Business Systems Analyst

Jun 7, 2024

  • Location: Vancouver, Washington
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #7746

Overview:   
ACS Professional Staffing is looking for an employee to work on-site with our client. This Business Systems Analyst role focuses on improving operations systems. This position will analyze user needs, recommend system improvements, and troubleshoot issues. Additionally, this Analyst will also research and identify the best tools and techniques to develop new systems. This full-time position is located in Vancouver, WA.    

Pay Rate: $47.11 – $67.31

Benefits: 

  • Paid holidays: 11 
  • PTO: Starting at 10 days 
  • Sick Leave: Up to 56 hours per year (prorated based on start date) 
  • EAP: Employee Assistance Program 
  • Benefit Options Available: Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA, DCA, LPFSA, HSA, Group Life/AD&D, Voluntary Life/AD&D, Voluntary Short-Term Disability, Voluntary Long-Term Disability, Voluntary Critical Illness, Voluntary Accident, 401k (immediately eligible for employee and employer contributions – employer match up to 4%) 
  • Other benefits include the following: Calm App, Access Perks 

Responsibilities:   

  • Supporting Requirements Development:
    • Conduct interviews and facilitate workshops to elicit business requirements.
    • Research, analyze, model, and organize information for developing requirements. 
    • Decompose high-level information and abstract up from low-level information to distinguish solution ideas from business needs.
    • Facilitate requirements validation sessions and present findings to management and other stakeholders.
    • Collaborate to resolve requirements conflicts between stakeholders.
    • Research, document, and validate current and future state processes and designs (functional and technical).
    • Help define best approaches, alternatives, and decision frameworks for alternative business solutions analyses.
  • Solution Development and Proposal:
    • Facilitate design sessions, key decisions, team meetings, sponsor meetings, and stakeholder engagement sessions.
    • Design architecture and solutions based on requirements and best practices.
    • Facilitate/assist in technical process improvement initiatives.
    • Research and develop methods to automate repetitive manual data manipulations.
    • Assist teams in defining solution delivery within multiple sprints and releases within a project.
    • Draft solutions that integrate the various Portfolio, Project, and Asset Management systems.
    • Complete all documentation in support of the solution, including use cases, requirements, test plans, process maps, and desk procedures.
    • Assist in the development of Business Cases/Justifications for the identified improvement opportunities and present the proposed solutions in both verbal and written formats to key stakeholders and sponsors.
  • Mark documents and maintain filing system(s), files, emails, and records in accordance with compliance requirements. Share and disperse documents only to appropriate personnel (those with a Lawful Government Purpose (LGP) to know). Mark and maintain all official records in accordance with the Information Security (INFOSEC) and Information Governance & Lifecycle Management (IGLM) standards and procedures. Validate official records are accurately maintained for auditing purposes. 
  • Solution Build:
    • Prepare functional and technical documentation for hand-off to Operational Technology (OT) workgroups.
    • Work closely with development teams to facilitate a smooth build.
    • Provide input and draft documentation for end user and operational manuals.
    • Build specifications for business intelligence objects and reports from various source systems.
    • Draft and build specifications for electronic forms to support business processes.
    • Proactively communicate key updates and documents to team members, sponsors, and stakeholders.
    • Support project managers in the maintenance of project information including scope, status, schedule, budget, forecast, risks and issues, and project resources.
    • Support project manager in liaising and aligning with project vendors and other impacted departments (e.g. procurement, contracting, etc.).
  • Implementation and Change Management:
    • Support development and implementation of change management plans that reduce employee resistance and empower management as change sponsors.
    • Focus on the people side of change, including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and skills, and organization structures.
    • Facilitate various system verification activities such as systems and user testing.
    • Draft and deliver process and systems training to impacted employees.
    • Facilitate system and data integration efforts to connect disparate systems that have various levels of System Life Cycle (SLC) maturity.
  • Solution Delivery:
    • Complete and improve user manuals, onboarding, and training documentation.
    • Promote the adherence to SLC processes.
  • Take actions and make recommendations that help the project meet business, schedule, and budget objectives.

Requirements:   

  • A degree in Information Technology, Technical Management, Information Management, Engineering, Business Systems, Computer Science or a directly related technical discipline is preferred.
    • 10 years of experience is required with an applicable Associate’s degree. 
    • 8 years of experience is required with an applicable Bachelor’s degree.
    • 12 years of experience is required without a degree.
  • Experience should include business systems analysis with a focus in Networking and Infrastructure projects. Expert level practitioner in business systems analysis and/or systems analysis with a focus in Software, Data Integration, Cyber Security, Networking and/or IT Infrastructure projects. (Project business system analysis experience required; do not include Service Desk or O&M experience).
  • Advanced knowledge of Visio or other similar flowchart tools. 
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, including pivot tables, charting, and reporting. 
  • Expert knowledge in supporting full lifecycle of projects through the IT Systems Development Lifecycle 
  • Expert knowledge in IT planning, functional and technical specifications, and system life-cycle (SLC) management.
  • Experience Supporting Requirements Development including a) Conduct interviews and facilitate workshops to elicit business requirements b) Research, analyze, model and organize information for developing requirements c) Decompose high-level information and abstract up from low-level information to distinguish solution ideas from business needs d)Facilitate requirements validation sessions and present findings to management and other stakeholders e) Collaborate to resolve requirements conflicts between stakeholders f) Research, document, and validate current and future state processes and designs (functional and technical) g) Help define best approaches, alternatives, and decision frameworks for alternative business solutions analyses
  • Experience in organizational change management methods and tools.
  • Experience with use of SharePoint.
  • Experience delivering projects with Cyber Security and/or other compliance requirements.
  • Experience with Agile and Waterfall methodologies.
  • Advanced knowledge of Network Hardware and Software, Server Hardware, and Server Operating Systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of a broad spectrum of technologies including applications, servers, storage, backup systems, networking, and security. 
  • Experience supporting large technical infrastructure projects.
  • Expert communication and customer service skills, to move assigned project(s) forward in a large agency environment with many stakeholders
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required

Work sponsorship is not available at this time. Third-party candidates will not be considered for this position.   

Because we are a federal government contractor, we have special restrictions placed on us for hiring foreign nationals into certain key positions within the company. This particular position requires U.S. citizenship.   

ACS Professional Staffing will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to the applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal or state law. The company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.   

If you have any questions about the job posting, please contact recruiting@acsprostaffing.com

If you have any questions about our Reasonable Accommodation Policy, please feel free to email hr@acsprostaffing.com
 

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