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Business Systems Analyst

ACS Professional Staffing is looking for an employee to work on-site with our client. The Business Systems Analyst 2 position will provide an accessible, reliable, and comprehensive asset register. This position will analyze and document existing processes and facilitate future state process design and re-engineering work sessions. The analyst in this position may also perform data gathering and analysis, write business requirements, and participate in change management activities to support the overall business transformation effort. This full-time position is located in Vancouver, WA.
Because we are a federal government contractor, we have special restrictions placed on us for hiring foreign nationals into certain key positions within the company. This particular position requires U.S. citizenship.

ACS Professional Staffing will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal or state law.  The company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.

  • Provide Cascade technical support for all users of the software, with emphasis on the Power System Control (PSC), Substation Maintenance, System Protection Control (SPC) and Transmission Line Maintenance (TLM).
  • Provide ongoing communications to the customers and stakeholders of the ADM team, including but not limited to process changes, system usage support, task status, etc.
  • Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex in support of the implementation of new/upgraded tools and business processes.
  • Train/mentor new and existing personnel on the ADM team, as well as other system users on configuration changes to data systems.
  • Make complex changes to the core components of the configuration of Cascade. These changes affect the configuration that is presented and functional to the end user, to meet needs of the Transmission Organization. 
  • Analyze requests for non-routine changes to supporting systems and make recommendations for adapting data systems through configuration changes that meet all business needs and are sustainable. 
  • Designs and performs user acceptance testing to validate those upgrades and enhancements meet requirements and do not negatively impact the business.
  • Performs system configuration changes, maintenance order management and data update tasks within TF Operations & Maintenance asset and work management systems.
  • Applies full range of specialized skills and job knowledge to perform data analysis, document trends and/or unique findings during daily activities that may generate change requirements or have compliance implications. Present compiled information to ADM team for awareness and analysis of needed actions.
  • Plan and facilitate working sessions to elicit requirements and analyze and document current state processes and design or re-engineer future state processes in support of Cascade processes.
  • Decompose high-level information into details and abstract up from low-level information to resolve solution vs. requirements conflicts.
  • Evaluate and assess business process change impacts and recommend appropriate change mitigation activities.  Support change management efforts.
  • Use a variety of diagrams and other tools (such as Visio) to explain and simplify complex problems.
  • Collect, organize, and validate data and model results to verify data completeness, accuracy, and quality.
  • Interpret modeling results and propose alternative courses of action.
  • Prepare and present materials based on findings.
  • Leads assigned process improvement/development and data analysis projects/initiatives.
  • An Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Management, Organizational Development, or closely related field is preferred.
  • With an applicable Associate’s degree, 7 years of experience is required.
  • With an applicable Bachelor’s degree, 5 yrs of experience is required.
  • Without a degree, 9 years of experience is required.
  • Experience should be consistent with the specific requirements of business systems analysis and demonstrate proven skills in process analysis, re-engineering, and optimization.
  • 5 years of demonstrated work-related analyst experience. 
  • Specific experience conceptualizing and planning initiatives for data integration, gathering, and organization experience.
  • Energy/utility experience in asset management or maintenance
  • Cascade Software proficiency, preferably analysis skills related to implementation and use of Cascade
  • Strong technical writing skills and the ability to present information in various forms
  • Demonstrated expertise with logical process modeling concepts
  • Experience in asset management, analyzing data and developing strategies
  • Knowledge of ‘Requirements Engineering’ and software development lifecycle
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite Software (MS Word, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Visio flowcharts, MS Project, and SharePoint); (MS Office 2010 proficiency required).
  • Experience in asset management, analyzing data and developing strategies.
  • Knowledge of ‘Requirements Engineering’ and software development life cycles
  • Familiarity with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Software Development standards or equivalent
  • Ability to distinguish key interactions and connectives among enterprise server-client technical solutions involving hardware, networks, security, and applications
  • Familiarity with Agile Software Development methods and tools
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.
  • Work sponsorship not available at this time. No third-party candidates considered for this position.

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