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System Analyst

Company: Galaxy Systems
Location: Hartford
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

What You Will Do
Requirements Analysis includes understanding the needs and requirements, validating those needs and requirements for completeness, accuracy, consistency, and traceability. - The systems analyst must also ensure that the requirements meet the goals and objectives of the project and are necessary to meet the business needs. - The requirements must be communicated to the builders of a solution.
To do this, the SA must write system (functional/non-functional) requirements while understanding the business AND system processes impacted, the data, and the system, and must also have a good understanding of how a process fits in within the end to end process or solution.
Summary of Responsibilities
Soft skills

  • Analytical Thinking and Problem Solving supports effective identification of business problems, assessment of proposed solutions to those problems, and understanding of the needs of stakeholders. Analytical thinking and problem solving involves assessing a situation, understanding it as fully as possible, and making judgments about possible solutions to a problem.

    • Accountable for continuous improvement related to requirements best practices, methodologies, and quality of requirements developed (both business and functional)
    • Identify and raise project risks, communicate status, and identify scope changes to Project managers while helping drive resolution to open issues.

      • Behavioral Characteristics support the development of effective working relationships with stakeholders and include qualities such as ethics, trustworthiness, and personal organization.

        • Partners with other roles within Core Solutions to ensure excellent business relationships are built and maintained
        • Proponent of change acts as a role model for the Organization, supporting change and how it influences and enables future growth. (should this be part of guiding principles vs. in role/responsibilities)
        • Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders; mobilize and motivate teams; set direction and approach; resolve conflict; deliver tough messages with grace; execute with limited information and ambiguity

        • Business Knowledge supports understanding of the environment in which business analysis is performed and knowledge of general business principles and available solutions.

          • Translates detailed business requirements into application/functional requirements using accepted, flexible, and methodologies that drive accuracy while serving as primary point of contact for facilitating requirement elicitation sessions.
          • Partner with Application Architecture team to support effective resource estimating and sourcing. Includes support of Tier estimating processes
          • Ensures traceability to requirements, and represents business priority and requirements through all SDLC phases
          • Provide input to Business teams for training needs and job aid creation/updates based on project changes

          • Communication Skills support analysts in eliciting and communicating requirements among stakeholders. Communication skills address the need to listen to and understand the audience, understanding how an audience perceives the business analyst, understanding of the communications objective(s), the message itself, and the most appropriate media and format for communication.

            • Mentor, guide and train Systems Analysts within organization and across Cigna which includes but not limited peer reviews.
            • Maintain and file project documentation

            • Interaction Skills support the business analyst when working with large numbers of stakeholders, and involve both the ability to work as part of a larger team and to help that team reach decisions. While most of the work of business analysis involves identifying and describing a desired future state, the business analyst must also be able to help the organization reach agreement that the future state in question is desired through a combination of leadership and facilitation.

              • Facilitate joint requirements and knowledge transfer sessions with business functional areas in order to secure buy-in and sign-off for deliverables.


                • Agile

                  • Provide input to User Story creation
                  • L2 Specifications; Spec by Example
                  • Provide input to User Story points for planning
                  • Support Data contracts

                    Skills and Experience You Will Need
                    Technical Skills needed to support functional changes to applications and understanding of the technology/structure.

                    • Produce/contribute to system design documents (Functional Spec, ADS) - does not apply to all SAs
                    • Produce Supplemental Specifications (Note: this may be optional and dependent on asset alignment.)
                    • Support questions around Copybook changes. Familiar with COBOL, JSON, Open Shift and z/OS.

                      Who We Are
                      GalaxE is a professional IT services firm that specializes in platform-driven solutions and the use of automation to achieve enterprise business transformation and mission-critical change for some of the largest companies in the world. Using our proprietary solution set, GxFource -, we apply machine learning techniques and predictive analytics tools as part of a broad artificial intelligence strategy that provides effective impact and data-driven business transformation.
                      Since its founding, GalaxE has been dedicated to advancing the benefits of technology. As we continue that legacy and look to the future, a focus on business enablement through agile, cost-efficient, and effective integration of people, process, and technology anchors our success. We revolutionize change in the costs of doing business that transform companies and their ability to leap beyond the competition.
                      At GalaxE we value people and are committed to diversity and inclusion where our employees are made to feel comfortable and are encouraged to be authentic. We focus on cultivating both traditional IT and non-traditional, new collar, workers through our Outsource to America -, program.
                      We are always looking for passionate, entrepreneurial-minded innovators and disrupters; game-changers that take ownership of the work they produce and bring it each and every day. Working with like-minded team members you will get a chance to discover, develop, and use cutting-edge technologies to transform the way we deliver creative business solutions.
                      Sound like you? Join us and find out for yourself what it means for you, and your career, to be part of the GalaxE team. Let's build something, together. #WeAreGalaxE
                      Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled
                      Physical Requirements:

                      • Prolonged periods of remaining stationary at a desk and working on a computer
                      • Must be able to lift to 15 lbs., as needed
                      • Must be able to work on-site (corporate/client offices), as needed (not applicable for 100% remote roles)
                      • Occasionally required to bend, kneel, crouch, and reach overhead.
                      • Hand-eye coordination necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment.
                      • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, the ability to tolerate fluorescent lighting, and the ability to adjust focus.

                        Employees must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees requiring accommodations to perform the essential functions of their jobs, absent undue hardship.
                        For more information, please visit https://www.galaxe.com/

Keywords: Galaxy Systems, Hartford , System Analyst, Professions , Hartford, Connecticut

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