FIND PERSONALIZED JOBS
Sign up to Zippia and discover your career options with your personalized career search.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Scientific Programmer Analyst

This job has expired and is no longer available.
APPLY NOW
Apply Now
×
FIND
PERSONALIZED JOBS

Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

CONTENT HAS
BEEN UNLOCKED
Close this window to view unlocked content
or
find interesting jobs in

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign Up

SIGN UP TO UNLOCK CONTENT

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Forgot Password?

Don't have an account? Sign Up

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Log In

Log In to Save

Sign Up to Save

Sign Up to Dismiss

Sign up to save the job and get personalized job recommendations.

Sign up to dismiss the job and get personalized job recommendations.

or

The email and password you specified are invalid. Please, try again.

Email and password are mandatory

Already have an account? Log in

reset password

Enter your email address and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Back to Log In

Company Saved

Answer a few questions and view jobs at that match your preferences.

Where do you want to work?

Job Saved

See your Saved Jobs now

or

find more interesting jobs in

Job Dismissed

Find better matching jobs in

Your search has been saved!

Become A Scientific Programmer Analyst

Where do you want to work?

To get started, tell us where you'd like to work.
Sorry, we can't find that. Please try a different city or state.

Working As A Scientific Programmer Analyst

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $88,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Scientific Programmer Analyst Do

Computer systems analysts study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures and design information systems solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.

Duties

Computer systems analysts typically do the following:

  • Consult with managers to determine the role of IT systems in an organization
  • Research emerging technologies to decide if installing them can increase the organization’s efficiency and effectiveness
  • Prepare an analysis of costs and benefits so that management can decide if IT systems and computing infrastructure upgrades are financially worthwhile
  • Devise ways to add new functionality to existing computer systems
  • Design and implement new systems by choosing and configuring hardware and software
  • Oversee the installation and configuration of new systems to customize them for the organization
  • Conduct testing to ensure that the systems work as expected
  • Train the systems’ end users and write instruction manuals

Computer systems analysts use a variety of techniques such as data modeling to design computer systems. Data modeling allows analysts to view the processes and data flows even before programs have been written. 

Once programs have been written, analysts conduct in-depth tests and analyze information and trends in the data to increase a system’s performance and efficiency.

Analysts calculate requirements for how much memory and speed the computer system needs. They prepare flowcharts or other kinds of diagrams for programmers or engineers to use when building the system. Analysts also work with these people to solve problems that arise after the initial system is set up. Most analysts do some programming in the course of their work.

Most computer systems analysts specialize in certain types of computer systems that are specific to the organization they work with. For example, an analyst might work predominantly with financial computer systems or engineering computer systems.

Systems analysts help other IT team members understand how computer systems can best serve an organization by working closely with the organization’s business leaders.

In some cases, analysts who supervise the initial installation or upgrade of IT systems from start to finish may be called IT project managers. They monitor a project’s progress to ensure that deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met. IT project managers who plan and direct an organization’s IT department or IT policies are included in the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Many computer systems analysts are general-purpose analysts who develop new systems or fine-tune existing ones; however, there are some specialized systems analysts. The following are examples of types of computer systems analysts:

Systems designers or systems architects specialize in helping organizations choose specific types of hardware and software systems. They translate the long-term business goals of an organization into technical solutions. Analysts develop a plan for the computer systems that will be able to reach those goals. They work with management to ensure that systems and the IT infrastructure are set up to best serve the organization’s mission.

Software quality assurance (QA) analysts do in-depth testing and diagnose problems of the systems they design in order to make sure that critical requirements are met. They also write reports to management recommending ways to improve the systems.

Programmer analysts design and update their system’s software and create applications tailored to their organization’s needs. They do more coding and debugging than other types of analysts, although they still work extensively with management and business analysts to determine what business needs the applications are meant to address. Other occupations that do programming are computer programmers and software developers.

Show More

Show Less

How To Become A Scientific Programmer Analyst

A bachelor’s degree in a computer or information science field is common, although not always a requirement. Some firms hire analysts with business or liberal arts degrees who have skills in information technology or computer programming.

Education

Most computer systems analysts have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Because these analysts also are heavily involved in the business side of a company, it may be helpful to take business courses or major in management information systems.

Some employers prefer applicants who have a master's degree in business administration (MBA) with a concentration in information systems. For more technically complex jobs, a master’s degree in computer science may be more appropriate.

Although many computer systems analysts have technical degrees, such a degree is not always a requirement. Many analysts have liberal arts degrees and have gained programming or technical expertise elsewhere.

Many systems analysts continue to take classes throughout their careers so they can learn about new and innovative technologies. Technological advances come so rapidly in the computer field that continual study is necessary to remain competitive.

Systems analysts must understand the business field they are working in. For example, a hospital may want an analyst with a thorough understanding of health plans and programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and an analyst working for a bank may need to understand finance. Having knowledge of their industry helps systems analysts communicate with managers to determine the role of the information technology (IT) systems in an organization.

Advancement

With experience, systems analysts can advance to project manager and lead a team of analysts. Some can eventually become IT directors or chief technology officers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Analysts must interpret complex information from various sources and be able to decide the best way to move forward on a project. They must also be able to figure out how changes may affect the project.

Communication skills. Analysts work as a go-between with management and the IT department and must be able to explain complex issues in a way that both will understand.

Creativity. Because analysts are tasked with finding innovative solutions to computer problems, an ability to “think outside the box” is important.

Show More

Show Less

Do you work as a Scientific Programmer Analyst?

Send To A Friend

Scientific Programmer Analyst Jobs

NO RESULTS

Aw snap, no jobs found.

Add To My Jobs

Do you work as a Scientific Programmer Analyst?

Help others decide if this is a good career for them

Average Length of Employment
Staff Programmer 4.7 years
Programmer Analyst 3.8 years
Senior Programmer 3.5 years
Lead Programmer 3.2 years
Programmer 2.5 years
Top Careers Before Scientific Programmer Analyst
Programmer 10.8%
Engineer 4.6%
Top Careers After Scientific Programmer Analyst
Consultant 5.7%
Manager 3.8%
Principal 3.8%
Instructor 2.8%

Do you work as a Scientific Programmer Analyst?

Average Yearly Salary
$88,000
Show Salaries
$65,000
Min 10%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$88,000
Median 50%
$119,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
AT&T
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Avg Experience Level
4.3 years
How much does a Scientific Programmer Analyst make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Scientific Programmer Analyst in the United States is $88,340 per year or $42 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $65,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $119,000.

Real Scientific Programmer Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Scientific Programmer Analyst Gotham Digital Science LLC New York, NY Apr 27, 2016 $130,666
Scientific Programmer Analyst AAJ Computer Services Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL Sep 20, 2016 $110,282
Scientific Programmer Analyst Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Americas, LLC Iselin, NJ Apr 09, 2012 $108,368
Scientific Programmer Analyst Auropro Systems Inc. Plainsboro, NJ Sep 11, 2015 $107,120
Scientific Programmer Analyst Auropro Systems Inc. Plainsboro, NJ Feb 13, 2015 $107,120
Scientific Programmer Analyst Beverley Hotel Associates, LLC DBA Days Hotel New York, NY Oct 02, 2014 $105,789
Scientific/Programmer Analyst University of California, San Francisco San Francisco, CA Aug 18, 2015 $105,000
Senior Scientific Programmer Analyst Trustees of Boston University Boston, MA Jan 01, 2016 $100,000
Scientific Programmer Analyst Application Security, Inc. New York, NY Aug 31, 2012 $100,000
Senior Scientific Programmer Analyst Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY Sep 01, 2011 $97,375
Scientific Programmer Analyst Telerent Leasing Corporation Raleigh, NC Jul 12, 2015 $97,198
Scientific Programmer Analyst Life360 Inc. San Francisco, CA Jul 14, 2016 $96,866
SR. Scientific Programmer/Analyst H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute Tampa, FL Sep 14, 2015 $96,075
Scientific Programmer/Analyst Pro Unlimited, Inc. Summit, NJ Sep 04, 2014 $95,251
Scientific Programmer/Analyst Trinnovim, LLC Arlington, VA Nov 01, 2015 $92,318
Scientific Programmer Analyst 101 Biz, Inc. Miami, FL Jun 06, 2011 $91,250
Scientific Programmer Analyst Lifetimeopportunity, Inc. Wellington, FL Oct 07, 2011 $87,277
Senior Scientific Programmer/Analyst H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institut Tampa, FL Sep 14, 2012 $86,008
Scientific Programmer Analyst Science Applications International Corporation Greenbelt, MD Mar 16, 2015 $84,000
Scientific Programmer/Analyst II Jawood Business Process Solutions, LLC Tampa, FL Feb 06, 2012 $83,480
Scientific Programmer Analyst Global Personals LLC Miami Beach, FL Sep 30, 2012 $83,000
Scientific Programmer Analyst ALFA Services USA Inc. Islandia, NY Feb 05, 2015 $81,000
Scientific Programmer Analyst ALFA Services USA Inc. Battle Creek, MI Aug 21, 2014 $81,000
Scientific Programmer/Analyst Technofina Services, Inc. Battle Creek, MI Aug 25, 2014 $81,000
Scientific Programmer Analyst EPAM Systems, Inc. Bellaire, TX Oct 01, 2012 $80,000
Scientific Programmer Analyst Sterlite Software USA Inc. Oak Park, IL Jul 10, 2015 $78,000
Scientific Programmer Analyst Indusoft Inc. Austin, TX Sep 26, 2013 $75,000
Scientific Programmer Analyst Hansen ICC, LLC Carlsbad, CA Jul 29, 2015 $74,318
Scientific Programmer Analyst Uniquip Plus, Inc. Boca Raton, FL Apr 14, 2015 $73,029
Scientific Programmer/Analyst Science and Technology Corporation Silver Spring, MD Sep 04, 2012 $72,000 -
$78,000

No Results

To get more results, try adjusting your search by changing your filters.

See More Salaries

How Would You Rate The Salary Of a Scientific Programmer Analyst?

Have you worked as a Scientific Programmer Analyst? Help other job seekers by rating your experience as a Scientific Programmer Analyst.

Top Skills for A Scientific Programmer Analyst

  1. Fortran
  2. Unix
  3. C++
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Conducted comparative functional assessment of simulation models written in FORTRAN code, which led to DoD-wide adoption of assessment results.
  • Developed an automated faculty evaluation application using SAS, UNIX and VMS scripts.
  • Designed and programmed numerous 2D and 3D computer graphics applications for VAX and IBM PC.
  • Designed, developed and implemented a sophisticated and unique data base management system.
  • Coded simulation programs for real-time telecommunications between computers for the Advanced Systems Research Laboratory.

Rank:

Average Salary:

Embed On Your Website

Top 10 Best States for Scientific Programmer Analysts

  1. New Jersey
  2. Virginia
  3. District of Columbia
  4. Rhode Island
  5. New York
  6. California
  7. Texas
  8. Connecticut
  9. Maryland
  10. Colorado
  • (210 jobs)
  • (378 jobs)
  • (94 jobs)
  • (20 jobs)
  • (363 jobs)
  • (744 jobs)
  • (508 jobs)
  • (80 jobs)
  • (207 jobs)
  • (137 jobs)

Scientific Programmer Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

71.4%

Female

22.6%

Unknown

6.0%
Ethnicity

White

56.5%

Asian

14.5%

Hispanic or Latino

11.9%

Black or African American

11.7%

Unknown

5.4%
Show More
Foreign Languages Spoken

Tagalog

50.0%

Spanish

50.0%

Scientific Programmer Analyst Education

Schools

Drexel University

7.5%

University of Washington

7.5%

University of Texas at Austin

7.5%

Johns Hopkins University

7.5%

University of Connecticut

5.0%

Stanford University

5.0%

Villanova University

5.0%

Northwestern University

5.0%

Purdue University Calumet

5.0%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

5.0%

Capella University

5.0%

Texas A&M University

5.0%

University of Maryland - College Park

5.0%

State University of New York Albany

5.0%

Utah State University

5.0%

University of Arizona

5.0%

University of Houston

2.5%

Eastern Michigan University

2.5%

New York University

2.5%

University of Florida

2.5%
Show More
Majors

Computer Science

26.3%

Mathematics

10.0%

Physics

10.0%

Meteorology

8.8%

Business

5.0%

Mechanical Engineering

3.8%

Chemical Engineering

3.8%

Information Technology

3.8%

Geography

3.8%

Management

2.5%

Psychology

2.5%

Finance

2.5%

Engineering

2.5%

Aerospace Engineering

2.5%

Chemistry

2.5%

Information Systems

2.5%

Computer Engineering

2.5%

Electrical Engineering

2.5%

Entertainment Business

1.3%

Mechanical Engineering Technology

1.3%
Show More
Degrees

Masters

40.7%

Bachelors

38.5%

Other

8.8%

Doctorate

7.7%

Certificate

2.2%

Associate

2.2%
Show More

Job type you want
Full Time
Part Time
Internship
Temporary

How Would You Rate Working As a Scientific Programmer Analyst?

Are you working as a Scientific Programmer Analyst? Help us rate Scientific Programmer Analyst as a Career.

Top Scientific Programmer Analyst Employers

Show More

Jobs From Top Scientific Programmer Analyst Employers

Related To Your Recently Viewed Content