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Working As A Senior Subject Matter Expert

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

  • Repetitive

  • $97,683

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Subject Matter Expert 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 Subject Matter Expert

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 Subject Matter Expert Career Paths

Senior Subject Matter Expert
Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager Senior Manager
Chief Information Officer
11 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Project Leader Director Of Information
Director Information Technology Infrastructure
13 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Systems Administrator Information Technology Manager
Director Of Information
10 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Senior Consultant Director Of Information
Director, Applications
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Program Manager Marketing Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Group Leader Senior Project Manager Senior Product Manager
Principal Product Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Product Manager Senior Product Manager
Product Management Director
12 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Consultant
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Senior Consultant Director Of Information
Senior Director Of Information & Technology
13 Yearsyrs
Lead Technician Technical Support Specialist Information Technology Manager
Senior Information Technology Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Consultant Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Systems Analyst
Senior Software Engineer
6 Yearsyrs
Quality Assurance Lead Project Manager Senior Project Manager
Senior Technical Program Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Group Leader Senior Manager Director Of Information
Vice President Information Systems
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager Principal Consultant Senior Manager
Vice President Of Information Technology
12 Yearsyrs
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Senior Subject Matter Expert Demographics

Gender

Male

71.0%

Female

26.5%

Unknown

2.5%
Ethnicity

White

51.2%

Asian

20.2%

Black or African American

12.5%

Hispanic or Latino

12.2%

Unknown

3.9%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

25.6%

Russian

15.4%

German

10.3%

French

7.7%

Arabic

7.7%

Hindi

5.1%

Portuguese

2.6%

Chinese

2.6%

Mandarin

2.6%

Czech

2.6%

Dutch

2.6%

Japanese

2.6%

Dari

2.6%

Carrier

2.6%

Slovak

2.6%

Korean

2.6%

Italian

2.6%
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Senior Subject Matter Expert Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.5%

University of Maryland - University College

6.7%

Pennsylvania State University

6.7%

Villanova University

5.8%

Webster University

5.8%

Central Texas College

5.0%

University of South Florida

5.0%

American University

5.0%

Strayer University

5.0%

George Mason University

5.0%

Syracuse University

4.2%

New York University

4.2%

George Washington University

4.2%

Michigan State University

4.2%

More Tech Institute

4.2%

University of Central Florida

3.3%

Troy University

3.3%

University of Texas at Dallas

3.3%

Kaplan University

3.3%

Capella University

3.3%
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Majors

Business

21.8%

Computer Science

14.4%

Information Technology

7.9%

Computer Engineering

5.9%

Management

5.6%

Computer Information Systems

5.0%

Computer Applications

4.8%

Electrical Engineering

4.4%

Project Management

4.0%

Finance

3.8%

Criminal Justice

3.6%

Accounting

2.5%

International Relations

2.3%

Liberal Arts

2.1%

Political Science

2.1%

Mechanical Engineering

2.1%

Information Systems

2.1%

Education

1.9%

Management Information Systems

1.9%

Psychology

1.9%
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Degrees

Masters

36.9%

Bachelors

34.3%

Other

15.4%

Associate

5.4%

Doctorate

4.1%

Certificate

3.1%

Diploma

0.8%
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Real Senior Subject Matter Expert Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Principal Engineer-Subject Matter Technical Expert Johnson Controls, Inc. Plymouth, MI Feb 04, 2015 $145,954 -
$188,900
Senior Subject Matter Expert Starry Associates, Inc. Rockville, MD Apr 16, 2015 $141,500
Senior ERP Subject Matter Expert Jabil Circuit Inc. San Jose, CA Jul 16, 2015 $122,762
Senior Subject Matter Expert Starry Associates, Inc. Rockville, MD Dec 01, 2013 $118,400
Senior Subject Matter Expert UST Global Inc. Santa Clara, CA Sep 08, 2014 $105,000
Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 20, 2014 $101,700
Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. San Jose, CA Aug 15, 2014 $100,000
Programming Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. Richardson, TX Jan 11, 2014 $98,952
Programming Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. Richardson, TX Jan 11, 2015 $98,952
Programming Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. Seattle, WA Apr 14, 2014 $97,000
Programming Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs, Inc. Seattle, WA Mar 24, 2014 $96,800
Programming Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs, Inc. Seattle, WA Aug 28, 2014 $96,800
Programming Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. Seattle, WA Aug 18, 2014 $96,000
Infrastructure Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. Chesterfield, MO Nov 10, 2014 $95,712
Programming Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. Richardson, TX Feb 20, 2014 $88,999
Programming Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. Champaign, IL Sep 08, 2013 $88,880
Programming Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. Richardson, TX Sep 08, 2014 $88,647
Senior Subject Matter Expert Starry Associates, Incorporated Rockville, MD May 27, 2015 $88,000
Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. West Chester, PA Apr 10, 2015 $87,634
Programming Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. West Chester, PA Sep 11, 2014 $87,633
Programming Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. Richardson, TX Aug 12, 2013 $87,490
Programming Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. Richardson, TX Sep 30, 2013 $87,490
Programming Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. Champaign, IL Oct 18, 2013 $80,800
Programming Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. Alpharetta, GA Aug 22, 2014 $80,799
Programming Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. Champaign, IL Sep 10, 2013 $80,543
Programming SR. Subject Matter Expert Amdocs, Inc. Richardson, TX Sep 15, 2013 $80,345
Infrastructure Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. Chesterfield, MO Dec 01, 2014 $80,286
Programming Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. Atlanta, GA Sep 19, 2013 $80,185
Senior Subject Matter Expert-Quality Engineer Amdocs Inc. Champaign, IL Jan 27, 2015 $80,000 -
$81,200
Senior Subject Matter Expert Amdocs Inc. Richardson, TX Sep 11, 2013 $79,577

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  • Supervised the development and operation of international education programs ensuring compliance with all regulations and procedures.
  • Performed Technical Architect and project management responsibilities for Java web and legacy applications.
  • Perform preliminary investigation of billing accuracy issues on all lines of Bell Canada business outsourced by Amdocs.
  • Monitored the Prime Contractor's identification, assessment, engineering, evaluation, and implementation of system security products.

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