Senior System Analyst

Steris Corporation Birmingham , AL 35202

Posted 2 months ago

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The Senior Systems Analyst will work with users, developers, and other IT Staff to support many areas of the Software Development Lifecycle including requirements gathering, business process documentation, system functional design, system technical design, quality assurance, support, and implementation. This role will also assist the Lead Systems Analyst in providing consultation as a solutions provider to business leaders, end users, Customers and technical resources. This role also assists more junior team members with more complex aspects of their role. The Systems Analyst III role requires advanced knowledge in agile methodologies, system design methodologies, technical writing, enterprise software products, web applications, desktop applications and database systems. This role will take the lead on multiple complex projects without assistance.


  • Manages larger, more complex projects

  • Aides junior team members in communication with business users when needed.

  • Reviews work of more junior team members to provide feedback on accuracy, succinctness, and alternate solutions.

  • Aides junior team members in handling more technically complex systems and designs and communicating those to development teams.

  • Assists junior team members with SQL needs related to their roles but beyond their expertise

  • Leads Requirements Gathering sessions to formulate and define objectives using various research and fact-finding techniques, such as story mapping, prototyping, questionnaires, surveys, interviews, sampling, observation, working sessions, and walkthroughs.

  • Develops and maintains a prioritized backlog of business needs in the form of User Stories.

  • Translates User Stories into workflow and procedural changes and specifications for system modifications.

  • Prepares functional, system and technical program specifications and requirements using a structured approach.

  • Ensures requirement statements are complete, consistent, concise, traceable, unambiguous and verifiable and that they conform to defined standards.

  • Clearly communicates business needs to development teams in an organized and timely manner using the principles of lean agile software development.

  • Develops and maintains system and business process documentation.

  • Works with software developers to help them understand requirements and to ensure the completeness and accuracy of related documents and specifications.

  • Provides end-user notification and training for new or changed system functionality either in person, through documentation, or through web-based training.

Duties - cont'd

  • Works within an agile framework to facilitate development teams consistently delivering business value in an environment with rapidly growing business needs.

  • Applies business and technology expertise to improve business processes and support critical system strategies.

  • Maintains a development team backlog by writing User Stories and facilitating User Story refining sessions.

  • Designs solutions to business needs across multiple IT systems and technology stacks.

  • Clearly and concisely communicates business needs and proposed solutions to development teams through a combination of methods (verbal, written, and visual) appropriate to the need.

  • Develops and maintains system and business process documentation.

  • Participates in Quality Assurance cycles and executes testing to ensure applications satisfy end user requirements using a standard process and testing methodology.

  • Actively participates in reviews of specifications, requirements, etc. to develop, document and implement repeatable test plans.

  • Works with end users and developers to proactively diagnose problems through research, analysis, and understanding of requirements.

  • Participates in technical design reviews to help identify issues early in the development lifecycle.

  • Provide input into database design as it relates to how the design meets functional business needs.

  • Utilizes advanced SQL skills to run database queries to gain an understanding of system behavior and usage.

  • Works within IT policies and procedures to ensure compliance to regulatory controls including but not limited to SOX.

  • Aides in the IT general controls processes related to auditing, monitoring, approvals and validation.

  • Diagnoses and manages software defects and system anomalies to a successful resolution.

Education Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required with 7 years' applicable experience or High School Diploma with 10 years' applicable experience.

  • At least 7 years of experience in an agile Software Development Lifecycle (10 years w/o degree)

  • At least 7 years of experience capturing business needs in User Stories. (8 years w/o degree)

  • At least 7 years of experience creating functional designs. (8 years w/o degree)

  • At least 4 years of experience facilitating meetings. (6 years w/o degree)

  • At least 4 years of experience writing SQL to query data. (6 years w/o degree)

Preferred Experience

  • Certified Scrum Master preferred or Certified Product Owner preferred


  • Advanced understanding of the core principles of lean/agile.

  • Ability to work with business users to identify, organize, and prioritize business needs.

  • Advanced ability to clearly communicate business needs to development teams in an organized and timely manner using the principles of lean agile software development.

  • Expert ability to write clear concise User Stories.

  • Ability to design functional solutions across multiple systems on differing technology stacks that meet the business needs.

  • Ability to stay focused on delivering business value in an environment with rapidly growing business needs.

  • Advanced ability to facilitate various types of meetings and keeping each on topic and in scope.

  • Ability to communicate complex functional design ideas verbally, in writing, and through design mock-ups.

  • Advanced ability to write SQL queries for the purpose of analysis, testing, and troubleshooting.

  • Ability to aide more junior team members in a professional manner.

  • Understanding of software quality assurance principles and activities.

  • Knowledge of Business Intelligence, Reporting, and related tools.

  • Strong professional verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficient in listening and questioning.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Visio.

  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and complete work in a timely manner.

STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law. We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location's HR Office during normal business hours.

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Senior System Analyst

Steris Corporation