Senior Systems Analyst - Rockville, MD Job Listing at FINRA in Rockville, MD (Job ID 002002)



Location: Rockville, MD
Application deadline: None
Type: Not specified
Career Level: Entry Level
Salary Range: Not specified
Number of Jobs: 1
Relocation Available: No
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FINRA is seeking a well-qualified individual for our Senior Systems Analyst opening in Rockville, MD. To be considered for this position, please submit your resume through our career site at - no phone calls, please.
Job Summary:
Grade 47 - Senior Systems Analyst
The Senior Systems Analyst working independently, is responsible for developing and maintaining communication plans for the Technology Organization and developing and maintain a career development and training curriculum for the technology staff.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Maintains technology communication plans and develops communication collateral working with technology leadership, technology teams, corporate communication and other departments. 

  • Define user communication plans and requirements working closely with technology project managers and project teams. 

  • Conducts training (computer based and stand up) and develops and delivers staff orientation to new technology staff in an efficient and economical manner.

  • Maintains the technology training programs coordinating with technical resources to ensure that the training curriculum and schedules are updated regularly and is relevant for the staff development needs

  • Lead/Co-lead internal process improvement initiatives. Provide feedback on processes by offering suggestions.

  • Assures that training is customer-focused and based on needs identified by customers throughout the system.  Assists FINRA management on special projects and supports other FINRA goals and initiatives.

  • Coordinates resources, such as participants, trainers, training rooms and equipment.

  • Mentor more junior staff.

  • Assist with adherence to technology policies and comply with all security controls.

  • Ensure all work products meets/exceeds FINRA standards

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for one or more business processes

  • Define logical specifications including business process flows and rules, systems and data needs, and any applicable industry and/or FINRA standards for several small projects, products and/or programs or a larger project, product and/or program.

  • Serve as a requirements liaison between various functional and technical teams including clarifying requirements, as needed.

  • Define requirements traceability models for both development and/or quality assurance for several small projects, products and/or programs or a larger project, product and/or program.

  • Manage changes to baselined requirements and analyze impacts of any change requests.

  • Discuss scheduling and system design issues with users.

  • Produce metrics which provide management insight into the requirements process

  • Reverse engineer specifications for legacy systems that are missing/have inadequate specifications documents.

  • Proactively identify opportunities to improve business processes and systems and be responsible for championing implementations.

Job Summary:
Grade 48 - Lead Systems Analyst
 The Lead Systems Analyst, working independently, is responsible for understanding business area technology needs/challenges and creating technical specifications that help shape a solution.
Essential Job Functions:
In addition to Grade 47 above plus:
  • Lead internal process improvement initiatives. Provide feedback on processes by offering suggestions.

  • Participate in external process improvement committees as a Systems Analysis representative.

  • Provide backup coverage for management as needed.

Education/Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Finance, Accounting or related discipline with at least five (5) years of related experience, or equivalent training and/or work experience.
  • Proficient at technical business writing, including functional requirement specifications, workflows, use-cases and other documentation methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience documenting solutions for complex business and data intensive systems.
  • Knowledge of industry leading requirements documentation and traceability frameworks and tools.
  • Strong written and verbal technical communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships that improved the quality of work products.
  • Should be well organized, thorough, and able to handle competing priorities. 
  • Ability to maintain focus and develop proficiency in new skills rapidly.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience in the financial industry, particularly the regulatory domain, preferred.
  • Knowledge of at least one programming language preferred.
Working Conditions:
  • Work is normally performed in an office environment.
  • Occasional travel and extended hours may be required.
The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.
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