Systems Analyst III

Location US-OR-Portland
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/2/2018 9:23 AM)
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If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard ( Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.


IT at The Standard

When you work at The Standard, you are part of a company that provides customers financial well-being and peace of mind. As a member of our IT team, you work side by side with the business, pursuing strategic opportunities for our company. It’s an exciting time with new products, new distribution channels and new customer needs that are driving big investments in technology. At The Standard, we are large enough for big opportunities and small enough for big impact.


What We Are Looking For

We are looking for a Systems Analyst to join our thriving application engineering community.  At the Standard we pride ourselves on delivering a great customer experience.  Whether it is developing cutting edge applications on the cloud or modernizing our legacy technology your engineering skills will be used to develop best in class solutions.  We are looking for individuals who can bring new ideas, new engineering methods to deliver agile solutions to our customers.   Could this be you?  If so apply today!


The Role

This Systems Analyst job family brings an engineering discipline to defining and supporting software systems to meet Standard’s business needs.  This job requires a depth of expertise in solution analysis while having the breadth of skills to perform design, scripting, configuration, data-analysis and quality assurance. 




  • Develop and document user requirements, use cases, non-functional requirements, etc.
  • Write epics and user stories while developing prototypes to detail features and functionality.
  • Communicate priorities and status to internal stakeholders.  
  • Interact with our partners to understand requirements and define cost effective solutions that meet user needs. 
  • Maintain subject matter expertise and knowledge for solutions.
  • Discover new niche commercial software applications that align to business requirements, whether these be cloud based or designed for on premise implementation.
  • Develop training materials and conduct other analysis as needed.



  • Design business processes and software solutions.
  • Create process, data and application flow diagrams to define solutions that meet business needs.
  • Develop user interface mockups.


Quality Assurance

  • Work with quality assurance functions to develop test plans, automated test scripts and prepare test data.
  • Develop both functional and non-functional acceptance criteria.
  • Ensure software meets quality standards. 



  • Work with software developers and partners to troubleshoot complex technical issues. 
  • Perform root cause analysis, provide and implement recommendations.
  • Perform installation and configuration of packaged/SaaS software and troubleshoot issues.
  • Conduct data analysis and develop software scripts.


Teamwork and Leadership

  • Must be able to be a primary IT point of contact for the business areas being supported, so strong customer service skills are hugely important to success in this role.
  • Must have personal accountability, deliver quality work, and operate as a team player while valuing The Standards mission and culture.
  • For smaller efforts this role will be expected to coordinate and drive work to completion in accordance with The Standard’s Solution Development processes.


Solution Analysis

  • Effectively demonstrates analysis of systems and critical thinking in a collaborative team based environment. 
  • Must be self-directed and have the ability to lead effectively.
  • Working in a multi-vendor, off shore model is now the norm in the industry and Systems Analysts need to know how to be successful in this model.



The Preferred Candidate Will Have

  • At least 3 to 5 Years as a systems analyst or similar role in a software development setting
  • 3+ Years in conducting system analysis, design and implementation
  • Experience in developing and documenting user requirements, use cases, non-functional requirements, etc.
  • Experience working with Agile methodology such as SCRUM for developing Stories, MVP, and Acceptance Criteria
  • Familiarity with installing, configuring, and trouble-shooting Commercial Software applications
  • An analytical and collaborative mindset that allows you to delve into technical issues both as an individual contributor and as part of a team to understand not only how something works, but why it works, and how it can be improved
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal) and a history of being a collaborative team player
  • A history of successfully bringing innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Experience leading small teams on implementation initiatives, influencing internal and external stakeholders and performing complex systems and data analysis (including query and report development)
  • A bachelor or master degree in Computer Science or related field or the equivalent combination of education and/or experience.


 Additional Qualifications That Add Value

  • Understanding of the financial services industry, specifically any corporate legal department or law firm experience
  • Experience supporting Human Resource (HR) departments is a plus
  • Experience working with scripting languages such as Korn, Perl, PowerShell or similar
  • Experience with working with cloud software
  • Experience with working with offshore teams


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