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Working As A Senior Developer Analyst

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

  • Repetitive

  • $98,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Developer 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.

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How To Become A Senior Developer 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.

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Senior Developer Analyst Career Paths

Senior Developer Analyst
Project Leader Project Manager
Infrastructure Project Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Project Manager Information Technology Director
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
14 Yearsyrs
Project Leader Project Manager Development Manager
Senior Development Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Lead Analyst/Developer Senior Software Engineer
Director Of Software Development
12 Yearsyrs
Lead Analyst/Developer Senior Software Engineer Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Technical Services Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Lead Analyst/Developer Senior Software Engineer Information Technology Project Manager
Enterprise Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Office Manager Accounting Manager
Reporting Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Quality Assurance Lead Senior Business Analyst
Product Owner
9 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Manager Information Technology Manager
Information Systems Director
8 Yearsyrs
Senior/Lead Developer Technology Architect Information Technology Project Manager
Technical Delivery Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Senior/Lead Developer Technology Architect Technical Project Manager
Technical Product Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Senior Consultant Information Technology Manager
Information Technology Development Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Quality Assurance Lead Senior Business Analyst
Analytical Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Lead Developer Development Manager Manager Applications Development
Application Development Director
11 Yearsyrs
Senior/Lead Developer Technology Architect Solutions Architect
Application Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior Business Analyst Business Systems Senior Analyst
Business Systems Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Senior ETL Developer Senior Specialist Senior Finance Analyst
Manager-Finance Systems
8 Yearsyrs
Team Lead And Developer Senior Systems Analyst Senior Technical Consultant
Vice President, Technology
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Data Analyst- Senior Database Analyst Database Marketing Manager
Customer Relationship Management Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Technical Analyst Senior Systems Engineer Information Technology Operations Manager
Manager Information Technology Applications
11 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Programmer Analyst 3.8 years
Developer Analyst 2.5 years
Lead Developer 2.5 years
Top Careers Before Senior Developer Analyst
Developer 7.1%
Consultant 5.7%
Programmer 4.0%
Top Careers After Senior Developer Analyst
Consultant 8.6%
Developer 3.5%

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Senior Developer Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

66.6%

Female

23.2%

Unknown

10.2%
Ethnicity

White

50.1%

Asian

22.1%

Hispanic or Latino

12.2%

Black or African American

10.5%

Unknown

5.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

31.0%

French

24.1%

Portuguese

10.3%

Italian

6.9%

Filipino

3.4%

Chinese

3.4%

German

3.4%

Japanese

3.4%

Carrier

3.4%

Hindi

3.4%

Mandarin

3.4%

Arabic

3.4%
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Senior Developer Analyst Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

13.6%

New York University

7.3%

Wayne State University

7.3%

Ohio State University

5.8%

More Tech Institute

5.8%

Georgia State University

4.7%

University of Houston

4.7%

Villanova University

4.2%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.2%

Northwestern University

4.2%

New Jersey Institute of Technology

4.2%

Arizona State University

4.2%

University of Utah

4.2%

University of North Texas

3.7%

Illinois Institute of Technology

3.7%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.7%

Pennsylvania State University

3.7%

Texas A&M University

3.7%

DePaul University

3.7%

Purdue University

3.7%
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Majors

Computer Science

25.1%

Business

13.8%

Electrical Engineering

7.3%

Computer Information Systems

5.9%

Computer Engineering

5.3%

Computer Applications

4.7%

Finance

4.6%

Information Technology

4.5%

Information Systems

4.0%

Management Information Systems

3.4%

Mathematics

2.8%

Engineering

2.7%

Accounting

2.5%

Electrical Engineering Technology

2.2%

Management

2.2%

Computer Programming

2.1%

Project Management

2.1%

Marketing

2.0%

Education

1.6%

Mechanical Engineering

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

45.9%

Masters

33.5%

Other

9.2%

Associate

4.5%

Certificate

2.9%

Doctorate

2.1%

Diploma

1.8%

License

0.1%
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Highest Paying City
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Highest Paying State
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Avg Experience Level
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How much does a Senior Developer Analyst make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Senior Developer Analyst in the United States is $98,627 per year or $47 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $76,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $127,000.

Real Senior Developer Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SR. Tibco Developer/Analyst Intellect It, LLC Fountain Valley, CA Aug 21, 2015 $185,000
Senior Analyst/Mobile Game Development Perfect World Entertainment Inc. Redwood City, CA Feb 09, 2016 $171,243
Senior Analyst, Oneexchange Active Product Development Team Towers Watson Pennsylvania Inc. Minneapolis, MN Apr 30, 2015 $151,000
Senior Analyst, Oneexchange Active Product Development Team Towers Watson Pennsylvania Inc. Chicago, IL Apr 08, 2015 $141,000
Senior Analyst/Developer (VP) Goldman Sachs & Co. New York, NY Sep 22, 2015 $140,000 -
$188,700
SR. Analyst/Developer Goldman Sachs & Co. New York, NY Jul 30, 2015 $137,300 -
$158,000
SR. Developer Analyst Logitech Inc. Newark, CA Jan 02, 2016 $136,000
Senior Eagle Pace Developer/Analyst Janus Management Holdings Corporation Denver, CO Nov 30, 2015 $135,000
Senior Strategy Development Analyst Wolters Kluwer United States Inc. New York, NY Feb 23, 2015 $131,976 -
$181,500
Senior Analyst/Developer Goldman Sachs & Co. New York, NY Jan 19, 2015 $130,000
Senior Hana Developer/Analyst Palo Alto Networks, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Aug 31, 2015 $130,000
Senior Hana Developer/Analyst Palo Alto Networks, Inc. Santa Clara, CA May 24, 2016 $130,000
Senior SAP Bo/Bi Developer/Analyst Palo Alto Networks, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Aug 31, 2015 $130,000
Senior Analyst/Developer Goldman Sachs & Co. Jersey City, NJ Sep 15, 2015 $129,355 -
$178,500
Senior Analyst Developer Dish Network LLC Englewood, CO Aug 03, 2016 $94,430
Senior Analyst/Developer Goldman, Sachs & Co. New York, NY Jun 01, 2015 $94,100
SR. Developer Analyst Netjets Services, Inc. Columbus, OH Apr 24, 2015 $94,000
Developer SR. Analyst Health Management Systems Inc. Irving, TX May 07, 2016 $94,000 -
$106,888
SR Developer Analyst Codeworks Brookfield, WI Mar 10, 2016 $93,766
Technical SR. Developer Analyst Hewitt Associates LLC Lincolnshire, IL Jan 09, 2016 $93,730
Developer Senior Analyst Health Management Systems, Inc. Irving, TX Feb 04, 2016 $93,700 -
$106,888
Software Development SR. Analyst Dell Marketing L.P. Plano, TX Sep 23, 2015 $79,750
Developer Senior Analyst HMS Business Services, Inc. D/B/A HMS Irving, TX Jun 22, 2015 $79,747 -
$106,888
Developer Senior Analyst HMS Business Services, Inc. D/B/A HMS Irving, TX Nov 05, 2015 $79,747 -
$106,888
Senior Developer Analyst HMS Business Services, Inc. Irving, TX Mar 10, 2015 $79,747 -
$106,888
Senior Developer Analyst HMS Business Services, Inc. D/B/A HMS Irving, TX Oct 22, 2015 $79,747 -
$102,000
Developer Senior Analysts HMS Business Services, Inc. Irving, TX Jun 15, 2015 $79,747 -
$106,888
Senior Developer/Analyst HMS Business Services, Inc. D/B/A HMS Irving, TX Jul 20, 2015 $79,747 -
$106,888
Software Development Senior Analyst Dell Marketing, LP Plano, TX Oct 01, 2015 $79,670

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Top Skills for A Senior Developer Analyst

  1. Pl/Sql
  2. Data Warehouse
  3. Proc SQL
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  • Develop PL/SQL functions, procedures, packages, triggers, advance queries to provide data consistency and data upload.
  • Developed RMS Database extraction for Data Consolidation in Data Warehouse.
  • Experience in PROC SQL joins and PROC SQL set operators to combine tables horizontally and vertically.
  • Implemented technical requirements in desktop and Web applications, as well as extensive database development.
  • Performed data quality analysis using advanced SQL skills.

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