Senior Systems Analyst

Location: Pittsburgh

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

The Senior Systems Analyst will be a lead technical resource and work independently to understand and document business requirements, design technical solutions and implement applications. The candidate is expected to follow the Systems Development Lifecyle (SDLC) and create project deliverables as required. As a senior technical resource, this role will be sought out for complex tasks and to provide technical leadership in areas of implementation of new technology.

Primary Success Factors: • Analyzes and authors user requirements; Evaluates procedures and identifies problems to develop automated solutions in new or existing applications; Regarded as a knowledge expert for select complex business processes. • Provides project/task estimates to aid in the project planning process. • Responsible for providing technical leadership in the areas of application architecture and design in accordance with industry standards related to the target platform; Identifies deviations in the solution design from the IT strategic plan and proposes appropriate solutions. • Provides technical direction and guidance to the architecture team relative to application development related topics, including research and design activities when required. • Works closely with project managers, other team members and external resources in the development and support of applications; Must communicate well with both business users and highly technical resources. • Participates in application code review sessions. • Applies application development skills to assist the group in completing projects, often addressing the most complex problems. • Performs unit testing and supports quality assurance and user acceptance testing. • Creates technical documentation and performs technical presentations as required; Provides level one support for certain applications in the production environment by responding to end user questions and issues.

Required Experience: • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field; or equivalent work experience • Seven or more years of experience with proficiency in targeted technologies: – Java Spring boot o Micro services architecture and docker – Developing REST APIs and – Exposure to other technologies (AWS knowledge, API Management, Oracle Application Express, PL/SQL, Automated testing tools, Oracle BI suite, agile scrum) • Certification in at least one targeted technology required. • Experience in coordinating offshore resources is preferred. • Experience in financial industry and the unique business model is preferred. • Experience in deploying container applications in AWS cloud is preferred. • Expected deliverables include development and/or drafting of requirements, estimates, design code, unit test, technical documentation, and issue resolution. • Must be able to lead/assist junior team members in trouble shooting advanced technical problems; must be able to teach technical skills/knowledge to junior staff members. • Knowledge of industry best practices.