Data Operations Business Systems Analyst Data Operations Business Systems Analyst …

MFS Investment Management
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Oct 20
MFS Investment Management
in Boston, MA, United States
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 28 Oct 20
Data Operations Business Systems Analyst
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Job Description Using discretion and judgement, the Data Operations Business Systems Analyst helps develop enterprise data technology solutions that address the business needs of the MFS organization. You will independently meet with project stakeholders and business partners at all levels of the organization to elicit and gather business requirements. In addition, you will develop and maintain formal specifications that clearly outline the key requirements. The Business Systems Analyst collaborates with Data Architecture (DA), Enterprise Information Management (EIM), and Application Architecture as well as with external vendors and internal IT resources to develop, test, and deploy technology solutions. The Business Systems Analyst follows the MFS system-development life cycle while working to release projects and maintenance items for the benefit of our clients and internal business partners.

Principal Responsibilities

  • The Data Operations Business Systems Analyst supports the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) and Enterprise Data projects by helping to drive the enterprise wide data strategy as well as working in conjunction with other Enterprise Architecture and Development groups to design and develop technology solutions to support that strategy.
  • Perform analysis of business data needs to determine business requirements, data governance implications, and data quality requirements. Work with business users to understand and define needs above and beyond requirements provided by the business. Convert business requirements into functional specifications. Work closely with the business users, QA, developers, data modelers and other technology professionals to ensure that project deliverables are completed on time and within budget
  • Act as the primary liaison between business stakeholders and the technology organization to ensure proper implementation of requirements within the expected timetable. Communicate any material modifications of business requirements to business stakeholders.
  • Formulate and define systems scope and objectives based on both user needs and an understanding of applicable business systems, data governance principles and industry requirements.
  • Collaborate with the QA team in developing high-level test plans.
  • Work with automated testing team when needed for performance/load testing as well as automated regression testing.
  • Work to ensure a positive end product for business stakeholders by overseeing the implementation of new enterprise data and tools to facilitate the use of that data.
  • Provide timely application and production support as needed to the departments and systems that they support. Work with business partners and other IT departments to resolve questions, assess user needs, and recommend solutions.
  • Ensure proper data processing through the use of data checks and reports to facilitate error free business processes.
  • Follow the MFS Software Development Life-cycle (SDLC), ensuring that all steps of the process have been followed prior to releasing any code.


  • Bachelor's degree with a minimum of four years' experience in supporting enterprise data technologies or similar data warehousing experience.
  • Intermediate technical skills including an understanding of underlying relevant technical architecture and business processes.
  • Proven ability to efficiently utilize resources and communicate with others, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven analytical skills and demonstrated ability to make independent decisions.
  • A firm understanding of systems development life-cycle and Agile framework.
  • Proven ability to develop creative solutions to meet business needs.
  • Strong SQL knowledge on Oracle, Sybase, or SQL Server.
  • Familiar with Data Governance concepts as well as Reporting/BI Tools a plus.


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