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Working As A Senior Business Analyst Lead

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

  • Repetitive

  • $85,800

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Business Analyst Lead 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.

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How To Become A Senior Business Analyst Lead

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.

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Average Length of Employment
Systems Analyst 3.4 years
Senior Analyst 3.3 years
Principal Analyst 3.3 years
Business Analyst 3.0 years
Analyst Lead 2.9 years
Design Analyst 2.8 years
Solutions Analyst 2.4 years
Analyst 2.4 years
Business Architect 2.3 years
Functional Analyst 2.3 years
Validation Analyst 1.8 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 4.1%
Top Employers After
Consultant 2.6%

Senior Business Analyst Lead Demographics

Gender

Male

56.1%

Female

41.4%

Unknown

2.6%
Ethnicity

White

64.5%

Asian

22.8%

Hispanic or Latino

7.8%

Unknown

4.1%

Black or African American

0.8%
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Languages Spoken

German

16.7%

Japanese

16.7%

French

16.7%

Carrier

16.7%

Spanish

16.7%

Russian

16.7%
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Senior Business Analyst Lead Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

9.8%

George Washington University

9.8%

Villanova University

6.6%

Cleveland State University

6.6%

Florida State University

6.6%

University of Maryland - University College

4.9%

Central Connecticut State University

4.9%

New York University

4.9%

Drexel University

4.9%

University of Houston

4.9%

University of Pittsburgh -

4.9%

University of Virginia

4.9%

Syracuse University

3.3%

University of Connecticut

3.3%

Campbell University

3.3%

Illinois State University

3.3%

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York

3.3%

Arkansas State University

3.3%

Southern Methodist University

3.3%

Sacred Heart University

3.3%
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Majors

Business

26.6%

Computer Science

10.4%

Finance

6.9%

Management Information Systems

6.6%

Computer Information Systems

6.6%

Management

5.9%

Project Management

4.5%

Computer Engineering

4.2%

Electrical Engineering

4.2%

Information Systems

3.5%

Computer Applications

3.1%

Accounting

2.8%

Information Technology

2.8%

Engineering

2.1%

Computer Networking

2.1%

Management Science

1.7%

Marketing

1.7%

Economics

1.7%

International Business

1.4%

Mathematics

1.4%
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Degrees

Masters

41.6%

Bachelors

37.0%

Other

13.9%

Certificate

3.8%

Associate

2.4%

Diploma

0.8%

License

0.3%

Doctorate

0.3%
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Real Senior Business Analyst Lead Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Lead Business Analyst HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Jersey City, NJ Jan 06, 2016 $168,963
Team Lead-Senior Business Analyst Iridium Consulting LLC New York, NY Aug 20, 2010 $168,000
Senior Lead Business Analyst HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. Jersey City, NJ Jan 29, 2016 $165,000
Senior Lead Business Analyst HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. New York, NY Feb 11, 2015 $160,000
Business Planning and Analysis Analytics Senior Lead Analyst Citibank, N.A. Islandia, NY Oct 26, 2015 $140,000
Senior Lead Business Analyst HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. New York, NY Jan 21, 2015 $140,000
Senior Business Analyst (Lead II/Tm1 Developer) McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. Hightstown, NJ Mar 23, 2015 $125,000 -
$135,000
Senior SAP PM & PP Business Systems Analyst Lead Sunoco Partners LLC Philadelphia, PA Feb 27, 2014 $125,000
SR. Lead Business Analyst Hcentive, Inc. Reston, VA Jul 27, 2015 $120,000
Bus Svcs Senior Business Analyst/QA Lead Jpmorgan Chase &Amp; Co. New York, NY Nov 10, 2014 $120,000
Senior Lead Business Analyst HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. New York, NY Aug 19, 2013 $120,000
Senior Lead Business Analyst Specialist Resources Global, Inc. Nashville, TN Aug 22, 2016 $115,000
SR Business Analyst/Project Lead, Assist. VP, Asse Neuberger Berman Group LLC New York, NY Dec 02, 2013 $115,000
Senior Business Systems Analyst, Peoplesoft Security Lead CBRE, Inc. Dallas, TX Dec 30, 2014 $110,000
Team Leader-Senior Business Analyst Iridium Consulting LLC New York, NY Aug 27, 2010 $105,600
SR. Business Analyst/Project Lead, Assist. VP, ASS Neuberger Berman Group LLC New York, NY Aug 25, 2012 $105,000
Senior Business Analyst (Tech Lead) The Intersect Group Atlanta, GA Oct 16, 2014 $103,000
Senior Business Analyst/Project Lead Stratapps, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Dec 30, 2012 $102,000
SR. Analyst Business Systems-Test Lead HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Elmhurst, IL Oct 01, 2015 $99,225
Senior Business Analyst/Lead Systems Analyst Atlas Software Technologies, Inc. Westborough, MA Jul 18, 2011 $97,000
Senior Business Analyst/Functional Lead Sagitec Solutions, LLC Columbus, OH Sep 01, 2015 $96,000
Senior Business Analyst/Location Lead Accenture LLP Columbus, GA Jun 25, 2010 $95,000
Senior Business Analyst/Lead Friendly Consultants, Inc. Princeton Junction, NJ May 05, 2016 $91,374

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Top Skills for A Senior Business Analyst Lead

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Top Senior Business Analyst Lead Skills

  1. Business Requirements
  2. Business Process
  3. UAT
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Develop user stories, work flow diagrams, wire frames based on business requirements for development and testing team.
  • Interacted with Business Sponsors at the home office to understand client business processes and gather business requirements.
  • Assisted with SOX compliance evaluations and the adoption of IT controls which reduced corporate liabilities and potential risks to technology.
  • Followed Agile methodology in application development.
  • Upload test cases in Quality Center and assign them to test participants.

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