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Systems Analyst 3 - Reporting Analyst

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Date: Dec 19, 2018

Location: West Des Moines, IA, US, 50266

Company: Sammons Financial Group



Sammons® Financial Group’s (SFG) member companies offer some of today’s most sought after life insurance, annuity, and retirement planning products. Unlike most financial organizations, our companies are not publicly traded, which means we’re focused on long-term value rather than short-term earnings pressures. As a privately held company, our leaders and employees remain consistently focused on long-term growth, making decisions that allow us to deliver on our commitments to customers, distribution partners, our employees, and our communities. Individually, our companies provide value in the products and services they offer. Together we represent a history of strength and longevity. 


SFG is looking for a an experienced MS BI Stack Reporting Analyst.  We are looking for someone who enjoys working with multiple business partners to discover how data can be used to answer their questions.  The ideal candidate will have strong SSAS (with multi-dimensional cubes), SSRS and PowerBI experience.  In addition, previous financial services experience is a plus. 


What we are looking for:

  • College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information science, management information systems plus a minimum of 8 years IT development experience or equivalent
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills and the ability to communicate with business partners and other IT staff
  • Problem solving skills sufficient to perform research and recommend a proposed solution to problems
  • Able to work on multiple tasks and meet established deadlines
  • Able to effectively direct and coordinate the work of other team members on a project without having HR management responsibility for them


What you can expect when you join SFG:

  • A casual dress code including jeans 
  • A rich company culture driven by private ownership and intentional leadership inspiring employees to engage in our healthy, high-performing and values based culture.
  • Healthy balance between work and personal lives.  Friday afternoons off all year long, competitive PTO and generous number of paid holidays
  • Great benefits including medical, dental, vision, wellness plan, charitable giving programs, education assistance… to name a few
  • ESOP- A generous 100% company funded retirement plan


Essential Functions of Positon:

  1. Collaborate with analysts, designers, and programmers in conceptualizing and development of new software programs and applications.
  2. Perform technical tasks, detailed analyses, and interpretation of technical problems requiring expertise and/or specialized knowledge in a systematic manner; apply subject matter expertise unique to the discipline.
  3. Exhibit expert understanding of the organization’s Systems Development Life Cycle.
  4. Play a leading role in the definition, development, and documentation of software’s requirements, objectives, deliverables, and specifications on a project-by-project basis in collaboration with internal users and departments.
  5. Play a leading role in defining software development project plans, including scoping, scheduling, and implementation.
  6. Prepare and/or interpret business, functional, and non-functional requirements; create and maintain user-oriented applications and design specifications.
  7. Develop, test, document and implement applications according to standards and methodologies.
  8. Design, implement and maintain databases. Follow database standards and integrity controls, analyze information requirements, and develop database specifications.
  9. Plan, coordinate, and implement security measures to safeguard information resources against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure.
  10. Design, run and monitor software functional and performance tests on new and existing programs for the purposes of correcting errors, isolating areas for improvement, and general debugging; administer critical analysis of test results and deliver solutions to problem areas.
  11. Recommend, schedule, and perform software improvements and upgrades.
  12. Must be on call during scheduled times and may be required to work for extended periods at night and on weekends in support of conversion, assisting in operational problems, or testing a new program.
  13. Maintain currency of professional, technical and business skills.
  14. Utilize established status report, time accounting and collaborative process to provide data for management.
  15. Exhibit expert understanding of application, data, and integration, plus deep understanding of security, operational, and systems management architectural and design domains.
  16. Meet with decision makers, systems owners, and end users to define business requirements and systems goals, and identify and resolve business systems issues.
  17. Ensure compatibility and interoperability of in-house computing systems.
  18. Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develop strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.
  19. Create and describe system design and models utilizing commonly used industry mechanisms like E-R Diagrams, UML models, flow charts, etc.




Nearest Major Market: Des Moines

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