User Stories (which would include UI, workflow, business rules, security and data mapping and if for a user story also the user story and acceptance criteria).Investigates, researches, analyzes, comprehends, and validates data and data integration needs from multiple sources such as User Screens, Reports, SQL, Oracle, APIs and files.Creates complex integration/data mapping Functional Specification documentation for vendor and/or internal development teams related to API/UI/Reports/Databases/files; documents include direct mapping, data transformation rules, data business rules and multiple data hops.Creates functional specifications and/or user story documentation including: Functional specifications include UI/screen shots, data-mapping, business rules, edits, error handling, system access matrices/user security, process flow diagram and use cases as needed, etc. from which programs will be developed and that fit with the Bank's system architecture standards.Works with technical teams to translate business processes and interpret business needs to them and clarify / update specifications provided to ensure proper translation/development during the Development cycles.Provides technical direction and support to project or Agile team members during development and testing of functional specification and user stories.Supports QA and UAT testing, clarify specifications and user stories and performs testing as needed.Works with Business Users, Development, QA and Support teams to troubleshoot and help identify root cause of reported problems during project and post implementation warranty period and document resolutions so that development can code solution.Provides support and guidance to other analysts. WHAT DO YOU NEED TO SUCCEED Must-Have* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent Minimum 6 years experience working in a business analysis function required Minimum 5+ years experience working with Information technologies required Minimum 3 years Microsoft Office software experience required Skills and Knowledge Excellent verbal and written communication skills to technical and non-technical audiences of various levels in the organization (e.g., executive, management, individual contributors)strong interpersonal and organizational skills with the ability to navigate, facilitate, negotiate, and influence across stakeholdersKnowledge of business analysis methodology and requirements tools.Skilled in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to business needs and problems.Thorough understanding of "business needs analysis" process and how system requirements relate to daily business operations.Excellent analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyze, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve for a variety of business needs and problems.Skilled at writing SQL statements and very knowledgeable of SQL, Oracle, etc. databases in order to analyze or extract data to perform analysis, data validation, and establish data transformation rules.Must have ability to read through and understand intermediate level SQL code written by others.Works with complex data structures/models.Knowledgeable about APIs, familiar with API tools used to validate data and skilled at mapping to and between APIs, SQL, databases, screens, files, etc.Experienced with the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and software development methodologies (e.g. Agile, Scrum, Iterative, Waterfall, etc.)Knowledge of systems development and integration for new technologies.Excellent organizational and time management skills with strong ability to work independently with the ability to multi-task; work on multiple projects..High initiative with strong desire to learn new concepts, processes and technologiesProficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio) and SharePoint.Able to work in a team environment on task driven workAble to work in a structured team environment on task and timeline driven workAbility to document existing and recommended flows using Visio (or like product) and ability to create use cases.strong understanding of project management methodologies and procedures qualifications: Experience level: ExperiencedMinimum 6 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors skills: Business Analysis (6 years of experience is required)Business Systems Analyst (6 years of experience is required)SQL (6 years of experience is required)Azure (3 years of experience is required) Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.At Randstad, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact HRsupport@randstadusa.com. Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. In addition, Randstad offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, an incentive and recognition program, and 401K contribution (all benefits are based on eligibility). Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance. 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