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IT System Analyst III


Job Title: IT System Analyst III

Location: Waltham Massachusetts 02451
Duration: 5 Months (W2 contract)

Job Description:

Systems Analyst assesses and analyzes business and system needs, exploring alternative options and providing consulting services to senior management. Prepares high level and detailed technical specifications, and working collaboratively with the Project Manager, determines best mix of development, interfacing applications and third-party vendor solutions to meet business requirements and project objectives.
Typical project scope is small to large development or maintenance projects (multiple projects - one application with multiple interfaces and/or 3rd parties).
May function as a project leader. Emphasis is on consulting and incorporating systems solutions that will benefit the business.

Key Accountabilities:

Provide consulting services on new initiatives (small to large IT projects of varying complexity) and develops proposals for senior management
Assess, research and analyze business and system needs, exploring alternative options to recommend technology solutions and designs that meet sponsor needs and PLC deliverables including component reusability, data sharing and security
Lead detailed design phases for projects/ programs identifying, tracking and resolving technical issues
Prepare high level and detailed technical specifications for projects in accordance with PLC, security and architecture documentation objectives
Together with Project Manager, determine best mix of development, interfacing applications, third party vendor solutions to meet business requirements and project objectives
Contribute to successful project completion by identifying risks and developing/recommending mitigation strategies
Develop detailed plans and accurate estimates for completion of build, system testing and implementation phases of project
Develop master distribution lists, implementation and contingency plans ensuring verification is performed - May facilitate small to large group meetings for technical design and task implementation
Develop criteria for and participates in the evaluation of 3rd party vendors and software as well as due diligence exercises - Provide input and coordinates with DBA in creating new and modifying existing database structures using different types of databases and recommending appropriate DB based on required functionality
Will perform tasks and/or provide direction to other Technical System Analysts to develops, codes, documents and executes unit test, system, integration and acceptance test using different languages and testing tools for functions of high complexity
Manage joint development, testing and plans and coordinates implementations
Perform database/disaster recovery for entire system in different situations
Perform performance tuning to improve performance over multiple functions
Provide on-call support of applications, database, etc., particularly more complex situations Knowledge and

Experience: 3-5 years.

Skills and Competencies:

Technical skills and expertise to assess, research and analyze business and system needs
Skilled in leading detailed design phases and developing detailed technical requirements into project plan phases for successful implementation
General management skills to lead and direct other technical analysts, as required
Knowledge of different programming languages (e.g. Cobol, JCL, Java, C, HTML, VB, Visual C++)
Prior experience with single platforms and familiarity with others e.g. MVS, Internet, Client/Server
User proficiency with different testing tools, different design techniques and tools
Expert knowledge of documentation requirements. Prepares high level and detailed technical specifications.
Experience working with Alteryx and Tableau is required

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