Sr. Business Systems Analyst at Farm Credit Bank of Texas in Austin, Texas

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Job Description:

Who we are:

We are a $28 billion wholesale bank that's been financing agriculture and rural America for nearly 100 years. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, we provide funding and services to rural lending cooperatives in five states and we're active in the nation's capital markets.Join the Farm Credit Bank of Texas team and help us grow to meet the ever-changing credit needs of food and fiber producers, the agribusiness sector, and rural Americans.If you're looking for a rewarding career with one of the nation's most respected financial institutions - Farm Credit Bank of Texas (FCBT) may be a great fit for you.

While this position may accommodate remote work during the current COVID-19 situation, our employees will return to the office at the thoughtful discretion of the bank's leadership team. Only candidates willing and able to work onsite at our Austin, TX office should consider this opportunity.

Position Description:

The Sr. Business Systems Analyst provides program delivery and integration of District front-end business systems. Understands the business strategy of the Bank and District Associations and works with stakeholders to define business requirements. Builds strategic relationships with stakeholders to achieve the goals set forth for lending systems and related projects. Conducts business interviews at all levels to determine functional requirements and to determine where gaps exist between current and desired states. Acts as a liaison between the IT development group and business units for the development and implementation of new systems and enhancement to existing systems.

Drives the design and implementation of new business processes within existing organizational structures and required lending systems configurations. Must possess an in-depth understanding of the business functions and processes supported, and also be viewed as a credible representative of that business function or process. Successful implementation is dependent upon the ability to influence business leadership and management decisions and drive ownership and acceptance of changes to the business.

Works on complex business issues, which have a significant impact to the Bank and District Associations due to the integration of new business systems. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Day to Day Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Direct customer support and problem resolution resulting from software defects and training.

  • Occasional facilitation of systems training.

  • Fielding of business systems support tickets and the triage and writing of Association business requirements and fulfilling configuration requests as a result.

  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.

  • Determines operational objectives by studying business functions; gathering information and evaluating output requirements and formats.

  • Proactively communicate and collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze information needs and functional requirements.

  • Utilize experience in using enterprise-wide requirements definition and management systems.

  • Successfully engage in multiple initiatives simultaneously.

  • Work independently with users to define concepts and under direction of VP/Unit Manager of Business Systems.

  • Will serve as a subject matter expert and perform user acceptance testing as required.

  • Collaborate with developers and other subject matter experts to establish the technical vision and analyze tradeoffs between usability and performance needs.

  • Be the liaison between the business units, technology teams and support teams.

  • Assist other bank personnel in completing coordinated projects as assigned

What You Bring to the Team:

Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Business Administration, or related field or equivalent experience. A minimum of eight (8) years of experience in the areas of business application delivery, systems development, and systems integration projects. Ten (10) or more years' experience with credit or financial related experience. Five (5) years working on an implementation team in some capacity. Experience with various project management methodologies including Waterfall and Agile. Team or group Lead experience preferred.

This position requires skill and knowledge in credit underwriting, loan administration, financial analysis, the use of various loan analysis software programs, accounting standards, credit policies, and procedures in the normal daily course of loan servicing and monitoring of loan compliance. Excellent computer, interpersonal, public speaking and communication skills are required. A thorough knowledge of financial statement analysis, cash flow analysis, collateral analysis and payment performance in the areas of mortgage and commercial lending is needed. This position will require time management skills with travel up to 25 percent.

Advanced skill level in Microsoft Office applications, and direct experience with credit analysis and loan accounting software and the ability to evaluate, utilize and implement new software applications, organize data, department records, and develop complex spreadsheets is preferred; Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to interact effectively with associations, consultants and other external parties, and all levels of bank staff and district associations, are essential for the success of this position. Presentation skills, project management and conflict resolution skills with the ability to work independently and complete tasks on a timely basis in an unstructured environment are highly desired. Strong problem-solving including problem identification, fact-finding, research, analysis, and solution development are necessary. Ability to analyze and communicate a broad range of business users needs, priorities, and problems when determining requirements, evaluating, and testing solutions are required.

Why Farm Credit Bank of Texas:

Benefits are an integral part the Farm Credit Bank of Texas total compensation package. In addition to this position having a very competitive salary and bonus plan, we offer comprehensive, affordable, and competitive benefit options that are focused on health and wellness, financial security, and achieving a work-life balance.

  • Flexible health and wellness benefits, including medical insurance, prescription drug coverage, dental insurance, vision care, flexible spending accounts, and more...

  • 401(k) plan that includes an employer match and additional employer contribution

  • Long-term disability and life insurance

  • Vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays

  • Option to use sick leave to take your pet to the vet for emergency services

  • Up to five days per year to volunteer in local community organizations, services, or events

  • Ongoing professional development opportunities

  • Generous tuition reimbursement program

  • Physical fitness incentive plan

  • Employer matching gifts program

  • Relocation funds can be considered

Important note: We care about your hiring process and take it seriously. There is a real person behind the screen and response timelines may vary. The interviewing process at Farm Credit Bank of Texas may include phone calls and emails, on-site interviews, and requests for portfolios or demonstrations of work. Unfortunately, we are unable to personally follow-up with each and every applicant, but we will do our best to create a professional, respectful, and thorough process for candidates with whom we identify as a potential fit. Please be assured, we will contact you if that is the case!