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Working As A Senior Hris Analyst

  • 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 Hris 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 Hris 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 Hris Analyst Demographics

Gender

Female

68.0%

Male

30.1%

Unknown

2.0%
Ethnicity

White

75.5%

Asian

12.7%

Hispanic or Latino

9.8%

Unknown

1.5%

Black or African American

0.5%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

53.3%

French

20.0%

Chinese

6.7%

Japanese

6.7%

Korean

6.7%

Italian

6.7%
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Senior Hris Analyst Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

14.3%

Harvard University

7.1%

DePaul University

7.1%

San Jose State University

5.4%

Drexel University

5.4%

Strayer University

5.4%

University of Houston

5.4%

University of Cincinnati

5.4%

Southern University at New Orleans

5.4%

Felician College

3.6%

Washington State University

3.6%

University of Maryland - University College

3.6%

University of California - Berkeley

3.6%

Illinois State University

3.6%

University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

3.6%

Johnson & Wales University

3.6%

Florida Institute of Technology-Melbourne

3.6%

Temple University

3.6%

Salem International University

3.6%

Roosevelt University

3.6%
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Majors

Business

29.1%

Human Resources Management

23.8%

Psychology

7.3%

Management

5.3%

Computer Science

4.9%

Information Systems

3.9%

Computer Information Systems

3.9%

Information Technology

2.9%

Management Information Systems

2.4%

Political Science

1.9%

Marketing

1.9%

Liberal Arts

1.9%

Electrical Engineering

1.5%

Economics

1.5%

General Studies

1.5%

Project Management

1.5%

Special Education

1.5%

Counseling Psychology

1.5%

Sociology

1.0%

Finance

1.0%
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Degrees

Bachelors

48.7%

Masters

27.4%

Other

12.2%

Certificate

5.7%

Associate

5.3%

License

0.4%

Doctorate

0.4%
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Real Senior Hris Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Hris Analyst Zendesk, Inc. San Francisco, CA Aug 15, 2016 $135,000
Senior Hris Analyst Zulily, LLC Seattle, WA Oct 26, 2016 $125,000
Senior Hris Program Analyst Boart Longyear Company Salt Lake City, UT Nov 15, 2014 $125,000
Senior Hris Analyst .02, Comp SYS Engnrs/Archs) Zulily, Inc. Seattle, WA Nov 25, 2014 $125,000
Senior Hris Analyst Chegg, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Oct 19, 2015 $120,000
Senior Hris Business Analyst Vertafore, Inc. Bothell, WA May 19, 2014 $120,000
Senior Analyst, Hris Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. Woodcliff Lake, NJ Jan 05, 2015 $116,813 -
$140,000
Senior Analyst, Hris Celgene Corporation Summit, NJ Jul 07, 2014 $115,000
SR. Analyst, Hris Celgene Corporation Summit, NJ Oct 22, 2015 $115,000
Senior Hris Analyst Directv LLC El Segundo, CA Jun 21, 2016 $111,613 -
$170,000
Senior Hris Analyst Mary Kay Inc. Addison, TX Aug 29, 2016 $110,000
Senior Hris Analyst Mary Kay Inc. Dallas, TX Aug 24, 2016 $110,000
Senior Analyst, Hris Celgene Corporation Summit, NJ Mar 14, 2011 $105,000
Senior Hris Analyst Masonite Corporation Tampa, FL May 23, 2016 $105,000
SR. Hris Analyst Latricrete International, Inc. Bethany, CT Jun 06, 2016 $103,771 -
$110,000
Senior Hris Analyst Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc. Atlanta, GA Nov 16, 2015 $101,000 -
$125,000
SR. Hris Benefits Analyst Randstad General Partner (Us), LLC Atlanta, GA Mar 11, 2016 $100,422
SR. Hris Analyst Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Boston, MA May 07, 2012 $100,000
Senior Hris Analyst CBRE Inc. Dallas, TX Sep 02, 2015 $100,000 -
$120,000
Senior Hris Analyst TYCO Healthcare Group LP Mansfield, MA Jul 22, 2011 $89,000
SR. Analyst, Hris Ensco International Incorporated Houston, TX Aug 27, 2014 $88,820
SR. Hris Analyst Apollo Education Group Inc. Phoenix, AZ Jul 15, 2016 $88,525
Senior Hris Analyst Apollo Education Group, Inc. Phoenix, AZ Aug 07, 2016 $88,150
Senior Hris Analyst Hitachi America, Ltd. ('Hal') Brisbane, CA Mar 04, 2013 $85,000
Senior Hris Analyst Express, LLC Columbus, OH Apr 08, 2013 $85,000
Senior Hris Analyst-Data Management Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. Atlanta, GA Sep 17, 2011 $84,178 -
$110,187
Senior Hris Analyst-Data Management Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. Atlanta, GA Sep 22, 2011 $84,178 -
$110,187

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Top Skills for A Senior Hris Analyst

HRSystemsHr/PayrollEnsureDataIntegrityADPProcessImprovementsBusinessProcessesPeoplesoftHCMAuditReportsWorkdayHCMResourcePerformanceManagementSQLBusinessRequirementsProjectManagementPeoplesoftHrmsOpenEnrollmentTroubleshootUserAcceptanceTestScriptsKronos

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Top Senior Hris Analyst Skills

  1. HR Systems
  2. Hr/Payroll
  3. Ensure Data Integrity
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Performed system administration functions for all HR systems insuring the integrity of the data.
  • Project leader for the HR/Payroll and the Time and Attendance conversion.
  • Collaborate with HR Generalists and Benefits Administrators to ensure data integrity; complete daily audits and exception reports.
  • Reconcile differences between Workday and integrated ADP payroll system for over 10,000 employees globally.
  • Issued recommendations for HR reporting process improvements and drafted monthly Benefits Billing Reports for Financial and Accounting departments and vendors.

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