• Sr Business Analyst - IT

    Job Locations US-WA-Tukwila
    Posted Date 1 year ago(11/10/2017 1:41 PM)
    Job Title
    Sr Business Analyst - IT
    Information Technology
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • BECU Opening Statement

    How would you like to be part of an organization where member values and company values are one and the same? Whose culture encourages and expects employees to advocate for our members -- which has made us the most trusted and respected financial institution throughout the communities we serve and support. That’s BECU—where we put Members First. We’re looking for dynamic, passionate, engaged employees who value doing what’s right to serve our members – and take pride in knowing that our success depends on everyone who comes to work with us each day. BECU is one of the nation’s leading credit unions, serving our Members for over 80 years. We know our people are what make us special, and we seek to employ those who want to make a difference. If that’s you, then read on…


    As a Sr. Business Analyst for BECU’s test environments, you will be key in helping us to further automate, streamline and continuously improve our software delivery pipeline.  In this role, you will be responsible for understanding, interpreting and translating test environment needs into system and operational improvements.  Here at BECU we are passionate about helping people; this is an excellent opportunity for someone with a strong desire to ultimately improve the speed, quality and deployment of technology features and services to BECU’s members. 


    In this job, you will

    • Perform all responsibilities in accordance with BECU Competencies, compliance, regulatory and Information Protection requirements.
    • Elicit, document and communicate business and user requirements and functional specifications.
    • Lead team with design of technical solutions to meet business requirements.
    • Translate functional specifications to software vendor requirements and coordinate vendor delivery.
    • Lead test planning of technical solutions and support testing by facilitating resolution of identified bugs.
    • Manage the installation of application patches, releases and enhancements on development, test, disaster recovery and production systems, following IT Change Control guidelines.
    • Act as project manager for some enhancements and small projects.
    • Consult with and advocate to multiple BECU business units outside of project efforts.
    • Partner with the business units in documenting and prioritizing business objectives.
    • Lead Business Readiness (Enterprise Analysis) efforts for complex projects/teams.  Lead activities to identify people, process and system impacts of business objectives for all sizes of projects/teams.
    • Assist Technical Analysts with application specific production support, as needed (4th tier support).
    • Coordinate the development and maintenance of manuals, procedures and other documentation required for the effective operations of the application support team.
    • Provide application administration support.
    • Maintain application upgrade and life-cycle activity roadmaps.
    • Manage applicable vendor relationships.
    • Develop disaster recovery plans for business applications.
    • Act as a mentor to and resource for less experienced Business Analysts.
    • Perform additional duties, as assigned.


    •Bachelor’s degree in a technical/related discipline required, or equivalent work or education related experience. Advanced degree preferred.
    • Minimum of 7 years of experience working with business software applications required.
    • Strong understanding of various project methodologies, including waterfall and agile.
    • Have knowledge of SQL and/or various relational database concepts and languages.
    • Excellent troubleshooting skills to identify problems from a functional perspective, specifically when supporting end-user testing and training.
    • Experience with multiple problem solving methods and ability to use them as situationally appropriate. 
    • Ability to plan, organize, schedule, and implement projects and in accordance with BECU and industry project management methodologies.
    • Advanced knowledge of SDLC practices.
    • Proven ability to stay current with emerging technologies and new applications of existing technologies. 
    • Proven ability to manage solutions delivered in multiple programming languages and technical environments.
    • Proficient verbal and written skills to effectively communicate in the English language.
    • Experienced with multiple methods for creating and communicating strong Business Cases, including financial analysis, strategic alignment and risk analysis.
    • Skilled in multiple methods for analyzing and validating data at the source (eg. SQL queries).
    • Full-time hours required, with additional hours as necessary.
    • Occasional travel required.
    • Be available on an on-call basis to respond to pending issues or problems arising during non-business hours and provide support and response.

    EEO Statement

    BECU is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status.


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