• Systems Analyst III

    Location US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/27/2018 11:03 AM)
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  • Overview

    If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard (www.standard.com). 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.


    This 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.


    Analysis:  Write epics and user stories while developing prototypes to detail features and functionality. Reviewing feature requests and issues to determine priority for releases.  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. Develop training material and conduct other analysis as needed.


    Design:  Design business processes and software solutions. Create process, data and application flow diagrams to define software 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. 


    Technical:  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 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. Plan and deliver iterative and incremental solutions.


    Solution Analysis:  Have to possess and demonstrate systems and critical thinking and leverage that in a collaborative team based environment. They must be self-directed and have the ability to lead at a senior level. 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.


    KNOWLEDGE: Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of industry practices and company policies and procedures; resolves a wide range of issues in imaginative as well as practical ways.  At this level the Analyst should be able to define business needs and translate into technical specification and create work packages into manageable pieces, install / configure COTS packages and or perform moderately complex systems and perform data analysis.  This job is the fully qualified, career-oriented, journey-level position.


    JOB COMPLEXITY: Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Interacts with senior internal and external stakeholders.  


    SUPERVISION: Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments.





    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


    Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.


    For more information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity applicant rights, click  here.


    Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact HR Direct at 971-321-7871.  This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process.  General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.


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