Successful systems analyst candidates must be excellent analytical thinkers and problem solvers, as well as effective communicators.
A broad understanding of, and experience working with hardware and software systems, including their installation, maintenance and life cycles is required.
Employers look for a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science or a similar field, along with five or more years of experience working with specific applications and/or operating systems.
Typical Duties of a Systems Analyst:
- Analyzing systems hardware and software problems and developing technical solutions
- Translating user and/or systems requirements and information into functional technical specifications
- Writing and maintaining detailed systems documentation, including user manuals and technical manuals
- Acting as a liaison between developers and end users to ensure technical compatibility and satisfaction