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Sr Business Systems Analyst (Financial Services Exp.)

Location:Newton, MA
Level:Full Time
Category: Information Technology


The Senior Business Systems Analyst (Sr BSA) leads the requirements and documentation efforts for financial software applications within Ascensus College Savings. Responsibilities include leading the requirements scoping and documentation effort, as well as coordinating with internal contacts and external partners. This position requires prior experience as a BSA II, Product Owner, or other supervisory position within financial services or participant recordkeeping.
Job Description

    Project Coordination and Leadership (35%)
        Drive project solutions with ACS business and tech personnel
        Communicate with external partners to define/discuss/document customer needs
        Own strategic project efforts, including delegation of duties to team members
        Manage team resources for requirements analysis of ACS project portfolio
        Lead internal Requirements Reviews to share/discuss functional requirements
        Accurately capture and communicate information throughout all project phases
    Requirements definition and documentation (25%)
        Gather requirements from internal and external system users
        Ensure that project scopes are accurately captured
        Ensure that requirements are complete, feasible, and meet internal standards
        Identify and drive resolution of open requirements issues
        Guide BSA I and BSA II team members in requirements development skills
    Data Conversion Leadership (20%)
        Plan and manage data conversions, including mock conversion efforts
        Coordinate solutions to data mapping issues and challenges
    Recommend solutions based on experience (20%)
        Analyze tradeoffs of various solution approaches
        Guide stakeholders to preferred system solutions and processes
        Propose enhancements to address system and process inefficiencies


    Responsible for protecting, securing, and proper handling of all confidential data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access, improper transmission, and/or unapproved disclosure of information that could result in harm to Ascensus or our clients.

  The I-Client philosophy and the Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always® should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture.

Ascensus is a place to have a career, not just a job. As the largest US independent retirement and college savings services provider, we put our focus on people.  Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 6 million Americans save for retirement and college.


Ascensus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital or veteran status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Ascensus also takes affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, and covered veterans. Ascensus also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws


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What makes any career at Ascensus so rewarding?

  • Collaborative, idea-sharing environment
  • Professional development
    • In-house training
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous reward programs
  • Paid time off (additional purchase plan)
  • Medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Health savings account (employer contribution up to $1,100)
  • 401(k) & 529 match programs
  • Volunteer/charitable-giving programs
  • Business casual dress
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