Business Systems Analyst IV

  • ID: 524565
  • Posted: 3/15/2023
  • Location: Buffalo, NY
  • Category: IT - Computer/Software
  • Job Type: Temp to Direct
  • Duration: Contract to Direct


Acara Solutions is looking to hire a Business Systems Analyst IV for our client located in Buffalo, NY.

The Business Systems Analyst is responsible for facilitating complex projects from proposal through post implementation. They will also participate in meetings with lines of business to identify their requirements in how an application looks and feels to the end user; provides feedback on them. They will also act as a testing lead to ensure test plans and specifications are completed in a timely basis and project meets established milestones.

Pay: $33-$68/hour


  • Responsible for preparing well documented Functional Specifications for assigned projects, Test Plans, test cases and execution of test cases.
  • Responsible for research analysis of complex data ensuring functional design of assigned projects is accurate.
  • Acts as mentor to more junior BA staff assisting in application training, research analysis and project methodology consultation
  • Act as functional lead on complex projects for assigned applications. Provide mentoring and leadership to less experienced personnel.
  • Schedule and facilitate project team meetings, document, and distribute meeting minutes as applicable.
  • Meet with business client to discuss requested application changes related to an enterprise-wide or business initiative, compliance/regulatory requirement, required system change due to contractual agreement or system maintenance (business as usual [BAU]) ensuring a thorough understanding of specifications for assigned applications. Participate in design discussions and document/deliver required functional specifications.
  • Participate in meetings with lines of business to identify their requirements in how an application looks and feels to the end user and provide feedback to clients regarding business requirements to ensure technology applications support internal/external customer needs and products/services as provided by lines of business. Review business requirements with technology team to ensure understanding of project requirements.
  • Coordinate and provide estimates for large projects and complete estimates for assigned component on assigned projects, inclusive of timelines and project phases.
  • Serve as subject matter expert to consult and advise on how applications may be impacted by enterprise-wide initiatives, like an acquisition or major change in products/services provided to customers.
  • Work with vendor and technical team to gain a thorough understanding of project functionality and provide insight on implementation.
  • May act as Test Coordinator for large project initiatives involving multiple applications
  • Participate in and document data mapping for integration of systems, conversion, and acquisition-related projects to understand how applications may need to change or be impacted by enterprise-wide initiatives, like regulatory requirements, other system enhancements or business initiatives.
  • Work with other testing teams, when applicable, to prepare test plans and scripts based on functional specifications.
  • Work with other testing teams to manage and/or execute test cases verifying that changes and enhancements work and perform as required. Serve as functional lead with other project team members on other systems that impact the project
  • Monitor functional specifications and change requests to ensure project stays within scope and meets regulatory requirements, while ensuring adherence to business requirements and Corporate Technology standards. Ensure the Bank process and documentation is followed to ensure adherence to Corporate Technology standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Ensure change requests are consistently documented, reviewed, and resolved to ensure application is working to support products/services required by line of business.
  • Ensure efficient and timely resolution of issues arising from testing or implementation to ensure expected performance. Ensure issues, incidences and questions are documented, reported, and resolved as required.
  • Coordinate and manage post implementation by getting feedback, resolving any issues, and completing a debrief including actual to plan for timeline and financials.
Job Requirements


Required Experience: 

  • Minimum of 6 years of operational/business analytics experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency with personal computers as well as pertinent software packages
  • Excellent understanding of the Bank's application framework  
  • Strong understanding of Bank acquisition methodology or relevant conversion experience
  • SAP experience- Concur and Fieldglass

Preferred Experience: 

  • Subject matter in business with knowledge or experience utilizing application/system being supported
  • Capable of working on multiple projects
  • Advanced understanding of applications being supported with a sound knowledge of interfacing/integrated applications
  • Ability to effectively use project management, word processing, and spreadsheet applications
  • Ability to multitask

Aleron companies (Acara Solutions, Aleron Shared Resources, Broadleaf Results, Lume Strategies, TalentRise, Viaduct, and Aleron's strategic partner, SDI) are Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. The Aleron companies welcome and encourage applications from diverse candidates, including people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for applicants taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Applicants for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. This position does not meet the employment requirements for individuals with F-1 OPT STEM work authorization status.

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