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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Systems Analyst III - BCB0062K in Detroit, Michigan

Plan, develop, test and implement IT system solutions that improve business efficiency and productivity as well as support business strategies and goals. Identify and communicate business needs and translate business requirements into technical system and functional specifications. Support one or more highly complex or critical business processes/systems and may require design or integration of technical solutions that may cross multiple functions of the business. Project team member for projects large in scope and high complexity; may be enterprise-wide.Participate in business short-term and long-term planning sessions to ensure understanding of business goals, direction and business requirements; provide input from an IT systems perspective.Develop costs estimates for the planning of new systems/enhancements for assigned systems. Serve as a liaison between business areas and the IT organization and vendors in coordination with project managers to provide technical solutions that address user needs.Translate business requirements into technical requirements.Make recommendations for modifications or technical solution to increase effectiveness and efficiency.Formulate and define system scope and objective based on user needs and understanding of business processes.Develop, write, and communicate systems design, functional system specifications and functional architecture analysis.Ensure completeness of technical requirements and functional architecture analysis for the design and implementation of system business solutions.Identify gaps or issues.Provide technical guidance on the business impact and opportunities, as needed. Understand and analyze customers systems and capabilities to determine strengths and weaknesses and provide system improvements/ modifications.Review test plans and monitor testing process to ensure that business results are adequately tested with minimal risk.Develop user and/or system test cases and validate test results during testing as needed. Analyze testing results to ensure the solution meets the needs of the business.Facilitate issue resolution.Document system modifications.Develop system manuals, system training materials and system enhancement communication. Investigate problems and develop recommendation for resolution.Gather data to support recommendations to address problems with appropriate contingency plans.Provide technical expertise to resolve issues.Work closely with developers and end users to ensure technical compatibility and user satisfaction.Conduct feasibility studies and draft proposals for evaluation by appropriate users and managers.May develop business cases.Provide input into expenditures based on the size, scope, and cost of hardware and software components.Stay abreast of new and emerging technologies.Participate in the evaluation, selection and application of new and emerging tools and techniques as needed.Analyze technology trends to determine impact to the achievement of business goals.Identify issues and make recommendations based on impact of new/emerging technology or modifications to existing systems.Provide input for the development of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and/or selection of vendors.Evaluate performance against SLAs and recommend changes for improvement.Develop forecasts for services required from vendors.Evaluate vendor performance against SLAs.Ensure SLAs are achieved.Direct team members and foster a team environment.Coach and mentor less experienced team members.Provide performance feedback, as needed as needed.Other duties may be assigned."Qualifications"EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCEgt