Senior Business Systems Analyst

  • Oregon Health Authority
  • Remote
  • Jun 01, 2023
Full time Information Systems Technology Government

Job Description

Close Date: 6/26/2023

Salary Range: $5,885 – $8,894

Location: Salem, OR / Remote

This posting will be used to fill 3 positions.


The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has a fantastic opportunity for three (3) experienced Senior Business Systems Analysts to join an excellent team and work to advance their IT operations. 

The work of this role may be conducted remotely with full access to the needed operating systems and technology.

The Office of Information Service’s mission is to deliver technology solutions and services that support Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Health Services in helping Oregonians achieve health, well-being, and independence.

These are full-time permanent opportunities for anyone to apply. These positions are classified Non-exempt positions represented by a union.

What's in it for you?

  • Medical, vision, and dental benefits
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 8 hours of vacation per month, eligible to be used after 6 months of service
  • 8 hours of sick leave per month, eligible to be used as accrued
  • 24 hours of personal business leave per fiscal year, eligible to be used after 6 months of service
  • Pension and retirement programs 
  • Opportunity to potentially receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
  • Continuous growth and development opportunities
  • Opportunities to serve your community and make an impact through meaningful work
  • A healthy work/life balance, including fulltime remote options as well

What you will do!

Are you ready to take on a pivotal role as a Senior Business Systems Analyst? Join our dynamic team within the Office of Information Services (OIS) and unleash your expertise to drive transformative technology solutions.

As a Senior Business Systems Analyst, you will be at the forefront of shaping our IT projects, providing technical systems analysis, and delivering strategic direction. Your expertise will shine as you assist project managers in identifying and implementing cutting-edge technology solutions. With your keen eye for detail, you will assess the technical and operational feasibility of these solutions and estimate development and implementation costs to ensure successful project outcomes.

In this role, you will immerse yourself in understanding our customers' needs, working closely with them to solicit, document, and comprehend their technical business requirements, processes, and workflows. Your ability to capture these insights in written and visual depictions of requirements and process flows will be instrumental in driving effective communication and clarity.

As a trusted subject matter expert, you will take the lead in developing and validating non-functional technical specifications that precisely align with the identified requirements. You will collaborate seamlessly with our talented developers, ensuring their functions align with the project goals. Together with our Quality Assurance team, you will engage in rigorous testing to ensure the functionality and performance of the developed solutions.

Throughout the Software Development Lifecycle, you will forge strong partnerships with Project Managers, Business Analysts, Developers, Testers, and Production Support Staff. Your natural leadership abilities will shine as you drive results, proactively identify, and resolve problems, and make challenging decisions to overcome obstacles. Your impact will be felt across all levels of our organization, as you effectively collaborate and partner with stakeholders at every turn.

Furthermore, your expertise will extend beyond project execution. As a catalyst for change, you will recommend and institute business system analysis best practices, cutting-edge tools, and innovative methodologies. Your contributions will foster standardization of deliverables and procedures, paving the way for enhanced efficiency and excellence.

Seize this opportunity to shape the future of our organization as a Senior Business Systems Analyst. With your passion, expertise, and ability to drive transformative change, you will elevate our technology landscape and create lasting impact. Join us on this exhilarating journey, where innovation and collaboration drive success.

What we are looking for!

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: (Please clearly outline how you meet the minimum requirements and special qualifications in your application/resume/cover letter. Failure to do so might disqualify you from consideration)

(a) Six (6) years of information systems experience in Business Systems and Technical Analysis. 


(b) An associate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field, OR completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in information technology or a related field; AND Four (4) years of information systems experience in Business Systems and Technical Analysis.


(c) A Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field; AND Two (2) years of information systems experience in Business Systems and Technical Analysis.


(d) Master's degree or higher in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field.


If the candidate meets the MQ's primarily through master’s degree or higher in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field, in addition to that we would require one (1) year of information systems experience in Business Systems and Technical Analysis"

Desired Attributes

  • Strong experience in IT Business systems and technical analysis.
  • Experience using business analysis best practices and standard methodologies, e.g. (BABOK).
  • Strong working knowledge of business systems and technical analysis, technical specification development, analyzing business procedures, processes and policies conducting feasibility studies and cost/benefit analysis methods and planning as well as oversight and coordination of application development tasks.
  • Ability to work with little guidance when performing complex development functions, establishing personal work priorities, resolving issues in alignment with the business unit’s technical standards, practices, frameworks and paradigms.
  • Strong experience as a business analyst supporting projects with complex integrated IT applications and infrastructure.
  • Strong experience supporting IT Project managers with mature Project Management Methodologies.
  • Strong understanding of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Experience with collaboration tools such as Project Online, SharePoint, TEAMS, Team Foundation Server (TFS) and O365.
  • Experience with Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
  • Ability to understand and update information architecture.
  • Supporting large complex multi-million-dollar projects implementing COTS, developing custom software solutions, and organizational transformations.
  • Superior communication and interpersonal soft skills.
  • Experience and ability to lead technical conversations.
  • Successful navigation of complex organization with occasionally loosely defined structure and boundaries.
  • Experience in advancing health equity, addressing systemic health disparities, and collaborating with diverse, vulnerable, and underrepresented populations.


How to Apply

Please apply via Workday at the following link –


The Oregon Health Authority is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to workforce diversity.



$5,885 – $8,894 Monthly