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Working As A Senior Technical Business Analyst

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

  • Repetitive

  • $101,780

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Technical Business 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 Technical Business 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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Average Length of Employment
Senior Analyst 3.3 years
Business Analyst 3.0 years
Analyst Lead 2.9 years
Design Analyst 2.8 years
Solutions Analyst 2.4 years
Functional Analyst 2.3 years
Business Architect 2.3 years
Top Employers Before
Consultant 3.3%
Top Employers After
Consultant 4.3%

Senior Technical Business Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

54.0%

Female

44.6%

Unknown

1.4%
Ethnicity

White

73.1%

Asian

14.9%

Hispanic or Latino

7.7%

Unknown

3.6%

Black or African American

0.7%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

46.7%

German

13.3%

French

13.3%

Portuguese

6.7%

Turkish

6.7%

Hindi

6.7%

Tamil

6.7%
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Senior Technical Business Analyst Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

23.3%

Webster University

5.8%

George Washington University

4.9%

James Madison University

4.9%

University of Connecticut

4.9%

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

4.9%

Strayer University

4.9%

Brigham Young University

3.9%

Regis University

3.9%

Cornell University

3.9%

San Jose State University

3.9%

University of Houston

3.9%

University of Georgia

3.9%

Central Connecticut State University

3.9%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

3.9%

Northeastern University

3.9%

University of Tennessee - Knoxville

2.9%

Villanova University

2.9%

University of North Texas

2.9%

Kansas State University

2.9%
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Majors

Business

30.2%

Computer Science

13.4%

Computer Information Systems

7.6%

Information Technology

6.4%

Management Information Systems

6.0%

Project Management

5.4%

Finance

5.0%

Management

3.1%

English

3.1%

Information Systems

2.7%

Communication

2.3%

Electrical Engineering

2.1%

Computer Engineering

2.1%

Computer Networking

1.7%

Writing

1.7%

Computer Applications

1.7%

Marketing

1.7%

Psychology

1.4%

Accounting

1.4%

Computer Programming

1.2%
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Degrees

Bachelors

43.6%

Masters

33.5%

Other

11.2%

Associate

5.2%

Certificate

3.7%

Doctorate

1.8%

Diploma

0.9%
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Real Senior Technical Business Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
SR. Analyst, IT Business Levi Strauss &Amp; Co. San Francisco, CA Apr 12, 2016 $157,202
Senior IT Business Analyst Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. Los Angeles, CA Oct 10, 2016 $137,086
Senior Lead IT Business Process Analyst Ecolab USA Inc. Saint Paul, MN Jan 12, 2016 $136,009
SR. IT Business Analyst (MGR. Business Analytics) Equinox Holdings Inc. New York, NY May 07, 2016 $136,000
Senior IT Business Analyst Sunrun, Inc. San Francisco, CA Feb 01, 2015 $135,000
Senior Principal IT Business Analyst Symantec Corporation Mountain View, CA Sep 21, 2015 $135,000
Senior IT Business Analyst Sunrun, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 01, 2015 $135,000
SR. IT Business Analyst Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC Los Angeles, CA Dec 16, 2016 $131,687
SR. Lead IT Business Process Analyst Ecolab USA Inc. Saint Paul, MN Jan 12, 2016 $131,489
Senior Information Technology Business Analyst Shoretel, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jul 31, 2015 $131,269 -
$159,000
Vice President, Senior Business Analyst and Data Modeler, ISG Technology Division Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC New York, NY Sep 29, 2015 $130,000
Senior IT Business Analyst Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Los Angeles, CA Jun 29, 2015 $130,000
SR. Principal IT Business Analyst Veritas Technologies LLC Mountain View, CA Nov 16, 2015 $130,000
Senior IT Business Analyst VF Corporation Greensboro, NC Jul 08, 2015 $112,000
SR. Business Analyst-Technical Telavance, Inc. Iselin, NJ Mar 10, 2016 $112,000
Senior Risk IT Business Analyst/Architect Risk Focus Inc. New York, NY Oct 05, 2016 $111,114
Senior Risk IT Business Analyst/Architect Risk Focus Inc. New York, NY Oct 17, 2016 $111,114
IT Senior Business Analyst Siemens Industry, Inc. Alpharetta, GA Oct 22, 2015 $111,000
SR. Analyst, Business Analytics Technologies Carefusion Resources, LLC San Diego, CA Sep 15, 2016 $110,836
SR. IT Business Analyst CDM Smith Inc. Boston, MA Aug 22, 2016 $110,011
SR Investment Tech Business Analyst Janus Management Holdings Corporation Denver, CO Jan 02, 2016 $110,000
Senior Technical Business Analyst One North Interactive LLC Chicago, IL Oct 15, 2015 $97,941
Senior IT Business Analyst B/E Aerospace Inc. Winston-Salem, NC Mar 02, 2015 $97,771
Senior IT Business Analyst TYCO Electronics Corporation Harrisburg, PA May 17, 2016 $97,000
SR. IT Business Analyst .02) Diebold, Incorporated North Canton, OH Oct 28, 2016 $96,000
IT Senior Business Analyst John Hancock Life Insurance Company (USA) Boston, MA Apr 13, 2016 $96,000
Business & Technology Delivery Senior Analyst Accenture LLP New York, NY Sep 01, 2015 $95,000
Senior Technical Business Analyst Steelwedge Software, Inc. Pleasanton, CA Sep 19, 2015 $95,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Technical Business Analyst

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Top Senior Technical Business Analyst Skills

  1. Business Requirements
  2. Business Process
  3. SQL Server
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared documentations that adhered to business requirements.
  • Analyzed existing system and business processes to determine when process change and new development were required.
  • Implemented new global directory database in SQL Server; reduced processing time to seconds.
  • Increased communications by having daily meetings using Cisco WebEx with 5 Project Managers.
  • Analyzed COOL Application development through the preparation of Quality Assurance Reports recommended solutions/resolution of outstanding issues for Management review/approval.

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