Systems Analyst Job Openings - 282 Jobs

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    Systems Analyst 4-Support
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    Robotics Process Job II
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

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    Senior Systems Analyst
    Apex Systems

    Ashburn, VA

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    IT Business Systems Analyst Sr
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

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    Systems Engineer
    Eagle Ray, Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

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    Lead Systems Analyst
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

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    IT Business Systems Analyst Sr - 135545
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

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    Staff Systems Engineer
    L3 Technologies

    Ashburn, VA

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    Systems Administrator - Windows
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

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    Systems Administrator - Windows
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

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    Systems Administrator - Windows
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

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    Staff Systems Engineer
    L-3 National Security Solutions

    Ashburn, VA

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    Systems Administrator - Windows
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

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    Systems Administrator - Windows
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

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    Splunk Analyst
    Kforce

    Ashburn, VA

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    Systems Integration Engineer, Staff
    L3 Technologies

    Ashburn, VA

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    Cloud Infrastructure Systems Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    Principal Systems Engineer
    Cubic Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

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    Principal Systems Engineer
    Abraxas Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

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    Cloud Infrastructure Systems Engineer
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    Voice Communications Systems Engineer
    Leidos Holdings

    Ashburn, VA

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    Systems Integration Engineer, Staff
    L-3 National Security Solutions

    Ashburn, VA

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    Operations Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

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    Business Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

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    Business Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

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    Business Analyst
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

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    Senior Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

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    Senior Systems and Virtualization Engineer Opening
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

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    REF6950D Senior Staff
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

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    Senior Linux Systems Engineer Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

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    Senior Systems and Virtualization Engineer Opening
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

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    REF6950D Senior Staff
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

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    REF6950D Senior Staff
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

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    Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

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    Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

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    Senior Linux Systems Engineer Ashburn, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

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    Senior Systems Engineer in Ashburn, VA
    Caci International

    Ashburn, VA

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    Threat Intelligence Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

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    Resource Deployment Analyst
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

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    Principal Splunk Analyst
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

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    Land Acquisition Analyst
    Toll Brothers

    Ashburn, VA

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    Business Analyst 3-Ops
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    Business Analyst 3-Ops
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    Programmer Analyst 3-IT
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    Threat Intelligence Analyst
    Visa

    Ashburn, VA

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    Business Analyst 4-Ops
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    Revenue Recognition Business Analyst
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

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    Revenue Recognition Business Analyst
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

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    Threat Intelligence Analyst
    Visa Inc.

    Ashburn, VA

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    Business Analyst 4-Ops
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    CA PPM Developer
    Kforce

    Ashburn, VA

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    Metrics Analyst Sr
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

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    Technical Analyst 4-Support
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    Resource Deployment Analyst
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

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    Principal Splunk Analyst
    Verizon

    Ashburn, VA

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    Programmer Analyst 4-IT
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    Business Analyst III - #PS1155
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

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    Actuarial Analyst III #139609
    Anthem

    Ashburn, VA

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    Programmer Analyst 4-IT
    Oracle

    Ashburn, VA

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    Risk Analyst - Supplier Security Assurance
    Verizon Communications

    Ashburn, VA

Systems Analyst Jobs

average

$65,000

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

What does a Systems 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 Systems 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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Real Systems Analyst Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Petroleum System Analyst BP America Inc. Houston, TX May 19, 2015 $265,200
Systems Analyst Radiant Systems, Inc. South Plainfield, NJ Jun 16, 2015 $250,440
Petroleum Systems Analyst Statoil Gulf Services LLC Houston, TX Apr 01, 2015 $235,000
Systems Analyst "K" Line America Richmond, VA Jul 20, 2015 $208,700
Systems Analyst V-Soft Consulting Group, Inc. New York, NY Apr 02, 2016 $200,000
Systems Analyst Datalog Inc. San Francisco, CA Jun 15, 2016 $185,000 -
$225,000
Systems Analyst Oracle America, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Feb 17, 2016 $170,019 -
$180,000
Systems Analyst V-Soft Consulting Group, Inc. Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ Nov 16, 2015 $170,000
Systems Analyst ZL Technologies, Inc. Milpitas, CA Nov 03, 2015 $165,000
Systems Analyst Alpha Net Consulting LLC. Santa Clara, CA Sep 16, 2016 $164,382

Top Skills for a Systems Analyst

Know what it takes to get the job done

DataWarehouseHardwareProceduresWEBFinancialPCTechnicalSupportTroubleshootActiveDirectoryMainframeBusinessRequirementsManagementSystemBusinessProcessesWindowsNTProjectManagementERPDB2TestCasesWindowsXPHtml

Top Systems Analyst Skills

For systems analyst jobs, , companies seek candidates with the following abilities:
  1. Data Warehouse
  2. Hardware
  3. Procedures
Here’s how the most requested skills appear on resumes:
  • Lead the efforts of the client architecture team in defining the Business Intelligence / Data Warehouse end-to-end architecture.
  • Manage software and hardware assets using Asset Manager 9.2 and assist executive members in analyzing dashboard reports on IT assets.
  • Identified and participated in implementing streamlined department work procedures and processes resulting in increased efficiency and improved accuracy.
  • Managed and implemented Web Time Sheet time management application.
  • Supported ten internal bank applications and two vendor applications for Black Knight Financial Services (FKA LPS).

ERP, Active Directory, Html, DB2, Hardware, Data Warehouse, PC, Business Processes, Project Management, Windows NT, Procedures, Windows XP, WEB, Test Cases, Troubleshoot, Technical Support, Mainframe, Business Requirements, Management System, Financial

Top Systems Analyst Employers

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Top 10 Systems Analyst Employers

Systems Analyst positions seems to be very popular at Cognizant Technology Solutions where they currently get hired the most.

Systems Analyst job seekers will have an easy time finding open jobs at these firms:
  1. Accenture
  2. UST Global
  3. IBM
  4. T-Mobile

At the end of the day, Systems Analyst candidates can currently find jobs at 10 companies.

Cognizant Technology Solutions, Accenture, UST Global, IBM, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Fidelity Investments, State Farm Insurance, HCL Technologies, Wal-Mart

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